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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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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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Tacoma Speedway, 1912-1922

During its years of operation between 1912 and 1922, the Tacoma Speedway, located in Lakewood, hosted some of the big names of racing, rivaling the best in the world. The Who's Who of races -- "Terri...

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Torrance, R. C. "Torchy" (1899-1990)

Roscoe Conkling Torrance, known as Torchy, was a Seattle printer and civic booster. Among his numerous civic causes he was best known as an unflagging sports fan, a tireless booster of the University...

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Turning Point 12: From Cranks to Fans: Seattle's Long Love Affair with Baseball

The 12th essay in HistoryLink's Turning Points series for The Seattle Times reviews the history of professional baseball in Seattle. It begins with the first pro game, played on May 24, 1890, covers t...

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Washington Skiers in the 1936 and 1948 Winter Olympics

Although the Winter Olympics began in 1924, athletes from Washington did not participate until the 1936 Winter Olympics in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany, where five local skiers went to compete. Two...

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Washington's Jewish Sports Heroes: Bob Moch (1914-2005)

This account of Bob Moch, the coxswain on the University of Washington's 8-man crew that won gold in the 1936 Berlin Olympics, was written by Stephen Sadis. It appears in Distant Replay! Washington's ...

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Washington's Jewish Sports Heroes: Herman Sarkowsky (1925-2014)

This account of Herman Sarkowsky, a leading figure in efforts to bring professional sports teams to the Northwest, was written by Dan Aznoff and Stephen Sadis. It appears in Distant Replay! Washington...

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Watson, Emmett (1918-2001), Crusading Journalist and Lesser Seattle Founder

Emmett Watson was a fixture in Seattle journalism for more than half a century, first as a sports writer for the Seattle Star and then as a columnist for the Seattle Post-Intelligencer and The Seattl...

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When Giants Walked Seattle: The 1912 Baseball Season -- A Slideshow

This slideshow was written by Russ Dille and curated by David S. Eskenazi All Images (c) 2001, David Eskenazi

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Wilson, George (1901-1963): The Greatest Husky

George Wilson played football at the University of Washington from 1923 to 1925. He ran, passed, caught passes, punted, and played linebacker on defense, a 60-minute player. In 1925 his teammates sele...

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Yee, Amy Woo (1922 -2000)

Amy Yee was a Seattle tennis star, a graceful and inspirational teacher who for 50 years brought the love of the sport to thousands of young people and adults in schools, parks, and private clubs. The...

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