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K2 Corporation (K2 Sports) -- a History

This history of the Vashon Island firm K2, manufacturer of fiberglass skis, and later of snowboards and in-line skates, was submitted by Andy Luhn, marketing director of the firm. Company founder Bill...

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King County Landmarks: Issaquah Sportsmen's Clubhouse (1937), Issaquah

Address: 23600 SE Evans Street, Issaquah. Since its construction in 1937, the Issaquah Sportsmen's Clubhouse has housed the club. The Issaquah Sportsmen's Club was founded in 1920 as a recreation, soc...

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Kingdome: The Controversial Birth of a Seattle Icon (1959-1976)

The first protean ideas for a Seattle domed stadium arose 12 years before the Kingdome's long-anticipated groundbreaking in 1972. Although many local sports fans and business leaders enthusiastically ...

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Kingdome: A Slideshow History of its Site, Design, and Construction

This is a slideshow photo essay on the history of Seattle's Kingdome, its site, design, and construction. The Kingdome (formally, the King County Multipurpose Domed Stadium) opened in March 1976 and ...

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Lacrosse in Seattle: The Forgotten Early History

The first documented game of lacrosse in Seattle was played in 1896, between two teams from British Columbia, Canada. The original Seattle Lacrosse Club was formed in 1900. Many of its players came fr...

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Lassen, Leo H. (1899-1975)

Leo Lassen was a sportswriter and publicist who became a living legend as a baseball radio broadcaster in his hometown of Seattle. He covered the city's Pacific Coast League teams from 1931 to 1960. H...

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Lee, Bruce -- Television and Filmography

Former Seattle resident Bruce Lee, martial artist and actor in film and television, starred in many Hong Kong movie productions as a child before he came to worldwide fame with his role as Kato in tel...

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Lee, Bruce (1940-1973), Martial Arts Master and Film Maker

Bruce Lee popularized Kung Fu and other Asian martial arts disciplines during a brief but influential career as an instructor and as an actor on television and in feature films. Born in San Francisco ...

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Longacres Racetrack

Longacres racetrack was founded by Seattle real estate magnates Joseph Gottstein (1891-1971) and William Edris and designed by B. Marcus Priteca. It opened in Renton on August 3, 1933. The track was...

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Madison, Helene (1913-1970)

Between 1930 and 1932, Seattle swimmer Helene Madison owned 23 world records for swimming and won every freestyle event at the U.S. Women’s Nationals three years in a row. Madison w...

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Mark Odell and the Start of the UW Rowing Program

Mark Odell (1869-1963), who was part of Cornell's 1897 championship crew team, helped to start the University of Washington rowing program, which he coached in 1906. Beginning the next season, Odell s...

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Maxey, Carl (1924-1997)

Carl Maxey was Spokane's first prominent black attorney and an influential and controversial civil-rights leader. He was born in 1924 in Tacoma and raised as an orphan in Spokane. He overcame an almos...

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