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|Record Creator:||Pierce County Government|
These records are an index to Burial Removal Permits from 1917 to 1938. The individuals were either buried on the island or on the mainland.
|Related Records:||For more information or to learn about related records, contact the Washington State Archives, Puget Sound Regional Branch at (425) 564-3940 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.|
|Access Restriction Notes:||These records are open for research.|
|Sources of Transfer||Historic Records Project
|Notes||Original material held by Department of Corrections, McNeil Island Corrections Center.
Transcribed and Proofread by Curtis Hoffman, Department of Corrections.
|Agency History:||Named after President Franklin Pierce, the Oregon Territorial Legislature organized Pierce County from a portion of Thurston County in 1852. Pierce County is located in the west central portion of the state, just south of King County. The county seat was initially chosen to be at Steilacoom. Steilacoom was chosen not only for being the location of the first U.S. Military Base on the Puget Sound, but was also the only town in Washington with a jail. Tacoma became the county seat in 1880, and this county seat holder is now the largest city in Pierce County and the third largest city in Washington. Pierce County is home to Mount Rainier, the highest mountain in the State of Washington.|
|Preferred Citation:||[Identification of item], McNeil Island Area Burial Removal Permits, 1917-1938, Washington State Archives, Digital Archives, http://digitalarchives.wa.gov, [date accessed].|