Little Washington

Little Washington

A Nostalgic Look at the Evergreen State's Smallest Towns

Nicole Hardina


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Washington’s Small Towns Have Great Stories.

Little Washington presents 100 of the state’s tiniest towns. With populations under 3,500, these charming and unique locations dot the entire state—from Neah Bay along the Northwest coast to LaCrosse, a farming community in the eastern county of Whitman. With full-color photographs, fun facts, and fascinating details about every locale, it’s almost as if you’re walking down Main Street, waving hello to folks who know all of their neighbors.

The selected locations help readers to appreciate the broader history of small-town life in Washington. Yet each featured town boasts a distinct narrative, as unique as the citizens who call these places home. These residents are innovators, hard workers, and—most of all—good people. The locations range from quaint to historic, and they wonderfully represent the Evergreen State. Little Washington, written by Nicole Hardina, is for anyone who grew up in a small town and for everyone who takes pride in being called a Washingtonian. They may be small towns, but they have huge character!


Nicole Hardina:
Nicole Hardina has lived and studied in eastern, western, and central Washington. Originally from the very small town of Soldotna, Alaska, she now lives and writes in Seattle, which like her hometown offers both mountains and water, which she will not choose between. Her favorite place in Washington is the Hoh Rainforest on the Olympic Peninsula. Someday, she hopes to hike the Hoh River Trail all the way to the glacier. When not writing about small towns, Nicole is working on a memoir about illness and love, for which she received grant funding from Artist Trust of Washington. Nicole earned an MFA from Eastern Washington University. Her work can be found in the Bellingham Review, The Seattle Poetic Grid, The Truth about the Fact, and elsewhere.