How they built the bridge: Teamwork at Tolt-MacDonald Park, 1976

This is the last in a series of blog posts celebrating American Archives Month 2016, using King County records to highlight the history of King County parks. For more, see “Athletes with Disabilities: King County Parks as a Recreation Pioneer,” “From Coal to the Cold War: Cougar Mountain Regional Wildlife Park’s Former Nike Missile Sites,” and “Lake Wilderness Lodge: Mid-Century Modern, Pacific Northwest Style.”

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CLIPPING FROM THE SEATTLE TIMES, JUNE 19, 1976. SERIES 45, KING COUNTY EXECUTIVE JOHN SPELLMAN CLIPPING FILES, BOX 8, FOLDER 16, KING COUNTY ARCHIVES.

Forty years ago, the 1976 Bicentennial, commemorating the 200th anniversary of the signing of the United States Declaration of Independence, inspired projects celebrating American history and heritage, civic engagement, and community service.

One of the largest and most ambitious Bicentennial projects in the country happened at a King County park in the spring of 1976.

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