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King County Landmarks: North Bend Masonic Hall (1912), North Bend

Address: 119 North Bend Way, North Bend. The North Bend Masonic Hall is located in the heart of downtown North Bend. The two-story concrete building was designed with a ground store commercial space ...

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King County Landmarks: Oddfellows/Eagles Hall (1895), Carnation

Address: 3940 Tolt Avenue, Carnation. The original Oddfellows (later Eagles) Hall, built by I.O.O.F. Lodge No. 148, has been an integral part of community life in Carnation since its construction in 1...

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King County Landmarks: Skykomish Masonic Hall (1924), Skykomish

Address: 108 Old Cascade Highway, Skykomish. The Masonic Hall in Skykomish is a two and one-half story wood frame building, built facing the historic highway route through town. Construction of the ...

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King County Landmarks: Vashon Odd Fellows Hall/Blue Heron Art Center (1912), Vashon, Vashon Island

Address: 19500 99th Avenue SW, Vashon, Vashon Island. Francis Sherman constructed the Odd Fellows Hall in 1912 with labor and materials donated by members of the Lodge. The building, which faces Vasho...

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Knitting for Victory -- World War II

On the home front during World War II (1941-1945), knitting to help the war effort and to keep American soldiers warm was a major preoccupation of Americans, particularly women. The November 24, 1941,...

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Lighthouse for the Blind

The Lighthouse for the Blind was incorporated in Seattle in 1918, with the purpose of advancing the general welfare of the blind. Three of the five men who wrote the articles of incorporation were bli...

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Love Israel Family

The Love Israel Family, the largest and most prominent communal group in the Washington to emerge during the 1960s and 1970s counterculture, was located in Seattle between 1968 and 1984 and in rural ...

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Madrona Memories, Part 3 -- Central Area Council

Carol Richman moved with her family to the Madrona neighborhood of Seattle in 1961. She was a member of the Central Area Community Council (Madrona and the Central Area are contiguous) and in this Peo...

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McNaughton, Stanley O. (1921-1998)

Seattle business leader and philanthropist Stanley Otto McNaughton held positions with Seattle University and Safeco Insurance before he was in 1961 recruited by Robert J. Handy (1901-1984) to help re...

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Mementos of a Seattle City Light Skagit River tour

Beginning in the 1920s, Seattle City Light offered tours of its hydroelectric dams on the Skagit River to promote public support of the project. This file contains mementos (a sketch, a program, a tou...

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Mount Zion Baptist Church (Seattle)

Seattle's Mount Zion Baptist Church has the largest black congregation in the state of Washington. The church is more than a century old.

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Municipal League

Founded on May 23, 1910, the Municipal League of Seattle (now of King County) quickly became a leading organization in the area's Progressive Movement. In the first decades of the twentieth century it...

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NAACP, Seattle Branch

The Seattle Branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) was founded on October 23, 1913, and became the first of the national civil rights organizations to be esta...

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National Council of Jewish Women, Seattle Section

The National Council of Jewish Women, Seattle section, founded in 1900, is a volunteer organization inspired by Jewish values that works to improve the quality of life for women, children, and familie...

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Nikkei Concerns (Seattle)

Nikkei Concerns is a Seattle nonprofit organization dedicated to the welfare of the elderly Japanese American community in the Pacific Northwest. Its services are founded on quality care, respect, tru...

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Nordic Heritage Museum (Seattle)

The Nordic Heritage Museum in Seattle has the distinction of being the only museum in the country that promotes the heritage and culture of the five Scandinavian countries and honors the legacy of the...

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Nordic Heritage Museum Vanishing Generation Interview with Art Pehling

Art Pehling (b. ca. 1917), of German heritage, was interviewed by Dick Sacksteder on June 7, 2000 for the Vanishing Generation Oral History Project in the Nordic Heritage Museum. Art describes Ballard...

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Nordic Heritage Museum Vanishing Generation Interview with Helen Hill

Betsy Lindley interviewed Helen Hill (b. 1926) on August 7, 2000, for the Nordic Heritage Museum Vanishing Generation Oral History Project. Helen was born in Ballard and although she lived in many dif...

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Nordic Heritage Museum Vanishing Generation Interview with Robert Campbell

This is a Nordic Heritage Museum Vanishing Generation Oral History Project Interview of Robert Campbell (b. 1922), interviewed by Curtis Jacobson on October 11, 2000. Robert speaks of the businesses a...

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North Cascades Conservation Council

The North Cascades Conservation Council has, since 1957, been an unchanging agent of change. Turning out members for hearings, going to court, deploying hiking guides and picture books, it has helped ...

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PCC Community Markets

Puget Consumers Co-op (PCC), now called PCC Community Markets, started in 1953 as a food club in a Seattle basement. Since its early days, its primary focus has been on supplying consumers with natura...

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PEMCO Financial Services

Seattle-based PEMCO Financial Services is a family of companies and enterprises, not a single corporation, encompassing Evergreen Bank, PEMCO Insurance, and PEMCO Corporation, and associated with the ...

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Pettus, Terry (1904-1984)

Terry Pettus was a progressive-minded newspaper reporter who became Washington state's first member of the American Newspaper Guild. He was a key organizer of the Seattle chapter of the Guild, which i...

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Pinel Foundation Psychiatric Hospital (Seattle), 1948-1958

In September 1948 the Pinel Foundation was established in Seattle and shortly thereafter it opened a psychiatric hospital at 2318 Ballinger Way in Shoreline. The foundation's core goal was to provide ...

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