Dedicated to the citizens of Mason County, Washington since 1886

"A Little American History Never Hurt Anyone"

You knew our Declaration of Independence was signed and celebrated each July 4 of our county’s history. But did you know our War of Independence started when the Minute Men skirmished with British troops in April of 1774? And that was when the people of the 13 States, (or colonies as the British preferred) decided for the first time in modern history that a colony which answered to a higher government, England, would declare a right of self-rule.

So, representatives of those states convened in a Congress from September to October, 1774, and decided to create an independent country. They titled...


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