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A Seattle City Light employee describes the early days.

This file contains an undated, unsigned letter describing what it was like working at Seattle City Light in the early years, around 1910. The letter is held in the Seattle Municipal Archives. It descr...

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Advertising Goods and Services to the San Juan Islands Community, 1909

In 1909, the island residents of San Juan County in Northwest Washington relied on their two newspapers, the San Juan Islander and the Friday Harbor Journal, to keep them apprised not only of local, r...

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Agriculture in Washington 1792 to 1900

Washington's soils and climate make it one of the most productive agricultural states in the union. When explorers and fur traders from the East Coast and Europe reached the Northwest in the late 1700...

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Agriculture in Washington since 1900

At the turn of the twentieth century, Washington farmers and ranchers realized they still had much to learn about the land. Washington State College (later University) in Pullman became the center of ...

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Alaska Airlines

Alaska Airlines traces its roots to the hardy pilots who flew the Alaskan "bush" in the 1930s. The airline was assembled through a series of purchases and mergers leading to the creation of Alaska Sta...

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Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Exposition (1909): Pay Streak Amusements

The 1909 Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Exposition was held in Seattle on the University of Washington campus from June 1 to October 16. This was Washington's first world's fair and it celebrated 12 years of pr...

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Allen, Paul (1953-2018)

Despite having made billions of dollars as a result of his computer programming skills, Paul Gardner Allen insisted that he was not a geek.  "I wasn’t a nerd," Allen writes in his 2012 auto...

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Barber, Jean Bartell (b. 1953)

Jean Bartell Barber currently (2013) serves as vice chairman and treasurer of the Bartell Drug Company, which was founded in 1890 by her grandfather George Bartell Sr. (1868-1956). She spent the early...

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Barker's Store (Sammamish Plateau, King County)

Barker's Store was a small family-owned grocery located on the Sammamish Plateau in King County from the 1940s until the 1970s. This account, prepared by Sammamish Heritage Society historian Phil Doug...

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Bartell Candy Kitchen

The Bartell Candy Kitchen, located at 1906 Boren Avenue in Seattle, served many a sweet tooth for about 25 years during the early twentieth century. By the late 1920s, it churned out an average of a ...

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Bartell Drug Company

George Bartell Sr. (1868-1956) opened his first drugstore in 1890 in Seattle, and grew his business from a small fledgling enterprise to a thriving chain of pharmacies that by the 1920s were scattered...

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Bartell Drugs: A Slideshow

From small beginnings as a single drug store on Seattle's Jackson Street in 1890, Bartell Drugs has grown to 58 stores serving the Puget Sound region in 2011. Its longevity has earned the company the ...

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