My dad was interested in this for the Semiahmoo postmark but I thought this crowd might like the address. No precise date but it would have to have been sometime between July 19, 1872 (the start of the Semiahmoo post office) and November 10, 1889 (the end of Washington Territory).
Olympia Confronting the Climate Crisis held a few events over the weekend, ranging from tabling at the Olympia Farmers Market (we'll be there again next Saturday, the 25th,) to holding a forum at the Olympia Center about oil trains (more info here,) to a truly glorious day of Kayaking on the Bay. That event was co-organized by the Olympia F.O.R. Confronting the Climate Crisis project, and the Backbone Campaign, as well as with participation from Idle No More Washington, Seattle. Thanks to Dean Hobbs of O3C, Bill Moyer of Backbone Campaign, and Sweetwater Nannauck of Idle No More, as well as a host of others for organizing and attending this event.
Here is a link to some photos by Rob "Berd" Whitlock, and a link to the Facebook event page where you can find more information, photos and video from the event. Stay tuned for event video to see some more of the sights and sounds of the citizen's flotilla of kayaks.
For Immediate Release
Event Dates: May 31 and June 1, 2013 – 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day
Contact: Todd Sprague, The Evergreen State College
Prepare to Be Amazed at Evergreen’s Science Carnival and Research Exposition
(Olympia, Wash.) Fans of science will love the 10th annual Evergreen Science Carnival and Research Exposition taking place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Friday, May 31 and Saturday, June 1 at The Evergreen State College’s Olympia campus, 2700 Evergreen Parkway NW.
The Science Carnival offers hundreds of presentations by Evergreen science students with an emphasis on demonstration, hands-on participation and fun. Designed for students from kindergarten through grade 12, or anyone with an interest in science, the presentations explore chemistry, computer science, biology, food science, health, physics, optics, geology, marine science and a wide range of other disciplines.
A sampling of workshops includes: Where the Wild Yeasts Are; FractWard; The Stars Are Your Guide; Organic Tie-Dye; Don’t Tell Mom the Daphnia’s Dead; and Nutrition – What Does Food Do for You?
The event, the largest of its kind in Washington, is free and open to the public. For free parking on Friday, tell the parking attendant you are attending the Science Carnival. Parking is always free on Saturday.
Fun Fact: Nearly 30 percent of all academic credits earned at Evergreen are related to math and science and 14 percent of Evergreen alumni are employed in “high-demand” science fields: life, health, computer, mathematical, or physical sciences.
Tomorrow afternoon, go for a paddle with Olympia Confronting the Climate Crisis. There will be opportunity to organize with your fellow human beings to protect the Earth against reckless fossil fuel industry antics. When: Noon to 4pm. Where: West Bay Park, Olympia. Who: You and your friends and neighbors. What: There will be about 15 or 20 kayaks and people can cycle through them.
Sweetwater Nannauck from Seattle IdleNoMore will be doing a water ceremony.
Trip Jennings will be instructing folks on water and kayak safety.
Trip Jennings first became a kayak instructor in 1998 and since then has shared his love of water as an instructor, competitive whitewater kayaker, expedition kayaker and filmmaker. In 2008 he was recognized by National Geographic as an 'Adventurer of the Year' for a kayak expedition to Papua New Guinea and was featured in the January 2013 issue of National Geographic Magazine. But most passionately, Trip is a climate justice activist working to confront the root causes of climate change. He is a member of Portland Rising Tide, campaigning to stop the onslaught of energy export proposals in the NW and professionally Trip works with groups such as the Power Past Coal Coalition and Columbia River Keeper as a videographer. He is currently producing a documentary on the oil, gas and coal export proposals in Oregon and Washington.
More information about the event here on this facebook event page: O3C Kayak Event.
In the process of looking for some older archaeology, I recently came across a carved and inscribed hunk of sandstone that appears to have been a fountain before it was dumped on the Olympia waterfront decades ago. It's probably from the Hercules quarry in Tenino, and may have traveled to Portland before ending up here, perhaps serving up our famous water at the Olympia Brewing Company pavilion at the Lewis and Clark expo, or maybe just a gift to a then-new city park...but I speculate.
If you want to know more, or you do know more, and would be willing to set me straight, head over to Mojourner Truth and check out the more detailed post and photos there. I'd sure like to learn more.
AT CRYPTATROPA (421 4TH AVE. E OLY) BRING BUCKS FOR TOURING BAND...
This story has totally inspired me and I feel it is most certainly worth sharing. Follow the link and learn a little bit about Kim Langston's journey and her efforts to bring community together to take part in creating something positive out of a tragedy.
The weather was incredible today. There was a downpour, and the Sun came out, so there were rainbows in the sky for the peace vigil at Percival Landing. Those clouds were intense, if you saw them, maybe you would agree.
Here are some photos and video and a little more commentary:
Bang what you got! Whether it's pots and pans, or if you're a marching band, your instrument of choice. Saxophone? Sauzaphone? Trumpet? Trombone? Glockenspiel? Banjo? Drums? Symbals? Cowbell? Bang it! for peace! Great tunes, thanks to the Artesian Rumble Arkestra
A little of what the sky looked like with dark clouds contrasting with bright sunlight... at Percival Landing.
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