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King County Landmarks: Gunnar T. and Anna Olson House (1912), Redmond

Address: 20015 NE 50th Street, Redmond. This single-story farmhouse constructed in the Happy Valley east of Redmond by Gunnar and Anna Olson is a fine example of a pattern book Craftsman bungalow. In ...

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King County Landmarks: Harrington-Beall Greenhouse Company Historic District (ca. 1885-1989), Vashon, Vashon Island

Address: 18515-18606 Beall Road SW, Vashon, Vashon Island. This 23-acre district, located several miles southeast of Vashon's business center, is significant for its association with the development a...

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King County Landmarks: Hjertoos Farm (1906), vicinity of Carnation

Address: 315 NE 40th Street, Carnation. The Hjertoos Farm, with its prominent dairy barn and large late-Victorian farmhouse, was developed by a Norwegian family that arrived in the lower Snoqualmie Va...

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King County Landmarks: James W. and Anna Herr Clise House (1907), Marymoor Park, Redmond

Address: Marymoor Park, 6046 Lake Sammamish Parkway NE, Redmond. Willowmoor, the country estate of James and Anna Herr Clise, stands at the center of King County's Marymoor Park, near Redmond. The Cr...

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King County Landmarks: Lagesson Homestead (1890), Maple Valley

Address: 20201 SE 216th Street, Maple Valley. Nils Peter Lagesson, a Swedish immigrant, filed his homestead claim in Maple Valley in 1885 and five years later built a two-room, hewn log house and two ...

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King County Landmarks: Mukai Agricultural Complex (1910), Vashon, Vashon Island

Address: 18005-18017 107th Avenue SW, Vashon, Vashon Island. The Mukai family played a pioneering role in developing technologies that made it possible to sell strawberries in distant markets. The Muk...

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King County Landmarks: Neely House (1894)

Address: 12303 Auburn-Black Diamond Road, Auburn. Aaron and Sarah Neely built this large Classical Revival farmhouse on acreage that they cultivated in the Green River Valley east of Auburn. The house...

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King County Landmarks: Olof and Mathilda Olson House and Barn (1907, 1909), Maple Valley

Address: 24206 SE 216th Street, Maple Valley. The Olof and Mathilda Olson House sits on a plateau above the Cedar River about a mile east of Maple Valley. The Olsons purchased their 80-acre parcel in...

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King County Landmarks: Olson Farm (ca. 1874), Auburn

Address: 28728 Green River Road S, Auburn. Located on a fertile shelf of land adjacent to the Green River known as Olson Canyon, the Olson Farm was initially developed by Swedish immigrants Alfred and...

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Lopez Island -- Thumbnail History

Lopez Island, surrounded by the cold waters of the Salish Sea, is at 29.5 square miles the third-largest island in San Juan County. It is the first scheduled stop on the Washington State Ferry route f...

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Luther Burbank Park

Luther Burbank Park, located on the northeastern tip of Mercer Island, was once home to the Luther Burbank School, a parental school for delinquent youths. The school closed in 1966, and the property ...

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Mabel Monsey: Chronicles of a Farm Wife (Lake Stevens, 1891-1903)

Mabel Monsey, who as a young woman homesteaded a claim near Lake Stevens in Snohomish County with her husband and children, chronicled their pioneer experiences during their 13 years in the area in a ...

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