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Burton, Philip (1915-1995)

Philip Burton was a Seattle lawyer for more than 40 years, a voice for the disadvantaged, and a fighter for reforms to end discrimination in education, housing, and employment. His legal actions led t...

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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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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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Capitol Hill Branch, The Seattle Public Library

The Capitol Hill Branch, The Seattle Public Library, opened at 425 Harvard Avenue E on May 31, 2003. The site was formerly home to the Susan J. Henry Branch, The Seattle Public Library. The Henry Br...

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Carnation Library, King County Library System

The Carnation Library has been an important cultural center since it first began in 1924, the work of dedicated women volunteers. Located in the small town of Carnation in the Snoqualmie River Valley,...

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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 b...

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Central Library, 1906-1957, The Seattle Public Library

Since 1906, the city block bordered by 4th and 5th avenues and Madison and Spring streets in the heart of downtown Seattle has been the site of a succession of three completely different buildings hou...

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Central Library, 1960-2001, The Seattle Public Library

For more than 40 years, The Seattle Public Library's Central Library at 4th Avenue and Spring Street served as the city's largest branch and as system headquarters. The building with its International...

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Central Library, 2002-present, The Seattle Public Library

The new Central Library of The Seattle Public Library opened in May 2004 in a startlingly unique and widely praised steel-and-glass building designed by Dutch architect Rem Koolhaas. It boasts the mos...

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Central Washington University

The antecedents of Central Washington University in Ellensburg, Washington, go back to 1891. It was statehood in 1889 that spurred Washington's initiative to create public schools and train teachers f...

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Cheney -- Thumbnail History

Cheney was first settled in 1878 under the name Willow Springs, soon to be changed to the less poetic designation of Section 13. That was the survey name given to a green, spring-filled oasis in Easte...

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Chief Seattle Council, Boy Scouts of America

The Chief Seattle Council is one of seven Boy Scouts of America (BSA) councils in Washington. It serves the Puget Sound region, including Seattle, and the Olympic Peninsula. The Seattle council traces...

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Clark College (Vancouver, Washington)

On October 2, 1933, in the depths of the Great Depression, six young instructors opened the doors of a rented ($25 a month) former downtown Vancouver boarding house and 25 students entered Vancouver J...

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Columbia Branch, The Seattle Public Library

The Columbia Branch, The Seattle Public Library, is located at 4721 Rainier Avenue S adjacent to Columbia Park at the north end of the Columbia City business district in southeast Seattle. The branch'...

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Cornish College of the Arts

Nellie C. Cornish (1876-1956) founded the Cornish School in Seattle in 1914 and served as its director for the next 25 years. From a one-room studio in the Booth Building on Capitol Hill, the school r...

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Crossroads Library, King County Library System

One of the King County Library System's smallest but busiest facilities, the Crossroads Library in East Bellevue is located right in the Crossroads Mall, just off the food court. This "storefront libr...

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Culp, Gordon C. (1926-2006)

Gordon C. Culp came out of Auburn, Washington, during the Great Depression, and never forgot his roots or his old friends. He went on to become a counsel to United States Senator Henry M. Jackson (191...

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Culver, Ida (1875-1936)

Ida Culver was a Seattle Public Schools elementary teacher, a founding member of the Seattle Education Auxiliary, first president of the Seattle Teachers Finance Association (or Seattle Teacher's Cred...

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Dabney, Ellen Powell (1861-1937) and Washington's Home Economics Movement

Ellen Powell Dabney, founding president of the Washington State Home Economics Association, came to Seattle in 1907 to teach at the new Lincoln High School, and at the age of 46 began a career in educ...

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Dan Evans Speech at 2015 Evans School Gala

Daniel J. Evans (b. 1925) served three terms as governor of Washington, as a United States senator, and as president of The Evergreen State College. He and his wife Nancy Evans (b. 1933) have been act...

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Delridge Branch, The Seattle Public Library

The Delridge Branch, The Seattle Public Library, located in West Seattle at 5423 Delridge Way SW, was the third branch to open under the "Libraries for All" building program, a $196.4 million bond me...

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Des Moines Library, King County Library System

The first library in Des Moines was established in 1924 by the local Parent Teacher Association and the Ladies Auxiliary of the Des Moines-Zenith Improvement Club. It was stocked with books discarded ...

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Dewitty, Thelma (1912-1977)

Thelma Dewitty was the first black teacher to be hired by the Seattle Public Schools. She joined the corps in September 1947, after intervention on her behalf by the Seattle Urban League, NAACP, the C...

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Dorothea Nordstrand Remembers the Do-It-Yourself Kindergarten at Green Lake, 1959

In this People's History, Dorothea Nordstrand (1916-2011) relates the history of a kindergarten started by Moms in 1959, after the Seattle School System cut the kindergarten program. Dorothea (Pfister...

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