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Treaty Days Celebrations Gets Underway — Dave’s Diary

For members of the Yakama Nation this is a very special weekend.

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Category: History
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Remember What The Day Of Remembrance Is About – Dave’s Diary

Monday is  Memorial Day.  A day of remembrance for the nation’s war dead and that’s not even an option if you want to be honest about it!  

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Here’s A Chin Scratcher–Why The Chin? Dave’s Diary

Lead with your chin-Keep your chin up-You gotta take life on the chin.  We’ve all hear the expressions but just what purpose do our chin really serve!

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Category: History, Human Interest
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Major Events Make Malleable Memories — Dave’s Diary

Where were you when the twin towers came down on 9-11?  It’s the classic question for the millennial generation, just as “where were you when Kennedy was assassinated” is for baby boomers.

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Uncle Walter Steps Down 34 Years Ago Today – Dave’s Diary

Rush Limbaugh jokes about being America’s Real Anchorman but that job once belonged to Walter Leland Cronkite, Jr.  From 1962  until 1981 Walter “uncle Walt” Cronkite worked the anchor desk at CBS earning the public poll title of “the most trusted man in America”.

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Category: Events, History
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Congratulations, Mount Rainier National Park — 116 and Going Strong! — Dave’s Diary

In 1899, Mount Rainier National Park was created. Who here among us hasn't marveled at that awesome mountain on a sunny day?  What a great icon of the Pacific Northwest.

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Category: History, Northwest News
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YVCC to Offer Unique Spring Biology Course

Yakima Valley Community College will offer the course "Plants and Wildlife of Washington' during its spring quarter starting March 30.

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Journey Through Oscar History With This Gallery of All 86 Best Picture Winners

This Sunday’s Oscars will be the 87th annual Academy Awards. In nearly a century of honoring Hollywood’s best, the Academy has sometimes has made some bold choices, and some dumb choices. This gallery has them all; the complete history of nine decades of Best Picture winners in pictures. Some are classics, still watched to this day. A few are almost totally forgotten to history. (Cavalcade, anyone?) But they all won. Even Crash, somehow.

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Category: History, Internet, News
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Washington Celebrates 125 Years as a State Today! [VIDEO]

Washington became the 42nd state in the union on this day in 1889.

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ean-Erick PASQUIER/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images
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Lewis & Clark Makes History –False Alarm — Dave’s Diary

Lewis and Clark are to the Northwest as cheese is to cheeseburgers.  They are part of our history and everywhere in our present. (Lewis & Clark, not cheese)  On this day in history their diary records them saying "Ocean in view!"

Not so fast.  It was just the estuary -- 20 miles short of the Pacific and bad weather would pin them down for a few days more.

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Category: History, Human Interest

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