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Almonjuela, Dorothy: Growing Up Squamish

Dorothy Almonjuela (b. 1918) was born on an Indian reserve in North Vancouver, Canada. A Squamish Indian, she moved to Bainbridge Island in 1942. This account includes memories of her life on the rese...

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Anacortes High School Sea Hawks: the "Original Seahawks"

This history of the "Original Seahawks," the Anacortes High School Sea Hawks, who adopted the nickname in 1925, 50 years before Seattle's NFL franchise was named the Seahawks, was inspired by a resear...

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Ancient Order of Hibernians, 1890-2000

Irish organizations appeared in Washington after 1880. The Ancient Order of Hibernians was established in 1890, and it was one of the largest Irish nationalistic organizations. The Irish Rebellion of ...

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and/or -- enough structure and enough openness

Anne Focke wrote this piece about and/or, an artist space in Seattle that she helped found and then directed during its ten-year lifespan, 1974-1984. This essay is an excerpt from the chapbook "A Prag...

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Arthur Denny: Pioneer Recollections

Seattle Pioneer Arthur Denny (1822-1899) wrote an autobiographical sketch in November 1890. It was printed verbatim in William Prosser's 1903 book, Puget Sound Country and is here reproduced in full.

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Autobiography of Joseph Banyan Hall

Joseph Banyan Hall (1857-1947) migrated to Spokane Falls in Washington Territory in 1884, working as a blacksmith and raising cattle and wheat. He later went into the hardware business in Spokane. Hal...

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Barbara Earl Thomas Oral History, Part 1 -- Connection, Creation, Communication

Barbara Earl Thomas (b. 1948) is a Seattle artist whose work has been exhibited at the Seattle Art Museum, the Tacoma Art Museum, the Whatcom County Museum, and in museums and galleries throughout the...

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Barbara Earl Thomas Oral History, Part 2 -- Transformation, Responsibility, Choice

Barbara Earl Thomas (b. 1948) is a Seattle artist whose work has been exhibited at the Seattle Art Museum, the Tacoma Art Museum, the Whatcom County Museum, and in museums and galleries throughout the...

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Barbara Earl Thomas Oral History, Part 3 -- Process and Purpose

Barbara Earl Thomas (b. 1948) is a Seattle artist whose work has been exhibited at the Seattle Art Museum, the Tacoma Art Museum, the Whatcom County Museum, and in museums and galleries throughout the...

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Barker's Store (Sammamish Plateau, King County)

Barker's Store was a small family-owned grocery located on the Sammamish Plateau in King County from the 1940s until the 1970s. This account, prepared by Sammamish Heritage Society historian Phil Doug...

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Battling Union Busters with Gary Ewing (1942-2000)

Gary Ewing (1942-2000) died on October 5, 2000, one week past his 58th birthday. This extraordinary, courageous, funny man was a passionate champion of working people and a loyal friend of many. Gary ...

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Bayne: A King County Coal Mining Town

Bayne was one of the many coal mining towns that flourished in eastern King County in the early years of the twentieth century and have since largely vanished. Very little of the town, located along t...

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