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Interurban Rail Transit in King County and the Puget Sound Region

Electric interurban railways played a major part in defining early twentieth century transportation routes and growth patterns in King County. Early roads were primitive and before the development of ...

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Junior Safety Patrol: A Reminiscence of Loyal Heights Elementary School (Seattle)

Former Seattle resident John M. Leggett offers this account of participating in the Junior Safety Patrol during the 1930s while attending Seattle's Loyal Heights Elementary School. Called the Schoolbo...

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Kachlein Jr., George F. (1907-1989)

George F. Kachlein Jr. was a Seattle attorney who volunteered tirelessly for many civic organizations. He was active in the Washington Good Roads Association, the Washington division of the American A...

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Kilbourne, Edward Corliss (1856-1959)

E. C. Kilbourne, a Seattle dentist, was the key developer of Seattle's Fremont neighborhood and a leading promoter of electric power utilities in Seattle. In order to bring interested potential homeo...

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King County Landmarks: King County Bridges

This file contains a list of King County bridges designated by the King County Landmarks Commission as Landmark Bridges.

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King County Landmarks: Norman Bridge (1950), Middle Fork Snoqualmie River, North Bend

Address: at the crossing of 428th Avenue, in Three Forks Park, North Bend. The 295-foot long Norman Bridge, spanning the Middle Fork of the Snoqualmie River near North Bend, is the only remaining exam...

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King County Landmarks: Northern Pacific Railway Steam Rotary Snowplow No. 10 (1907), Snoqualmie

Address: Railroad Right-of-Way, Snoqualmie. The heavy snowfalls in the Cascade mountain range posed a challenge to providing year-round train service through the mountains. Rotary snowplows, invente...

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King County Landmarks: Red Brick Road/James Mattson Road (1865/1913), vicinity of Redmond

Address: 196th Avenue NE between Union Hill Road & Redmond-Fall City Road, vicinity of Redmond. The Mattson Road contains the longest stretch of exposed historic red brick highway in King County. In 1...

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King County Landmarks: Reinig Road Sycamore Corridor (1929), Snoqualmie

Address: Between 396th Drive SE and SE 79th Street, Snoqualmie. The Sycamore trees growing on both sides of Reinig Road are among the last vestiges of the former company town of Snoqualmie Falls, whic...

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King County Library System Mobile Outreach Service

King County Library System (KCLS) mobile outreach service began with a single bookmobile bringing books to rural patrons in 1944. The fledgling library system had only a few small libraries and many r...

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King County Metro Transit

King County Metro Transit, originally named simply Metro Transit, has operated King County's bus and transit systems since its creation in 1973. This new agency took over the Seattle Transit System's ...

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King Street Station (Seattle)

Seattle's King Street Station was built between 1904 and 1906 adjacent to reclaimed tideland south of the city's downtown. The imposing concrete, granite, and brick structure was financed by James J. ...

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