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World War II: Civilian Airports Adapted for Military Use

Before and during World War II the military purchased or leased a number of municipal or local airports in Washington for use as military airfields. The army and navy expanded runways, built hangars, ...

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World War II Ends: A Letter Home

This is a letter written on August 10, 1945, by William J. "Bill" Nass (1924-1986), a 21-year-old soldier stationed in Shanghai, China. He wrote this letter home to his parents in Seattle immediately ...

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World War II Home Front on Puget Sound

Fearing a second world war, the United States began to build up its armed forces in the late 1930s, helping to revitalize the Depression-becalmed economy of the Puget Sound region. The area's aircraft...

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World War II Japanese American Internment -- Seattle/King County

The bombing of Pearl Harbor by Japan on December 7, 1941, set in motion a series of events and decisions that led to what has been called the worst violation of constitutional rights in American histo...

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Wright, Bagley (1924-2011)

Bagley Wright was a Seattle philanthropist, businessman, and civic leader. Wright's deft business skills, strongly held artistic preferences, deep financial means, and equally deep commitment to his c...

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Wright, Pat (b. 1944)

Pastor Patrinell "Pat" Staten Wright is a Seattle treasure -- as a sublime vocal soloist, as the founding director of the Total Experience Gospel Choir, and as a long-time youth mentor and active comm...

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Wright, Violet "Vim" Crane (1926-2003)

Vim Wright, as she preferred to be called, saw a lot in her 76 years. From an impoverished childhood in Istanbul, to society life in Baltimore with adoptive parents, to eventually becoming a primary p...

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WTO Chronicles: Nancy Pennington Talks About Turtles

Nancy Pennington (b. 1938) is a Seattle animal rights activist who has twice donned a sea turtle costume to protest the policies of the World Trade Organization -- first during the 1999 WTO conference...

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WTO Meeting and Protests in Seattle (1999) -- Part 1

The Third Ministerial Conference of the World Trade Organization (WTO), held in Seattle from November 30 to December 3, 1999, brought together trade ministers and other officials from the WTO's 135 me...

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WTO Meeting and Protests in Seattle (1999) -- Part 2

When Seattle elected officials and civic leaders won the bid to host the Third Ministerial Conference of the World Trade Organization (WTO), they hoped to link Seattle's name to a new round of negotia...

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WTO Protest Photos by Douglas Johnson, Seattle, 1999

Douglas Johnston shares his photographs of the WTO demonstrations from November 28 to December 2, 1999.

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Yacolt -- Thumbnail History

Yacolt in north-central Clark County takes its name from "Yalicolb," a Klickitat word for "haunted place." The town of fewer than 1,500 residents lies in the foothills of the Cascade Mountains, about ...

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Yakima -- Thumbnail History

Yakima is the dominant city of central Washington's fruitful Yakima Valley and the county seat of Yakima County. It sits on the banks of the Yakima River just below the mouth of the Naches River. A sm...

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Yakima County -- Thumbnail History

Yakima is Washington's second-largest county in area, covering 4,296 square miles (2.7 million acres), and ranks seventh in population with 222,581 residents counted in the 2000 United States census. ...

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Yamasaki, Minoru (1912-1986)

Minoru Yamasaki was born to Japanese immigrant parents in Seattle in 1912 and studied architecture at the University of Washington in 1932. He then moved to New York to complete his professional educa...

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Yarrow Point -- Thumbnail History

Yarrow Point, a small peninsula located in King County on the east side of Lake Washington, extends a mile northward into the lake, forming the western shore of Yarrow Bay, just south of Kirkland. It ...

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Ye College Inn (University District, Seattle)

The College Inn, located at the corner of University Way NE and NE 40th Street in Seattle's University District, is the only commercial building remaining today that was constructed for the Alaska-Yu...

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Yee, Amy Woo (1922 -2000)

Amy Yee was a Seattle tennis star, a graceful and inspirational teacher who for 50 years brought the love of the sport to thousands of young people and adults in schools, parks, and private clubs. The...

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Yesler, Henry L. (1810?-1892)

Henry Yesler was a middle-aged man when he arrived at Elliott Bay in October 1852 and quickly established himself as the most important resident of the rain-swept little spot that would soon become Se...

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Yesler Mill on Union Bay

In this People's History, Eleanor Boba explores the history of Yesler, an early settlement on the north shore of Union Bay on Seattle's Lake Washington shoreline. The town was platted in 1888 to suppo...

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YMCA -- East Madison Branch

For years, the heart of the Central Area was an unprepossessing frame building at 23rd Avenue and E Olive Street, home of the East Madison branch of the Young Men’s Christian Associ...

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Young Men's Christian Association (YMCA) of Greater Seattle -- Part 1: Beginnings

The city of Seattle was only 25 years old -- and Washington was not yet a state -- when a small group of pioneers organized the Young Men's Christian Association of Seattle. The town's emerging middle...

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Young Men's Christian Association (YMCA) of Greater Seattle -- Part 2: Expansion, 1900-1930

The Seattle Young Men's Christian Association experienced rapid growth between 1900 and 1930, taking on much of the shape it has today, with branches located throughout the city and a wide variety of ...

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Young Men's Christian Association (YMCA) of Greater Seattle -- Part 3: Readjustment, 1930-1980

The period 1930 to 1980 brought several major challenges to the Young Men's Christian Association of Greater Seattle, from Depression to World War to the turmoil of the Sixties to the "Boeing Recessio...

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