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Walla Walla Public Library

The Walla Walla Public Library opened in November 1897. Earlier efforts to establish a library for the public in the city of Walla Walla date back to the mid-1860s and the early 1870s, but neither of ...

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Walla Walla University

Walla Walla University, located in College Place, Walla Walla County, was founded as Walla Walla College in 1892. The school was established by the Seventh-day Adventist Church to provide regional chu...

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Wallingford Branch, The Seattle Public Library

Library services in Wallingford began in 1949 with the gift of a house that became the Wilmot Memorial Library. In 1985, the branch moved to an old fire station as the Wallingford-Wilmot Branch Librar...

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Wanamaker, Pearl Anderson (1899-1984)

Pearl Wanamaker was a long-serving Superintendent of Public Instruction (1941-1957), whose years in the non-partisan office addressed World War II educational and vocational demands, and managed the b...

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Ware, Flo (1912-1981)

Florasina Ware was the quintessential activist, known for raising a strong and logical voice on behalf of children, the elderly, and the poor.

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Washington State Library

The Washington State Library was established by the organic act which created Washington Territory in 1853, and it has served as the official library for state government since Washington gained state...

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Washington State University, Part 1

Founded in 1890 as a land-grant college, Washington State University has become one of the top public research universities in the United States. Known affectionately (if unofficially) as Wazzu (a pro...

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Washington State University, Part 2

Washington State University was born in 1890 as the Agricultural College, Experiment Station and School of Science of the State of Washington. The school underwent a series of transformations during i...

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Washington Talking Book and Braille Library

The Washington Talking Book and Braille Library is operated by The Seattle Public Library under a contract with the Washington State Library. Since 1907, the Seattle Public Library has served blind re...

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West Seattle Branch, The Seattle Public Library

The West Seattle Branch was the first of the Carnegie branches opened by The Seattle Public Library. Since 1910, it has continuously served the community as a resource for knowledge and citizenship, w...

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White Center Library, King County Library System

The early history of the White Center Library followed a winding path. The library began in a private home in 1943 and moved to the basement of a fieldhouse in 1946, the year that the White Center Lib...

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Whitman College

Whitman College began as Whitman Seminary, a pre-collegiate academy for pioneer boys and girls. Cushing Eells (1810-1893) obtained the first charter for the school in 1859, to memorialize his missiona...

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