By Philip Levy. ISBN: 978-0-312-64186-3. Copyright 2013. Hardcover with 260 pages including notes and index, plus eight pages of glossy black and white photographs.
The excavation of Ferry Farm, which began in 2002, has revealed some of the surprising ways that the modest farm has intersected with American history over its 300 year life.
The biography of this American landmark includes its early pre-Washington days as a farmstead, its importance as the site of Washington’s education on life’s fragility, its role as a Civil War battleground, the heated later battles that have been fought over its preservation, and an unsuccessful attempt by Walmart to transform the last vestiges of the Washington farm into a vast shopping plaza.