Washington History August 06, 2016
These 8 Unbelievable Ruins In Washington Will Transport You To The Past
Washington has such an incredible documented history that it’s impossible not to wonder about its unpublished tales. If you’ve ever walked through an old house and wondered what those walls would say if they could talk, then just imagine what these ruins might say if they could speak. We’ve got archaeological ruins scattered across the state, each with their own unique backstory.
1. Hanford High School is one of six buildings with ruins remaining on the old Hanford nuclear site.
The concrete structure was built in 1916.
2. This is all that remains of the Bachelor Officers' Quarters at Fort Spokane Military Reservation in the Lake Roosevelt National Recreation Area.
The military fort was closed in 1898, but it's now a beautiful historic site.
3. This is an old abandoned house in the Mercer Slough Park area of Bellevue.
These ruins appear to be sinking.
4. You'll find the remains of this old house in Molson in Okanogan County.
It's held up well, all things considered.
5. When the Elliot Bay tide is very low, you can see some of Seattle's ruins.
These are pilings from the foundation of Luna Park, the amusement park that illuminated West Seattle from 1907–1913.
6. The Iron Goat Trail Tunnel has a few amazing abandoned trail tunnels.
It's been quite a while since a train passed through here.
7. The Maryhill Stonehenge is an ode to the real thing.
On July 4, 1918, it was dedicated as a memorial to those who died in World War I. Our "ruins replica" is now part of the Maryhill Museum of Art.
8. These ruins at Discovery Bay are unsurprising given the area's rich history.
This is the remains of the old mill.
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