In 1872 thirty young Chinese boys landed in San Francisco to begin a ten-year period of education in the colleges and technical institutions of the United States. These students and the others who followed them returned to their homeland as the first Chinese to receive an extensive education in Western technology and ideas.
“China’s First Hundred,” as they were called, built China’s first railroads, developed China’s mines, constructed a nationwide system of telegraph lines, became naval officers in an attempt to modernize China’s navy, and took a prominent part in the events leading to the Revolution of 1911.
In his book, China’s First Hundred: Educational … » More …
During World War II, the US Navy manufactured anti-submarine and anti-torpedo nets at Naval Magazine Indian Island in Puget Sound.
These nets, supported by large buoys similar to the one used as an oven at the Washington State University Bread Lab, protected the munitions at Indian Island, among other ports.
Kate Lebo’s lyrical and literary Book of Difficult Fruit—part memoir, part cookbook, wholly wonderful—published April 6.
The compilation of essays, one for each letter of the alphabet, uses different fruits as key ingredients for recipes and storytelling. Each piece stands on its own. Collectively, though, the entries present an associative work that is altogether delightful, insightful, witty, surprising, and often deeply personal.
Lebo finished the final draft while working … » More …
The Washington Classic Buildings project, led by Washington State University faculty, selected 235 structures across the state for the Society of Architectural Historian’s Archipedia. Below are 12 examples of that list.
Read more about the Washington Classic Buildings.
Lake Quinault Lodge, Quinault
J. Philip Gruen/SAH Archipedia
Nestled in the Olympic National Forest, the rustic, timber-framed, V-shaped Lake Quinault Lodge draws upon Colonial Revival traditions and features natural wood-stained shingles, gabled ends, dormers, and a cupola. Built … » More …