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Warship Under Sail: The USS Decatur in the Pacific Northwest

By Lorraine McConaghy University of Washington Press, Seattle Hardcover, 344 pages 53 illustrations, 5 maps, notes, bibliography, and index ISBN: 978-0-295-98955-6

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When Logging Was Logging: 100 Years of Big Timber in Southwest Washington

By Karen Bertroch, Donna Gatens-Klint, Jim LeMonds, and Bryan Penttila The Donning Company Publishers, Virginia Beach, Virginia Hardcover, 176 pages Color and black-and-white photographs, index ISBN 9...

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Women's Votes, Women's Voices: The Campaign for Equal Rights in Washington

By Shanna StevensonWashington State Historical Society, 2009Paperback, 114 pagesIllustrations, footnotes, bibliography, indexISBN: 978-0-917048-74-6 $24.95

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Yankee on Puget Sound: Pioneer Dispatches of Edward Jay Allen, 1852-1855

By Karen L. Johnson & Dennis M. Larsen Paperback, 208 pages Photographs, maps, notes, bibliography, index Washington State University Press, 2013 ISBN 978-0-87422-315-6 $29.95

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Boone, George (b. ca. 1844) and Florence (Ritchie) Boone (b. 1859) of Neptune Beach, Lummi Reservation

George and Florence (Ritchie) Boone and their family had the original allotment at Neptune Beach on the Lummi Reservation. This history of the family was contributed by Cheryl Metcalf.

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Boone, William E. (1830-1921)

William E. Boone, Seattle's premiere architect prior to the great fire of 1889, became one of few architects to continue practice after the Panic of 1893. He also designed significant buildings in Tac...

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Boren, Carson Dobbins (1824-1912), Mary Ann Kays Boren (ca. 1830-1905), and Family

Carson Dobbins Boren and Mary Ann Kays Boren were among the first Anglo-Americans to settle in King County. With their infant, Livonia Gertrude Boren, known as Gertrude (1850-1912), they left Illinois...

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Boreson, Stan (1925-2017)

Musician, recording artist, humorist, and pioneering '50s kiddie-TV show star -- Stan Boreson was Everett's king of Scandinavian humor. He has brought joy to generations in his native Northwest, acros...

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Borst, Jeremiah (1830-1890)

Jeremiah Borst is considered to be the father of the Snoqualmie Valley, located in north central King County. A soft-spoken man with a lisp, he was the first permanent non-Indian settler in the valley...

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Borst, Kate (1855-1938)

Kate Kanim Borst was a Native American woman who was the third wife of Snoqualmie Valley settler Jeremiah Borst. During her lifetime, she witnessed the transformation of the valley from prairies and I...

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Bothell -- Thumbnail History

Loggers founded the King County community that became Bothell in the 1880s. After the trees were cut, Bothell became a farm community on the highway between Seattle and Everett. After World War II, th...

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Bothell Library, King County Library System

Residents of the onetime logging town of Bothell at the northeast end of Lake Washington found ways to circulate books long before they had a permanent library. The Bothell Library traces its roots to...

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Boulevard Park Library, King County Library System

The Boulevard Park Library holds bragging rights as the very first library to join the newly formed King County Library System (KCLS) in 1943. Boulevard Park is located in the Highline area south of S...

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Bowen, Betty (1918-1977)

Betty Bowen was assistant director of the Seattle Art Museum, a civic activist on behalf of the arts and historic preservation, and an indefatigable promoter of Seattle artists. Two days before her de...

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Boxing for Combat and Entertainment During and After World War I

With the United States engaged in World War I in 1917 and 1918, training in boxing was seen as important both to prepare troops for combat and to boost morale and provide entertainment at stateside mi...

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Boyce, Lucinda Elizabeth Stewart (1836-1916)

Lucinda Stewart Boyce was not only the first Euro-American woman to live permanently on San Juan Island, she also served as a community leader and role model for hundreds of women who braved the primi...

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Boyce, Stephen (1829-1909)

Stephen Boyce moved to San Juan Island in 1860 and, over the next half-century, farmed there, raised a large family, and became a much-respected pioneer settler and community leader. As a youngster in...

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Bracero Program: Crossing the Border to a New Life by History Day Award Winner Cameron Holt

Cameron Holt's paper won the HistoryLink.org Junior Paper award for her 2012 essay submitted in the Washington state History Day competition. Cameron was a student at Housel Middle School in Prosser, ...

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Bracken, Robert (1841?-1906)

Robert "Bob" Bracken was the first non-Indian to settle permanently in what soon became Asotin County. He arrived late in 1861 when the area was still part of an Indian reservation. Bracken engaged i...

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Brackett, George (1842-1927)

George Brackett is customarily regarded as the founder of Edmonds (Snohomish County) as well as an early logger in Bothell. Born and raised in eastern Canada, he logged there and in parts of the Unite...

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Brainerd, Paul (b. 1947)

Paul Brainerd founded the Aldus software company, which produced the first desktop publishing program, Pagemaker. The product transformed printing and publishing almost as dramatically as had moveable...

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Braman, James d'Orma (Dorm), (1901-1980)

This biography of James d'Orma "Dorm" Braman, Seattle City Council member beginning in 1954, and Seattle mayor from 1964 to 1969, was written by his son, Jim Braman.

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Bratnober, John (1879-1951)

Say the name Bratnober to anyone living on the Sammamish Plateau in the first half of the twentieth century (or to a Plateau historian) and their face will light up in instant recognition. Bratnober w...

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Breaking In a New Mayor

In this op-ed essay for The Seattle Times, Walt Crowley compares the "transition" of Seattle Mayor Greg Nickels to that of Wes Uhlman, Charles Royer, Norm Rice, and Paul Schell. Crowley was an aide to...

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