Hunt for Every Heritage Marker

 

To this day I still don't know why I never thought of visiting all the Heritage Markers in Washington State earlier than Phase Three. My love for Washington State combined with the most historically important events in Washington State seems to me to be a given, but it wasn't until almost the beginning of Phase Three that I even thought about visiting the markers.  The only reason the idea entered my mind was while on a trip in Eastern Washington I happened upon the marker signifying The Whitman Massacre in Walla Walla County.

The markers listed below are courtesy of the Washington State Department of Transportation website. The markers are listed in alphabetical order using the title name on the marker. Even though I support the creation of any and all heritage markers erected by the state, once this segment of the project began I soon found a preference to the old wooden, hand carved signs. They hold an impressive amount of character over the newer graphical signs.

Lastly, I am aware that many county historical society heritage markers exist around the state. Since these are difficult to track, and not all counties have them, I decided to just visit the Washington State DOT Heritage Markers.

Washington State Heritage Markers

(Click on the marker's name, if brown, to see the photo)

A Culture Lives On
Klickitat County
Ainsworth
Benton County
B- Reactor
Grant County
Beck Memorial
Kittitas County
Big Cedar Stump
Snohomish County
Blewett
Chelan County
Bridge of the Gods
Skamania County
Broughton Flume
Klickitat County
Bruceville / Bruceport
Pacific County
Celilo Falls
Klickitat County
Chief Joseph
Okanogan County
Chuckanut Drive
Whatcom County
Claquato
Lewis County
Columbia River Explorers
Pacific County
David Douglas
Skagit County
David Thompson
Pend Oreille County
Deception Pass
Island County
Discovery Bay
Jefferson County
Drewyers River
Franklin County
Dry Falls
Grant County
Earthquake Point
Chelan County
Finn Hall
Clark County
First Explorers
Clark County
Fort Columbia
Pacific County
Fort Okanogan
Okanogan County
Fort Vancouver
Clark County
Fort Walla Walla
Benton County
Golden Spike Ceremony
Skamania County
Hood Canal
Mason County
Indian Painted Rocks
Spokane County
Juan de Fuca
Clallam County
Kamiak Butte
Whitman County
Kettle Falls
Stevens County
Lake Lenore Caves
Grant County
Lava Flows
Kittitas County
Lewis & Clark Alpowa Summit
Garfield County
Lewis & Clark Campsite
Pacific County
Lewis & Clark Enter WA
Asotin County
Lewis & Clark Trail
Columbia County
Mount Baker
Whatcom County
Mt. Pleasant Grange
Clark County
Mount Rainier
Pierce County
Mullen Road
Adams County
The Olmstead Place
Kittitas County
Railroads of the West
Lincoln County
Roslyn Coal Mining
Kittitas County
Sacagawea
Benton County
Sam Hill Country
Klickitat County
Spanish Explorers
Clallam County
Spokane House
Spokane County
Steptoe Battlefield
Whitman County
Steptoe Butte
Whitman County
Wai-i-lat-pu
Walla Walla County
Willie Keil's Grave
Pacific County