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Municipal Ownership Movement

Municipal ownership or close regulation of essential utilities and urban services was a central tenet of the Progressive Movement from the late 1800s through much of the twentieth century. Beginning w...

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Nordic Heritage Museum Vanishing Generation Interview with Arvid Kangas

This Nordic Heritage Museum Vanishing Generation Oral History Project interview of Arvid Kangas by Curtis Jacobs took place on July 27, 2000 in the Seattle neighborhood of Ballard. Arvid Kangas (b. 19...

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Nordic Heritage Museum Vanishing Generation Interview with Bjarne Andvik

This interview with Bjarne Andvik, (b. 1923) is part of The Vanishing Generation Oral History Project in the Nordic Heritage Museum. Interviewed by Olaf Kvamme on October 18, 2000, Bjarne Andvik is a ...

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Nordic Heritage Museum Vanishing Generation Interview with Holger Leander Berg

Holger Leander Berg, of Finnish heritage, grew up in Ballard and tells tales of his rambunctious childhood: harassing streetcar drivers with his Scout Troop, "creative" fishing around the Puget Sound,...

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Northern Pacific Railroad and Seattle Development

The Northern Pacific Railroad played a pivotal role in the development of railroads in Seattle and in the Puget Sound region. The company's decision to locate its Western terminus in Tacoma rather tha...

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Northern Pacific Railroad's Orphan Road

From 1884 until mid-1887, the Northern Pacific ran a train from Tacoma to Seattle. When the train began to operate on June 17, 1884, Seattleites were ecstatic. Henry Villard (1835-1900) had acquired t...

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Now & Then -- Queen Anne Counterbalance (Seattle)

This essay contains Seattle historian and photographer Paul Dorpat's Now & Then photographs and reflections on the counterbalance system of getting trolley cars up the steep grade of Seattle's Que...

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Now & Then -- Seattle Waterfront at Northern Pacific Railroad Piers (Pier 56)

This file contains Seattle historian and photographer Paul Dorpat's Now & Then photographs and reflections on the Northern Pacific Railroad Piers, later Pier 56.

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Now & Then -- Seattle's Fremont Bridge

This file contains Seattle historian and photographer Paul Dorpat's Now & Then photographs and reflections on the Fremont Bridge. The bridge crosses the Lake Washington Canal, connecting Seattle's...

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Now & Then -- Seattle's Front Street (now 1st Avenue)

This file contains Seattle historian and photographer Paul Dorpat's Now & Then photographs and reflections on Seattle's Front Street, now 1st Avenue.

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Now & Then -- Villard's Grand Occasion

This essay contains Seattle historian and photographer Paul Dorpat's Now & Then photographs and reflections on the visit of Northern Pacific Railroad president Henry Villard to Seattle on Septembe...

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PACCAR Inc

PACCAR Inc is an international truck manufacturing firm based in the Pacific Northwest, best known for heavy-duty trucks sold under the names Kenworth, Peterbilt, DAF, and Foden. The firm also manufac...

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