Tuesday, May 28, 2024

The End of the Wild West in Washington

Presented by Chris Staudinger

History Pub

Anderson School - Haynes' Hall

6pm doors, 7pm program


All ages welcome

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About The End of the Wild West in Washington

The End of the Wild West in Washington

The period of the Wild West is often considered to be between 1865 and 1895. This was a pivotal time in Washington state, and this region bore witness to the sputtering end of the wildness of the west. From the death of notorious outlaw Harry Tracy to rumors of Butch Cassidy faking his own death to retire in Spokane, the stage was set to witness the decline of one of our country's most romanticized eras. Join us as Chris Staudinger of Pretty Gritty Tours reveals what happened not far from where we are today.

Chris Staudinger has been a tour guide in Tacoma for seven years, covering the underrepresented history of the Pacific Northwest. He spent over ten years as a travel writer and an investigative travel journalist for Expedia, USA Today, and the BBC, before establishing Pretty Gritty Tours in Tacoma. Chris's walking tours, videos, and talks have become one of the most popular and delightful ways to discover the local history of Washington state.

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These events are open to everyone interested in Pacific Northwest history, and beyond! Often co-sponsored by local or state historical and civic organizations, we bring you experts, scholars, first-person experiencers, historians and documentaries expounding on topics from indigenous history to the birth of Portland, early explorers to hop growing, and on and on! It's like being back in the classroom - except this time you get to settle into comfortable seats and enjoy a drink or two with dinner while you listen and learn.

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