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The Force is Strong in Aberdeen

Don Sucher’s Star Wars Shop on Wishkah Street is chock-full of more than 100,000 items of Star Wars memorabilia, including a life-sized Jar Jar Binks and an enormous Millennium Falcon. It’s a cacophony of action figures, light sabers, posters, photos … Read More

The Tokeland Hotel

Story by Kellie Ann Benz Photos by Gabe Green

A piece of history since 1899

It’s a little bit out of the way, about two miles down a two-lane road off state Highway 105 in fact, and tucked behind a quiet row … Read More

Washaway Beach: A Story of Place

Story and photos by Erika Langley

Last winter the beach property I’d enjoyed for 12 years fell into the ocean. While it was a shocking experience, it was not a surprise. You see, my beach property was in a place … Read More

The Big Game

By Rick Anderson

Photos courtesy of Aberdeen Museum of History, Polson Museum and Pat Pearson.

It wasn’t the state’s most prolific or even the longest continuous rivalry. But the Aberdeen-Hoquiam high school Thanksgiving Day football series represented a tradition … Read More

Horse Drawn History

Story By Gail Greenwood Ayres 

Photos by Gabe Green 

Little jewels of history can be found in all sorts of unexpected places.

Recently, museum curator Jerry Bowman found a couple of gems inside an 1871 mail buggy. While chipping … Read More

20 Museums to Explore!

Visit one today! What are your interests?  There is everything from cranberries to timber and carriages.

NORTH COAST-OLYMPIC PENINSULA

Makah Museum (Makah Cultural and Research Center):

1880 Bayview Ave., Neah Bay

360.645.2711

www.makahmuseum.com

Jefferson County Historical Society: 540 Water … Read More

Queen of Her Castle

Standing in the tea room with her hands cupped at ease in front of her, Donna Grow recites the history of the Hoquiam Castle as she has done many times during the 11 years she has lived here.

She … Read More

A Fishing History

For well over 100 years commercial fishing has been a major ingredient in the economy of Grays and Willapa harbors. In all kinds of weather at all times of year, fishermen have returned with catches of salmon, crab, tuna, … Read More