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Stroum Jewish Community Center of Greater Seattle

The Seattle-area Stroum Jewish Community Center, founded in 1946, began as a social and recreational club for Jews barred from membership in non-Jewish clubs. It has evolved into a center for the revi...

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Stroum, Samuel N. (1921-2001)

Samuel N. Stroum was a self-made businessman and philanthropist whose far-reaching generosity of time and resources forever enriched Seattle's health, educational, and religious institutions, and espe...

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Stuart, Alice (b. 1942)

Alice Stuart is a singer, guitarist, and songwriter whose old-timey, folk-blues style earned her a decades-long career and an enduring fanbase. From the tiny burg of Chelan, Washington, she worked her...

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Stuart, Elbridge A. (1856-1944)

Elbridge A. Stuart created the firm that became the Carnation [evaporated milk] Company in 1899 in Kent, Washington. Carnation became one of the world's largest milk-product companies. In 1910, Stuart...

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Stuff, Harry S. (1869-1938)

Harry S. Stuff was an accomplished printer/publisher, typesetter, graphic designer, and advertising specialist active in Seattle in the early 1900s. Stuff founded local companies -- the Ivy Press, the...

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Sullivan, Cynthia (b. 1949)

Cynthia Sullivan, a Democrat, served for 20 years on the Metropolitan King County Council, making her one of the longest serving Council members. During that time, she had a major impact on growth man...

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Sullivan, William J., SJ (b. 1930)

Father William J. Sullivan is a Jesuit priest who for 20 years (1976-1996) served as president of Seattle University. During his presidency he guided that institution's growth and stabilized its fina...

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Sumas -- Thumbnail History

Sumas is located in Whatcom County, approximately 25 miles northeast of the county seat of Bellingham. It shares its northern border with the Canadian province of British Columbia, and is a major bord...

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Sunnyside -- Thumbnail History

Platted by water engineer Walter Granger (1855-1930) in 1893, Sunnyside was established next to the Sunnyside Canal, which brought irrigation to the shrub-steppe landscape of the Yakima Valley. Around...

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Sunset Club (Seattle)

The Sunset Club of Seattle is a private women's club with deep ties to its city's history, tradition, and culture. The club was founded in 1913 by women from some of Seattle's most prominent and wealt...

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Sunset Highway

One of Washington's first cross-state highways, the Sunset Highway provided the first automobile route over the Cascade Mountains, a range that divides the state from north to south. When it opened in...

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Susan Edgerly remembers her father, Seattle motion picture exhibitor John G. von Herberg, and her Seattle childhood

Susan Edgerly is the youngest daughter of John G. von Herberg (1880-1947) and his third wife, M. E. Darling. Based in Seattle, von Herberg was a prominent motion picture exhibitor throughout the Pacif...

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Svoboda, Marie (1920-2012)

Marie Svoboda, Seattle’s pioneering grande dame of yoga, opened her Queen Anne studio in 1969. It was a bold move for one of the city's few leotard-clad women then offering yoga classes at community...

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Swan, James G. (1818-1900)

James G. Swan lived one of the most varied and colorful lives in the early history of Washington Territory. He was variously an oysterman, customs inspector, secretary to congressional delegate Isaac ...

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Sweany, Gordon H. (1913-1986)

Gordon H. Sweany was a Seattle lawyer and the chairman of the board of SAFECO Corp. Under his leadership, SAFECO grew into one of the 20 largest diversified financial corporations in the United State...

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Swedes in Seattle and King County

Prior to the great fire of June 6, 1889, Seattle's Swedish population was small, as it was in the rest of the northwest region. The census of 1880 counted only 190 people of Scandinavian heritage in a...

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Swedish Medical Center (Seattle)

At the turn of the twentieth century Seattle's medical community was largely dominated by hospitals run by religious orders and small, infirmary-type hospitals. When Dr. Nils A. Johanson arrived from ...

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Tacoma -- Thumbnail History

Tacoma epitomizes the cultural, economic, social, and technological development of the Puget Sound region and the entire state of Washington. Situated above Commencement Bay on scenic bluffs that were...

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Tacoma Buddhist Temple

For more than one hundred years the Tacoma Buddhist Temple, located since 1931 at 1717 S Fawcett Avenue in downtown Tacoma, has carried important ties to the city's historic Japantown both as a physic...

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Tacoma Neighborhoods: Japantown (Nihonmachi) -- Thumbnail History

From the 1880s through the 1940s, Japanese immigrants created a vibrant Japantown (Nihonmachi) in downtown Tacoma. Crammed into a few blocks stretching from 17th Street near Union Station north to 11t...

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Tacoma Neighborhoods: Salishan Housing Project -- Tacoma Housing Authority

Tacoma's Salishan Housing Project rose in 1943 as part of the industrial miracle that won World War II for the Allies. After the war, the project served first veterans and military families, then low-...

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Tacoma Playwrights' Unit of the Federal Theatre Project

Clarence Talbot, Seattle playwright and actor, and Guy Williams, state director of the Federal Theatre project, formed the Tacoma Playwrights' Unit of the Project in early 1936. The Federal Theatre Pr...

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Tacoma Public Utilities

Tacoma's electrical and water utilities, its industrial railroad, and its telecommunications system all grew out of a need to serve the community coupled with frustration at the ability of private com...

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Tacoma Public Utilities Tour

This is an illustrated tour of Tacoma Public Utilities -- Tacoma Power, Tacoma Water, Tacoma Rail, and the Click! network. Written and curated by David Wilma.

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