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Washington Technology Industry Association

One of the oldest trade associations of its kind in North America, the Washington Technology Industry Association (WTIA) traces its beginnings back to the dawn of this state's nascent software industr...

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Washington Territory and Washington State, Founding of

Soon after the creation of Oregon Territory in 1848, settlers north of the Columbia River began demanding a territory of their own. Congress acquiesced on February 8, 1853, with the creation of Washin...

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Washington Water Power/Avista

The Washington Water Power Company, now Avista, has been the main power utility for Spokane and much of eastern Washington since its incorporation in 1889. Washington Water Power (WWP) was founded by ...

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Washington Wildlife and Recreation Coalition

Founded in 1989, the Washington Wildlife and Recreation Coalition is an award-winning non-profit citizens coalition whose members represent a diverse group of more than 270 community organizations inc...

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Washington Wine History Interviews: Alex and Paul Golitzin, Quilceda Creek Vintners

Alex Golitzin (b. 1939) and son Paul Golitzin (b. 1970) have been central figures in bringing national and international recognition to Washington wines. They are owners and operators of Quilceda Cree...

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Washington Wine History Interviews: Bob Betz, Betz Family Winery

Bob Betz (b. 1948) grew up in Seattle's Wallingford neighborhood with designs on becoming a doctor. When that didn't work out, he transitioned quickly to find his calling in the wine industry. He and ...

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Washington Wine History Interviews: Jim Holmes, Ciel du Cheval Vineyard

California native Jim Holmes (b. 1936) moved to the Pacific Northwest in 1959 to work as a scientist at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation in Eastern Washington. In 1972, he and fellow engineer John Will...

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Washington Wine History Interviews: John and Scott Williams, Kiona Vineyards and Winery

Three generations of the Williams family have presided over the growth of Kiona Vineyards into one of Washington's leading growers and wineries. The venture began with an investment by John Williams (...

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Washington Wine History Interviews: Joy Andersen, Chateau Ste. Michelle

Joy Andersen (b. 1957) was born in Pocatello, Idaho, where she lived for 15 years before the family moved to Snohomish. After graduating from Snohomish High School, Joy attended the University of Wash...

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Washington Wine History Interviews: Kay Simon and Clay Mackey, Chinook Winery

Kay Simon (b. 1953) and Clay Mackey (b. 1949) grew up on farms in California and studied at the University of California at Davis, but it wasn't until both were employed by Chateau Ste. Michelle in Wa...

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Washington Wine History Interviews: Mike Sauer, Red Willow Vineyard

Mike Sauer (b. 1947) was a farm boy from Toppenish who became the founder and guiding force behind Red Willow Vineyard, near Wapato and White Swan in the Yakima Valley. He graduated from Washington St...

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Washington Wine History Interviews: Norm McKibben, Pepper Bridge Vineyard and Winery

In the annals of Washington wine, Norm McKibben (b. 1936) was both late to the party and early to the party. McKibben had worked as an engineer for more than 25 years and was approaching his 50th birt...

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Washington's Black Army Camps -- Camp Hathaway, Camp George Jordan, South Fort Lewis

United States society and its military continued to be segregated during World War II. This segregation included separate camps for blacks or separate housing areas within larger installation. During ...

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Washington's Jewish Sports Heroes: Bob Moch (1914-2005)

This account of Bob Moch, the coxswain on the University of Washington's 8-man crew that won gold in the 1936 Berlin Olympics, was written by Stephen Sadis. It appears in Distant Replay! Washington's ...

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Washington's Jewish Sports Heroes: Herman Sarkowsky (1925-2014)

This account of Herman Sarkowsky, a leading figure in efforts to bring professional sports teams to the Northwest, was written by Dan Aznoff and Stephen Sadis. It appears in Distant Replay! Washington...

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Washougal -- Thumbnail History

The City of Washougal lies along the north bank of the Columbia River in the southeast corner of Clark County. Vancouver, the Clark County seat, is approximately 18 miles to the west and slightly nort...

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Washougal River Bridge

The Washougal River Bridge spans the Washougal River in Camas, in Clark County. It opened in 1908 as part of the Spokane, Portland & Seattle Railway (SP&S). This railroad was a joint enterprise of the...

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Wastewater Treatment and the Duwamish River

The Duwamish River, located in King County, has borne the burden of municipal and regional development over the past century. Its channel straightened and dredged, tributaries rerouted, and floodwater...

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Waterfront Park (Seattle)

When Waterfront Park opened in 1974, it was the first public park on Seattle's central waterfront, an area that had long been used for work and play, but never had a designated public recreational spa...

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Waterville -- Thumbnail History

Waterville, the county seat of Douglas County, 28 miles northeast of Wenatchee, sits on the high plateau of the Big Bend of the Columbia above the "breaks," a jumble of rugged canyons leading down to ...

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Watson, Emmett (1918-2001)

Emmett Watson was a fixture in Seattle journalism for more than half a century, first as a sports writer for the Seattle Star and then as a columnist for the Seattle Post-Intelligencer and The Seattle...

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Waughop, Dr. John Wesley (1839-1903)

Dr. John Wesley Waughop is the eponym of Waughop Lake in Lakewood's Fort Steilacoom Park. He was the superintendent of what was in past times called the Washington State Hospital for the Insane. It is...

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Wawawai -- Vanished Orchard Community of the Snake River

During the nineteenth and twentieth centuries Wawawai (rhymes with Hawaii), located in Whitman County, was at the center of one of the premier orchard regions in Washington state. The town was located...

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Wawona -- Pacific Lumber and Codfishing Schooner

The schooner Wawona, launched at Fairhaven, California, in 1897, was the largest three-masted sailing schooner ever built in North America. For 17 years, the Wawona hauled lumber up and down the Pacif...

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