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Campbell, Bertha Pitts: An Oral History

Bertha Pitts Campbell (1889-1990), an early Seattle civil rights worker, was a founder of the Christian Friends for Racial Equality and an early board member of the Seattle Urban League. This is an ex...

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Campbell, John E. (1880-1924)

John E. Campbell of Everett served as a member of the Washington State House of Representatives in the 1909 and 1911 sessions. He was elected to the state Senate in 1912, representing the 38th Distri...

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Canada/United States Border: The Line that Divides Us:Diplomacy's Role in Negotiating the U.S. - Canadian BorderBy History Day finalist Hali Han

This paper on the United States/British boundary dispute in the Pacific Northwest was written by Hali Han, an eighth grade student at the International Community School located in Kirkland, in the Lak...

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Canwell, Albert F. (1907-2002)

Albert F. Canwell was a Republican Washington state legislator from Spokane who served one term in the House from 1946 to 1948. He was famous for being chairman of the Canwell Committee, officially ti...

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Cape Disappointment State Park

Cape Disappointment State Park juts into the Pacific Ocean at the tip of the Long Beach Peninsula, in the southwesternmost corner of Washington state. This is the place where Lewis and Clark and the C...

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Capitol Hill and the Movement: Dotty Decoster Remembers

This is an excerpt from a HistoryLink interview by Heather MacIntosh with Dotty DeCoster in April 2000. DeCoster was an outspoken member of the Women's Movement in the late 1960s and 1970s in Seattle....

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Capitol Hill Branch, The Seattle Public Library

The Capitol Hill Branch, The Seattle Public Library, opened at 425 Harvard Avenue E on May 31, 2003. The site was formerly home to the Susan J. Henry Branch, The Seattle Public Library. The Henry Br...

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Captain Aaron Bert, Washington National Guard, writes home from Iraq

Aaron Bert worked in the finance department of the City of Seattle until his Washington Army National Guard unit was activated for service in Iraq in 2004. In this email, he relates the death of SGT D...

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Carbonado -- Thumbnail History

Carbonado, located on the Carbon River below Mount Rainier in the Cascade foothills of eastern Pierce County, prospered for decades as an industrial coalmining town. As settlers poured into the Puget ...

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Career of a Tugboat: The Anne W.

For more than 50 years, the tugboat Anne W. worked Northwest waters, much of the time hauling barges from a gravel pit in Steilacoom to the shores of Lake Union in Seattle. Before being retired from s...

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Carl S. English Jr. -- The Man Behind the Ballard Locks Gardens

In his more than three decades as the head gardener at the Hiram M. Chittenden Locks in Seattle's Ballard neighborhood, Carl S. English Jr. created and nurtured the gardens that now bear his name. Sar...

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Carlson, Edward "Eddie" E. (1911-1990)

Edward "Eddie" E. Carlson was a Seattle business executive and a tireless civic leader. He chaired the World's Fair Commission, the organizing muscle behind the 1962 Century 21 Exposition. A leader in...

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Carlton Complex Fire

The 2014 Carlton Complex fire, the largest single wildfire in Washington history, burned 256,108 acres, destroyed 353 homes, and caused an estimated $98 million in damage. The fire caused no direct fa...

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Carnation Library, King County Library System

The Carnation Library has been an important cultural center since it first began in 1924, the work of dedicated women volunteers. Located in the small town of Carnation in the Snoqualmie River Valley,...

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Carnation (Tolt) -- Thumbnail History

Carnation (previously Tolt), a rural community along the Snoqualmie River in eastern King County, was founded early in the settlement of the county. The town was named after the world-famous Carnation...

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Carroll, Charles Oliver "Chuck" (1906-2003)

During the 1950s and 1960s, Charles O. "Chuck" Carroll was, arguably, the most powerful man in Seattle and King County. As King County Prosecutor he was the effective head of all law enforcement in th...

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Carver Gayton reflects on the Jim Owens statue at Husky Stadium, University of Washington

In October 2003, a statue of former Husky head coach Jim Owens (1927-2009) was placed in front of the Husky Stadium in Seattle. The statue renewed a longstanding controversy surrounding Owens. Owens c...

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Cashmere -- Thumbnail History

The town of Cashmere in Chelan County is among the most picturesque in Washington. It lies on the southern bank of the Wenatchee River about midway between its turbulent upper reaches at Leavenworth a...

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Cathlamet -- Thumbnail History

As you approach Cathlamet by water, this small town still retains the look of a turn-of-the-century riverfront village. The only incorporated town in Wahkiakum County, this historic community rising u...

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Cathlamet in the 1930s (Marjorie Bacon Brown Remembers) by Crystal J. Ortmann

This portrait of Marjorie Bacon Brown and of Cathlamet in the 1930s was written by Crystal J. Ortmann.

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Catholicism in the Walla Walla Valley

Roman Catholics were among the earliest explorers to enter the Pacific Northwest in the eighteenth century and they were among the earliest settlers in the region in the nineteenth century. The formal...

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Cayton, Horace (1859-1940)

Horace Cayton was the African American publisher of the Seattle Republican, a newspaper directed toward both white and black readers and which at one point had the second largest circulation in the ci...

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Cayuse Indians

The Cayuse Indians were once masters of a vast homeland of more than six million acres in what is now Washington and Oregon. The first of the Northwest tribes to acquire horses, they were relatively f...

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Cedar Creek Bridge (Clark County)

The Cedar Creek Bridge, designated as Clark County's Bridge No. 65 and located at milepost 3.8 on NE Etna Road, was built in 1946, demolished in 2016, and replaced in 2017 by a new bridge. It spans Ce...

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