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Olympic Wilderness named for longtime advocate Dan Evans

Former Washington Gov. Dan Evans is surrounded by his granddaughters, including by Eloise Evans, 22, huging him after a ceremony Friday on Hurricane Ridge in which the Olympic Wilderness was named the Daniel J. Evans Wilderness area in his honor. The wilderness is visible behind him and covers 95 percent of the Olympic National Park. (Steve Ringman/The Seattle Times)
Former Washington Gov. Dan Evans is surrounded by family after a ceremony Friday naming 95 percent of the Olympic National Park, background, as the Daniel J. Evans Wilderness area. (Steve Ringman / The Seattle Times)

Washington’s former governor and U.S. senator was honored Friday for a lifetime of bipartisan accomplishment with the renaming of one of his favorite places, now called the Daniel J. Evans Wilderness at Olympic National Park.

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