#94 OlyWA Days of Change

Between 1960 and 1980, Olympia and Thurston County went through a massive change. From a sleepy timber town with a state capitol building, Olympia grew (and continues) to grow by leaps and bounds. Compared to neighboring counties, Olympia has evolved into something new. And, the elements of what that newness came from is discussed by Don Martin and Anna Schlecht. They talk about OlyWA days of Change, an online community and book project about the history of Olympia between 1960 and 1980.

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2 Replies to “#94 OlyWA Days of Change”

  1. Susan M Davenport

    Thank you for bringing this project to light. I hope everyone with a story contributes their writing or pictures to help piece this historical record of activism and community building.

  2. Mike Kretzler

    This was a terrific episode. I’ve been in Olympia since 1976 and remember all of the people and incidents described.

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