"State Capitol Group, Olympia, Washington. Capitol Lake at right."
From the early 1960s or 1959 at the earliest. The Capitol Campus has not yet jumped across Capitol Way and displaced all those homeowners. The Capitol Park Apartments (gone now for over 4 decades) can be seen on the left edge.
This postcard is a frightening reminder of the close proximity of the Fetid Lake of Doom to our center of government here in Washington.
"Olympia, Washington. The State Capitol buildings may be seen at right center. Mt. Rainier stands as sentinal [i.e. sentinel] in the distance."
I figure this postcard photo was taken between 1959 and 1965. In the far right of the photo the Washington State Library building (opened 1959) is visible (called the Pritchard Building today). The Capitol Center Building, also known locally as "The Mistake by the Lake" is not visible. It was built in 1965.
Notice the Fetid Lake of Doom has little pedestrian-friendly development. The whole concept of jogging in the JFK era was unheard of.
"Olympia, Washington. 4th & Capitol Way."
We moved to Olympia from Spokane in 1958. This is pretty much how I first remember seeing downtown Oly.
The past Friday peace vigil was the first one so far this year in the season of spring!
via the Associated Press, 3-21-13:
The attorney general’s office is recommending that officials place a moratorium on companies from entering into new hedging arrangements. It also wants state regulators to explore whether there is a way to prevent some hedging costs from being passed to ratepayers. Officials also want to investigate how best to address market fluctuations.
David Mills, vice president of energy supply operations at Puget Sound Energy, compared the hedging efforts to buying insurance. He said the company’s gas traders are not aggressively speculating on the market but following a steady process based on multiyear forecasts.
Hopefully no one will be suckered into the group with these ads.
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