New from Arcadia Publishing and Bellevue native Jill Bullock, is Olympia. This latest volume of the Postcard History series is filled with more than 200 vintage images chronicling the history of Olympia.
Located on the southernmost point of Puget Sound, the Olympia area was occupied by the Coastal Salish Indians for many generations before American settlers established a town site there in 1846. First the provisional territorial capital in 1853, incorporated as a town in 1859, it then became the permanent state capital when Washington attained statehood in 1889. The town was named for the majestic Olympic Mountains, visible on a clear day. The town's history and landmarks, including the capitol building, the waterfront, the downtown businesses, and the Olympia brewery, as well as the surrounding areas, were all visually documented by the picture postcard, which gained widespread popularity at the beginning of the 20th century.
Highlights of Olympia:
• This is the first book to feature historic images of the Olympia area using picture postcards.
• Most of the images in this book come from real photographic postcards as opposed to printed-type postcards.
• Many of these images have never been published before.
Available at area bookstores, independent retailers, and online retailers, or through Arcadia Publishing at (888)-313-2665 or www.arcadiapublishing.com.
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