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Irish Settlers: 1850s and Beyond

According to land claim records, as of 1856, approximately one in 12 claims in Washington Territory were made by Irish-born settlers. The majority of these people came to the United States both before...

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Maynard, Catherine Broshears (1816-1906), Seattle Pioneer

Catherine Simmons Broshears Maynard was an energetic Seattle pioneer. She assisted her husband David (Doc) Maynard (1808-1873) in his several enterprises, including Seattle's first hospital. Many colo...

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St. Patrick's Day in Seattle

Though the Irish in Seattle have always celebrated St. Patrick's Day, there was no official St. Patrick's Day Parade in Seattle until 1972. Before (and after) that first official procession, the late ...

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