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Carver Gayton reflects on the Jim Owens statue at Husky Stadium, University of Washington

In October 2003, a statue of former Husky head coach Jim Owens (1927-2009) was placed in front of the Husky Stadium in Seattle. The statue renewed a longstanding controversy surrounding Owens. Owens c...

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Cle Elum Ski Club

Skiing in the Northwest got a boost in 1921 when the Summit Ski Club (later the Cle Elum Ski Club, Inc.) was formed. Under the leadership of John "Syke" Bresko (1895-1987), the Cle Elum Ski Club flour...

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Couples, Fred (b. 1959)

Fred Couples is a Seattle native who became one of the world's top professional golfers. He grew up playing on a city-run public course, Jefferson Park, and won state-high-school championships his jun...

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Dobie, Gilmour (1879-1948), Football Coach

Gilmour Dobie was a legendary coach for the University of Washington football team. The team has been called Huskies ever since 1922, but in the Dobie era it did not have an official name or mascot. I...

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Dugdale, Daniel E. (1864-1934), Baseball Pioneer

Daniel E. Dugdale was born in Peoria, Illinois, on October 18, 1864, and soon learned to play the new game called baseball. He starred on some of the first professional teams as a catcher, but was lu...

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Early Skiing in the Washington Cascades, Part 1: 1913-1937

This is the first of a two-part essay on the early history of skiing in Washington's Cascade Mountains, covering the period from the start of organized skiing in the region through 1937. It is based i...

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Early Skiing in the Washington Cascades, Part 2: 1938-1949

This is the second of a two-part essay on the early history of skiing in Washington's Cascade Mountains. This People's History was written by John W. Lundin and Stephen J. Lundin, who are both former ...

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Ellis, John W. (b. 1928)

John Ellis, former head of Bellevue-based Puget Sound Power and Light (now Puget Sound Energy), is best known for leading the effort to keep the Mariners in Seattle and build the team a new baseball s...

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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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Eric Flom Remembers the All-Star Game in the Kingdome -- July 17, 1979

In this People's History, avid baseball fan Eric Flom gives a play by play account of the thrilling All-Star game played on July 17, 1979 at the Kingdome. He was 11 at the time.

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Fish Story: Memories of the Cedar River

Homer Venishnick, born in Renton, Washington in 1926, comes from a long line of fishermen whose livelihoods have hinged on the ebb and flow of local rivers. Today he lives in a house he built 50 years...

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