History

Committee Information

Your Chapter History Committee.strives to make Washington State History come alive through biannual conference presentations, Committee Spotlight blogs and Chapter PUBLICWorks Magazine articles. We also strive to maintain our Chapter history. We invite you to join us.

We focus on public works infrastructure in our biannual presentations. These presentations (and more) are linked from this History Committee web page.

 

History Committee Conference Presentations
Conference/Date Location Topic
Fall 2014 Wenatchee Transportation as History
Fall 2015 Yakima Road Builders Theater
Spring 2016 Vancouver Bridging the Columbia: 100 Years Young
Fall 2016 Spokane Tale of the Tower
Spring 2017 Tacoma A Commencement Bay Journey
Fall 2017 Kennewick Three Rivers of the Tri-Cities
Spring 2018 Vancouver Columbia River Navigation
Fall 2018 Wenatchee Grand Coulee Dam: From Jackrabbits to Electricity
Spring 2019 Tacoma  Crossing the Cascades: Wagons to Winnebagos
Spring 2020 Vancouver   (Event (Cancelled)
Fall 2020 Spokane  

History Committee Spotlight Blogs

Ice Age: Not the Movie

Washington Chapter Golden Anniversary:2005-2006

Cascade Pass

Vantage Crossing

Bad Roads to Good Roads: The Great Races: 1908-09: 

Part One:1908 New York to Paris Race

Bad Roads to Good Roads: The Great Races: 1908-09: 

Part Two: 1909 AYP Exposition and the Ocean to Ocean Race

Bad Roads to Good Roads: The Great Races: 1908-09: Part Three:1909 Ocean to Ocean Race

Bad Roads to Good Roads: The Great Races: 1908-09: Part Four: 1909 Ocean to Ocean Race

Interested in buying a copy of Building Washington, the Chapter's award winning 424 page public works history resource? Click HERE.

    Total Member : 6
  • Mr. Patrick Brodin
  • Mr. John W. Carpita, PE
  • Mr. Robert W. Moorhead, PE
  • Mr. Kenneth Hash
  • Mr. John Ostrowski
  • Ms. Jennifer M. Hushour
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