Posts Tagged ‘History’

Mary Clark’s Daffodils

April 15th, 2010 by contributor

mary clark's field

Flowers at Mary (Schutz) Clark’s old homesite are a sure sign that spring is really here in the Forks area. Although there isn’t much left of her former ranch, these daffodils continue to bloom, hinting of a time when flower gardens likely surrounded the Clark home.

mary clark flowers

Pioneers’ Path Photo Gallery

February 4th, 2010 by contributor

pioneers--path-trailThis little trail has something for everyone!

  • Wide, level and only about 0.3 mile long
  • Located in Klahowya Campground–right off US Highway 101 at about milepost 212–convenient place for a quick break
  • Borders scenic Sol Duc River–winds through old homestead site
  • Crosses historic Snider-Jackson trail
  • Interesting and informative interpretive signs along the way

Our photo gallery slideshow takes you on a quick tour around this fun loop trail.

Online Museum Features Forks & West End

October 15th, 2009 by contributor

fall-meadow-in-olympic-national-park-photo-courtesy-of-olympic-national-parkThe Olympic Peninsula Community Museum never ceases to amaze us. This colorful photograph of beautiful fall foliage in the Olympics, which is part of the Olympic National Park Flora collection, is just one small example of what you’ll find there. The online museum is organized into fascinating exhibits — each representing a different aspect of our richly diverse West End culture and history. While there are just too many worthwhile exhibits to mention, we particularly enjoyed learning more about the Mountaineers’ 1920 Outing to Mt. Olympus (what hardcores!); Fannie Taylor, Postmistress of Mora; and the Great Forks Fire of 1951. The archived images of Hoh Tribe Baskets and Artifacts also caught our eye. And that’s barely scratching the surface of what’s available at this interesting resource!