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Hutchinson, Dr. William B. (1909-1997)

Following a dedication ceremony on September 5, 1975, the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center opened the doors of its $12 million, seven-story research and treatment facility, situated on land acqu...

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ICBM (Intercontinental Ballistic Missiles) in Washington State

During the Cold War Washington state served an important role in defending the United States and in deterring attacks. Eighteen intercontinental ballistic missiles installed near Moses Lake and Spokan...

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Irrigated Agriculture Research and Extension Center, WSU Prosser

Washington State College (later WSU) established the Irrigation Experiment Station at Prosser in 1919. The Washington Irrigation Institute recommended such a program to study problems faced by farmers...

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Kennewick Man

A man who lived more than 9,000 years ago along the Columbia River in what is now central Washington's Tri-Cities area became the center of worldwide attention and heated controversy following the 199...

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Kramer, Gideon A. (1917-2012)

A visionary designer, artist, inventor, teacher, builder, lecturer, and businessman -- Seattle's Gideon Kramer was a true renaissance man. Long fascinated by the relationship between materials, techno...

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Leopold, Estella (b. 1927)

Estella Leopold, daughter of famed conservationist and writer Aldo Leopold (1887-1948), has earned her own renown through her pioneering work as a conservationist and scientist. As a conservationist, ...

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Magnesite Mining in Stevens County (1916-1968) by J. E. (Jess) Buchanan

J. E. Buchanan (1904-1986) wrote this account for The Pacific Northwesterner where it appeared in Vol. 25, No. 3 (Summer 1981). It is reprinted here with kind permission. Born in Iowa, Buchanan was br...

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Managing at Seattle City Light, 1973-1989: an Interview with Walt Sickler

When Walt Sickler (b. 1927) was promoted from line crew foreman to Supervisor of Overhead Construction at Seattle City Light, he brought to the utility's management his knowledge of field operations a...

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Marmes Rockshelter

The Marmes Rockshelter was one of the most significant archaeological sites in the Pacific Northwest, yielding thousands of Stone Age artifacts -- along with the oldest human remains yet to be found i...

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Microsoft Corporation

In 1975, two young men from Seattle founded a company that would be to the Computer Age what the Ford Motor Company was to the Automobile Age. Like Henry Ford, William H. Gates III (b. 1953) and Paul ...

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Munro, Donald Frederick (1940-2012)

Don Munro was born in Vermont and grew up in Yakima, but it was in Seattle that he would make a lasting mark as a public servant, business entrepreneur, and supporter of the arts. Munro graduated from...

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NOAA's Northwest Fisheries Science Center

The Northwest Fisheries Science Center, part of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), has been a landmark in Seattle's Montlake neighborhood since its original building was compl...

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