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Helfgott, Anna (1899-1996)

Anna Helfgott was a vigorous activist for progressive causes and a leader in Seattle's Gray Panthers. In her working years she was a dressmaker and fitter, and was an early member of the International...

Read More -- A Slideshow History of the First Years

This is a slideshow photo essay on the history of, the evolving online encyclopedia of Washington state history that you are here looking at. Written and Curated by Heather MacIntosh. ...

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Intiman Theatre

Intiman Theatre is a professional not-for-profit resident theater company in Seattle. From its inception in 1972 in a tiny 70-seat theater in Kirkland to its present operation in the 480-seat Playhou...

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Irish Clubs: The Early Years

When the nieces of Bridget Aylward arrived in Seattle, there was already a fledgling Irish club here, then called the American Association for Recognition of the Irish Republic. (Bridget Aylward retir...

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Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle

The Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle was created in January of 1928. Called the Seattle Jewish Fund, it served as the city's first centralized Jewish umbrella institution. The Seattle Jewish Fund ...

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King County Landmarks: Burton Masonic Hall (1894), Burton, Vashon Island

Address: 23927 Vashon Highway SW, Burton, Vashon Island. The Burton Masonic Hall, built in 1894, is a prominent structure in the Vashon Island community of Burton. Constructed by carpenter/builder How...

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King County Landmarks: North Bend Masonic Hall (1912), North Bend

Address: 119 North Bend Way, North Bend. The North Bend Masonic Hall is located in the heart of downtown North Bend. The two-story concrete building was designed with a ground store commercial space ...

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King County Landmarks: Oddfellows/Eagles Hall (1895), Carnation

Address: 3940 Tolt Avenue, Carnation. The original Oddfellows (later Eagles) Hall, built by I.O.O.F. Lodge No. 148, has been an integral part of community life in Carnation since its construction in 1...

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King County Landmarks: Skykomish Masonic Hall (1924), Skykomish

Address: 108 Old Cascade Highway, Skykomish. The Masonic Hall in Skykomish is a two and one-half story wood frame building, built facing the historic highway route through town. Construction of the ...

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King County Landmarks: Vashon Odd Fellows Hall/Blue Heron Art Center (1912), Vashon, Vashon Island

Address: 19500 99th Avenue SW, Vashon, Vashon Island. Francis Sherman constructed the Odd Fellows Hall in 1912 with labor and materials donated by members of the Lodge. The building, which faces Vasho...

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Knitting for Victory -- World War II

On the home front during World War II (1941-1945), knitting to help the war effort and to keep American soldiers warm was a major preoccupation of Americans, particularly women. The November 24, 1941,...

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Lee Minto, Director of Planned Parenthood from 1967 to 1993, recalls the history of abortion reform

Lee Minto (b. 1927), executive director of Planned Parenthood of Seattle-King County from 1967 until her retirement in 1993, played a key role in the campaign for Referendum 20, which legalized aborti...

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