Price and Rodgers Leavenworth Collection
About two and a half hours east of Seattle, on U.S. Highway 2, lies the town of Leavenworth, Washington, otherwise known as the “Bavarian Village.” The story of how a depressed former logging and railroad town transformed itself into a Bavarian-themed tourist attraction is told in the Ted Price and Bob Rodgers Leavenworth Collection.
The collection includes photographs, slides, negatives, documents, news clippings, maps, architectural drawings, video and audio tapes, and assorted ephemera, all related to the redevelopment of Leavenworth. Price and Rodgers were the driving force behind the transformation of Leavenworth, along with several other townspeople. Along with the photos, their story is told through interviews, recorded both on audio and videotape; many of these are available to watch and listen to on DVDs and CDs.
- Ted Price and Bob Rodgers Papers (Finding Aid)
- Price and Rodgers Leavenworth Audio-Visual Collection (Finding Aid)
- Miracle Town: Creating America’s Bavarian Village in Leavenworth, Washington (Print book)
- A Couple's Defining Moments (LA Times)
- Leavenworth: small town, big idea and 1 remarkable revival (Seattle Times)
- Leavenworth — Thumbnail History (HistoryLink)