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Following are some ideas for Washington State topics:

1880-1889

  • Statehood and Constitution 1889
  • Seattle Fire 1889
  • Northern Pacific Railroad and Henry Villard 1883

1890-1900

  • Klondike Gold Rush 1897-1899
  • Great Northern Transcontinental Railroad completed to Seattle, James J. Hill

1901-1910

  • Growth of lumber industry - Weyerhaeuser
  • Birth of the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW) and Wobblies (unions)
  • Washington's suffrage movement

1911-1920

  • Boeing is founded
  • Washington State and World War I 1917-1918
  • Prohibition is adopted in Washington (1914) and in the United States (1920)
  • Seattle General Strike 1919

1921-1930

  • Bertha Knight Landes - Seattle's first female mayor

1931-1940

  • Construction of Grand Coulee Dam (begins 1933)
  • The New Deal in Washington State
  • The Great Depression in Washington State (Hoovervilles)

1941-1950

  • Washington's contribution to the World War II war effort
  • Japanese Internment
  • Hanford Atomic Project

1951-1960

  • Life in Washington State (you decide the focus)

1961-1970

  • World's Fair 1962
  • Anti-Vietnam War Protests in Washington State

1971-1980

  • US v. Washington, Boldt Decision (1974) and Native American disputes over fishing rights
  • Eruption of Mt. St. Helens (May 18, 1980)

1981-1990

  • Spotted owl controversy
  • Growth of Microsoft

1991-2003

  • WTO protests
  • Makah whaling controversy
  • Impact of Paul Allen on Seattle
  • Gary Locke's career as governor of Washington