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Dave Holden: On Race and Music in Seattle, 1956-1966

Dave Holden was born on May 21, 1937, in Seattle. Son of local jazz legend Oscar Holden, Dave got his first paid gig as a jazz musician in the late 1950s. From that time on, Dave's keyboard and vocal ...

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Davenport -- Thumbnail History

Davenport is the seat of Lincoln County, an agricultural county in northeast Washington's Big Bend region, where dry land wheat farming and cattle ranching are the predominant industries. As of 2009,...

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Davenport Hotel (Spokane)

Davenport Hotel of Spokane opened its doors on September 1, 1914, and was soon acclaimed one of the world's grand hotels. Spokane already had fine hotels, but civic and business leaders, intent on inc...

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David Rodgers: The Crafting of Boats and Building of Seattle's Legacy

David Rodgers (1864-1923) was a master shipfitter who lived in the Puget Sound region from around 1900 until his death in 1923. He made significant contributions to the nation's war efforts during Wor...

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Davis, Aubrey (1917-2013)

Health care reformer, public transportation advocate, politician, civil servant, businessman, inventor, environmentalist -- Aubrey Davis affected the lives of Northwesterners for more than half-a-cent...

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Davis, James S. "Cashup" (1815-1896)

Randall A. Johnson wrote this article about Palouse pioneer James S. "Cashup" Davis in 1968 for The Pacific Northwesterner, the quarterly publication of the Spokane Westerners Corral. Johnson was born...

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Dawes, Janet (b. 1932)

You could say that Janet Dawes is an accidental, though effective, environmentalist. Initially attracted to environmental groups by her love of nature, Janet, soft-spoken and unassuming, worked on Haw...

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Day, William Scott (1923-1984)

William Scott Day served as a Democrat in both houses of the Washington State Legislature during a durable 22-year political career. He was born in Rockford, Illinois, but before his first birthday th...

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Dayton -- Thumbnail History

Dayton, a town in Columbia County, sits amidst rich farm country. Situated at the confluence of Patit Creek and the Touchet River, this town on the Lewis and Clark Trail grew within two decades from a...

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DeCoster, Dotty (1944-2015)

Dotty Beum DeCoster was a longtime community activist, researcher, writer, and historian based in Seattle. Over her lifetime she turned her considerable organizational and administrative skills to the...

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Dederer, Michael (1905-1995)

Michael Dederer -- "Mike" to his closest friends -- devoted his life to the Seattle Fur Exchange, building it into one of the foremost fur auctions in the country and an international presence in the ...

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Deep-draft Ports of Washington

Of Washington's 75 public port districts, only 11 -- the ports of Seattle, Grays Harbor, Vancouver, Everett, Tacoma, Bellingham, Kalama, Longview, Olympia, Port Angeles, and Anacortes -- have deep-dra...

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Deer Park -- Thumbnail History

Deer Park is located 22 miles north of the city of Spokane in the northwest corner of Spokane County amid the southeastern reach of the densely forested Okanogan highlands of Northeast Washington. Hom...

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DeLaCruz, Joseph "Joe" Burton (1937-2000)

Joseph "Joe" Burton DeLaCruz Jr., long-serving president of the Quinault Indian Nation, brought intelligence and charisma to the struggle to bring effective self-governance to his tribe and to Indians...

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Dellaccio, Jini (1917-2014)

Jini (pronounced "Jeanie") Dellaccio's remarkable life -- plus her sweet demeanor, stylish ways, energetic manner, and multi-faceted artistic career -- embodied certain delightful ironies: She was a M...

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Delridge Branch, The Seattle Public Library

The Delridge Branch, The Seattle Public Library, located in West Seattle at 5423 Delridge Way SW, was the third branch to open under the "Libraries for All" building program, a $196.4 million bond me...

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Denny, Arthur Armstrong (1822-1899)

Arthur A. Denny is considered the leader of the party of immigrants who first landed at Alki (West Seattle) in 1851 and then founded the city of Seattle in 1852. On February 15, 1852, after a period a...

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Denny, David Thomas (1832-1903)

David Thomas Denny was the first member of the Denny Party (led by his older brother Arthur) to arrive in the future city of Seattle in 1851. He staked a claim to the future site of Seattle Center and...

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Denny, Orion O. (1853-1916)

Orion Denny, the first white boy born in Seattle, made careers both on the water and on the land. The son of Seattle pioneers Arthur Denny (1822-1899) and Mary (Boren) Denny (1822-1912), Orion worked ...

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Denny Party on the Oregon Trail by Dorothea Nordstrand

This account of the Denny Party's journey to the Pacific Northwest from Illinois was written by Dorothea Nordstrand (1916-2011). Nordstrand writes: When I started school in 1921 at the old Green Lake ...

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Denny/Washington Hotel (Seattle)

Between 1890 and 1906, Seattle's Denny/Washington Hotel, advertised as "The Scenic Hotel of the West," straddled 3rd Avenue between Stewart and Virginia streets on the south summit of Denny Hill. (Den...

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Densho: The Japanese American Legacy Project

Densho: The Japanese American Legacy Project is a Seattle-based nonprofit organization founded in 1996. The word Densho means "to pass on to the next generation," and this concept of legacy lies squar...

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Des Moines -- Thumbnail History

The City of Des Moines, located 15 miles south of Seattle along the shores of Puget Sound, has never been a large center of industry like other Seattle suburbs. Although it incorporated as recently as...

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Des Moines Library, King County Library System

The first library in Des Moines was established in 1924 by the local Parent Teacher Association and the Ladies Auxiliary of the Des Moines-Zenith Improvement Club. It was stocked with books discarded ...

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