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Stimson-Green Mansion (1901) -- Seattle's First Hill Landmark

The Stimson Mansion (later the Stimson-Green Mansion), built by C. D. and Harriet Stimson and completed in 1901, was and remains one of Seattle's most impressive examples of "eclectic architecture." T...

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Stimson-Green Mansion: On Its Preservation, an Interview of Priscilla (Patsy) Collins

In this HistoryLink interview conducted by architectural historian Heather MacIntosh on September 18, 2000, native Seattleite and businesswoman Priscilla (Patsy) Collins (1920-2003) provides perspecti...

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Stokes, Charles Moorehead (1903-1996)

In 1950, Charles Stokes was elected to the Washington state legislature from the 37th District in central and southeast Seattle, becoming the first black legislator from King County. The only black le...

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Stone, Corliss P. (1838-1906)

Corliss P. Stone was a visionary Seattle real estate developer who platted land around north Lake Union, Wallingford, and Fremont. A Vermont native, he came to the Northwest for better business opport...

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Stone, General David L. (1876-1959)

Captain David Lamme Stone was the builder of Camp Lewis and later returned as a general to command Fort Lewis. He arrived on May 26, 1917, at American Lake, Washington, assigned to build a National Ar...

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Storey, Ellsworth Prime (1879-1960)

Elllsworth Storey, one of Seattle's most popular architects, combined contemporary trends in domestic architecture with local materials. His approach created a number of houses and public works ground...

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Story of the Origin of the North Wind Weir on the Duwamish River

The Coast Salish story regarding the origin of the rocks in the Duwamish River known as North Wind Weir. This version was compiled from several versions.

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Story of the Origin of the Tolt River (Snoqualmie)

The Snoqualmie tribe's story regarding the origin of the Tolt River. This file contains the story as related to Ballard by Snuqualmie Charlie (sia'txted) (ca. 1850-?).

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Strahorn, Dell (1854-1925)

The author of this People's History, Barbara Fleischman Cochran, was a regional historian in Spokane, author of Exploring Spokane's Past, and a member of the faculty at Washington State University. Sh...

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Strahorn, Robert E. (1852-1944)

Robert E. Strahorn (1852-1944) and his wife Carrie Adell Green "Dell" Strahorn (1854-1925) had a significant impact on the Northwest in the 1880s and 1890s, through their writings that publicized the ...

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Straley, Walter William (1913-1999)

Walter W. Straley was the founding president of Pacific Northwest Bell in 1961. Later he was a top executive and corporate "radical" with the American Telephone & Telegraph Co., and a community-se...

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Street Railways in Seattle

Road travel in and around Seattle was difficult and dangerous before 1884, when the first horse-drawn streetcar line was established downtown. The first cable car line was introduced in 1887, and elec...

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Strong, Anna Louise (1885-1970)

Anna Louise Strong remains one of the notable radicals in the history of the United States. During her Seattle years (1914-1921), she won her election as the lone woman on the School Board, only to be...

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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 (1942-2023)

Alice Stuart was 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, she worked her way up thr...

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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 and publisher, typesetter, graphic designer, and advertising specialist in Seattle in the early 1900s. Stuff founded local companies -- the Ivy Press, the St...

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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 (1930-2015)

Father William J. Sullivan was 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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Sultan Memories: Shooting the Rapids

Sultan is an incorporated town in Snohomish County, about 23 miles east of Everett at the confluence of the Skykomish and Sultan rivers. Highway 2, the road to Steven's Pass, runs through it. Sultan w...

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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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Summer Olympics Individual Gold Medalists from Washington

Hundreds of athletes born or raised in Washington have competed in the Summer Olympics since the inaugural Games at Athens, Greece, in 1896, but only 14 have won individual gold medals. The state's fi...

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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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