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Barneston -- Thumbnail History

The company mill town of Barneston, located in King County 40 miles southeast of Seattle, manufactured 15 million to 25 million feet of timber annually for most of a quarter-century. Established in 18...

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Cedar Falls -- Thumbnail History

Cedar Falls, originally a City Light company town, is located in the upper Cedar River watershed, 30 miles southeast of Seattle. The town's history also encompasses nearby communities that housed rail...

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Crocodile Cafe: Seattle's Icon of the Grunge Rock Era.

A beloved local live music venue, the Crocodile Cafe & Live Bait Lounge (located in Belltown in Seattle at 2200 2nd Avenue), was founded by Seattle attorney and local music fan Stephanie Dorgan, along...

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Des Moines Memorial Way South, Women's Memorial

Following World War I, the Seattle Garden Club worked with veterans organizations to plant some 1,400 elm trees along Des Moines Memorial Way S, dedicating each one to a fallen veteran. In a separate ...

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Evergreen Washelli Cemetery

Seattle's original Washelli Cemetery was Seattle's second municipal cemetery, established on the site of Capitol Hill's present Volunteer Park in 1885. The present Evergreen Washelli Cemetery straddle...

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Finding Cherry Grove by Hunter Brown

Hunter Brown (b. 1992) wrote this account of locating and then traveling to the site of Cherry Grove, Illinois. Cherry Grove was the town the Denny/Boren family left behind in April 1851 when they set...

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Greenwood Cemetery

The Greenwood Cemetery (also known as Woodland Cemetery) was located at 85th and Greenwood Avenue N from 1891 to 1907. In 1907, the cemetery was removed and the land converted to building lots; it is...

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Longacres Racetrack

Longacres racetrack was founded by Seattle real estate magnates Joseph Gottstein (1891-1971) and William Edris and designed by B. Marcus Priteca. It opened in Renton on August 3, 1933. The track was...

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Luna Park - Coney Island of the West (1907-1913)

Luna Park, Seattle's "Coney Island of the West," enticed visitors with thrilling rides, garish amusements, and the "longest bar on the bay" for only six years, from 1907-1913. Once a decade, its ghost...

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Maynard's Point Cemetery

In the early days of Seattle, burials were made at Maynard's Point on the property of Dr. W. S. Maynard (1808-1873). Maynard's Point, the site of Seattle's original business district in present-day (...

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Santa's University Village Express (Seattle)

In this People's History, Eleanor Boba remembers the popular holiday-excursion trains sponsored by Seattle's University Village Shopping Center. Each December for about a decade starting in 1956 when ...

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Seattle Cemetery

The Seattle Cemetery, located at the present (1999) site of Denny Park north of downtown, was Seattle's first official municipal cemetery. The first burials in 1861 (?) were bodies removed from other ...

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