Histories and Primary Sources
Archibald, Lonnie and Susan Goff. There Was a Day: Stories of the Pioneers. Forks, Wash.: Olympic Graphic Arts, 1999.
Beck, Alvar Jacob. "Homestead Legislation 1862-1891." M.A. thesis, University of Washington, 1929.
Campbell, John. Magnificent Failure: A Portrait of the Western Homestead Era. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2001.
Cleland, Lucile Horr. Trails and Trials of the Pioneers of the Olympic Peninsula. Hoquiam, Wash.: Humptulips Pioneer Association, 1973.
Copp, Henry. The American Settler's Guide. Washington, D.C.: H. N. Copp, 1882.
Dennis, Sue. Homestead Girlhoods: Growing Up on the Northwest Frontier. Seattle: Smuggler's Cove Publishing Co., 1991.
Evans, Gail. Historic Resource Study: Olympic National Park. Seattle: Cultural Resources Division, Pacific Northwest Region, 1983.
Fletcher, Lena. "Valley of the Hoh," in With Pride in Heritage: History of Jefferson County, Jefferson Country Historical Society, ed. Portland: Professional Publishing Printing, Inc., 1966.
Fish, Harriet U. Track, Trails and Tales in Clallam County, State of Washington. Carlsborg: Harriet U. Fish and Olympic Printers, 1983.
Gates, Paul W. History of Public Land Law Development. Washington, D.C.: Zenger Publishing Co., 1968.
Gates, Paul W. The Jeffersonian Dream: Studies in the History of American Land Policy and Development. Allan G. Bogue and Margaret Beattie Bogue, eds. Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press, 1996.
Grow, Galusha. "Free Homes for Free Men," a speech in the House of Representatives, 1860.
Hayden, F. V., et al. "The Great West: Its Attractions and Resources… with the homestead, pre-emption, land, and mining laws." Bloomington, Illi.: C. R. Brodix, 1880.
Herrick, Samuel. Herrick's Manual of the U.S. Homestead and Other Public Land Laws. Seattle: Ivy Press, 1909.
Hoover, Glenn Edwin. "Rural Settlement in Western Washington." M.A. thesis, University of Washington, 1923.
Hoover, R. O. "The Public Land Policy of Washington State: The Initial Period, 1889-1912." Ph.D. diss., Washington State University, 1967.
Horton, Dexter, et al. In Congress, The People of Washington Territory vs. The Northern Pacific Railroad Company, Claim: The Restoration of Public Lands to Settlement. Seattle: Intelligencer Printing Office, 1887.
Jefferson County Historical Society, ed. With Pride in Heritage: History of Jefferson County. Portland, Oreg.: Professional Publishing Printing, Inc., 1966.
Kegley, C. B. "Washington State Grange: The Mission of the Grange. Delivered at Whidbey Island Chautauqua, Grange Day, July 26, 1910." [n.p.] Washington State Grange, 1910.
Meinig, Donald. "The Growth of Agricultural Regions in the Far West, 1859-1910," in Journal of Geography 54 (1955): 221-32.
Meinig, Donald. The Shaping of America: A Geographical Perspective on 500 years of History. 4 vols. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1986-2006.
Miller, Wallace J. South-western Washington; Its topography, climate, resources, productions, manufacturing advantages, wealth and growth, with illustrated reviews of the principal cities and towns, and pen sketches of their representative business men. Also, biographical sketches of prominent state, county and municipal officials . Olympia, Wash.: Pacific Publishing Company, 1890.
National Park Service, Division of Cultural Resources. National Register Bulletin: Guidelines for Evaluating and Documenting Rural Historic Landscapes. Washington, D.C.: U.S. Department of the Interior, 1999.
Oregon Bureau of Immigration. The Pacific Northwest: Facts relating to the history, topography, climate, soil, agriculture, forests, fisheries, mineral lands… (Issued for the Information and Guidance of Settlers and Others). New York, 1882.
Primack, Martin. "Land Clearing under Nineteenth Century Techniques: Some Preliminary Calculations," in Journal of Economic History 22 (1962), 485-96.
Ramsey, Guy Reed. Postmarked Washington: Jefferson, Clallam and Mason Counties. Burtonsville, Mary.: The Depot, 1978.
Robbins, William and James Foster, eds. Land in the American West: Private Claims and the Common Good. Seattle: University of Washington Press, 2000.
Rooney, J. R. Frontier Legacy: History of the Olympic National Forest, 1897-1960. Seattle: Northwest Interpretive Association, 1997.
Roose's Prairie Homestead and Kestner-Higley Homestead: A Study of Two Historic Homesteads. Eugene: The Department of Landscape Architecture, University of Oregon, 1989.
Russell, Jervis, ed. Jimmy Come Lately: A History of Clallam County. Port Orchard: Publisher's Printing, 1971.
Scott, James W. and Roland L. DeLorme. Historical Atlas of Washington. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 1988.
Seattle Genealogical Society. Washington Territory Donation Land Claims: An Abstract of Information in the Land Claim Papers of Persons who Settled in Washington Territory Before 1856. Seattle: Seattle Genealogical Society, 1980.
Smith, LeRoy. Pioneers of the Olympic Peninsula. Forks, Wash.: Olympic Graphic Arts, Inc., 1971.
Stanford, Layton. To No Privileged Class: The Rationalization of Homesteading and Rural Life in the Early Twentieth-Century American West. Provo, Utah: Brigham Young University, 1988.
United States Forest Service, Homestead Claims Reports for Olympic National Forest U.S. National Archives.
United States Forest Service. Suggestions and Information to Prospective Forest Homestead Applicants. Washington, DC: US Government Printing Office, 1915.
Washington Office of the Commissioner of Public Lands. A Report on Agricultural Uses of Washington State Grant Lands by Leo K. Couch. Olympia, Wash.: 1956.
Washington Territory Legislative Assembly. Memorial Praying for the Establishment of a Land Office at Spokane Falls, Washington Territory. 1879?.
White, Richard. Land Use, Environment and Social Change: The Shaping of Island County Washington. Seattle: University of Washington Press, 1995.
Williams, Michael. Americans and Their Forests. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1989.
Williams, Sally. "A Survey of Abandoned Homestead Clearings in the Queets River Valley, Olympic National Park," independent research paper, 1975.
Wilson, Bruce A. Late Frontier: A History of Okanogan County Washington. Okanogan, Wash.: Okanogan Historical Society, 1990.
Yonce, Frederick J. "Public Land Disposal in Washington." Ph.D. diss., University of Washington, 1969.
National Park Service - Teaching With Historic Places
National Park Service - Homestead National Monument of America
National Park Service - Ebey's Landing
Eatonville Historic Homestead Museum
Library of Congress, American Memory - The Learning Page
University of Washington Libraries Digital Collections - Washington State Pioneer Life Database
New Horizons for Learning
Bureau of Land Management, General Land Office Records - Land Patent Search
Department of Archeology and Historic Preservation - Washington State
The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Public Broadcasting Service, Frontier House Homepage
PBS, Frontier House. Alexandria, Virg.: PBS Video, 2002.
Lonnie Archibald, West End Pioneer History. Forks, Wash.: Lonnie Archibald, 1995? videocassette.
Lonnie Archibald, In Search of a Memory. Forks, Wash.: Lonnie Archibald, Forks Lions Club, 199? - 22 videocassettes.
Women Pioneers Oregon National Historic Trail, As The Wind Rocks the Wagon. New York: APL Educational Video, 1990.
Pioneer Farm Museum and Ohop Indian Village, Eatonville, Washington.
Washington State History Museum, Tacoma, Washington.
Pomery Living History Farm, Yacoult, Washington.
Olmstead Place State Park, east of Ellensburg, Washington.
Ebey's Landing, Whidbey Island, Washington.
For more information, access the Washington Department of Archeology and Historic Preservation, http://www.dahp.wa.gov/, and search by OAHP ID number.
Peter Roose Homestead, Lake Ozette, Olympic National Park (OAHP ID: DT00194)
Kestner Homestead, Quinault River Valley, Olympic National Park (OAHP ID: GH00126)
Huelsdonk Homestead, 8 miles west of Hoh Ranger Station, Olympic National Park (OAHP ID: JE00079)
Emery Farmstead, Emory Road, Port Angeles, WA (OAHP ID: CA00403)
Buckner Homestead Historic District, Stehekin Valley Road, Stehekin, WA (OAHP ID: DT00121)
Krumdiack Homestead, Waldron Island, WA (OAHP ID: SJ00429)
John F. Kelley Homestead, Oakesdale, WA (OAHP ID: WT00142)
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