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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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Federal Reserve Bank (Seattle)

The building formally known as the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco -- Seattle Branch is located on 2nd Avenue between Madison and Spring streets in downtown Seattle. It housed the Seattle branch...

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Federal Theatre Project

Congress created the Federal Theatre Project in 1935 to provide work for theater professionals during the Great Depression. The Project was funded under the Works Progress Administration (WPA) and dir...

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Federal Way -- Thumbnail History

Federal Way is located in the southwest corner of King County, bordered by Puget Sound to the west and Pierce County to the south. Named for the highway that passes through it, the city was rural for ...

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Federal Way 320th Library, King County Library System

The Federal Way 320th Library traces its origins to Federal Way's first library, which was opened in 1944 in the old Steel Lake Elementary School building. In 1948 the library moved to Machlett's Vari...

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Federal Way Library, King County Library System

The Federal Way Library in southwest King County is the second-largest library in the King County Library System (KCLS). Located at 34200 1st Way S in Federal Way, it opened in December 1991. It was b...

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Felts Field (Spokane)

Felts Field, Spokane's historic airfield, is located on the south bank of the Spokane River east of Spokane proper. Aviation activities began there in 1913. In 1920 the field, then called the Parkwat...

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Ferguson, Emory C. (1833-1911)

Likeable to practically everyone who knew him, Emory Canda Ferguson was an authentic pioneer whose life was centrally linked to the beginnings of Snohomish County. New York born and a carpenter by tra...

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Ferndale -- Thumbnail History

Ferndale is located in western Whatcom County approximately six miles northwest of Bellingham; the Nooksack River runs through the city. At a juncture where the Lummi Nation, Nooksack Indian Tribe, an...

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Ferry County -- Thumbnail History

Ferry County, carved out of Stevens County in 1899, is bounded by British Columbia on the north, Stevens County on the east, Lincoln County on the southwest, and Okanogan County on the west. Its count...

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Ferry Kalakala

The ferry Kalakala was launched from the Lake Washington Shipyards, in Kirkland, on July 2, 1935. Between 1935 and 1967, the streamlined ferry plied the waters of Puget Sound, carrying commuting worke...

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Ferry Martha S. of Keller

The ferry Martha S of Keller was launched on Franklin D. Roosevelt Lake in 1948 and transported vehicles and passengers across the Columbia River between Ferry and Lincoln counties at the Keller Ferry...

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