[Mobile book] A Brief History of Vashon Island
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#1043075 in Books 2016-05-09 2016-05-09Original language:EnglishPDF # 1 9.00 x .31 x 6.00l, .0 #File Name: 1626191697224 pages | File size: 25.Mb Bruce Haulman : A Brief History of Vashon Island before purchasing it in order to gage whether or not it would be worth my time, and all praised A Brief History of Vashon Island: 0 of 0 people found the following review helpful. Five StarsBy Customergift0 of 0 people found the following review helpful. Five StarsBy Clio E. ThomasA good read. Well done.0 of 0 people found the following review helpful. History of a Unique SpotBy Joan IflandVashon Island must be one of the most unusual places on earth. A farm/forest island within commuting distance of a major metropolis. This book does a thorough job of explaining why this could
be so. Reachable only by ferry, Vashon Island is a breathtaking rural retreat from the bustling activity of nearby Seattle and Tacoma. The islands first inhabitants, the sxbab, 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. About the AuthorBruce Haulman lives on Vashon Island and is the director of the Vashon History Project (vashonhistory.com). He is also on the board of several local organizations including the Vashon-Maury Island Heritage Association (vashonheritage.org), the Friends of Mukai (friendsofmukai.org) and Voice of Vashon (voiceofvashon.org).