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Pearson Field: Washington's Pioneer Airport

Vancouver's Pearson Field is one of the nation's oldest operating airfields. Aviation first came to Vancouver in 1905, when Lincoln Beachey flew from Portland in a lighter-than-air craft and landed on...

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Photos from the 1920s - 1950s: Lena Koenig's Scrapbook

Lena Koenig shares her personal scrapbook of photographs from the 1920s, 1930s, 1940s, and 1950s, featuring a 1920s plane ride from Spokane to Seattle.

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Point of No Return: The Will Rogers-Wiley Post Memorial Seaplane Base (Renton)

Humorist Will Rogers (1879-1935) and aviator Wiley Post (1898-1935) began what would be their final journey at the Renton Airport on August 7, 1935. They took off for Alaska with plans to travel onwar...

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Remembering Stanford Poll

Doting husband and father, generous benefactor of many community charities, astute but scrupulously honest businessman, loyal almost to a fault, keenly alert to life's ironies and absurdities, and alw...

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Sand Point: From Mud Lake to Magnuson Park -- a Slideshow Photo Essay

This is a slideshow photo essay on the history of Sand Point, located on Lake Washington in Northeast Seattle, from settlement in 1855 to the rededication of an expanded Magnuson Park in 2004. Writt...

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Sand Point Naval Air Station: 1920-1970

Under a variety of official designations, Sand Point, a peninsula in north Seattle that juts into Lake Washington, served for almost 50 years as an air base, aviation training center, and aircraft rep...

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Sand Point: The Early Years, 1850-1920

Sand Point is a peninsula that juts into Lake Washington within the present (2000) city limits of north Seattle. Sand Point's documented history begins in 1850 when Isaac Ebey (1818-1857) glided in a ...

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Sanderson, Major General Lawson (1895-1979)

Marine Corps aviation pioneer Lawson H. M. "Sandy" Sanderson (1895-1979) was born and grew up in Shelton, Washington. He became a Marine Corps pilot at the end of World War I and in the following year...

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Sea-Tac International Airport: Part 1 -- Founding

Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, or Sea-Tac as it commonly called, was developed as a direct response to the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. Military needs limited civilian a...

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Sea-Tac International Airport: Part 2 -- From Props to Jets (1950-1970)

Seattle-Tacoma International Airport experienced dramatic growth between 1950 and 1970 as a result of new aircraft technologies, the increasing popularity and affordability of air travel, and the Puge...

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Sea-Tac International Airport: Part 3 -- Boeing Bust to Deregulation (1970s)

The Port of Seattle built Seattle-Tacoma International Airport during World War II to relieve pressure on existing airports such as Seattle's Boeing Field. Following the war, Sea-Tac quickly establish...

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Sea-Tac International Airport: Part 4 -- Ascent and Dissent (1980-2008)

Seattle-Tacoma (Sea-Tac) International Airport and its owner, the Port of Seattle, faced major challenges during the last two decades of the twentieth century. Foremost, their own successful investmen...

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