Schafer State Park

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Schafer State Park, a US National Historic Site, not only represents a unique example of 1930s craftsmanship from the Works Progress Administration and other emergency programs but is also a window into the settlement of the Satsop River Valley. In the last quarter of the 19th century, this included the vast logging and lumber operations undertaken at the park and in the surrounding forest, as well as the bounty available from the river stretching far back into the history of Native Americans in the Northwest. It also memorializes an early example of philanthropy by private citizens and corporations in Washington State, an effort that has continued over the years and has been crucial to the expansion of the state park system. The authors are pleased to provide this book as the Washington State Parks System celebrates its 100th anniversary.
ISBN: 9780738596426
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Washington
Series: Images of America
Images: 197
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Peter Schafer Reid, great-grandson of John and Anna Schafer, is a former clinical program director at Stanford Law School and is currently chair of the Washington State Parks Foundation. Barbara Seal Ogle, a graduate of St. Olaf College, is recently retired from the Palo Alto School District and St. Martin's University.
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