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Seattle Neighborhoods: West Seattle -- Thumbnail History

West Seattle -- the oldest and the biggest of Seattle's neighborhoods -- is both a peninsula and a state of mind. The first Euro-American settlers arrived here (on Alki Point) in 1851, but left within...

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Seattle Pacific University

Seattle Pacific University, on the north side of Queen Anne Hill, started in 1891 as an elementary school with a goal to train missionaries. By 2001, it had grown to almost 3,500 students and offered ...

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Seattle Public Library -- A Pictorial History of Times and Tomes Past -- A Slideshow

This is a slideshow on the history of The Seattle Public Library. Written and Curated by Paul Dorpat.

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Seattle's Great Fire

On June 6, 1889, a fire started from an upset glue pot in a carpentry shop located in the basement of a downtown Seattle building and spread to consume Seattle's entire business district. The Great Fi...

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Seattle's Historic Houseboats

For more than 100 years Seattle has famously been host to remarkable clusters of floating homes that have helped define the town's social culture and maintain its reputation as a place where unconvent...

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Seattle's History -- A 10-Minute Slideshow

This is a 10-minute slideshow of the history of Seattle. Written and Curated by Paul Dorpat.

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Seattle's Little City Halls

Creation of Seattle's Little City Halls, now formally known as Neighborhood Service Centers (NSC), was inspired by a 1972 trip to Boston by aides to Mayor Wes Uhlman. The early program, while popular ...

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Seattle's University District -- a Slideshow of its Early History (1890-1919)

This is a slideshow on the history of Seattle's University District, Part One: Gunther Chain to Bascule Bridge. Written and Curated by Paul Dorpat, with Chris Goodman.

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Seward Park (Seattle)

Seward Park encompasses an entire peninsula that juts into Lake Washington from southeast Seattle, plus its isthmus and some mainland acreage along the shore. The 300-acre site includes 120 acres of u...

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South Lake Union: The Evolution of a Dream

This essay surveys the development of Seattle's South Lake Union and Cascade communities from 1854 to 2003, with emphasis on visions for its future including Virgil Bogue's 1911 Plan of Seattle, the 1...

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Southeast Seattle ZIP Code 98118: Neighborhood of Nations

It's been said that the 98118 ZIP code in Southeast Seattle is the most diverse in the United States. The claim is not quantifiably true, although it's easy enough to believe. Successive waves of newc...

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Speakeasy Fire: An Eyewitness Account of the fire on May 18, 2001

Two members of HistoryLink's staff, Alyssa Burrows and Chris Goodman, happened to be at the Speakeasy Cafe the night it burned down. This is Alyssa'a first-hand account of the confused scene as the bu...

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