• Artist rendering of Pioneer Square during Klondike Gold Rush

    Klondike Gold Rush - Seattle Unit

    National Historical Park Washington

Blog: Welcome to the Northwest

2012 Summer
Yeah...summer is finally here. Gone from memory are all those cold rainy days of winter. All those cool rainy days of spring. True we're in to the slightly cool days of early summer, but soon mid-July will be here and the sunny warm days will be returning. It's time to enjoy all the various types of outdoor activities.


National parks throughout the region will be hosting several free family events. Klondike Gold Rush in Seattle holds its 3rd annual National Park Family Day May 19. Fort Vancouver, Mount Rainier, North Cascades, and Olympic national parks will be hosting their first Get Outdoors Day June 9.


Check out the latest entries, on our blog page, to see what kind of fun activities our staff are involved in this summer.

 

Did You Know?

Did You Know? Sales in Seattle reached twenty five million dollars by 1898

In 1896, a year before the Stampeders travelled through Seattle to the Klondike, the city's total business receipts were $300,000. Within eight months of the S.S. Portland's arrival in August 1897 Seattle businesses generated $25 million.