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Dorothea Nordstrand tells the story of Hooch the wondrous cat, resident of Green Lake (Seattle)

In this People's History of the Green Lake neighborhood, Dorothea (Pfister) Nordstrand (1916-2011) tells the story of Hooch, the wondrous cat. The Daddy in this story is Joseph Pfister (1883-1947), an...

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Dorothea Nordstrand's Grandmother's Rose

In this People's History, Dorothea Nordstrand (1916-2011) tells the story of the beautiful climbing rose that her grandmother brought from Austria more than 100 years ago. To this day (2003) the rose ...

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Enumclaw: My Home Town by Jim Merritt

This reminiscence of Enumclaw in the 1920s and 1930s was written by James Edward Merritt (1920-2000). Jim Merritt was born on October 7, 1920, in South Prairie, Washington, the sixth child born to Fra...

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Firland Sanatorium

Firland Sanatorium, Seattle's municipal tuberculosis hospital, opened on May 2, 1911, to help combat what was at the time Seattle's leading cause of death. Firland was located on 34 acres in the Rich...

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Freeway Protest in Seattle on May 5, 1970: A Policeman's View

From a police officer's vantage point, former UW police officer David Wilma recounts the anti-war protests of May 5, 1970, a response to the United States invasion of Cambodia during the Vietnam War. ...

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Friel, Richard "Dick" (1933-2010) and Friel, Sharon Lund (b. 1939)

Seattle's Dick and Sharon Friel, although having ambitious individual careers, are best known as successful charity auctioneers who together raised more than $300 million at some 2,600 charity and art...

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Garbagemen's Pay: A Reminiscence of 1930s Seattle by Dorothea Nordstrand

This is a reminiscence of the 1930s by Dorothea Nordstrand (1916-2011), who as a young woman worked as a teller at the Green Lake bank. It is a humorous but kindly remembrance of the Fridays when the ...

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Gayton, John Cyrus (1931-2005), African American Leader

John Cyrus Gayton was the oldest son of John Jacob Gayton (1899-1969) and Virginia Clark Gayton, and grandson of John T. Gayton (1866-1954), early Seattle pioneer. He grew up imbued with the sense of ...

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Gogerty, Patrick (1929-2016)

Patrick Gogerty became director of Seattle Day Nursery in 1973 and transformed the program, originally founded in 1909 as a daycare center, into a model program for abused children. The program was re...

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Great Depression, 1929-1939

For 10 years beginning in 1929, most of the world experienced the largest economic depression in history. The Great Depression devastated national economies, threw millions out of work, and contribute...

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Green Lake Theater: A Seattle Reminiscence by Dorothea Nordstrand

This reminiscence of Seattle's Green Lake Theater was written by Dorothea (Pfister) Nordstrand (1916-2011). Her family moved to the Green Lake neighborhood around 1919. In 2009 Dorothea Nordstrand was...

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Having Fun in Cedar Falls, 1922-1940

Dorothy Graybael Scott's account of family and social life at a Cedar Falls railroad camp (in east King County) was originally recorded on June 15, 1993 as a part of the Cedar River Watershed Oral His...

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