I quite enjoy learning trivia bits of history….. especially Washington state history…. especially as pertains to old towns and ghost towns.
Ever heard of Hylebos? (1925, Pierce Co) Kamilche? (1929, Mason Co) Day Island? (1919, Pierce Co) Manette? (1910, Kitsap Co) Monitor? (1917, Chelan Co) Ronald? ( 1902, near Roslyn, Kittitas Co)
These were all real towns….. for a short period of time…. and some still exist, having been incorporated into larger towns.
What about “real life” ghost towns? This colorful map is posted on the website, www.ghosttownsofwashington.com. It’s an interactive map, meaning if you click on a county, up will pop the map of that county with all sorts of little…….now ghost….. towns. Only 18 counties are linked as having ghost towns and Spokane has none.
If you want to spend a hot afternoon hour having some clicking-around fun, click to the link above. Have a cold drink handy.