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Task Description

This task is best for people who like history. Step 1 of this task is "Wiki easy," but requires attention to detail and some brief writing. Step 2 explains how to easily link to Wikipedia for more information on selected items mention in the timeline, such as John Jacob Astor's fur company.

You will list by year important events in the history of the county—with emphasis on events that affected migration, records, or record keeping. When in doubt whether to include something or not, go ahead and include it. Since it is arranged by year, it is user friendly.

Format

Format See Okanogan County example

  • This is a bullet list, with year first, then month and day, if applicable
  • Then short explanation -- preferably one line, max three lines.

Steps

Prep:

Step 1

  1. Open the correct county thumbnail history
  2. Cite the author, title and essay # of the thumbnail history. See example in Okanogan County, Washington#Timeline History

Step 2

  1. In the thumbnail history, find an event to enter on the timeline
  2. In Wikitext the county page, add a bullet (* in Wikitext creates a bullet)
  3. Type the year (then month, then day if needed)
  4. Put space-dash-space after the date
  5. Type the event briefly (one short line, if possible.)

Step 3

A. Is there anything that should be linked to another Wiki page or a Wikipedia page?
If yes, create those links.
B. Check the links
C. Go to Step 2 until timeline is finished. (Do remember to summarize and save often.)

Assignment Chart

If you are accepting this task:

1. Open the Assignment Chart for editing.
2. Place your cursor in the column next to the county of choice
3. Type 4 tildes (~~~~). This electronic signature and will leave your user name and the date.
4. Add a Summary for your edit such as "Accepted [County name]".
5. Save Page.


If you have completed this task:

1. Type 4 tildes (~~~~) in the Date Completed column for that county.
2. In the edit Summary, type "Completed [county name]"
3. Save page
County Accepted Completed
Adams    AdkinsWH 17:27, 27 August 2013 (UTC)
Asotin     Gbo17 14:33, 29 August 2013 (UTC)
Benton     Gbo17 14:33, 29 August 2013 (UTC)
Chelan     Gbo17 14:33, 29 August 2013 (UTC)
Clallam     Gbo17 14:33, 29 August 2013 (UTC)
Clark     Gbo17 14:33, 29 August 2013 (UTC)
Columbia     Gbo17 14:33, 29 August 2013 (UTC)
Cowlitz     Gbo17 14:33, 29 August 2013 (UTC)
Douglas   Gbo17 16:17, 29 August 2013 (UTC)
Ferry    
Franklin    
Garfield    
Grant    
Grays Harbor    
Island    
Jefferson    
King    
Kitsap    
Kittitas    
Klickitat    
Lewis    
Lincoln    
Mason    
Okanogan    Gbo17 23:45, 16 August 2013 (UTC)
Pacific    
Pend Oreille    
Pierce    
San Juan    
Skagit    
Skamania    
Snohomish    
Spokane    
Stevens    
Thurston    
Wahkiakum    
Walla Walla    
Whatcom    
Whitman    
Yakima    


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