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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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Fanning the Flames: Northwest Labor Song Traditions

Political and social movements have long used music to draw attention to their causes and to rally the spirits of their members. The effectiveness of this tactic is well understood by rulers and robbe...

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Fares, Lucinda Collins (1838-1886)

Lucinda Collins Fares was the first white woman to settle in the Snoqualmie Valley. She was the daughter of Luther and Diana (Borst) Collins, and as a 13 or 14 year old was a member of the Collins par...

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Farman, Richard G. (1916-2002)

Richard G. "Dick" Farman co-founded the Farman Brothers Pickle Company in Enumclaw with his brother Fred. They started with a small 10-acre cucumber farm and pickling operation in 1944 and grew it int...

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Farmer, Frances (1913-1970)

Seattle-born actress Frances Farmer, a rising star in the 1930s, is remembered today more for her unfortunate life story than for her once promising career. Talented and beautiful, Farmer was also wil...

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Farming and Sheepherding during the Great Depression: A Reminiscence by Milan DeRuwe

This reminiscence by Milan DeRuwe (1917-2006) describes his life growing up on a family farm near Colville, Washington, the hardships of the Great Depression, the process of losing the farm and going ...

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Farquharson, Mary (1901-1982)

Mary Farquharson, a lifelong activist for social justice issues, was a Social Democrat who served two terms in the Washington State Senate from 1934-1942. As part of a small but influential faction of...

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Fassio, Virgil (1927-2018)

From 1978 to 1993, Virgil Fassio was publisher of the Seattle Post-Intelligencer, one of Seattle's two daily newspapers at the time. A first-generation Italian American from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, ...

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Faulk, Larry (b. 1936)

Larry Faulk was a Washington State Senator from 1966 to 1970. He remained a prominent figure in public life in Tacoma and Pierce County for most of the next four decades. In subsequent runs for State ...

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Faussett, Alfred Irvin (1879-1948)

Alfred "Al" Faussett, logger and waterfall-jumping daredevil of Monroe, Washington, gained fame for his exploits in the 1920s -- when all across the country daredevils were taking on challenges such a...

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Fawcett, Angelo V. (1846-1928)

Angelo V. Fawcett served four terms as mayor of Tacoma, accomplishing much and frequently stirring controversy. A Civil War veteran, he left Illinois to find success in booming Tacoma, arriving there ...

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