Washingtonâ€™s whooping cough epidemic continues on a record pace that has already surpassed 1,000 reported cases. The total of 1,008 as of April 21 is more than reported in all of 2011 and is the highest number of cases since 1,026 were reported in all of 2005.
One may ask what man does after he has conquered the frontier. Interestingly, he often looks back to see how it was done.
Locally, this attention to our early roots is taking an approach that project volunteer Joe Barreca said is the â€śnew face of history.â€ť
â€śWhen many of us learned history, it was canned and written down in certain boundaries approved by a publisher somewhere,â€ť Barreca said. â€śBut if we really start looking at the history of communities and individuals, we can get to the same place that highlights wars and economic booms, for instance.