The Washington Geological Survey Celebrates its 125th Birthday

125th_anniversary_logo On February 25th, the Washington Geological Survey will be 125 years old. In that time we’ve accomplished a lot, and there’s still so much more fascinating geology to uncover. Below is an infographic depicting the history of the Washington Geological Survey. Click on the image or here to open the full-sized poster as a PDF.

It’s interesting to see how the focus of the Survey has steadily shifted from mining and mineral assessments in the early days to geologic mapping and hazard assessments over the last 40 or so years.
It’s interesting to see how the focus of the Survey has steadily shifted from mining and mineral assessments in the early days to geologic mapping and hazard assessments over the last 40 or so years.

You can find more information about the early days of the Survey in Washington Geologic Newsletters v. 19, no. 1,  v. 18, no. 2, and v. 19, no. 2.