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Sakamoto, James (1903-1955)

Born in Seattle, James Y. Sakamoto became one of the leaders of the local and national Japanese American community during the critical era just before and after the start of World War II. He was a fou...

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Satterfield, Archie (1933-2011): Author, Traveler, Raconteur

This remembrance of author Archie Satterfield was written by Jean Godden, "Seattle City Councilmember and former ink-stained wretch."

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Sayre, James Willis (1877-1963)

J. Willis Sayre was a longtime resident of Seattle -- a journalist, arts promoter, and local historian whose work spanned more than five decades during the city's most explosive period of growth and d...

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Seattle Bandstand, KING-TV (1958-1961)

Seattle Bandstand was a televised teen-dance show modeled after Dick Clark's national program, American Bandstand and hosted by Ray Briem (b. 1930). The Northwest version is an instant favorite of Nor...

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Seattle Post-Intelligencer (1863-2009)

The Seattle Post-Intelligencer -- the city's oldest newspaper, founded when Seattle was little more than a sawmill, a few dozen wooden buildings, and a couple of hundred souls -- survived the Great Fi...

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Seattle Post-Intelligencer Newspaper Guild Strike 1936

From August 19 to November 29, 1936, 35 newspaper writers employed by the Seattle Post-Intelligencer went on strike. (The newspaper had about 70 employees on the news staff, including reporters, libra...

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Seattle Sesquicentennial Presentation of Channel 150 News, November 14, 2001 -- Part 1 of 3

This three-part People's History by Walt Crowley and Chris Goodman recounts the celebrations of the sesquicentennial of the first landing by settlers on Alki Point. On November 14, 2001, the Seattle R...

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Seattle Sesquicentennial Presentation of Channel 150 News, November 14, 2001 -- Part 2 of 3

This three-part People's History by Walt Crowley and Chris Goodman recounts the celebrations of the sesquicentennial of the first landing by settlers on Alki Point. On November 14, 2001, the Seattle R...

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Seattle Sesquicentennial Presentation of Channel 150 News, November 14, 2001 -- Part 3 of 3

This three-part People's History by Walt Crowley and Chris Goodman recounts the celebrations of the sesquicentennial of the first landing by settlers on Alki Point. On November 14, 2001, the Seattle R...

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Seattle Union Record

The Seattle Union Record, published from 1899 to 1928, was labor's voice in the Pacific Northwest for nearly 30 years, reaching a peak circulation of 80,000, and achieving its greatest fame during the...

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Sefrit, Frank Ira (1867-1950)

Frank Sefrit was the firebrand editor of the Bellingham Herald for nearly 40 years during the first half of the twentieth century. A vitriolic man with a sharp pen and a zest for battle, Sefrit had li...

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Station S (Fort Ward, Bainbridge Island)

In September 1939, the U.S. Navy relocated a secret radio listening post from Fort Stevens, Oregon, to Fort Ward on Bainbridge Island in Kitsap County, a few miles from Seattle in Puget Sound. The rad...

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Strong, Anna Louise (1885-1970)

Anna Louise Strong remains one of the notable radicals in the history of the United States. During her Seattle years (1914-1921), she won her election as the lone woman on the School Board, only to be...

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Stuff, Harry S. (1869-1938)

Harry S. Stuff was an accomplished printer/publisher, typesetter, graphic designer, and advertising specialist active in Seattle in the early 1900s. Stuff founded local companies -- the Ivy Press, the...

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The Spokesman-Review (Spokane)

The Spokesman-Review is Spokane's major daily newspaper, with roots that stretch back to The Spokane Falls Review, established in 1883 and The Spokesman, established in 1890. These rival papers consol...

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Tim Harris Oral History, Part 1: Real Change -- How It All Started

After dropping out of high school in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, running away from home, and serving four years in the air force, Tim Harris entered the University of Massachusetts, where he founded a ...

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Tim Harris Oral History, Part 2: Real Change -- How It Grew, What It Does

Real Change, a leader in the "street-paper" movement, was started in Seattle by Tim Harris in 1994. Its declared mission is "to provide opportunity and a voice for low-income and homeless people while...

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Tim Harris Oral History, Part 3: Real Change -- The Power of Relationships

Real Change, a leader in the "street-paper" movement, was started in Seattle by Tim Harris in 1994. Its declared mission is "to provide opportunity and a voice for low-income and homeless people while...

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Walkinshaw, Jean (b. 1926)

Award-winning producer Jean Walkinshaw (b. 1926) pioneered television documentary filmmaking in the Northwest. Beginning at KING-TV in the 1960s, Walkinshaw pushed TV beyond its white middle-class com...

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Ware, Flo (1912-1981)

Florasina Ware was the quintessential activist, known for raising a strong and logical voice on behalf of children, the elderly, and the poor.

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Watson, Emmett (1918-2001)

Emmett Watson was a fixture in Seattle journalism for more than half a century, first as a sports writer for the Seattle Star and then as a columnist for the Seattle Post-Intelligencer and The Seattle...

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Welch, C. Douglass (1907-1968)

Newspaper columnist C. Douglass "Doug" Welch (1907-1968) wrote for the Seattle Post-Intelligencer for 33 years. His column was titled "The Squirrel Cage" and he He covered stories as varied as the kid...

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Wolf, Fred L. (1877-1957)

No one better deserves the title "leading citizen" than newspaperman Fred L. Wolf (1877-1957) of Newport, county seat of Pend Oreille County. From the time of his purchase of the Newport Miner in 190...

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Woodward, Walter (1910-2001)

In this People's History Gerald Elfendahl of Bainbridge Island remembers the Bainbridge Island journalist and defender of human rights Walter C. Woodward Jr. (1910-2001). Woodward was an exemplary jou...

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