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Coleman, Nancy (1912-2000)

Radio, stage, and screen actress Nancy Coleman, who grew up in Everett in Snohomish County north of Seattle, had a successful career that spanned nearly four decades. Beginning in radio drama in 1936,...

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Colfax -- Thumbnail History

Colfax, located on the Palouse River in Southeastern Washington, is the seat of Whitman County. Whitman is a primarily agricultural county, and the predominant crop grown is wheat, farmed without irr...

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College Place -- Thumbnail History

College Place is aptly named, since the story of the city is dominated by the story of the college it hosts. Until the founding of Walla Walla College in 1892, the land that is now known as College P...

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Collins Building (North Coast Casket Company), Everett

For decades the North Coast Casket Company Building -- commonly called the Collins Building -- stood as a reminder of Everett's milltown past. The 60,000 square-foot post-and-beam structure was built ...

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Collins, Dorothy Priscilla (Patsy) Bullitt (1920-2003)

Dorothy Priscilla "Patsy" Bullitt Collins, a member of one of Seattle's oldest and wealthiest families, devoted much of her life to working for the public good, donating first her time and energy and ...

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Collins, Patsy: A Remembrance by her brother Stimson Bullitt

Stimson Bullitt (1919-2009) gave this remembrance of his sister Priscilla "Patsy" (Bullitt) Collins (1920-2003) at her Memorial Service at Seattle's Town Hall on July 8, 2003.

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Colman Building (Seattle)

The Colman Building in downtown Seattle was built by James M. Colman (1832-1906) in 1889. Sometimes called the Colman Block, it spans the 800 block on the west side of 1st Avenue between Marion and Co...

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Colman Clock (Seattle)

The Colman Clock of the Seattle Ferry Terminal at Colman Dock has truly taken a licking, but keeps on ticking. Over the past hundred years, since 1908 when it arrived, the clock has been dunked into P...

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Colman, James Murray (1832-1906)

Scottish-born James Murray Colman arrived in Seattle in 1872 at the age of 40 to lease and operate Yesler's sawmill. Colman was a prime mover in organizing the Seattle & Walla Walla Railroad after...

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Colman, Kenneth Burwell (1896-1982)

Kenneth Burwell Colman was a third-generation member of an influential pioneer family in Seattle and an important contributor to the community. Colman worked quietly and steadily throughout his life t...

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Columbia Basin Reclamation Project, The Beginnings: A Reminiscence by W. Gale Matthews

In early 1952, W. Gale Matthews -- a resident of Grant County since 1890 and, at the time of this account, President of the Grant County Title Abstract Company -- provided his memories of the beginnin...

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Columbia Branch, The Seattle Public Library

The Columbia Branch, The Seattle Public Library, is located at 4721 Rainier Avenue S adjacent to Columbia Park at the north end of the Columbia City business district in southeast Seattle. The branch'...

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Columbia City (Seattle) Tour

This is a guided photographic tour of Columbia City, an historic Seattle neighborhood and designated landmark. Also available as a printable walking tour (PDF format). Written by Cassandra Tate. Produ...

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Columbia County -- Thumbnail History

Columbia County, in southeastern Washington, has a population of 4,064 (in 2000), making it one of the more sparsely populated of Washington's 39 counties. At 868.8 square miles, it is the ninth-small...

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Columbia County Courthouse (1887), Dayton

The Columbia County Courthouse, located on 341 E Main Street in Dayton, is the oldest working courthouse in all of Washington's 39 counties. When the courthouse was completed in 1887, Washington was s...

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Columbia Maternal Association

The Columbia Maternal Association -- the first women's club in what is now Washington state -- was organized in 1838 by the wives of six pioneer missionaries. Only two of the women were mothers at the...

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Columbia National Wildlife Refuge

The Columbia Basin Irrigation Project did more than turn half a million acres of arid Eastern Washington into lush farmland. It also created an enticing stopover for millions of migrating birds. Land ...

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Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area

The Columbia River Gorge is a symphony of water and rock, a 90-mile-long passageway sliced through the Cascade Mountains by a river on its way to the sea. The mountains divide the Pacific Northwest in...

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Columbia River Interstate Bridge

The Columbia River Interstate Bridge is actually two closely adjacent bridges, though they are commonly referred to as one. The first bridge opened in 1917, the second in 1958. Each has three lanes an...

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Columbia River Tour

This tour of the Columbia River focuses on state and national parks and wildlife areas. It was written and curated by Cassandra Tate and photographed (except for historical pictures) by Glenn Drosenda...

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Columbia River Treaty -- Historical Background

The Columbia River Treaty, signed in 1961 and ratified in 1964, was a landmark event in the joint U.S.-Canadian possession of the Columbia River. Yet for most of the river's vast history, the notion o...

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Columbia River Treaty -- Planning, Negotiation, and Implementation

The Columbia River Basin encompasses nearly 700,000 square miles in the United States and Canada. The river's main stem and several of its tributaries have their headwaters in eastern British Columbia...

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Columbia River Treaty and Canada

Canada and the United States initially signed the Columbia River Treaty in 1961. At first glance, the treaty seems straightforward, as its formal title suggests: "Treaty Between Canada and the United ...

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Colville -- Thumbnail History

Colville, county seat of Stevens County some 65 miles north of Spokane and 45 miles south of the Canadian border, was incorporated in 1890 but founded much earlier. It traces its origin to Pinkney Cit...

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