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Victor Steinbrueck in Conversation (1980)

In spring 1980, reporter Doug Honig interviewed architect and preservationist Victor Steinbrueck (1911-1985) for the Seattle Sun weekly newspaper. Honig's interview appeared in the May 14, 1...

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Vito's Restaurant (Seattle)

Vito's was a beloved Seattle restaurant for more than four decades, from its opening in 1953 until owner Vito Santoro's declining health forced him to sell the business in 1994. Situated close to Firs...

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Washington State Conference for Women, 1977

The Washington State Conference for Women, held in Ellensburg in July 1977, was an attempt to bring women together to talk about common problems and develop strategies for solving them. Instead, it be...

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Wenatchee Witch Hunt: Child Sex Abuse Trials in Douglas and Chelan Counties

The Central Washington communities of Wenatchee, in Chelan County, and East Wenatchee, across the Columbia River in Douglas County, got world attention in 1994 and 1995, when they found themselves in ...

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Whatcom County jury finds Bellingham newsstand operators not guilty of obscenity charges on February 1, 1996.

On February 1, 1996, a jury in Whatcom County Superior Court finds two defendants -- Bellingham newsstand owner Ira Stohl and store manager Kristina Hjelsand -- not guilty of obscenity charges. Stohl ...

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Wild Man of the Wynoochee

A year and a half after killing two teenage boys on Washington's Olympic Peninsula, and then disappearing into the deeply forested Wynoochee Valley (in southern Grays Harbor County), John Tornow -- a ...

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Winter Holidays in Seattle, Reminiscences, 1920-1929

This People's History consists of excerpts of interviews recorded in 1984 about childhood experiences of Seattle-area winter holidays in the 1920s. They are taken from oral histories in the collection...

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Women's Club Movement in Snohomish County

In the late nineteenth century, women in the Pacific Northwest began to organize into groups to pursue social change and improvements in their communities. Their work was part of a larger, national wo...

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Workmen's Circle, Seattle Branch

Eastern European Jews formed the Seattle branch of the Workmen's Circle in 1909. Known as the Arbeiter Ring in Yiddish, the Workmen's Circle was officially a socialist worker's organization but served...

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Young Men's Christian Association (YMCA) of Greater Seattle -- Part 2: Expansion, 1900-1930

The Seattle Young Men's Christian Association experienced rapid growth between 1900 and 1930, taking on much of the shape it has today, with branches located throughout the city and a wide variety of ...

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Young Men's Christian Association (YMCA) of Greater Seattle -- Part 4: Renewal

The Young Men's Christian Association of Greater Seattle entered the 1970s as an organization that was, as Board President Joe O. Ellis put it in the 1970 Annual Report, "beset with problems, seeking ...

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YouthCare (Seattle)

YouthCare, a Seattle-based nonprofit, provides services to young people experiencing homelessness. Its roots trace to 1974, when members of a dying church in suburban Shoreline bequeathed $40,000 to c...

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