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Web address .org.historylinkwww
Slogan The free online encyclopedia of Washington State history
Commercial? 501(c)(3) nonprofit
Available in English
Owner History Ink
Launched May 1, 1998[1]
Current status Active

HistoryLink is a website that is an encyclopedia of Washington State history. The site has more than 4,500 stories. There are 500 biographies and more than 14,000 images.[2][3]

The non-profit historical organization History Ink produces, stating that it is the nation’s first online encyclopedia of local and state history created expressly for the Internet. Walt Crowley was the founding president and executive director.


  • Foundation 1
  • Awards 2
  • References 3
  • External links 4


In 1997, Crowley discussed preparing a Seattle-King County historical encyclopedia for the 2001 sesquicentennial of the Denny Party. His wife Marie McCaffrey suggested publishing the encyclopedia on the Internet.[4]

They and Paul Dorpat incorporated Washington state history. Meanwhile, History Ink continues, focusing on the production of history books.[4]


Crowley and have won many awards, including

  • The Pacific Northwest Historians Guild's 2007 History Award
  • The Washington State Historic Preservation Office's award for media in 2001
  • The Association of King County Historical Organizations award for best long-term project (2000)[4]


  1. ^ About
  2. ^ "Web site links readers with state history.".  
  3. ^ "HistoryLink Expands".  
  4. ^ a b c Long, Priscilla (January 20, 2005, last updated September 21, 2007). "Crowley, Walt (1947-2007)".  
  5. ^ Cassandra Tate, (July 3, 2003). "Collins, Dorothy Priscilla "Patsy" Bullitt (1920-2003)".  

External links

  • Official website
  • History Link video
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