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Estby, Helga (1860-1942)

Norwegian immigrant and suffragist Helga Estby is remembered for her heroic seven-month walk from Spokane to New York City in 1896, a publicity wager that she expected would pay her $10,000 and save t...

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Ethiopian and Eritrean Communities in Seattle

Ethiopians and Eritreans have lived in the Seattle area since the late 1960s, beginning with university students. From 1980 with the passage of the Refugee Act until about 2000, thousands of Ethiopian...

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Etiquette Rules! The Northwest's Reigning '60s Garage-Rock Record Company

Etiquette Records -- a trail-blazing firm formed by three young Tacoma musicians in 1961 -- was an enterprise that broke all the old rules. Despite its polite and classy sounding name -- not to mentio...

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Eulogy for Lud Kramer by Ralph Munro

This eulogy for A. Ludlow "Lud" Kramer (1932-2004) was given by Ralph Munro at Lud Kramer's memorial service at St. John's Cathedral in Spokane on April 16, 2004. Lud Kramer became the youngest Secret...

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Eulogy for Stan Stapp (1918-2006)

Stan Stapp (1918-2006) was the longtime publisher of the North Central Outlook, one of Seattle's most respected and influential community newspapers, and a mentor to two generations of "underground" a...

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Eustis, Dorothy (1916-2001)

Dorothy Helen Eustis was a child-prodigy pianist from Seattle whose precocious skills led to an astonishing performance with the Seattle Symphony as a mere youth in 1930. After studying at the Cornish...

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Evans, Daniel J. (b. 1925) and Nancy Bell Evans (b. 1933)

Dan and Nancy Evans have devoted more than half a century to public service, in and out of political office, with a level of commitment matched by few of their fellow citizens. As a three-term governo...

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Evans, George Watkin (1876-1951)

George Watkin Evans was a pioneering mining engineer in Washington who spent much of his career studying and documenting the state's coal-mining industry. This People's History of Evans's life and wor...

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Everett -- Thumbnail History

Once called the "City of Smokestacks," Everett has a long association with industry and labor. Its first beginnings were two Native American settlements at opposite sides of the heavily wooded region...

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Everett Bayside: A Tour

This tour of Everett's Bayside waterfront was written by Margaret Riddle and curated by Paula Becker. The map is by Marie McCaffrey, and the tour is sponsored by the Henry M. Jackson Foundation.

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Everett Massacre (1916)

The Everett Massacre of Sunday, November 5, 1916, has been called the bloodiest labor confrontation in Northwest history. On that day a group of Industrial Workers of the World (IWW), also known as Wo...

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Everett Neighborhoods: Lowell -- Thumbnail History

Lowell is located along the west bank of the Snohomish River, south of 41st Street in Everett. Annexed into Everett in the 1960s, Lowell dates to 1863, predating Everett by nearly 30 years. The town w...

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Everett Public Library

The Everett Public Library commemorated several significant milestone anniversaries in 2019. The year marked the 125th anniversary of the formation of the library, the 85th anniversary of the historic...

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Everett's Boomtown Beginnings 1891-1892

The rapid development that brought Everett into being came with a price and nowhere is this better told than in the newspapers and photographs of the time. It can be imagined that many families, arriv...

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Everett's Streetcars

From 1893 to 1923, the City of Everett was serviced by a network of electric streetcars. The development of this system began before Everett had incorporated and continued through the rapid period of ...

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Evergreen Ballroom: Olympia's Lost Landmark (1931-2000)

The most fabled of any historic dancehall in Washington -- the Evergreen State -- the Evergreen Ballroom stood for nearly seven decades along a section of Highway 99 called the "old Tacoma and Olympia...

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Evergreen Washelli Cemetery

Seattle's original Washelli Cemetery was Seattle's second municipal cemetery, established on the site of Capitol Hill's present Volunteer Park in 1885. The present Evergreen Washelli Cemetery straddle...

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Everson -- Thumbnail History

Everson is located in the Nooksack River valley of northern Whatcom County, some 15 miles northeast of Bellingham. The site of a long-established village of the Nooksack Indian Tribe, the area saw set...

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Exploration in the Pacific Northwest Before the American Presence

In A. D. 458, a Chinese adventurer named Hwui Shan crossed the Pacific to Mexico, and then followed the Japan current north to Alaska. Centuries later, in September 1513, Vasco Nunez de Balboa "discov...

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Expo '74: Spokane World's Fair

Expo '74, Spokane's World's Fair, was an international exposition held from May 4 to November 3, 1974, in Spokane. With a population of only 170,000, Spokane was the smallest city ever to hold a world...

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Fairchild Air Force Base (Spokane)

Fairchild Air Force Base in Eastern Washington is the Northwest aerial refueling hub for the U.S. Air Force and the largest employer in Spokane County. The base traces its origins to World War II, whe...

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Fairwood Library, King County Library System

The Fairwood Library, in the unincorporated neighborhood of Fairwood, just east of Renton, is one of the busiest libraries in the King County Library System (KCLS). It began in 1964, when the Cascade-...

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Fall City -- Thumbnail History

Fall City, an unincorporated community in King County, is located about 30 miles east of Seattle along the Snoqualmie River a mile below Snoqualmie Falls. The community grew up around the landing spot...

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Fall City Library, King County Library System

A desk floating downriver may seem an inauspicious start for any successful venture, but that's part of the story of the Fall City Library. Fall City is an unincorporated King County community located...

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