Preserving history one page at a time

Columbia Basin Herald: Day by day, time is taking its toll on our state’s historical documents as the luster is leaching from the ink and the atmosphere decaying the pages.

Records from before the birth of our state to every historical event since are contained in the storage facilities of the state archives. The largest is a facility in Tumwater, which the state rents for $1 million a year. Another is a 1950’s era atomic bomb bunker.