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Sicks' Stadium (Seattle) in the 1930s: a Reminiscence

In this account, Sally Flood remembers the games at Seattle's Sicks' Stadium in the late 1930s.

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Sicks' Stadium: The Other Days of Summer by William J. Nass

William J. "Bill" Nass (1924-1986) grew up with a love of baseball near Seattle's Sicks' Stadium. He wrote this baseball reminiscence in 1981 after the demolition of the stadium. Bill Nass lived in Wa...

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Siting the Hanford Engineering Works: I was there, Leslie!

Louis Chesnut served in the Federal Land Bank system for 35 years, 10 years as vice president. This is his recollection of his involvement in the selection of the Hanford site for the development of t...

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Ski Lifts, Inc. and the First Northwest Rope Tows

During the 1930s, skiing in the northwest grew rapidly. Seattle and Tacoma area enthusiasts traveled to Snoqualmie Pass, Paradise on Mount Rainier, and Mount Baker on weekends to ski. Travel to ski ar...

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Skiing at Martin, the Northern Pacific Stop at Stampede Pass

Martin was a stop on the Northern Pacific (NP) rail line in Kittitas County, at the east portal of the NP tunnel through the Cascade Mountains under Stampede Pass. It was named for nearby Martin Creek...

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Slam Poetry: A Brief History from Chicago to Seattle

Slam poetry is a form of competitive performance poetry in which participants offer works no longer than three minutes and are judged by randomly picked audience members. The winners then progress to ...

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Smallman-Shannahan Legacy: Putting a Face on a Snohomish County Farm Family

Schoolteacher Blanche Shannahan, granddaughter of Snohomish County pioneer Robert Smallman, left a written account of life on the Smallman-Shannahan farm located at Tualco near Monroe, a farm owned an...

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Smith, John James (1869-1910): Enumclaw Doctor, Banker, and Civic Leader

John James Smith was a medical doctor from West Virginia who came to the Northwest in the late 1800s to work for a mining company. He settled in Enumclaw in 1901, where he carved out a successful care...

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Sons of a Norwegian Lighthouse Keeper

This is the story of the brothers Harald Blekum (1865-1950) and Einar Blekum (1864-1910) and their assimilation to life in Seattle, 1891 to 1950. It is based on research, documents, and images submitt...

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South Lake Union: The Evolution of a Dream

This essay surveys the development of Seattle's South Lake Union and Cascade communities from 1854 to 2003, with emphasis on visions for its future including Virgil Bogue's 1911 Plan of Seattle, the 1...

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Southgate Roller Rink (White Center)

The Southgate Roller Rink (now Southgate Event Center) is located in the center of White Center (at 9646 17th Ave SW), a neighborhood of South Seattle. It was originally built by Hiram Green (1863-193...

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Speakeasy Fire: An Eyewitness Account of the fire on May 18, 2001

Two members of HistoryLink's staff, Alyssa Burrows and Chris Goodman, happened to be at the Speakeasy Cafe the night it burned down. This is Alyssa'a first-hand account of the confused scene as the bu...

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