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Nordic Heritage Museum Vanishing Generation Interview with John Boitano

John Boitano (b. 1922) is a first generation Italian American from Ballard interviewed on August 4, 2000. In this Nordic Heritage Museum Vanishing Generation Oral History Project Interview by Richard ...

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Nordic Heritage Museum Vanishing Generation Interview with Olaf Kvamme, Part 2

This is part 2 of a Nordic Heritage Vanishing Generation Oral History Project interview with Olaf Kvamme (1923-2013), conducted by Jennifer Carell on May 2, 2000. In this continuation, Olaf talks abou...

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Northwest Men's Preparedness League and Business Men's Camps at American Lake

In the summers of 1915 and 1916, businessmen from around the Northwest learned how to soldier at Business Men's Camps held at American Lake in Pierce County. The camps, organized by the Northwest Men'...

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Now & Then -- Seattle General Strike, 1919

This file contains Seattle historian and photographer Paul Dorpat's Now & Then photographs and reflections on Seattle's General Strike of 1919.

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Oregon Territory, Establishment of

European exploration of the Pacific Northwest from the late 1500s through the 1700s led to multiple and overlapping territorial claims by Spain, Russia, France, Britain, and last but not least, the ne...

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Pacific Beach Hotel (Grays Harbor County)

In 1942 a popular Grays Harbor County resort, the Pacific Beach Hotel, was taken over by the United States Navy. It became an anti-aircraft training center, with gun installations on the beach and the...

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Postwar Clubs, Integration, and Entertainment at Fort Lewis

Beginning in the early 1920s, Fort Lewis, located in Pierce County south of Tacoma, provided separate clubs where officers, non-commissioned officers, and enlisted personnel could enjoy meals and atte...

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Priscilla (Patsy) Collins reflects on the YMCA

Priscilla "Patsy" Bullitt Collins (1920-2003), a member of a prominent Seattle family, was a businesswoman and longtime civic leader whose many interests included the Young Men's Christian Association...

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Puget Sound Naval Shipyard

Puget Sound Naval Shipyard, located adjacent to the city of Bremerton on Sinclair Inlet, was established in 1891. It was the first dry-dock and repair facility in the Northwest capable of handling th...

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Quinault Treaty, 1856

The Quinault Treaty was signed by Isaac Stevens (1818-1862), Governor of Washington Territory, and by Quinault Chief Taholah and other chiefs, subchiefs, and tribal delegates on the Quinault River on ...

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Racism in Seattle and Fort Lewis During World War II: An Oral History of Arline and Letcher Yarbrough

This oral history of Arline and Letcher Yarbrough concerning racism during World War II in Seattle and at Fort Lewis was conducted at the Museum of History & Industry (MOHAI) on January 26. 1985, ...

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Remembering 1968 by Dale Eldon Lund

For most young men who reached their late teens in the late 1960s, mandatory military service was a looming reality. At the other end of the fun spectrum were the early rock festivals, which, for a ti...

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