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Dorothea Nordstrand tells of the family's historic return to Tiger, Washington, in 2003.

In this People's History, Dorothea (Pfister) Nordstrand (1916-2011) tells the story of her family's historic return to Tiger, Washington, on October 3, 2003. Dorothea was born near Tiger in 1916, the ...

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Dorothea Nordstrand tells the story of Dandy, a Pend Oreille County horse in the 1910s

In this People's History, Dorothea (Pfister) Nordstrand (1916-2011) tells the story of a horse with a mind of his own. This very strong-minded horse lived with the Pfister family near Tiger in Pend Or...

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Dorothea Nordstrand tells the story of Hooch the wondrous cat, resident of Green Lake (Seattle)

In this People's History of the Green Lake neighborhood, Dorothea (Pfister) Nordstrand (1916-2011) tells the story of Hooch, the wondrous cat. The Daddy in this story is Joseph Pfister (1883-1947), an...

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Dorothea Nordstrand's Grandmother's Rose

In this People's History, Dorothea Nordstrand (1916-2011) tells the story of the beautiful climbing rose that her grandmother brought from Austria more than 100 years ago. To this day (2003) the rose ...

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Dorothea Nordstrand's Green Lake (Seattle) Memory: The Fish and the Vietnam Vet

In this People's History, Dorothea Nordstrand (1916-2011) recalls an early morning encounter between two Green Lake neighbors taking an early morning walk during the mid-1970s, a Vietnam Vet, and his ...

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Dorothy Graybael Scott Remembers Fire, Wind, Snow, and Floods at Cedar Falls, 1922-1940

This excerpted account of man-made and natural disasters at Cedar Falls (east King County) was originally recorded on June 15, 1993, as a part of the Cedar River Watershed Oral History Project. Doroth...

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Dr. Henry Smith's Letter from Snohomish County (December 1863)

Seattle physician Dr. Henry A. Smith (1830-1915) figures prominently in early Seattle history as a doctor, a writer, and a farmer. He has been credited with transcribing Chief Seattle's famous 1854 sp...

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Dr. Mom by Dorothea Nordstrand

In this People's History, Dorothea (Pfister) Nordstrand (1916-2011) recalls what "family medicine" meant at a time when professional health care was often not available.The Pfister family homesteaded ...

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Dr. Samual Goldenberg recalls the campaign to liberalize Washington's abortion laws

Dr. Samuel Goldenberg (1921-2011), a Seattle psychologist, organized the Citizens' Abortion Study Group after being unable to help two of his patients obtain legal abortions in 1967. The group, later ...

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"Dream of a Devotee of Fashion": An essay for the Woman's Century Club Magazine by Emily Inez Denny (1899)

Emily Inez Denny (1853-1918) wrote this tongue-in-cheek essay on the perils of women's clothing to be read to fellow members of the Woman's Century Club. A daughter of Seattle pioneers David (1832-190...

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Durham: A King County Coal Mining Town

This reminiscence of childhood in the King County coalmining town of Durham was written by Nina Elizabeth "Betty" (Morris) Falk in 1990-1991. Betty Morris (Falk), was born on March 26, 1920, in Tacoma...

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Early Promise: The Beginnings of Vitamilk Dairy -- a Memory by Dorothea Nordstrand

This reminiscence was written by Dorothea Nordstrand (1916-2011), who as a young woman worked as a teller at the Green Lake State Bank, located in Seattle's Green Lake neighborhood. In it she remember...

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