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Creating Cal Anderson Park by Kay Rood

Cal Anderson Park, a beautifully renovated and expanded park on Seattle's Capitol Hill, re-opened on September 24, 2005. Originally one of Seattle's Olmsted-designed parks (named "Lincoln Park,"), it ...

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Crooks, Joan A. (b. 1965)

From her office in the LEED-certified Vance Building in downtown Seattle, Washington Environmental Council Executive Director Joan Crooks can look out over Puget Sound and the Olympics -- two elements...

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Daroga State Park

Daroga State Park, on the east bank of the Columbia River in North Central Washington, was once part of an orchard and ranch operated by legendary fruit grower Grady Auvil, who introduced Red Haven pe...

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Dawes, Janet (b. 1932)

You could say that Janet Dawes is an accidental, though effective, environmentalist. Initially attracted to environmental groups by her love of nature, Janet, soft-spoken and unassuming, worked on Haw...

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DeLaCruz, Joseph "Joe" Burton (1937-2000)

Joseph "Joe" Burton DeLaCruz Jr., long-serving president of the Quinault Indian Nation, brought intelligence and charisma to the struggle to bring effective self-governance to his tribe and to Indians...

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Discovery Park (Seattle): Natural History

With 534 acres of forest, meadow, and beach on a broad point projecting into Puget Sound, Discovery Park at West Point in Seattle's Magnolia neighborhood is the city's largest green space and among it...

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Dorothea Nordstrand recalls the old Celilo Falls

Nordstrand's reminiscence on Celilo Falls the way they were before the Dalles Dam was built in 1957 first appeared in Columbia magazine, Vol 15, No. 3. In 2009 Dorothea Nordstrand was awarded AKCHO's ...

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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 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's Grandmother's Rose

In this People's History, Dorothea Nordstrand (1916-2011) tells the story of the beautiful climbing rose that her grandmother brought from Austria more than 100 years ago. To this day (2003) the rose ...

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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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