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Crossroads Library, King County Library System

One of the King County Library System's smallest but busiest facilities, the Crossroads Library in East Bellevue is located right in the Crossroads Mall, just off the food court. This "storefront libr...

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Crowley, Walt (1947-2007)

Walter C. Crowley was the founding president and executive director of History Ink, the non-profit historical organization which produces HistoryLink.org, the nation's first online encyclopedia of loc...

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Crowley, Walter A. (1917-2008)

Walter A. Crowley, in recent years a resident of Oak Harbor, Washington, was an inventor and engineer who developed the first practical air-cushion vehicle in the summer of 1957 in Detroit, Michigan. ...

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Culp, Gordon C. (1926-2006)

Gordon C. Culp came out of Auburn, Washington, during the Great Depression, and never forgot his roots or his old friends. He went on to become a counsel to United States Senator Henry M. Jackson (191...

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Culver, Ida (1875-1936)

Ida Culver was a Seattle Public Schools elementary teacher, a founding member of the Seattle Education Auxiliary, first president of the Seattle Teachers Finance Association (or Seattle Teacher's Cred...

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Cumberland to Bayne: Beverly Read's Childhood Memories

Beverly Parkerson Read, who was born at her family home in Cumberland, a mining town in southeast King County, describes her fond childhood memories of walking up the railroad tracks to the neighborin...

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Cumming, William (1917-2010)

William Cumming, a leading artist in the Pacific Northwest School, called himself "The Willie Nelson of Northwest Painting." His brilliant career as a painter was interwined with politics and interrup...

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Cunningham, Merce (1919-2009)

Merce Cunningham was an American choreographer and was, before his death in July 2009, probably the most famous living choreographer in the world. His work in the field of contemporary dance spanned m...

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Curtis, Asahel (1874-1941)

The Seattle-based photographer Asahel Curtis made 60,000 photographic images over a 44-year career.They provide a remarkable visual record of the Pacific Northwest. He was the brother of the renowned ...

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Curtis, Edward S. (1868-1952)

Edward Curtis was one of the most prominent figures in the cultural history of Washington state. He is acknowledged as one of the leading American photographers of his time and has produced iconic por...

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Cutter, Kirtland Kelsey (1860-1939)

Kirtland Kelsey Cutter was primarily a Spokane architect with a significant practice in Spokane, Seattle, and Southern California, as well as commissions as far away as England. Of Spokane's many prol...

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Cycling in Washington State

The first bicycle arrived in Washington Territory in 1879 on a steamer from San Francisco and within a decade, Washington, along with the rest of the nation, went bike-crazy. Innovative developments s...

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Dabney, Ellen Powell (1861-1937) and Washington's Home Economics Movement

Ellen Powell Dabney, founding president of the Washington State Home Economics Association, came to Seattle in 1907 to teach at the new Lincoln High School, and at the age of 46 began a career in educ...

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Dairy Farming in Washington

In 2016, milk was the second highest valued commodity in Washington behind apples, with some 90 percent of the milk produced in the state also processed there. The first substantial herd of cattle arr...

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Dan Evans' Keynote Address at the 1968 Republican National Convention (transcript)

On August 5, 1968, Washington Governor Dan Evans delivered the keynote address at the Republican National Convention in Miami Beach, Florida. Evans, then 42 and a relative newcomer to national politic...

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Dan Evans Speech at 2015 Evans School Gala

Daniel J. Evans (b. 1925) served three terms as governor of Washington, as a United States senator, and as president of The Evergreen State College. He and his wife Nancy Evans (b. 1933) have been act...

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Dance Marathons of the 1920s and 1930s

Dance Marathons (also called Walkathons), an American phenomenon of the 1920s and 1930s, were human endurance contests in which couples danced almost non-stop for hundreds of hours (as long as a month...

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Dancing at the Northeast Improvement Club (1930s) -- A Seattle Story by Dorothea Nordstrand

This reminiscence of social life among young people in Seattle's Green Lake neighborhood during the early 1930s was written by Dorothea Nordstrand (1916-2011). "Dancing at the Northeast Improvement Cl...

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Daniel Corbin and the Spokane Falls & Northern Railway

John R. Fahey, the author of this essay, was born and educated in Spokane. He graduated from Gonzaga University and went to graduate school in journalism and political science at Northwestern. During ...

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Danville: A King County Coal Mining Town

A portion of the area known as Ravensdale in southeast King County was once called Danville. Located on the south side of the Summit-Landsburg Road, Danville lies in the Cedar River valley just below ...

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Danz, Fredric A. (1918-2009)

Some may have been born into show business, but for Fredric Danz, it's more accurate to say that he was born into the business of shows. The son of pioneer Seattle film exhibitor John Danz (d. 1961),...

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Daroga State Park

Daroga State Park, on the east bank of the Columbia River in North Central Washington, was once part of an orchard and ranch operated by legendary fruit grower Grady Auvil, who introduced Red Haven pe...

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Darrington -- Thumbnail History

The town of Darrington, located in Snohomish County 30 miles east of Arlington, was once known as the Burn or Sauk Portage. Darrington got its name from the flip of a card. With settlement beginning...

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Dashiell Hammett's Tacoma

Dashiell Hammett (1894-1961), acclaimed as the creator of modern American detective fiction, spent a winter in Tacoma not long before he began writing the stories that would make him famous. This acco...

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