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The Future Remembered: The 1962 Seattle World’s Fair and Its Legacy, by Paula Becker, Alan J. Stein & The HistoryLink Staff.

Space Needle, science, skyrides, showgirls. The 1962 Seattle World’s Fair optimistically looked ahead to imagine what the future might hold. The Century 21 Exposition drew 10 million visitors, captured America on the cusp of a cultural revolution, and left behind the Seattle Center, the artistic and cultural hub of the city today. Details of America’s Space Age World’s Fair and its lasting legacy are captured in this book.

(2011, History Ink and Seattle Center Foundation) ISBN 9780615469409
For sale at the Seattle Center Foundation, online, and in bookstores

Rising Tides and Tailwinds: The Story of The Port of Seattle 1911-2011, by Kit Oldham, Peter Blecha & The HistoryLink Staff

Over the past century, the Port of Seattle has transformed the Seattle waterfront from a rickety, dirty, and dangerous collection of privately owned piers and warehouses to state-of-the-art container terminals, cruise ship facilities, an international conference center, and other harbor facilities. Read about how The Port became one of the major drivers of the regional economy.

(2011, History Ink and the Port of Seattle and University of Washington Press)
ISBN 978-0-295-99131-3
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Public Ports in Washington: The First Century 1911-2011, by Kit Oldham & The HistoryLink Staff.

The Washington state legislature passed the Port District Act in 1911 allowing for the first time the novel and radical idea of the creation of public ports answerable to local voters. The history of Washington’s 75 publically owned ports is captured in these pages.

(2011, History Ink and Washington Public Ports Association)

ISBN 0-9788302-4-5

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Pork Neckbones, Sauerkraut & Rutabagas: Memories of My Green Lake Girlhood, by Dorothea Nordstrand.

This book of memoirs is the culmination of 25 years of story writing, begun when Dorothea was 70. In this collection of stories, Dorothea has compiled humorous, heartwarming details of past times in Pend Oreille County and Seattle.

(2011, History Ink and History House).

ISBN 0-9788302-2-9. 117pp.,

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Hope on the Hill: The First Century of Seattle Children's Hospital, by Walt Crowley, David W. Wilma, and the HistoryLink Staff.
A century ago a group of women started a hospital for all children regardless of ability to pay. Seattle Children’s Hospital has roots deep in the community and has been in the forefront of pediatric medicine ever since.
(2010, History Ink and Children's Hospital with UW Press).
ISBN: 978-0-295-98956-3
192 pp., 212 illus., 59 in color, 12 x 11 in. $40.00

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Power for the People: A History of Seattle City Light, by David W. Wilma, Walt Crowley, and the HistoryLink Staff.
Seattle City Light is the publicly owned utility that helped build a world-class city. Charismatic leaders, intense power struggles, heroic workers -- all are part of the story.
(2010, History Ink with UW Press).
ISBN: 978-0-295-98576-3
128 pp., 158 illus., 10 x 11 in. $29.95

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Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Exposition: Washington’s First World’s Fair, by Alan J. Stein, Paula Becker, and the HistoryLink.org Staff.
(2009, History Ink with UW Press).
The 1909 Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Exposition drew three million visitors and put Seattle and Washington on the world stage. It left the legacy of woman suffrage and the beautiful Olmsted UW campus.
ISBN: 978-0-295-98926-6.
188 pp., 285 illus., 90 in color, 10.5 x 11 in. $29.95

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Group Health Timeline: A Chronological Overview of 60 Years of Group Health History, 1947-2007, by Walt Crowley and the HistoryLink Staff.
Group Health grew out of the cooperative movement in 1947. Challenging fee-for-service medicine and innovating scientific procedures on several fronts, it has been a leader in health care ever since.
(2007 History Ink and Group Health Cooperative). 
ISBN: 0-9788302-1-0.
100 pp., over 100 color illus., index, 6.5 x 8.5 in.

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Seattle & King County Timeline: A Chronological Overview of 150 Years of Seattle and King County History, 1851-2001, by Walt Crowley and the HistoryLink.org Staff. (2001, History Ink with UW Press). 
A comprehensive overview of King County History. Lavishly illustrated, with a running timeline throughout, this is the book that set the bar for all the History Ink timeline books to follow.
ISBN 0-295-98165-2
95 pp., 6.5” x 8.5” $12.95

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Safe Passage: The Birth of Washington State Ferries, by Alan J. Stein.
(2001, History Ink and Washington State Ferries).
ISBN 0-9664745-1-1.
48pp. 9 x 8.5 in.
Tells the story of our treasured ferry system, beginning with the privately owned Black Ball Line, through its purchase by Washington state in 1951 up to the present. Lavishly illustrated with rare photographs.

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Moving Washington Timeline: The First Century of the Washington State
Department of Transportation, 1905-2005, by Walt Crowley, Kit Oldham, and the HistoryLink Staff.
Twentieth century people moved on canoes, horses, railroads, and finally cars on  roads. The Washington State Department of Transportation has been through it all, moving Washington into the future.

(2005, History Ink and Washington State Department of Transportation with UW Press).
ISBN: 0-295-98561-5.
128 pp., 300 color illus., 8.5 x 6.5 in. $12.95

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Bellevue Timeline: The Story of Washington's Leading-Edge City from Homesteads to High Rises, 1863-2003, by Alan J. Stein and the History Link Staff.
From strawberry fields to server farms, from seasonal Salish homes to suburban homes and highrises, the story of Bellevue is here.
(2004, History Ink and the City of Bellevue with UW Press).
ISBN: 0-295-98385-X
96 pp., over 100 color illus., index, 6.5" x 8.5". $12.95

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Forever Blue Moon, by Walt Crowley.
Since 1934, the Blue Moon Tavern in Seattle’s University District has been a cultural magnet, serving beer to luminaries from the world over. The stories are here, including how a group of impassioned citizens saved it from demolition in 1990.
(2004, History Ink and Three Fools Inc.).
64pp., 6 x 9 in. $18.75


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Class Wars: The Story of the Washington Education Association 1965-2001. Steve Kink and John Cahill.
The Washington Education Association transformed from a staid professional association to a powerful advocate for school children during the later half of the twentieth century. Two members tell the inside story of this radical shift in Washington’s education system
(2004, History Ink with Washington Education Association and UW Press).
ISBN 0-295-98463-5.
216 pp., 9 x 6 in.

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The Fairmont: The First Century of a San Francisco Landmark, by Walt Crowley, Robert Courland and the HistoryLink Staff.
(2006, History Ink and Fairmont Hotels).
ISBN: 0-9788302-0-2.
104pp. 10.5 x 11.5 in.

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The Olympic: The Story of Seattle’s Landmark Hotel, by Alan J. Stein and the HistoryLink Staff.
(2005, History Ink and Fairmont Hotels with UW Press).
ISBN 0-295-98517-8.
64 pp. 10.5 x 10.5 in.

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The Story of Union Station in Seattle, by Walt Crowley and Heather Macintosh.
(1999, History Ink and Sound Transit).
78 pp. 8.5 x 9 in.

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The War Years: A Chronicle of Washington State in World War II, by James R. Warren.  
(2000, History Ink with UW Press).
ISBN 0-295-98076-1.
268 pp. 9 x 10.5 in.

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The Last Electric Trolley: Madrona and Denny Blaine, Seattle, Washington Neighborhoods, by Junius Rochester.
(2002, Tommie Press with King County Landmarks & Heritage Commission and History Ink).
ISBN: 0-9648950-2-1.
166pp., 9 x 6 in.

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Maurice Rosenblatt and the fall of Joseph McCarthy, by Shelby Scates.
(2006, History Ink with UW Press).
ISBN: 0-295-98594-1.
136 pp., 6 x 9 in., index.

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The Olympic: The Story of Seattle's Landmark Hotel The War YearsMaurice Rosenblatt and the Fall of Joseph McCarthyClass Wars: The Story of the Washington Education AssociationForever Blue Moon: The Story of Seattle's Most (in)Famous TavernThe Last Electric Trolley: Madrona & Denny-BlaineSeattle & King County TimelineMoving Washington Timeline Bellevue TimelineHistoric Photos of SeattleSafe Passage: The Birth of Washington State Ferries
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