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Parrington, Vernon Louis (1871-1929) -- Scholar, Teacher, Democrat, Gentleman, and Seattleite

HistoryLink.org contributor Junius Rochester presented this speech in May 1986 about Vernon Louis Parrington, University of Washington English professor and renowned author of Main Currents in America...

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PEMCO Financial Services

Seattle-based PEMCO Financial Services is a family of companies and enterprises, not a single corporation, encompassing Evergreen Bank, PEMCO Insurance, and PEMCO Corporation, and associated with the ...

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Phelps, Donald (1929-2003)

Donald Phelps, educator, singer, and TV commentator, was the grandson of John T. Gayton (1866-1954), one of Seattle's black pioneers. He rose through the ranks, starting as an elementary teacher in Be...

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Preston, Josephine Corliss (1873-1958)

Josephine Corliss Preston was the first woman elected to Washington state government after the state's women won the right to vote in 1910. She served as the sixth State Superintendent of Public Instr...

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Queen Anne Branch, The Seattle Public Library

The Queen Anne Branch, The Seattle Public Library, located at 4th Avenue W and W Garfield, was the fourth of the Seattle Public Library branches built with funds from philanthropist Andrew Carnegie (1...

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Rainier Beach Branch, The Seattle Public Library

The Rainier Beach Branch, The Seattle Public Library, is Seattle's southeastern-most branch library. Located at 9125 Rainier Avenue S, the branch traces its roots to a storefront operation that opened...

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Redmond Library, King County Library System

The Redmond Library, which began in 1927 in a rented storefront as a volunteer project of the Nokomis Club, has grown with the community into the busiest library in the King County Library System (KCL...

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Redmond Ridge Library Express, King County Library System

In response to requests by homeowners in the Redmond Ridge development located east of the city of Redmond, the King County Library System (KCLS) and the Redmond Ridge Residential Owners Association w...

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Renton Highlands Library, King County Library System

The Renton Highlands Library is located at 2801 NE 10th Street in the city of Renton, 15 miles southeast of Seattle. In 1944 the newly formed King County Library System (KCLS) opened the first Renton ...

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Renton Library, King County Library System

The Renton Library occupies a unique site. Since 1966, it has spanned the Cedar River that flows through the heart of the city of Renton at the south end of Lake Washington. Renton had a library as ea...

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Rice, Constance Williams (b. 1945)

Constance Williams Rice, Ph.D., was named in 1985 by Seattle Weekly as one of the 25 most powerful women in Seattle. Two decades later, Rice continues to be a leader in a wide range of civic activiti...

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Richmond Beach Library, King County Library System

The Richmond Beach Library was founded in 1899 and from its inception has been a nucleus of community activity and learning. Beginning with an initial collection of 100 volumes that had been discarded...

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