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Newcastle Cemetery

In 1863, coal was discovered in the Newcastle, Washington area, located 10 miles southeast of Seattle between Bellevue and Renton. The Newcastle Cemetery was founded there to meet the needs of the min...

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Nisqually Delta Association

The Nisqually Delta Association, founded in 1970, is a non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation and protection of the Nisqually River Delta, located 10 miles northeast of Olympia on Puget...

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NOAA's Northwest Fisheries Science Center

The Northwest Fisheries Science Center, part of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), has been a landmark in Seattle's Montlake neighborhood since its original building was compl...

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North Cascades Conservation Council

The North Cascades Conservation Council has, since 1957, been an unchanging agent of change. Turning out members for hearings, going to court, deploying hiking guides and picture books, it has helped ...

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Northwest Indian Fisheries Commission

The Northwest Indian Fisheries Commission, an intertribal organization representing 20 Western Washington treaty tribes, formed in 1974 in response to circumstances created by the first ruling in the ...

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Now & Then -- Renton Flood, Seattle Famine

This essay contains Seattle historian and photographer Paul Dorpat's Now & Then photographs and reflections on the November 1911 flood on the Cedar River and the damage it caused downstream in Ren...

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Olmsted Park Plans for Seattle Tour

This is a tour of the parks, playfields, and boulevards laid out by famed landscape designer John Charles Olmsted in his 1903 and 1908 plans for the Seattle Parks Board. It was prepared by HistoryLink...

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Olmsted Parks in Seattle

The majority of Seattle's parks were designed by the Olmsted Brothers landscape architecture firm. John Charles Olmsted (1852-1920), the stepson of Frederick Law Olmsted (1822-1903), who designed Cent...

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Olmsted Parks in Spokane

Nearly all Spokane's beautiful parks and parkways were first conceived by a legendary firm: the Olmsted Brothers, Landscape Architects, of Brookline, Massachusetts, of New York's Central Park fame. In...

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Osborn, John (b. 1956) and Rachael Paschal (b. 1956)

The Spokane husband-wife environmentalist team of John Osborn and Rachael Paschal Osborn have been in the lead of Eastern Washington's conservation movement for decades. Osborn is an internist and chi...

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Our (Issaquah) Swimming Hole in the Summer of '63

In this People's History account, Issaquah High School graduate and "Native Washingtonian" Mike Atkins relates how he and some pals took advantage of the destruction of Pete Rippe's barn during the Co...

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Pelly, Thomas M. (1902-1973)

Thomas Minor Pelly was a Seattle civic leader and a 10-term Congressional Representative for the 1st District (King and Kitsap counties). He fought to protect Puget Sound fishing interests. He was a ...

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