AKCHO was established to encourage cooperation among historical organizations and to promote and encourage the study and preservation of the history and heritage of King County through member organizations, individual members, and the community they serve, and to support such preservation efforts through public awareness and understanding of legislative issues.
THE HERITAGE ADVISOR
The newsletter of the Association of King County Historical Organizations
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Memories of a Mill Town: Snoqualmie Falls Washington 1917 to 1932
Edna Hebner Crews
Snoqualmie Valley Historical Society – $20
Edna’s parents moved to the Snoqualmie Valley when Edna was a toddler in 1917. This memoir relates what it was like to grow up in the mill town of Snoqualmie Falls, a town that no longer exists. Read the rest of this article »
The Long Way Home: An American Journey from Ellis Island to the Great War
Harper – 416 pp – $26.99
At the peak of U.S. involvement in World War I, nearly one in five American soldiers was foreign born. The Long Way Home tells the stories of 12 of these immigrant soldiers who, whether conscripted or volunteer, fought for their new country. Read the rest of this article »
A Company of Heroes
Berkley Caliber – 348 pp – $24.95
Bellingham journalist Marcus Brotherton features never-before-told stories of the Band of Brothers who parachuted into Normandy on D-Day, liberated concentration camps as they fought through Belgium, France and Germany, and drank a victory toast in April 1945 at Hitler’s hideout in the Alps.
Camp Harmony: Seattle’s Japanese Americans and the Puyallup Assembly Center
University of Illinois Press – 232 pp – $65/cloth, $25/paper
The first full portrait of a single assembly center, now the grounds for the Puyallup Fair, that held Japanese Americans for four months prior to their transfer to a relocation center during World War II. Includes 14 black and white photographs.
ABOUT THIS NEWSLETTER
Heritage Advisor is published 10 times a year by the Association of King County Historical Organizations as a service to members and those who support its mission. AKCHO was established in 1977 to: encourage cooperation among historical organizations; promote and encourage the study and preservation of the history and heritage of King County through member organizations, individual members, and the community they serve; and support such preservation efforts through public awareness and understanding of legislative issues.
The Heritage Advisor welcomes submissions of news items, calendar items, and opinion columns from AKCHO members, HA subscribers, and readers. Articles are limited to 300 words and they should have a strong relevance to historic preservation and heritage issues in King County, Washington. Submission of an article does not guarantee publication. AKCHO does not pay for published submissions. All articles are subject to review by AKCHO staff. Please send your article within the body of an email (no attachments, please) to email@example.com.
AKCHO welcomes new members year round. Individual memberships are $15. Organization memberships are $35. Join more than 150 individuals and organizations supporting heritage work and historic preservation in King County. For more information and an application form, visit http://www.akcho.org/members.php.
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