|The City of St. Claire|
|St. Claire skyline placeholder.|
|State:||State of Washington|
|County:||Gerlord Country Seat|
|Mayor:||Someone That's Mayor|
|Elevation:||2,163 ft (659 m)|
|Population (?):|| 659,098 (city);
|Zipcode:||98950, et al.|
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The City of St. Claire supports a mayor-council government that is the county seat and the most populous city of Gerlord County, Washington, United States. The United States Census Bureau estimated that the city population was 659,098 in 2007, marking it as the second most populous city in the state of Washington and the 20th most populous city in the United States. In 2007, the St. Claire Metropolitan Statistical Area had an estimated static population of 999,897. Year-round tourism and commercial interests have been known to artificially inflate this number.
Originally a mining town, St. Claire rests just west of where I-90 crosses the Columbia River. It has grown into a modern center of trade with somewhat under a million people, and has all the facilities (and problems) of a city that size. It has several suburbs, all to the west of the city. Most of the land to the east of town is on the Regan County side of the Columbia River, forested, either National or State Park land, or private land with the exception of Kent Crossing Township.
Natives information needed here.
In 1847, two prospectors, Lan Gerlord and Jebediah Regan, traveling through the area on a long-term prospecting voyage, discovered a vast silver vein in the local hills. The two made a small mine, managing to avoid any trouble with the local natives.
By 1849, after a return to St. Louis, Regan and Gerlord came back to the area intent on getting rich. With them was a small group of workers and other prospectors and, as word began to get out, the town of St. Claire was officially founded by that small population.
Silver Boom and Civil War
Among the group brought back by Gerlord and Regan was a young man, Jerrold R. Hilliard, and his equally young wife. Jerrold opened the first General Store in St. Claire, and later would be known for the gothic edifice Silverwood in the Knoll.
Great Depression and Urban Myth
Bonus supernatural stuff written as local myth.
Physical Geography here.
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Parks and Recreation
General Information about parks.
Wolf Woods National Park
A grant from the United States Federal Government made possible the opening of Wolf Woods National Park east of St. Claire in 1908. Originally small, later grants allowed for the purchase of a great deal of local land.
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Silverwood in the Knoll
In 1854, Jerrold Hilliard expanded his business and economic interests and branched out into lumber as well as funding prospecting miners, somehow managing to give himself a stranglehold on the local economy. Though he doesn't abuse this position, Jerrold uses the money from his enterprise, plus part of his wife's "inheritance" in conjunction with the loose land laws of the day to buy 100 acres of land to the northeast of St. Claire's, then current, location. He names the land, "Silverwood in the Knoll".
Having increased his personal wealth to tremendous proportions in a fairly short amount of time, Jerrold Hilliard begins construction of "Silverwood in the Knoll", a huge monolithic structure. The gothic monstrosity takes over six years to complete. People later speculate curiously as to the 'mysterious' wealth of the Hilliard Family as in the following year, many wagons arrive in St. Claire bearing expensive furnishings for the mansion. The furnishings are quite exotic and some are identified as Egyptian in origin.
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Info about public schools and ALL OF THE THINGS OK
St. Claire City University
Thank god there's info already.
Culture and Contemporary Life
SINGING AND DANCING
The following are areas local to St. Claire, and offer housing alternatives to the crowded space of the city proper.
Kent Crossing Township