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Junior Safety Patrol: A Reminiscence of Loyal Heights Elementary School (Seattle)

Former Seattle resident John M. Leggett offers this account of participating in the Junior Safety Patrol during the 1930s while attending Seattle's Loyal Heights Elementary School. Called the Schoolbo...

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Kenmore Library, King County Library System

The King County Bookmobile began serving Kenmore in the 1940s. Before long, as more people began raising families in the community at the north end of Lake Washington, residents decided that they need...

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Kent Library, King County Library System

The Kent Library has been the cultural center of its King County suburban city ever since it checked out its first books in 1920. The library was first proposed in 1919 by a local doctor who wanted to...

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King County Historical Bibliography, Part 05: Schools and Education

This bibliography on schools and education in King County was prepared as a community history resource by staff of the former King County Office of Cultural Resources, now 4Culture (King County Cultu...

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King County Landmarks: Carnegie Public Library (1914), Auburn

Address: 306 Auburn Avenue NE, Auburn. The development of a public library in Auburn was part of a national movement spurred by the philanthropy of iron and steel magnate Andrew Carnegie (1835-1919). ...

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King County Landmarks: Luther Burbank School Historic District (1904), Luther Burbank Park, Mercer Island

Address: Luther Burbank Park, 2040 84th Avenue, SE, Mercer Island. In 1890, Major Newell started the Boys and Girls Aid Association, a school for indigent children in Seattle. The school moved to the ...

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King County Landmarks: Maple Valley School (1920), Maple Valley

Address: 23015 SE 216th Way, Maple Valley. In 1920, the Maple Valley School District opened its new brick two-story school, which was prominently located on a knoll above Maple Valley's commercial cen...

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King County Landmarks: Vincent Schoolhouse (1905), Carnation

Address: 8010 W Snoqualmie Valley Road NE, Carnation. The small farming community of Vincent is located on the western side of the Snoqualmie Valley south of Carnation. In 1905, residents built a scho...

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King County Library System Mobile Outreach Service

King County Library System (KCLS) mobile outreach service began with a single bookmobile bringing books to rural patrons in 1944. The fledgling library system had only a few small libraries and many r...

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King County Library System, Part 1

The King County Library System (KCLS) operates libraries in communities throughout King County (outside Seattle), a variety of mobile outreach services, a library within the King County Youth Services...

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King County Library System, Part 2

As King County's population boomed at the start of the twenty-first century, the King County Library System (KCLS) made plans to expand. In 2004, voters approved a $172 million bond measure, allowing ...

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King County Office of Equity and Social Justice

King County's Equity and Social Justice (ESJ) Initiative was made public by then-County Executive Ron Sims (b. 1948) in February 2008. Citing sobering examples of the effects of inequality, Sims direc...

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