EDITOR’S NOTE: The Washington State Library, which is organized within the Secretary of State’s Office in Olympia, forwarded this interesting historical feature concerning the Pacific ghost town of Stanley.

Ever hear of the town of Stanley, Washington? No? Well, don’t feel bad. It had a lifespan of only six years but in that brief time was the springboard for ambitious plans. The following article was found at random in The Chehalis Nugget, June 4, 1897:

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