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Business and Industry in Seattle in 1900

A look at Seattle area businesses in 1900 indicates that the economy was simpler, life less complicated, labor harder, travel slower, and that opportunities to enhance one's quality of life were rarer...

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Busing in Seattle: A Well-Intentioned Failure

In 1972, the Seattle School District launched the first phase of what became a decades-long experiment with mandatory busing to integrate its schools. Initially limited to a few thousand middle school...

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Butch the Lake Sammamish Seal by Nan P. Campbell

Just 50 years ago last October my husband, Bruce, and I moved to the west side of Lake Sammamish, and became a neighbor of a harbor seal named Butch. This retelling of his story is for my children, an...

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Butler, Maude Eliza Kimball (1880-1963)

Maude Eliza Kimball Butler, born 1880, was a pioneer teacher-educator who devoted her life to public service and her family, a fidelity she inherited from her mother and bequeathed to her children and...

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Butler-Jackson House: Everett Landmark

The Butler-Jackson House at 1703 Grand Avenue is significant for its place in Everett's architectural history and as the home of two prominent and influential, and very different, Everett residents. T...

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Buxbaum, Edith (1902-1982)

The Viennese-born psychoanalyst Edith Buxbaum, author of Your Child Makes Sense (1949) and Troubled Children in a Troubled World (1970), arrived in Seattle on January 1, 1947. She was a leading psycho...

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C. C. Filson Company

Clinton C. Filson (1850-1919) moved to Washington in 1890, opened a series of general stores, and within a few years was selling clothing and work gear to gold prospectors flocking to the mines of Mon...

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Cabrini, Mother Francesca Xavier (1850-1917)

Mother Francesca Xavier Cabrini, Saint Cabrini was the first American citizen to be declared a saint by the Catholic Church. In her journeys around the country, she came to Seattle three times: in 190...

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Cafe Racer: Seattle's Famously Quirky Dive

Easily one of Seattle’s all-time quirkiest and best-loved neighborhood dives, the Café Racer Espresso (5828 Roosevelt Way NE), has since 2005 offered up good coffee, simple food, cheep beer, and fu...

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Caffiere, Blanche (1906-2006): An Appreciation

Blanche Hamilton Hutchings Caffiere was a Seattle teacher, librarian, writer, and storyteller. Over the course of her very long life she influenced many people. Among these were her childhood friend, ...

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Cage, John (1912-1992)

Experimental music pioneer John Cage created some of his most astounding work while teaching, composing, and performing at Seattle's Cornish School during the pivotal years 1938 through 1940. At once ...

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Callahan, Kenneth (1905-1986)

The Spokane-born painter Kenneth Callahan was one of the leading artists of the Pacific Northwest school. As a young painter he was exhibited in the First Biennial Exhibition of Contemporary Art at th...

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Callahan, Margaret Bundy (1904-1961)

Margaret Bundy Callahan was a Seattle writer, journalist, and editor. She reported for The Seattle Star and The Seattle Times, and she wrote and helped edit the arts weekly Town Crier during the 1920s...

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Calvary Cemetery (Seattle)

Calvary Cemetery, located in the Ravenna neighborhood of Seattle, was the city's first major Catholic cemetery. The cemetery was dedicated in 1889 and remains active today. In all, more than 40,000 Ca...

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Camas -- Thumbnail History

The city of Camas (originally La Camas) takes its name from the camas lily, the bulbs of which were a staple of the Native American diet from the Great Plains to the Pacific Coast. Camas lies along th...

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CAMP: Central Area Motivation Program (Seattle)

Seattle's Central Area Motivation Program (CAMP) is the oldest surviving independent agency originating during the War on Poverty era (in 1964) and was the first community inspired program in the coun...

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Camp Harmony (Puyallup Assembly Center), 1942

The Puyallup Assembly Center, better known by the euphemism Camp Harmony, a name coined by an Army public-relations officer during construction in 1942, was situated at the Western Washington fairgrou...

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Camp Lewis: Greene Park -- A Soldier Amusement Park and Social Experiment

During World War I, Camp Lewis (in Pierce County, later renamed Fort Lewis) established an amusement center adjacent to the camp to divert soldiers from urban vice areas.The amusement center was named...

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Camp Lewis Rodeos (World War I)

During World War I, the U.S. Army at Camp Lewis, located in Pierce County, operated a remount station, preparing horses and mules for service in France. The army's numerous horses and many skilled cow...

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Campbell, Bertha Pitts (1889-1990)

Bertha Pitts Campbell, an early Seattle civil rights worker, was a founder of the Christian Friends for Racial Equality and an early board member of the Seattle Urban League. She was also one of 22 yo...

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Campbell, Bertha Pitts: An Oral History

Bertha Pitts Campbell (1889-1990), an early Seattle civil rights worker, was a founder of the Christian Friends for Racial Equality and an early board member of the Seattle Urban League. This is an ex...

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Campbell, John E. (1880-1924)

John E. Campbell of Everett served as a member of the Washington State House of Representatives in the 1909 and 1911 sessions. He was elected to the state Senate in 1912, representing the 38th Distri...

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Canada/United States Border: The Line that Divides Us:Diplomacy's Role in Negotiating the U.S. - Canadian BorderBy History Day finalist Hali Han

This paper on the United States/British boundary dispute in the Pacific Northwest was written by Hali Han, an eighth grade student at the International Community School located in Kirkland, in the Lak...

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Canwell, Albert F. (1907-2002)

Albert F. Canwell was a Republican Washington state legislator from Spokane who served one term in the House from 1946 to 1948. He was famous for being chairman of the Canwell Committee, officially ti...

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