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Arthur Denny: Pioneer Recollections

Seattle Pioneer Arthur Denny (1822-1899) wrote an autobiographical sketch in November 1890. It was printed verbatim in William Prosser's 1903 book, Puget Sound Country and is here reproduced in full.

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Artists of Washington State During World War II

In 1935, a group of artists in New York City formed the American Artists Congress as a response to the growth of Fascism throughout the world. Three Washington state artists signed the original Call o...

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Arum, John B. (1961-2010)

John Arum was an environmental attorney and outdoorsman who gained prominence in his adopted state of Washington as an advocate for wilderness preservation and Native American tribal rights. He worked...

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Asberry, Nettie Craig (1865-1968)

Nettie Craig Asberry was an extraordinary, early African American resident of Tacoma who was known for her work in fighting racism and in helping to open doors for women. A founding member of the ...

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Asotin, City of -- Thumbnail History

The City of Asotin is located in Southeastern Washington at the confluence of Asotin Creek and the Snake River, seven miles south of the twin cities of Clarkston, Washington, and Lewiston, Idaho. Home...

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Asotin County -- Thumbnail History

Asotin County, formed out of Garfield County in 1883, is located in extreme southeastern Washington. In the 2000 Census, the county population was 20,551, and the population of Clarkston, its largest ...

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Associated Vintners -- Washington's Academic Winemakers

Associated Vintners (AV) was a Seattle winemaking firm formed primarily by a group of University of Washington faculty members. Its backstory is perhaps the classic local instance of home garage-based...

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ASUW Shell House (1918)

In the waning weeks of World War I, a Naval Aviation Ground School seaplane hangar was built on the University of Washington campus. When the war ended the navy withdrew, and for nearly 30 years the s...

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Atlantic Street Center (Seattle)

The Atlantic Street Center is a nonprofit social service agency that has been operating for 100 years in the Central and Southeast areas of Seattle. Its mission has been to help families and communiti...

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Auburn -- Thumbnail History

The city of Auburn, located 20 miles south of Seattle, was home to some of the earliest non-Native settlers in King County. Nestled in a fertile river valley, it has been both a farm community and a c...

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Auburn: A Reminiscence of Childhood by Joseph Koch

Joseph Koch (1920-2000) was a longtime resident of Auburn, a small town located in south King County only a few miles from the Pierce County border. From the time of his retirement in 1962, Joe was on...

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Auburn Library, King County Library System

The Auburn Library traces its origins to small back rooms in a local bakery and then in a drugstore. The Auburn branch of the Woman's Christian Temperance Union sponsored and maintained the early libr...

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Averill, Howard Earl (1902-1983)

Earl Averill -- he went by his middle name -- was a relatively small player from a small town who made it big in major league baseball. Born, raised, and retired in Snohomish, he didn't begin his big-...

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Axtell, Frances (1866-1953)

Frances Axtell of Bellingham was one of the first two women elected to serve in the Washington state legislature, serving between 1913 and 1915. She promoted minimum wage and public safety legislation...

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Ayer, Elizabeth (1897-1987)

Elizabeth Ayer, the first female graduate of the University of Washington's architecture program, helped fashion the residential architecture of many Seattle neighborhoods in the mid-twentieth century...

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Badgro, Morris (1902-1998)

Morris "Red" Badgro was a versatile athlete who grew up in the now-gone small town of Orillia in South King County, achieved multi-sport stardom at the University of Southern California (USC), briefly...

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Bagley, Daniel (1818-1905) and Clarence B. Bagley (1843-1932)

Daniel Bagley was a Methodist preacher who traveled west in covered wagons with his family in 1852 as part of the Bethel Party. He and his wife Susannah Whipple Bagley (1819-1913) and son Clarence Bag...

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Bain, William James Jr. (1930-2019)

William J. Bain Jr. led design on projects of the Seattle-based firm NBBJ (formerly Naramore Bain Brady and Johanson) over several decades and in locations throughout Washington and the world. Early p...

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Bain, William James Sr. (1896-1985)

William Bain Sr. was a founding principal of NBBJ (named for Naramore, Bain, Brady and Johansen), now one of the world's largest architecture firms. His career included the design of an elaborate fals...

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Bainbridge Island (Winslow) -- Thumbnail History

Eagle Harbor lies on the eastern side of Bainbridge Island, which is located in central Puget Sound directly west of Seattle. Until 1990 the community situated on the harbor was named Winslow. In 1990...

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Ballard Boat Works and Sagstad Shipyard (Seattle)

The Ballard Boat Works was started as one of 20 maritime shipyards operating in the Ballard area of Seattle in the early 20th century. Sivert Sagstad, the shipyard's founder, built a variety of fishin...

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Ballard Branch Library No. 2, The Seattle Public Library

The Seattle Public Library's Ballard Branch Library No. 2 opened to the public on June 8, 1963, replacing a 1904 structure that had been paid for by steel baron Andrew Carnegie (1835-1919) and had ser...

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Ballard Branch, The Seattle Public Library

Ballard's public library has evolved from a reading room established more than a century ago to an important resource expressing the heritage and diversity of the community today. Philanthropist Andre...

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Ballard Bridge (Seattle)

Seattle's Ballard Bridge carries 15th Avenue NW across the Lake Washington Ship Canal at Salmon Bay, connecting the Ballard neighborhood north of the canal with Interbay to the south. The Chicago-styl...

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