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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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Mount, D'Anne: A Reminiscence

D'Anne Mount (1948-2016) was a longtime employee of the City of Seattle, a supporter of the arts, and active in Democratic politics. She died in late 2016, and this remembrance of her is provided by S...

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Mount Si at Midnight: An Adventure by Dorothea Nordstrand

This reminiscence of an adventure climbing Mount Si at midnight was written by longtime Seattle resident Dorothea (Pfister) Nordstrand (1916-2011). Nordstrand writes: This adventure dates from 1935. T...

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Mountain View Farm: Remembering Life on a Commune near Granite Falls

Sharing her life story, Edna Johnson Atkins left a vivid account of her childhood years at Mountain View Farm, a commune near Granite Falls started in 1910 by Rev. Gustaf Albert Dahlstrom (1873-1964) ...

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Mountaineers Patrol Races at Snoqualmie Pass: A Grand Tradition Revisited

In 2014, The Mountaineers recreated one of the club's grand traditions by holding, for the first time since 1941, the Patrol Race, an 18.5-mile backcountry ski race along the crest of the Cascades. Fr...

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Munro, Don: A Remembrance by Bob Royer

Don Munro (1940-2012) had a 30-year business career as co-founder and CEO of Coastal Environmental Systems, a company that he built into the world’s leading manufacturer of air traf...

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Murray Morgan's Broadcast Script: One Day in Federal Court: Tacoma, Thursday, February 19, 1959

Former Teamsters Union leader Dave Beck (1894-1993) was tried in federal court in Tacoma on charges of income-tax evasion. Murray Morgan (1916-2000) covered the trial for his daily radio news program....

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Murray Morgan's wild night on Tacoma's Eleventh Street Bridge

Murray Morgan (1916-2000) was one of the Pacific Northwest's most beloved historians. A native Tacoman, he wrote the indispensable Skid Road: An Informal Portrait of Seattle and several othe...

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My First Job: A Reminiscence of the Great Depression by Dorothea Nordstrand

Here Dorothea (Pfister) Nordstrand (1916-2011) remembers her first job, obtained in the Green Lake neighborhood near her Seattle home. She was 17 years old, and the Great Depression was on. In 2009 Do...

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Nakashima Family and their Snohomish County Farm

Tracy Tallman contributed this People's History account of the family of Kamezo (1883-1975) and Miye Nakashima and their Snohomish County farm. Kamezo and Miye Nakashima were among the earliest Japane...

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Nana's Teeth -- Reminiscence of a Grandmother on a South Worth Farm

This People's History is a reminiscence of "Nana" -- Frances Amelia Bishop Boyd -- by her first grandchild, Julie Green Siemion. Nana lived on a farm at South Worth near Port Orchard, which her grandc...

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Nielsen, Lt. Theodore (1922-1944): His Last Flight

Dr. Gary Anderson has researched the tragic 1944 death in Germany of Aberdeen native Lt. Theodore Nielsen. With the assistance of Historylink.org and Dave Barber of the City of Seattle, Dr. Anderson w...

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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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Nordic Heritage Museum Vanishing Generation Interview with Harold Nilsen

Peggy Sturdivant talked with Harold Nilsen (b. 1917) on May 10, 2000. This interview is part of the Vanishing Generation Oral History Project of Seattle's Nordic Heritage Museum. Harold, of Norwegian ...

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Nordic Heritage Museum Vanishing Generation Interview with Helen Hill

Betsy Lindley interviewed Helen Hill (b. 1926) on August 7, 2000, for the Nordic Heritage Museum Vanishing Generation Oral History Project. Helen was born in Ballard and although she lived in many dif...

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Nordic Heritage Museum Vanishing Generation Interview with Herb Goodman

This interview with Herb Goodman (b. 1907) is part of the Vanishing Generation Oral History Project in the Nordic Heritage Museum. Herb Goodman is a Ballard resident of Icelandic heritage who was inte...

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Nordic Heritage Museum Vanishing Generation Interview with Holger Leander Berg

Holger Leander Berg, of Finnish heritage, grew up in Ballard and tells tales of his rambunctious childhood: harassing streetcar drivers with his Scout Troop, "creative" fishing around the Puget Sound,...

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Nordic Heritage Museum Vanishing Generation Interview with Johann Johnson

Ted Beck interviewed Johann Johnson (b. 1915) on June 22, 2000 for the Nordic Heritage Museum Vanishing Generation Oral History Project. Johann, of Icelandic heritage, describes the various jobs he's ...

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Nordic Heritage Museum Vanishing Generation Interview with John Boitano

John Boitano (b. 1922) is a first generation Italian American from Ballard interviewed on August 4, 2000. In this Nordic Heritage Museum Vanishing Generation Oral History Project Interview by Richard ...

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