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Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Exposition, 1909 -- A Slideshow of Seattle's First World's Fair
This is a Slideshow on the Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Exposition, Washington's first World's Fair, which opened on June 1, 1909, and closed on October 16, 1909. More than three million people visited the fair, which took place in Seattle on the University of Washington campus. Written and Curated by Paul Dorpat, with Chris Goodman. Presented by Safeco.
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Bartell Drugs: A Slideshow
From small beginnings as a single drug store on Seattle's Jackson Street in 1890, Bartell Drugs has grown to 58 stores serving the Puget Sound region in 2011. Its longevity has earned the company the distinction of being the oldest drug store chain in the United States. This slideshow presents the rich history of the Bartell Drug Company, and was written and curated by Phil Dougherty.
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Bicycle Tree at Snohomish (1890-1927) -- A Slideshow
This slideshow presents the vintage postcard collection of Peter Blecha on the enormous and curious "bike tree," located in Snohomish County within what is now Snohomish city limits. The slide show was written and curated by Peter Blecha and funded by the Henry M. Jackson foundation.
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Bridges of Washington State: A Slideshow Primer of Technology Through Time
In Washington, bridges are ubiquitous. As of August 4, 2010, there were 9,415 bridges on the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) inventory. These include all bridges 10 feet and longer, all bridges owned by state and local agencies, and docks and transfer facilities owned by Washington State Ferries. The inventory includes only a few federally owned bridges and it only includes railroad bridges that cross public roadways. Bridges are added and removed from the inventory every year at the rate of about 100 a year. Forest roads and hiking trails also incorporate bridges. This slideshow offers a brief overview of Washington bridges and bridge technology as it evolved over time.
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Building Seattle -- A Slideshow History of Seattle's Capital Improvement Projects
This is a Slideshow photo essay on the history of Seattle's Capital Improvement Projects. Written By Walt Crowley and curated by Paul Dorpat, with Chris Goodman.
Presented by Seattle City Councilmember Martha Choe.
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Cedar River Education Center -- Slideshow
This slideshow documents the opening of the Cedar River Education Center, located in eastern King County on Rattlesnake Lake, on October 2, 2001. Written and photographed by Alan Stein and sponsored by Seattle Public Utilities with Friends of the Cedar River Watershed.
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Chief Joseph Dam Bridge -- A Slideshow
This slideshow chronicles the history of the Chief Joseph Dam Bridge, a 308-foot-long highway bridge that carries Pearl Hill Road over Foster Creek ravine at Bridgeport in Douglas County. Its name comes from its proximity to the Chief Joseph Dam on the Columbia River. The bridge was built in 1959 and rehabilitated in 2003. It is scheduled for demolition and replacement in 2015.
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Edgecomb Stump House: A Slideshow
This slide show presents the vintage postcard and stereoview card collection of Peter Blecha on the famous and curious Stump House located in Snohomish County within what is now Arlington city limits. The slide show was written and curated by Peter Blecha and funded by the Snohomish County Community Heritage Program.
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Ferry Whistles on Puget Sound: A Slideshow
For more than a century, ferryboat captains on Puget Sound have used the distinctive docking signal made up of a long blast on the boat's whistle followed by two short ones. In maritime terms, this is called a warp and two woofs. Still in use today, this method of sounding the vessel's arrival to land is not only unique to each boat's whistle, but also to each individual ferryboat captain and the techniques they use to sound the call. This file links to sound recordings of some of the more distinctive boat whistles of the Washington State Ferry fleet. The recordings were made in the 1960s and 1970s by retired Black Ball Line publicist William O. Thorniley.
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HistoryLink.org -- A Slideshow History of the First Years
This is a slideshow photo essay on the history of HistoryLink.org, the evolving online encyclopedia of Washington state history that you are here looking at. Written and Curated by Heather MacIntosh.
This slide show was written in 1999, before HistoryLink.org expanded its content and scope in 2003 to cover the history of all of Washington state.
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Housing through the years: From the Denny Party to the Great Depression in King and Snohomish Counties: A Slideshow
The history of non-Native housing in what would become King and Snohomish counties started with log cabins and tents and has perhaps reached its apotheosis in the mega-mansions of the region's tech billionaires. In the progression from the raw-log, dirt-floored shacks of Alki Point to the lakeside estates of Medina and Mercer Island, the region has seen a number of housing styles come in and go out of fashion, from the simple boxes of the earliest days, through the improbably ornate High Victorian mansions of the late nineteenth century, to the sometimes spare and brutal-looking structures of the Modernist schools. The Master Builders Association of King and Snohomish Counties sponsors this slide show to illustrate the contributions that housing professionals have made to the area's economy and to its people's comfort. It is a large topic, and what is presented here provides a look at regional housing from the earliest settlers to the dawn of the Great Depression, when the hammers and saws largely fell silent, not to resume until the end of World War II. This is by no means an exhaustive review, but rather just a sampling of some of the more common and popular designs, and a few of the more peculiar, that the region saw in its first eight decades.
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Kingdome: A Slideshow History of its Site, Design, and Construction
This is a slideshow photo essay on the history of Seattle's Kingdome, its site, design, and construction. The Kingdome (formally, the King County Multipurpose Domed Stadium) opened in March 1976 and was imploded in March 2000. Written and Curated by Heather MacIntosh.
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MacDonald, Betty, and Mary Bard: A Slideshow Tour of their King County Homes
The sisters Betty MacDonald (1907-1958) and Mary Bard Jensen (1904-1970), both writers, grew up in Seattle. Betty MacDonald authored the international bestseller, The Egg and I
, among others, and Mary Bard wrote the Best Friends
series for girls, among others. This is a slideshow of their King County homes and lives. It was written by Paula Becker and curated by Priscilla Long. The photographs of the writers' homes were taken as part of the WPA-funded King County Land Use Survey in 1937-1939.
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Occidental Hotel: The Rise, Fall, Rise, and Fall of Pioneer Square's Historic Hotel -- A Slideshow Photo Essay
This is a history of the Rise, Fall, Rise, and Fall of the Occidental Hotel, located in Seattle's Pioneer Square, from 1881 to the present. Written and Curated by Paul Dorpat, with Steven Leith. Presented by Priscilla "Patsy" Collins.
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Peterson, Bob: I've Lived Here All My Life -- A Slideshow of Life on the Eastside, King County
Since 1920 when he was born, Robert (Bob) Peterson has lived near King County's Lake Boren. This once bucolic setting, now within Newcastle's incorporated city limits, is surrounded by new developments. On March 4, 2000, six days before his 80th birthday, Bob shared his family's story and photographs. This slideshow was edited and curated by Heather MacIntosh.
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Play Ball! A Slideshow of the History of Early Baseball in Washington
This is a HistoryLink Baseball Memories slideshow by Seattle Baseball historian David Eskenazi, recounting early baseball in Washington. Written and curated by David Eskenazi. All images copyright 2003, David Eskenazi. Produced by Alyssa Burrows.
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Port of Tacoma -- A Slideshow
The Port of Tacoma is a publicly owned and managed port district established by Pierce County voters in 1918. Today it is a leading container port, serving as a "Pacific Gateway" for trade between Asia and the central and eastern United States as well as the Northwest. Most of the maritime commerce between Alaska and the lower 48 states also passes through Tacoma. A suite of factors that the Port calls the "Tacoma Advantage" have contributed to its success. The advantages begin with the port's location on the Tacoma tideflats along the deep waters of Commencement Bay. The Port's acreage has allowed it to create efficient intermodal transportation connections between ship and road or rail, often right on the dock. Cooperation between Port management and union longshore workers has provided an additional advantage, helping bring many of the world's largest container lines to Tacoma. This slideshow was written and curated by Kit Oldham and sponsored by the Port of Tacoma.
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Puyallup Avenue Bridge Slideshow
The Puyallup Avenue Bridge in Pierce County crosses the Puyallup River and links Tacoma to the small city of Fife to its east. It was opened in 1927 as one of the last Washington segments of the famed Pacific Highway, which eventually ran unbroken from British Columbia to the Mexican border. As of 2013, the bridge had been in constant use for over 85 years. Linked by sections of reinforced concrete, Its five steel-truss spans cross dikes, railroad lines, and the Puyallup River and are part of a still-important arterial freight corridor that serves Tacoma's port and industrial areas.
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Rose Red -- A Slideshow of the Film's Seattle Locations
This is a slideshow of the Seattle locations of Stephen King's made-for-TV serial film Rose Red
, which debuted on ABC-TV on January 27, 28, and 31, 2002. The tour was written by Paul Dorpat, and edited and curated by Priscilla Long, with support from David Wilma and Walt Crowley. King fans please note that the Rimbauer family, Joyce Reardon, and the Rose Red mansion are completely fictional and have no basis in actual Seattle history.
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Sand Point: From Mud Lake to Magnuson Park -- a Slideshow Photo Essay
This is a slideshow photo essay on the history of Sand Point, located on Lake Washington in Northeast Seattle, from settlement in 1855 to the rededication of an expanded Magnuson Park in 2004. Written and Curated by Walt Crowley. Presented by the Seattle Department of Parks and Recreation.
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