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Thursday, 25 February Book Club

February 25 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

A Brief History of Vashon Island
by Bruce Haulman

 

Reachable only by ferry, Vashon Island is a breathtaking rural retreat from the bustling activity of nearby Seattle and Tacoma. The island’s first inhabitants, the sx̌ʷəbab”, took advantage of its evergreen forests and rich marine resources. In 1792, George Vancouver was the first Anglo to discover the island and named it after Captain James Vashon. By the late 1800s, the first white settlers had established farms and greenhouses that supplied nearby cities with berries, tomatoes and cucumbers. Ferries drove development in the later half of the century, introducing new industries and tourism to the area. While both influenced by and isolated from the mainland, the island developed its own unique character treasured by locals. Merging human and natural history, author Bruce Haulman presents the rich heritage of this thriving community.

The author will be leading the discussion of his book.
Vashon Bookshop has several copies in stock.

To RSVP, please email Sarah at: sarah@vashonlandtrust.org
We will be meeting via Zoom from your computer or device of your choosing.

Details

Date:
February 25
Time:
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Event Categories:
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Venue

Zoom

Organizer

Don Stuart
Phone:
(206)463-2644
Email:
info@vashonlandtrust.org
Website:
https://vashonlandtrust.org

Details

Date:
February 25
Time:
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Event Categories:
,

Venue

Zoom

Organizer

Don Stuart
Phone:
(206)463-2644
Email:
info@vashonlandtrust.org
Website:
https://vashonlandtrust.org