Washington State Historical Society
March 26, 2012
"Giants in the Mountains: The Search for Sasquatch," Washington State Capital Museum
The Washington State Capital Museum in the historical Lord Mansion in Olympia, Wash.
Here is the inspiration for the capital's exhibit:
If we manage to hang on to a sizeable hunk of Bigfoot habitat, we will at least have a fragment of the greatest green treasure the temperate world has ever known. If we do not, Bigfoot, real or imagined, will vanish; and with its shadow will flee the others who dwell in that world. Looking at that tangled land, one can just about accept that Sasquatch could coexist with towns and loggers and hunters and hikers, all in proportion. But when the topography is finally tamed outright, no one will anymore imagine that giants are abroad in the land. -- Robert Michael Pyle, "Where Bigfoot Walks: Crossing the Dark Divide"