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Dorothea Nordstrand's Grandmother's Rose

In this People's History, Dorothea Nordstrand (1916-2011) tells the story of the beautiful climbing rose that her grandmother brought from Austria more than 100 years ago. To this day (2003) the rose ...

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Dorothea Nordstrand's Green Lake (Seattle) Memory: The Fish and the Vietnam Vet

In this People's History, Dorothea Nordstrand (1916-2011) recalls an early morning encounter between two Green Lake neighbors taking an early morning walk during the mid-1970s, a Vietnam Vet, and his ...

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Dorothy Graybael Scott Remembers Fire, Wind, Snow, and Floods at Cedar Falls, 1922-1940

This excerpted account of man-made and natural disasters at Cedar Falls (east King County) was originally recorded on June 15, 1993, as a part of the Cedar River Watershed Oral History Project. Doroth...

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Dorpat, Paul (b. 1938)

Well known for his many books and publications on Seattle, past and present, Paul Dorpat, 69, has contributed more than 1,300 "Now & Then" features to The Seattle Times Pacific Northwest magazine....

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Douglas County -- Thumbnail History

Douglas County is a predominantly rural county located in north central Washington. Waterville is the county seat. The county's proximity to Grand Coulee Dam just over the county line (spanning the Co...

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Douglas, William O. (1898-1980)

William O. Douglas, who grew up in Yakima, was appointed to the United States Supreme Court at the age of 40 and served for more than 36 years, longer than any other justice in the Court's history. Bo...

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Douglass-Truth Branch, The Seattle Public Library

The Douglass-Truth Branch Library is the home of the largest collection of African American literature and history on the West Coast. Originally named after pioneer and library patron Henry Yesler (18...

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Dover, Harriette Shelton Williams (1904-1991)

Daughter of Chief William Shelton -- the famed Tulalip storyteller, wood-carver, and cultural leader -- Harriette Shelton Williams Dover, followed her father's fine example and invested her entire adu...

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Downtown Historic Theatre District (Seattle) Tour

This is a tour of Seattle's Downtown Historic Theatre District as it existed at the time of its designation on December 6, 2011. The Downtown Historic Theatre District was created to support the prese...

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Dr. Henry Smith's Letter from Snohomish County (December 1863)

Seattle physician Dr. Henry A. Smith (1830-1915) figures prominently in early Seattle history as a doctor, a writer, and a farmer. He has been credited with transcribing Chief Seattle's famous 1854 sp...

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Dr. Mom by Dorothea Nordstrand

In this People's History, Dorothea (Pfister) Nordstrand (1916-2011) recalls what "family medicine" meant at a time when professional health care was often not available.The Pfister family homesteaded ...

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Dr. Samual Goldenberg recalls the campaign to liberalize Washington's abortion laws

Dr. Samuel Goldenberg (1921-2011), a Seattle psychologist, organized the Citizens' Abortion Study Group after being unable to help two of his patients obtain legal abortions in 1967. The group, later ...

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"Dream of a Devotee of Fashion": An essay for the Woman's Century Club Magazine by Emily Inez Denny (1899)

Emily Inez Denny (1853-1918) wrote this tongue-in-cheek essay on the perils of women's clothing to be read to fellow members of the Woman's Century Club. A daughter of Seattle pioneers David (1832-190...

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Drumheller, Daniel (d. 1925): Good Genes and a Bit of Luck

The writer of this article on Daniel Drumheller was Norman Bolker, a retired physician in Spokane who was interested in Western history. This story of one immigrant's battle with disease originally ap...

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Dugdale, Daniel E. (1864-1934), Baseball Pioneer

Daniel E. Dugdale was born in Peoria, Illinois, on October 18, 1864, and soon learned to play the new game called baseball. He starred on some of the first professional teams as a catcher, but was lur...

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Dunbar, Bonnie J. (b. 1949)

Bonnie Dunbar, the first woman from Washington state to become an astronaut, rocketed into space five times. Only a handful of other American astronauts have heard the countdown to liftoff from the in...

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Duniway, Abigail Scott (1834-1915)

Oregon suffragist Abigail Jane Scott Duniway was a nationally known pioneer leader for women's suffrage who worked regionally in what became the states of Oregon, Washington, and Idaho. Born on an Ill...

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Dunlap, Ronald W. (b. 1937)

Ron Dunlap served three terms as a Washington State Representative and 10 months as King County Executive, appointed to fill the term of the county's first Executive, John D. Spellman (1926-2018), who...

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Dunn Gardens

Dunn Gardens, in Seattle's Broadview neighborhood, is a largely intact example of the many summer estates created by the famed Olmsted Brothers landscape architecture firm for wealthy clients in the P...

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Dunn, Jennifer Blackburn (1941-2007)

Jennifer Dunn was the first woman to serve as Washington State Republican Party chair and went on to serve six terms as a U.S. Representative from the 8th Congressional District in east King County, i...

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Durham: A King County Coal Mining Town

This reminiscence of childhood in the King County coalmining town of Durham was written by Nina Elizabeth "Betty" (Morris) Falk in 1990-1991. Betty Morris (Falk), was born on March 26, 1920, in Tacoma...

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Durkan, Martin J. Sr. (1923-2005)

Martin J. Durkan was a Seattle-area lawyer, Democratic legislator, and lobbyist. He wielded considerable power during 16 years in the state Senate, where he served as chairman of the Ways and Means Co...

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Durkin, James (1859-1934)

James "Jimmie" Durkin gained notoriety in the Inland Empire of Eastern Washington as Spokane's legendary liquor tycoon. Wild tales abound regarding his outlandish exploits and stunts, but beyond becom...

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Dusanne, Zoe (1884-1972), Modern-art Dealer

Zoe Dusanne, Seattle's first professional modern-art dealer, introduced modern art to many residents of the Puget Sound region, and helped to catalyze the rise and international fame of the Northwest ...

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