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Des Moines Memorial Way South, Women's Memorial

Following World War I, the Seattle Garden Club worked with veterans organizations to plant some 1,400 elm trees along Des Moines Memorial Way S, dedicating each one to a fallen veteran. In a separate ...

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Desimone, Joe: From Produce Farmer to Owner of Seattle's Pike Place Market

Giuseppe "Joe" Desimone, an immigrant from Naples, settled in Seattle's South Park neighborhood, where he made some money farming and more money investing in real estate. Like many immigrant farmers f...

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DeVoe, Emma Smith (1848-1927)

Emma Smith DeVoe was a major figure in the American woman suffrage movement and a Republican Party activist. Although she spent the bulk of her political life in Washington state, she was also a paid...

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Dewitty, Thelma (1912-1977)

Thelma Dewitty was the first black teacher to be hired by the Seattle Public Schools. She joined the corps in September 1947, after intervention on her behalf by the Seattle Urban League, NAACP, the C...

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Dillard, Annie (b. 1945)

Place has primacy in the writing of Annie Dillard, and the history and geography of Washington figure notably in several of her books. Even though she resided only four years in the state, two of thos...

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Discovery Park (Seattle): Natural History

With 534 acres of forest, meadow, and beach on a broad point projecting into Puget Sound, Discovery Park at West Point in Seattle's Magnolia neighborhood is the city's largest green space and among it...

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Dobie, Gilmour (1879-1948)

Gilmour Dobie was a legendary coach for the University of Washington football team. The team has been called Huskies ever since 1922, but in the Dobie era it did not have an official name or mascot. I...

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Doc Maynard: Seattle Pioneer by Dorothea Nordstrand

This account of the stubborn, original, and generous life of the important Seattle pioneer Doc Maynard (1808-1873) was written by Dorothea Nordstrand (1916-2011).

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Dofflemyer Point Lighthouse

The Dofflemyer Point Lighthouse, the southernmost light in Puget Sound, marks an important turning point for ships entering Budd Inlet. Located seven miles north of Olympia in Boston Harbor, it was Pu...

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Doig, Ivan (1939-2015)

Ivan Doig spent much of his adult life in the Seattle area but his imagination rarely wandered far from his native Montana. The author of 13 novels and three nonfiction books, including the acclaimed ...

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Dolton: The Northwest's First Rock 'n' Roll Record Company

The Pacific Northwest has produced its fair share of pioneering record companies over the years including early ones like Seattle's Evergreen, Rainier, Linden, and Morrison Records; Portland's Rose Ci...

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Don Munro: A Remembrance by Bob Royer

Don Munro (1940-2012) had a 30-year business career as co-founder and CEO of Coastal Environmental Systems, a company that he built into the world’s leading manufacturer of air traf...

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Donation Land Law, also known as the Oregon Land Law

The Donation Land Law of 1850, or Oregon Land Law, permitted settlers on unsurveyed lands to select claims of 320 acres per settler (640 acres per married couple) provided they resided there for four ...

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Dore, John Francis (1881-1938)

John Francis Dore served as Mayor of Seattle twice during the Great Depression. He entered office a staunch advocate of fiscal economy (budget cuts), but he lost reelection after he alienated the unem...

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Dorothea Nordstrand recalls homesteading years (ca. 1911-1919) in Tiger, Pend Oreille County

In this People's History, Dorothea (Pfister) Nordstrand (1916-2011) recalls her childhood years living in a log cabin in Pend Oreille County. The Pfister family homesteaded near Tiger for about a deca...

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Dorothea Nordstrand recalls the old Celilo Falls

Nordstrand's reminiscence on Celilo Falls the way they were before the Dalles Dam was built in 1957 first appeared in Columbia magazine, Vol 15, No. 3. In 2009 Dorothea Nordstrand was awarded AKCHO's ...

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Dorothea Nordstrand Remembers a 1920 Seattle Streetcar Accident and Hard Times

In this People's History, Dorothea (Pfister) Nordstrand (1916-2011) recalls the time her father, riding from the Green Lake neighborhood to downtown Seattle to look for work on January 5, 1920, was in...

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Dorothea Nordstrand Remembers a School Play on Green Lake (Seattle), in the 1920s

In this reminiscence, Green Lake resident Dorothea Nordstrand (1916-2011) remembers playing Indians in a play based on Longfellow's "Hiawatha" performed by the pupils of Green Lake Elementary School i...

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Dorothea Nordstrand Remembers Daddy's Way With Words

Part 1 of this reminiscence was originally published in North Seattle Press. In it Greenlake resident Dorothea Nordstrand (1916-2011) recalls the exciting occasion when her father first took her salmo...

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Dorothea Nordstrand Remembers Her Beautiful Christmas Doll

In this reminiscence, Dorothea Nordstrand (1916-2011) tells the story of the beautiful doll, Grace, which became hers on the Christmas morning of 1922. She was nearly 6 years old. In 2009 Dorothea Nor...

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Dorothea Nordstrand Remembers Her Family's Move From Tiger to Seattle in 1919

In this People's History essay, Dorothea Nordstrand (1916-2011 )remembers her family's move in 1919 to Seattle from the family homestead in Tiger, Washington. Dorothea has lived in Seattle since then....

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Dorothea Nordstrand Remembers Ice Skating on Green Lake in 1930

In this reminiscence, Dorothea Nordstrand (1916-2011) recalls the winter of 1930 when Green Lake froze over. The freeze became the occasion for a carnival of bonfires, skaters, waltz music, and the su...

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Dorothea Nordstrand Remembers School Days on Green Lake (Seattle) in the 1920s

In this reminiscence, Dorothea (Pfister) Nordstrand (1916-2011) recalls school days in the 1920s in the marshy land of Seattle's Green Lake neighborhood. In 2009 Dorothea Nordstrand was awarded AKCHO'...

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Dorothea Nordstrand Remembers the Coming of Interstate 5

In this People's History, Dorothea (Pfister) Nordstrand (1916-2011), resident of Seattle's Green Lake neighborhood, remembers the neighborhood before and after Interstate 5 cut through it during the 1...

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