Category Archives: history

~ Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #216: Urban Environments ~ From the “Wild Wild West” ~

If we go by the definition that a town is “an urban area that has a name, defined boundaries, and local government”, my choice for this week’s challenge, Oysterville, once was an urban environment. In it’s heyday it was a … Continue reading

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~ Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #170: Street Art ~

As the 1989 centennial anniversary of Washington State approached, the timber and fishing industries that had supported the Long Beach Peninsula were in decline. Hoping to attract tourists, Ilwaco Port Director Bob Peterson spearheaded an effort to “paint larger-than-life murals … Continue reading

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~ Lens-Artists Photo Challenge 156: Black and White ~

Fort Columbia State Park is one of the most intact historic coastal defense sites in the US. Constructed between 1896 and 1903, renovated during WWII and decommissioned in 1947, it is now a day-use park on Chinook Point in Washington … Continue reading

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~ Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #75 : Nostalgic ~

It is now three years that Creighton and I have owned our Condominium at The Breakers in Long Beach, Washington. We truly love our long stays here from mid September, thru mid June. The peninsula has a rich history, including … Continue reading

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