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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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Lighthouse for the Blind

The Lighthouse for the Blind was incorporated in Seattle in 1918, with the purpose of advancing the general welfare of the blind. Three of the five men who wrote the articles of incorporation were bli...

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Love Israel Family

The Love Israel Family, the largest and most prominent communal group in the Washington to emerge during the 1960s and 1970s counterculture, was located in Seattle between 1968 and 1984 and in rural ...

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Madrona Memories, Part 3 -- Central Area Council

Carol Richman moved with her family to the Madrona neighborhood of Seattle in 1961. She was a member of the Central Area Community Council (Madrona and the Central Area are contiguous) and in this Peo...

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McNaughton, Stanley O. (1921-1998)

Seattle business leader and philanthropist Stanley Otto McNaughton held positions with Seattle University and Safeco Insurance before he was in 1961 recruited by Robert J. Handy (1901-1984) to help re...

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Mementos of a Seattle City Light Skagit River tour

Beginning in the 1920s, Seattle City Light offered tours of its hydroelectric dams on the Skagit River to promote public support of the project. This file contains mementos (a sketch, a program, a tou...

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Mount Zion Baptist Church (Seattle)

Seattle's Mount Zion Baptist Church has the largest black congregation in the state of Washington. The church is more than a century old.

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Municipal League

Founded on May 23, 1910, the Municipal League of Seattle (now of King County) quickly became a leading organization in the area's Progressive Movement. In the first decades of the twentieth century it...

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NAACP, Seattle Branch

The Seattle Branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) was founded on October 23, 1913, and became the first of the national civil rights organizations to be esta...

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National Council of Jewish Women, Seattle Section

The National Council of Jewish Women, Seattle section, founded in 1900, is a volunteer organization inspired by Jewish values that works to improve the quality of life for women, children, and familie...

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