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What’s the Deal With: The steam whistle at Western?

The decommissioned steam whistle was built in 1899

A steam whistle named Big Ole stands on top of Western Washington University's Environmental Studies Building. (Photo courtesy of Greg Hough/WWU-FDO assistant director of asset management)
By Ava Ronning News Intern
Bellingham’s historic steam whistle from the turn of the 20th century, Big Ole, now lives at Weste
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