Whistle Stop Tour video series from the Washington State Historical Society celebrates the 100th anniversary of the Women’s Suffrage Movement

Photo by Cheryl Landes In August 2020, 100 years after women permanently won the right to vote in the U.S., the Washington State Histoical Society hosted a video series called the Suffrage Special Whistle Stop Tour. The videos are based on the real-life "Suffrage Special" train that carried Washington State and national suffragists across the … Continue reading Whistle Stop Tour video series from the Washington State Historical Society celebrates the 100th anniversary of the Women’s Suffrage Movement

Armchair photo tours: Fall at the Mima Mounds Natural Area Preserve

The Mima Mounds Naural Area Preserve in Olympia, Washington Photos by Cheryl Landes The Mima Mounds is a mystery. No one knows for sure how the bumpy landscape originated in these 637 acres of prairie grasslands. Theories are abundant, from pocket gophers excavating nest chambers to permafrost cracking near the end of the Ice Age. … Continue reading Armchair photo tours: Fall at the Mima Mounds Natural Area Preserve