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Estby, Helga (1860-1942)

Norwegian immigrant and suffragist Helga Estby is remembered for her heroic seven-month walk from Spokane to New York City in 1896, a publicity wager that she expected would pay her $10,000 and save t...

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Frolich, Finn Haakon (1868-1947), Sculptor

Finn Haakon Frolich served as Director of Sculpture for the Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Exposition held in Seattle in 1909, and a colorful, engaging figure who enlivened many places around the world with his...

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King County Landmarks: Quaale Log House (1903), Carnation

Address: 10101 W. Snoqualmie Valley Road NE, Carnation. The first Euro-American settlers in the Snoqualmie Valley typically built log houses for temporary shelter until they could build more elaborate...

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Kvamme, Olaf (1923-2013)

Olaf Kvamme was a Seattle educator, administrator, historian, and a leader in the city's Norwegian community.

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Mortrude, Charles Christian (1856-1935 )

This biography of C. C. Mortrude, who came to America (eventually to Seattle) with his family from Norway, was submitted by Frank Newman of Kirkland.

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Nordic Heritage Museum (Seattle)

The Nordic Heritage Museum in Seattle has the distinction of being the only museum in the country that promotes the heritage and culture of the five Scandinavian countries and honors the legacy of the...

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Nordic Heritage Museum Vanishing Generation Interview with Arnold Reinholdtsen

Lynn Moen interviewed and Morris Moen videotaped Arnold Reinholdtsen (b. 1928) on July 17, 2000 for the Nordic Heritage Museum Vanishing Generation Oral History Project. Arnold, of Norwegian heritage,...

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Nordic Heritage Museum Vanishing Generation Interview with Art Pehling

Art Pehling (b. ca. 1917), of German heritage, was interviewed by Dick Sacksteder on June 7, 2000 for the Vanishing Generation Oral History Project in the Nordic Heritage Museum. Art describes Ballard...

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Nordic Heritage Museum Vanishing Generation Interview with Arvid Kangas

This Nordic Heritage Museum Vanishing Generation Oral History Project interview of Arvid Kangas by Curtis Jacobs took place on July 27, 2000 in the Seattle neighborhood of Ballard. Arvid Kangas (b. 19...

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Nordic Heritage Museum Vanishing Generation Interview with Bjarne Andvik

This interview with Bjarne Andvik, (b. 1923) is part of The Vanishing Generation Oral History Project in the Nordic Heritage Museum. Interviewed by Olaf Kvamme on October 18, 2000, Bjarne Andvik is a ...

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Nordic Heritage Museum Vanishing Generation Interview with Edmund Olsson

This is an interview of Edmund Olsson (b. 1923) done by Mitzi Leibst on May 16, 2000, for the Nordic Heritage Museum Vanishing Generation Oral History Project. Edmund Olsson (b. 1923) was born in Swed...

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Nordic Heritage Museum Vanishing Generation Interview with Gudmundur Jacobsen

Naomie Bulloch speaks with Gudmundur Jacobsen (b. 1935) in this Nordic Heritage Museum Vanishing Generation Oral History Project interview that took place on May 2, 2000 in the Seattle neighborhood of...

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