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Gayton, John Jacob (1899-1969 )

John Jacob Gayton, the oldest child of black pioneers John T. Gayton (1866-1954) and Magnolia Scott Gayton (1880-1954), was a leader in the African American community and raised eight children who hav...

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Godden, Jean (b. 1931)

A key player in Seattle public life for more than half a century, Jean Godden (b. 1931) made a name for herself as a writer, editor, and columnist at the Seattle Post-Intelligencer and ...

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Gray, Maxine Cushing (1909-1987)

Maxine Cushing Gray was a Seattle writer, critic, editor, and arts advocate. Over the course of her long career, she served as an arts critic for the Seattle Post-Intelligencer, covered the arts for t...

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Haas, Saul (1896-1972)

Saul Haas left the New York ghetto for the Pacific Northwest with ambitious dreams that he realized more than most in a full, occasionally controversial life as a journalist, political activist, and p...

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Haglund, Ivar (1905-1985)

Ivar Haglund, Seattle character, folksinger, and restaurateur was known as "King of the Waterfront," and also "Mayor" and "Patriarch" of the waterfront. He began as a folksinger, and in 1938 establish...

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Hanna, Missouri T. B. (1857-1926)

Missouri T. B. Hanna, often known as "Mrs. M. T. B. Hanna," was born in Texas and grew up in Arkansas. She moved with her husband and three children to Spokane Falls, Washington Territory, in 1882 but...

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Haunted Email from Rose Red

This essay contains selected email queries received by HistoryLink concerning Rose Red, an ABC-TV mini-series which aired in January 2002 and was based on a story concept by Stephen King and a related...

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Helix (1967-1970)

Helix, Seattle's first "underground" newspaper, debuted in March 1967, and for more than three years and 125 issues provided its readers news, reviews, opinions, musings, letters, more opinions, poetr...

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History Day award winner -- Murrow, Edward R. (1908-1965): One Man, One Microphone, One Murrow by Katie Bailey

Katie Bailey, a sophmore at Kentridge High School, was a freshman when she won a History Day essay award with this account of the life and accomplishments of famed newsman Edward R. Murrow. Murrow's r...

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Hollingsworth, Dorothy (b. 1920)

Dorothy Hollingsworth was the first black woman in Washington state to serve on a school board. She was elected in 1975 to the Seattle School Board and was elected its president in 1979. She guided th...

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Horsey, David (b. 1951)

David Horsey is a two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning editorial cartoonist who covered political issues, society, and popular culture during a 30-year career at the Seattle Post-Intelligencer. After the P...

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Hubbard, Al (1901-1982)

Seattle has a long tradition of being at the vanguard of technological innovation, where imaginative thinkers such as Bill Gates, Paul Allen and Jeff Bezos have transformed the world with their ideas....

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Jack Lelivelt, manager of the Rainiers baseball team, speaks to Royal Brougham, 1938

This is a Seattle Post-Intelligencer interview of Jack Lelivelt (1885-1941), legendary manager of the Rainiers baseball team, conducted in September 1938 by Royal Brougham (1894-1978). In 1937, Emil S...

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Ketcham, Hank (1920-2001)

Henry King "Hank" Ketcham grew up in Seattle and created cartoon character Dennis the Menace.

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KEXP (90.3-FM) – 'Planet Earth's Seattle-Based Listener-Powered Radio'

Seattle boasts a distinctive history in radio broadcasting. It was home to several pioneering stations at the dawn of this new technology about a century ago, and one of those early stations went on t...

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King, Stoddard (1889-1933)

Stoddard King was a Spokane journalist, an internationally acclaimed poet, and the writer of a song widely performed during World War I. His light verse and public persona, as well as his intellect an...

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KRAB-FM 107.7 (Seattle)

Seattle's KRAB radio was the fourth commercial-free, listener-supported radio station in the United States when it took to the air at 107.7-FM in December 1962. It was founded and initially financed b...

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KRKO: Everett's Historic Radio Station

With roots dating back to the dawn of the radio industry around 1919, Everett's venerable KRKO (1380 AM) radio station has a rich history. Like numerous other American radio stations, Everett's first ...

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KRSC: Seattle's Radio and TV Pioneers

Of Seattle's earliest telecommunications pioneers, the long-gone KRSC radio and television media outlets could claim a most significant corporate history. One of the Pacific Northwest's first AM radio...

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Lake Forest Park -- 1912 Promotional Brochure

This is the complete text of a promotional brochure written in 1912 by real estate developer Ole Hanson (1874-1940). The brochure extols the wondrous virtues of living in idyllic Lake Forest Park, loc...

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Legeros, Chris (1952-2015)

Chris Legeros was a longtime reporter and anchor at KIRO 7 in Seattle, spending 31 years at the CBS affiliate. He started his 39-year journalism career at WTCN TV and WWTC radio in Minneapolis and in ...

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Lou Guzzo, managing editor, Seattle Post-Intelligencer, to Sally Raleigh, lifestyle editor, on the Equal Rights Amendment (1972)

Lou Guzzo (1919-2013), managing editor of the Seattle Post-Intelligencer in the 1970s, sent this memo to Sally Raleigh, editor of the lifestyle section, on March 27, 1972. Guzzo was concerned about th...

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Louie Louie -- the Saga of a Pacific Northwest Hit Song

Richard Berry's 1957 song "Louie Louie" became a huge regional hit in the Pacific Northwest when the Tacoma band the Wailers recorded it 1960. A couple of years later it was recorded in distinct rendi...

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Lynden Tribune

The Lynden Tribune was first published in 1908, but its real beginning dates to 1914, when Sol Lewis (1888-1953) published his first edition of the paper he had just purchased. Lewis, a down-home writ...

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