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By JoAnne Matsumura

The Franklin post office opened November 9, 1886. This photo, circa 1920, was probably taken after the post office closed on January 31, 1916.

The Franklin post office opened November 9, 1886. This photo, circa 1920, was probably taken after the post office closed on January 31, 1916.

Historic Franklin, Washington, was perched high on the edge of a deep ravine in a beautiful setting. A river, far below, meanders among boulders, creating pools that entice anglers, swimmers, and kayakers alike.

It’s an area that many of you are familiar with or who have roots there. History tells us that this Franklin was named after Benjamin Franklin.

But did you know there’s another Franklin, Washington? (more…)

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