Evans, on the ascent.
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  • Evans, on the ascent.
An "October Archives treasure" from the Secretary of State's office suggests a higher bar than previously imagined.

Former Washington State Governor Dan Evans is not just the type of Republican that local moderates are always claiming they want to be. He's also, according to the Secretary of State's office...

...one of the few governors to stand atop Washington’s highest and most iconic peak, Mount Rainier. These photos were taken on July 21, 1965, when Evans and three members of his staff climbed the 14,410-foot mountain. When they reached the summit, they unfurled the Washington state flag.

At the summit: Dan Evans, second from left, with three staff members.
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  • At the summit: Dan Evans, second from left, with three staff members.