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Dorothea Nordstrand Remembers Ice Skating on Green Lake in 1930

In this reminiscence, Dorothea Nordstrand (1916-2011) recalls the winter of 1930 when Green Lake froze over. The freeze became the occasion for a carnival of bonfires, skaters, waltz music, and the su...

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Dorothea Nordstrand Remembers School Days on Green Lake (Seattle) in the 1920s

In this reminiscence, Dorothea (Pfister) Nordstrand (1916-2011) recalls school days in the 1920s in the marshy land of Seattle's Green Lake neighborhood. In 2009 Dorothea Nordstrand was awarded AKCHO'...

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Dorothea Nordstrand Remembers the Coming of Interstate 5

In this People's History, Dorothea (Pfister) Nordstrand (1916-2011), resident of Seattle's Green Lake neighborhood, remembers the neighborhood before and after Interstate 5 cut through it during the 1...

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Dorothea Nordstrand Remembers Thornton Creek (Seattle) in the 1930s

Thornton Creek rose somewhere near Meridian (near Seattle's Green Lake), meandered through some very black, boggy wetland, thence along or maybe under, what is now the South parking lot of Northgate M...

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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 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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Duwamish Waterway map superimposed on a map of the formerly winding Duwamish River

This is a map that shows the straight and deep Duwamish Waterway superimposed on the formerly meandering Duwamish River. The Duwamish River flowed through south Seattle into Elliott Bay. The straighte...

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Elmer Yates remembers the day the Big Leaguers came to Dugdale Park in 1931

Elmer S. Yates (b. 1917) was raised in the Rainier Valley and attended Franklin High School. He went to sea and became a ship's captain. In 1996, he wrote to the Rainier Valley Historical Society from...

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Elmer Yates remembers the Seattle Times Pitcher's Contest in the Rainier Valley

Elmer Yates (b. 1917) was raised in the Rainier Valley and attended Franklin High School. He went to sea and became a ship's captain. In 1996, he wrote to the Rainier Valley Historical Society from hi...

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Elmer Yates remembers the Toonerville Trolley in the Rainier Valley.

Elmer Yates (b. 1917) was raised in the Rainier Valley and graduated from Franklin High School in 1934. He went to sea and became a ship's captain. In about 1996, he wrote to the Rainier Valley Histor...

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Grand Army of the Republic Cemetery -- Seattle

The Grand Army of the Republic (G.A.R.) was a fraternal organization of Union Army veterans formed after the Civil War (1861-1865) for the "defense of the late soldiery of the United States, morally, ...

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Green Lake Branch, The Seattle Public Library

Seattle's Green Lake neighborhood opened a reading room in August 1905. The community quickly outgrew the little library's capacity. In 1908, a group of 40 Green Lake business and community leaders sp...

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