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Forterra

Seattle-based Forterra started as a small land trust -- a nonprofit organization that works to conserve land -- and grew into the biggest and most influential such group in the state. Initially called...

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Frank, Billy Jr. (1931-2014)

Billy Frank Jr. served as chair of the Northwest Indian Fisheries Commission (NWIFC) for most of its first 30 years. He committed his life to protecting his Nisqually people's traditional way of life ...

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Gas Works Park (Seattle)

Gas Works Park, located on a promontory extending from the north shore of Lake Union, is a Seattle Landmark and National Register of Historic Places listed park. The site was originally proposed for a...

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Ginkgo Petrified Forest State Park

Ginkgo Petrified Forest State Park contains the remains of one of the most unusual fossil forests in the world. It was set aside as a historic preserve in the 1930s, after highway construction crews w...

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Gobin, Bernie (1930-2009)

Bernie "Kai Kai" Gobin (his Indian name means "blue jay" or "wise one") was a fisherman, artist, musician, and political leader on the Tulalip Reservation, where he lived most of his life. Gobin's for...

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Goldsworthy, Patrick Donovan (1919-2013)

Patrick Goldsworthy's initial entry into hiking was through the original Sierra Club Chapter in his hometown of Berkeley, California, where he realized it took citizens' active participation to protec...

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Grand Army of the Republic Cemetery -- Seattle

The Grand Army of the Republic (G.A.R.) was a fraternal organization of Union Army veterans formed after the Civil War (1861-1865) for the "defense of the late soldiery of the United States, morally, ...

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Grand Coulee Dam

Grand Coulee Dam, hailed as the "Eighth Wonder of the World" when it was completed in 1941, is as confounding to the human eye as an elephant might be to an ant. It girdles the Columbia River with 12 ...

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Greenwood Cemetery

The Greenwood Cemetery (also known as Woodland Cemetery) was located at 85th and Greenwood Avenue N from 1891 to 1907. In 1907, the cemetery was removed and the land converted to building lots; it is ...

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Haggin, Morey (1906-1995) and Bart (b. 1936)

Morey Haggin was a Spokane-area environmentalist and political activist, one of the first champions of conserving and protecting Spokane's natural habitat. His son, Bart Haggin, went on to take up his...

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Hanford Reach National Monument

The Hanford Reach National Monument -- one of the most important wildlife refuges in Washington state -- is an inadvertent legacy of the United States' nuclear weapons program. Lands within the monume...

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Hanford's N Reactor

Hanford's N Reactor, designed to produce both plutonium for weapons and electricity for the public, was the ninth and final reactor to be constructed at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation, located along ...

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Having Fun in Cedar Falls, 1922-1940

Dorothy Graybael Scott's account of family and social life at a Cedar Falls railroad camp (in east King County) was originally recorded on June 15, 1993 as a part of the Cedar River Watershed Oral His...

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Hill Grove Cemetery

Hill Grove cemetery near Seattle-Tacoma airport (at 200th Street and Des Moines Way S.) was started in 1900 and received its most recent burial in 1970. Since its founding, the cemetery property has b...

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History Day award winner -- Neah Bay Whaling Conflict: Upholding a Compromise by Kendal Crawford

Kendal Crawford, a 14-year-old eighth-grade student at Canyon Park Junior High School in the Northshore district, won first place in the Junior Division, Historical Paper Category, of the 2008 North P...

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History, History Everywhere: A Remembrance of Growing Up in Snohomish County's Robe Valley

This reminiscence of growing up in the 1940s and 1950s in Snohomish County's Robe Valley was written by Joan Rawlins Biggar Husby. Robe Valley is located about 10 miles east of Granite Falls on the Mo...

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Holy Cross Cemetery

Holy Cross Cemetery was the first Catholic cemetery in Seattle. It was located at the current (2014) site of Seattle Preparatory School on Capitol Hill (2400 11th Avenue E). Holy Cross received burial...

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Holyrood Cemetery

Holyrood Cemetery, a Catholic burial ground, is located on the King County line north of Seattle, within the present (1999) city of Shoreline. Approximately 25,000 persons are buried here, including a...

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Hovander Homestead Park (Whatcom County)

Hovander Homestead Park, located just south of the Ferndale city limits, is a 333-acre farmstead that has been maintained to look much as it did in the first half of the twentieth century. Owned by Wh...

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Howard A. Hanson Dam

Dedicated in 1962, the Howard A. Hanson Dam brought necessary flood relief to the Green River Valley, and opened the way for increased valley development. Named for Seattle attorney and state legislat...

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Huck Finn Family: A Story of Seattle's Green Lake by Dorothea Nordstrand

This story of two sons impersonating two Huck Finns was written by their mother, Dorothea (Pfister) Nordstrand (1916-2011). In 2009 Dorothea Nordstrand was awarded AKCHO's (Association of King County ...

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Ice Age Floods in Washington: A Tour

This tour explores the impact of the Ice Age floods on Washington state. It was written and curated by Cassandra Tate, and made possible by a grant from the Peach Foundation. Glenn Drosendahl provided...

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Inslee, Jay (b. 1951)

Jay Inslee is the 23rd governor of Washington State. He was born in Seattle and went to Ingraham High School, where he was an honor student and standout athlete, and where he met his future wife. He e...

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Irrigation in the Walla Walla River Valley

Irrigation has been the single most crucial element in the Walla Walla Valley's agriculture since 1836, when pioneer missionary Marcus Whitman (1802-1847) dug the first irrigation ditch near his Walla...

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