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Wellspring Archives: What About the Community Fund?

This People's History is based on the early records of Wellspring Family Services, a private, non-profit organization helping families and children in Seattle and King County overcome life's challenge...

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Wellspring Archives: What Did They Do with the Baby?

This People's History is based on the early records of Wellspring Family Services, a private, non-profit organization helping families and children in Seattle and King County overcome lifeâ&euro...

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West Seattle Memories Part 1: Alki Beach

This file contains Bob and Ada Hallberg's memories of West Seattle's Alki Beach and the log rafts swimmers could sit on and dive off up until the 1950s. It is an exerpt of an oral history interview co...

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West Seattle Memories Part 2: Alki Point

This file contains contains H. Martin Smith's memories of West Seattle's Alki Point -- the lantern that stood in for a lighthouse before one was built -- and how as a child he played in the remains of...

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West Seattle Memories Part 3: West Seattle Pools

This file contains recollections of swimming in West Seattle at the Lincoln Park pool and at the Alki Natatorium. Gertrude Stevens recounts how she learned to swim, Ada Hallberg talks about swimming i...

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West Seattle Memories Part 4: Luna Park

This file contains memories of West Seattle's Luna Park taken from oral history interviews conducted in 1999 by the Southwest Seattle Historical Society. Luna Park, Seattle's "Coney Island of the West...

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West Seattle Memories Part 5: West Seattle Ferry

This file contains recollections of the West Seattle Ferry by West Seattle residents Carroll Mage and George Shephard. They recall the days before the West Seattle Bridge existed -- when the quickest ...

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West Seattle Memories Part 6: Community Spirit

This file contains reminiscences of community life in West Seattle. Ema Albert describes how the neighborhood pulled together to help a young widow during the Great Depression, and Doc Eastly recalls ...

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West Seattle Memories Part 7: Businesses

This file contains a selection of memories and reflections on West Seattle businesses taken from oral history interviews conducted by the Southwest Seattle Historical Society. Owners and patrons descr...

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West Seattle Memories Part 8: Early Days in West Seattle

This file contains reminiscences of the early days in West Seattle taken from interviews of West Seattle residents done for the Southwest Seattle Historical Society in 1999. In those days summer renta...

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Westport -- The Grays Harbor County Town (around 1912) by Bernice Garner Marsters

This People's History consists of a letter written in June 1958, describing life in Westport during the years following 1912. Westport is located in Grays Harbor County on a peninsula on the Pacific c...

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When Idaho Was Part of Washington

For a time in the mid-nineteenth century, the future state of Idaho was part of Washington. When Washington Territory was created in 1853, its boundaries encompassed Idaho's Panhandle, the northern re...

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