Project Description

HistoryLink, launched more than 20 years ago, is Washington’s free online encyclopedia. As one of its go-to writers, I contribute some 25 to 30 stories to the site each year on topics as diverse as the history of cycling in Washington state, Seattle’s P-Patch community gardening program, and profiles of food writer Angelo Pellegrini, state politician Ralph Munro, and landscape architect Tom Berger.

My assignments with HistoryLink give me the opportunity to tunnel through state and city archives, interview some of Northwest’s most well-known movers and shakers, and uncover some fun facts. With more than 8,000 in-depth articles on the site, HistoryLink is one of the most comprehensive state encyclopedias in the country. It’s a great resource for history buffs, students, teachers, academics, authors, filmmakers and anyone who is fascinated by Seattle or Washington history.

Here’s a sampling of some of my recent articles:

The Willits Brothers and Willits Canoes (June 5, 2022)

Giovanni Costigan 1905-1990 (April 27, 2021)

Cycling in Washington State (July 11, 2019)

A Thumbnail History of Winlock, Washington (August 9, 2021)