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Seattle Seahawks

The Seattle Seahawks professional football team was born in 1974. A group of Seattle businessmen led by the Nordstrom family was awarded one of two new franchises added that year by the National Footb...

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Seattle Slew (1974-2002)

Seattle Slew was an ungainly, undervalued colt who grew up to be one of the most successful horses in the long history of Thoroughbred racing and breeding. He was born in Kentucky, where he was bought...

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Seattle Sounders

Heather Johnson contributed this People's History of the Seattle Sounders soccer team.

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Seattle Sounders FC

Seattle Sounders FC is a Major League Soccer (MLS) team that began play in 2009. The name, however, dates back to 1974 with the birth of the North American Soccer League's Seattle Sounders. That early...

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Seattle SuperSonics -- Part 1

Seattle's National Basketball Association team for 41 years, the SuperSonics were the city's first major league sports franchise and won a championship in 1979. Longtime Seattle natives remember where...

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Seattle SuperSonics -- Part 2

The SuperSonics were Seattle's men's professional basketball team for 41 years, winning the National Basketball Association championship in 1979. The team's 41-year run in Seattle came to a controver...

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Seattle's Municipal Ski Park at Snoqualmie Summit (1934-1940)

In the winter of 1934, Seattle made national news when its Board of Park Commissioners opened one of the first municipal ski areas in the country at the old Milwaukee Railroad stop of Laconia at Snoqu...

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Selling Hotdogs at a Seattle Rainiers Game: A Baseball Reminiscence (1941)

William J. "Bill" Nass (1924-1986) was born to German immigrant parents, Julius and Margaret Nass, and grew up with a love of baseball and near Sicks' Stadium. While attending high school Bill had a p...

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Sicks' Stadium (Seattle)

Sicks' Stadium, built in 1938, was a Seattle landmark for more than four decades. Located in Rainier Valley at the intersection of Rainier Avenue and McClelland Street, the baseball stadium was home t...

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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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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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