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Youth Services Center Library, King County Library System

The King County Youth Services Center (YSC) in Seattle opened the first library to serve its resident youth population in 1972, following four years of planning. The effort to serve both incarcerated ...

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YWCA -- Seattle-King County/Snohomish County

In 1894, a group of women founded the YWCA to help "the working girl" toward self support. Today the work of the Seattle-King County-Snohomish County YWCA focuses on youth and childcare programs and o...

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Zalesky, Phil (1924-2013) and Laura (b. 1924)

Phil and Laura Zalesky began lives in 1924 that included early poverty, but became enriched through their marriage in 1945 and intertwined with some of the most important Pacific Northwest environment...

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Zarina, Astra (1929-2008)

Astra Zarina taught architecture for more than 30 years at the University of Washington, both in Seattle and in two study-abroad programs she created in Italy. With her genius for design and her passi...

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Zillah -- Thumbnail History

Zillah is an agricultural town in Yakima County surrounded by the lush orchards and vineyards of the Yakima Valley. It was founded in 1892, when irrigation first watered the dry sagebrush flats. The t...

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Zodiac, Historic Schooner

Built in 1924 for the heirs to the Johnson & Johnson pharmaceuticals fortune, the two-masted schooner Zodiac has been based in Seattle since the early 1990s. She is the largest wooden sailing vess...

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