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Fish Story: Memories of the Cedar River

Homer Venishnick, born in Renton, Washington in 1926, comes from a long line of fishermen whose livelihoods have hinged on the ebb and flow of local rivers. Today he lives in a house he built 50 years...

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Fort Lewis Golf Course

In 1929 General Joseph Castner, using troop labor and army engineers, laid out the first Fort Lewis golf course on prairie land west of the fort. In 1938-1940, a professionally designed Work Projects ...

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Foyston, Frank Corbett (1891-1966)

Frank Foyston was the first captain of the Seattle Metropolitans hockey club, scored the first goal in franchise history, was the city's first athlete to win a major league Most Valuable Player award,...

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Gaelic Football in Seattle

Gaelic football is the summertime focus of the Irish Heritage Society. This is a distinctively Irish sport combining elements of soccer, Australian football, and rugby. Usually played "15-a-side" with...

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Gayton, Carver Clark (b. 1938)

Carver Clark Gayton is a leader in education reform and workforce training. He graduated from Garfield High School and the University of Washington where he starred in football and track and was a stu...

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Gayton, Gary David (b. 1933)

Gary David Gayton, a prominent Seattle lawyer and businessman, was the fourth child of John J. (Jacob) Gayton (1899-1969) and Virginia Clark Gayton (1902-1993), and the grandson of Seattle pioneers Jo...

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Glass, Cheryl Linn (1961-1997)

Cheryl Linn Glass was the first African American female professional race-car driver in the United States. Growing up in Seattle, at the age of 9 she started her own doll business and also began drivi...

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Green Lake Park (Seattle)

Green Lake Park is a 323-acre park located in north Seattle, adjacent to Woodland Park. Famed landscape architect John Charles Olmsted included a boulevard around Green Lake in his 1903 plan for Seatt...

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Guiang, Mariano (1904-1992) Filipino Boxer

Mariano Guiang (1904-1992), a Filipino boxer, emigrated from the Philippines to live in Seattle, arriving at the age of 19 on June 12, 1924. This is a reminiscence excerpted from a longer interview co...

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Guyle Fielder, the Totems, and the 'Golden' Age of Seattle Hockey

Guyle Fielder (b. 1930), Seattle's greatest hockey player, was a high-scoring center from small-town Saskatchewan. A mighty mite at 5 feet 9 inches and 160 pounds, Fielder was a dazzling skater, a mae...

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Harris, Dr. Homer E. Jr. (1916-2007)

Dr. Homer E. Harris Jr., a Seattle dermatologist, sports legend, and eponym of a Seattle Central Area park, was born in Seattle on March 4, 1916. His mother, Mattie Vineyard Harris, was a Seattle nati...

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Hornbein, Thomas (b. 1930)

Tom Hornbein is known for one of mountaineering's epic achievements: the 1963 climb of Mount Everest's West Ridge with Willi Unsoeld (1926-1979), in which the two men traversed the 29,028-foot summit ...

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Houbregs, Bob (1932-2014)

Bob Houbregs is the most decorated men's basketball player in University of Washington history. A record-setting scorer and consensus All-American known for his long-range hook shot, he led the Huskie...

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Hutchinson, Dr. William B. (1909-1997)

Following a dedication ceremony on September 5, 1975, the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center opened the doors of its $12 million, seven-story research and treatment facility, situated on land acqu...

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Hutchinson, Fred (1919-1964)

Frederick Charles "Hutch" Hutchinson is Seattle's most venerated sports figure, the first to attain national eminence, and a true hometown hero, celebrated for his exploits on the field and his courag...

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Hydroplane Memories: Seattle's Green Lake

This photograph depicts a hydroplane race on Seattle's Green Lake that took place on August 2, 3, and 4, 1957. The comment on the photo is by Bill Van Bergen, who is in the hydroplane at the top of th...

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J Michael Kenyon's three-dot history of the Puget Sound Sports Writers & Sports Casters' annual Mid-Winter Sports Banquet (1948-1980)

J Michael Kenyon (d. 2017) was a legendary personality in Seattle sports media. Born Michael Glover, he grew up in Seattle's Lake City neighborhood, attended Roosevelt High School and the University o...

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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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Jefferson Park Municipal Golf Course (Seattle)

The Jefferson Park Golf Course opened in May 1915. It was the first municipally owned golf course in Seattle and the third golf course in King County. The course is located at 4101 Beacon Avenue S in ...

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K2 Corporation (K2 Sports) -- a History

This history of the Vashon Island firm K2, manufacturer of fiberglass skis, and later of snowboards and in-line skates, was submitted by Andy Luhn, marketing director of the firm. Company founder Bill...

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Keiter, Lester "Les" (1919-2009)

Les Keiter was Seattle-born and raised but made his mark in New York City, where from 1953 until 1963 he was the voice of the New York Giants football team, the Knicks basketball club, and occasionall...

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King County Landmarks: Issaquah Sportsmen's Clubhouse (1937), Issaquah

Address: 23600 SE Evans Street, Issaquah. Since its construction in 1937, the Issaquah Sportsmen's Clubhouse has housed the club. The Issaquah Sportsmen's Club was founded in 1920 as a recreation, soc...

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Kingdome: The Controversial Birth of a Seattle Icon (1959-1976)

The first protean ideas for a Seattle domed stadium arose 12 years before the Kingdome's long-anticipated groundbreaking in 1972. Although many local sports fans and business leaders enthusiastically ...

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Kingdome: 25 Years Later: Veteran Idealist Frank Ruano Speaks Out

This is an interview of Frank Ruano (1920-2005), an outspoken critic of Seattle's Kingdome stadium, which opened on March 27, 1976, and was imploded on March 26, 2000. The interview was conducted in S...

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