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Children's Orthopedic Hospital

In early 1907, Anna Herr Clise (1866-1936) called together 23 affluent Seattle women friends to address a health care crisis -- namely the lack of a facility to treat crippled and malnourished childre...

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Chinese Americans

Chinese immigrants played a critical role in the development of Washington Territory and of Seattle. By 1880, more than 3,000 Chinese lived in Washington Territory and worked in various industries.

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Cigarette Prohibition in Washington, 1893-1911

The first Washington state elected official to make national history in a crusade against cigarettes was not Attorney General Christine Gregoire, who brokered a settlement between the tobacco industry...

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Cowboys and Indians: a Story of Childhood by Dorothea Nordstrand

Dorothea (Pfister) Nordstrand (1916-2011) wrote this reminiscence about childhood play in Seattle in 1921. The Pfister family homesteaded near Tiger, in Pend Oreille County, before moving to Seattle i...

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Dance Marathons of the 1920s and 1930s

Dance Marathons (also called Walkathons), an American phenomenon of the 1920s and 1930s, were human endurance contests in which couples danced almost non-stop for hundreds of hours (as long as a mont...

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Dancing at the Northeast Improvement Club (1930s) -- A Seattle Story by Dorothea Nordstrand

This reminiscence of social life among young people in Seattle's Green Lake neighborhood during the early 1930s was written by Dorothea Nordstrand (1916-2011). "Dancing at the Northeast Improvement Cl...

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Dorothea Nordstrand recalls homesteading years (ca. 1911-1919) in Tiger, Pend Oreille County

In this People's History, Dorothea (Pfister) Nordstrand (1916-2011) recalls her childhood years living in a log cabin in Pend Oreille County. The Pfister family homesteaded near Tiger for about a deca...

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Dorothea Nordstrand Remembers Daddy's Way With Words

Part 1 of this reminiscence was originally published in North Seattle Press. In it Greenlake resident Dorothea Nordstrand (1916-2011) recalls the exciting occasion when her father first took her salmo...

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Dorothea Nordstrand Remembers Her Beautiful Christmas Doll

In this reminiscence, Dorothea Nordstrand (1916-2011) tells the story of the beautiful doll, Grace, which became hers on the Christmas morning of 1922. She was nearly 6 years old. In 2009 Dorothea Nor...

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Dorothea Nordstrand Remembers Her Family's Move From Tiger to Seattle in 1919

In this People's History essay, Dorothea Nordstrand (1916-2011 )remembers her family's move in 1919 to Seattle from the family homestead in Tiger, Washington. Dorothea has lived in Seattle since then....

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Dorothea Nordstrand remembers the Lauth Family

In this People's History, Dorothea (Pfister) Nordstrand (1916-2011) remembers family visits from Seattle to a family lot in Suquamish, Kitsap County, and the friendship that grew up between the Pfiste...

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Dorothea Nordstrand Tells of Games and Friendships in the 1920s

In this People's History Dorothea Nordstrand (1916-2011) describes the daily life of her family after her father (Joseph Pfister, 1883-1947) was severely injured in a streetcar accident that occurred ...

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