• Olympic: Three Parks in One

    Olympic

    National Park Washington

History & Culture

From the hunter whose spear point was left embedded in a mastodon 12,000 years ago near present-day Sequim ...

 
piece of woven basket

Fragment of a 2,900 year old basket found near Obstruction Point.

... to the weaver whose basket was left 3,000 years ago near Obstruction Point ...

 
historic sepia-toned photo of cabin

Humes' Ranch homestead, circa 1905, in the Elwha Valley.

... to the the homesteaders of the late 1800s ...

 

...to the national park boosters of the early and mid-1900s, people have used, enjoyed and affected the Olympic Peninsula.

 

Ancient Peoples and Area Tribes
one-page flyer (PDF)

European and Euro-American History
one-page flyer (PDF)

Did You Know?

star-shaped purple flowers growing in a crack of a rock

That the Piper's bellflower is unique to the Olympic Mountains? Named after an early Olympic peninsula botanist, the Piper's bellflower grows in cracks and crevices of high elevation rock outcrops.