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Hiking Washington's Archaeological History

Steve Scher
09/19/2011 at 9:00 a.m.

Hiking isn't just for nature lovers, it's also for history buffs. There are a lot of hikes in Washington state that give you a sense of the state's cultural history — and prehistory. Learn how you can follow a trail back through time with the authors of two new books about Washington's historical hikes and archaeological finds.


Judy Bentley is a writer and a part–time teacher at South Seattle Community College. Her books include young adult biographies of Desmond Tutu and Sandra Day O'Connor. Her latest book is "Hiking Washington's History."

Ruth Kirk is a writer and photographer who's authored many acclaimed books about Washington, including "Exploring Washington's Past: A Road Guide to History" and "Sunrise to Paradise: The Story of Mount Rainier National Park." She and Richard Daugherty co–wrote "Archaeology in Washington," a photo–rich book about the status of archaeological research in this state.

Richard D. Daugherty is an archaeologist and an emeritus professor at Washington State University. He was a presidential appointee to the National Advisory Council on Historic Preservation and directed numerous archaeology projects in Washington state.

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