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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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Ferry Whistles on Puget Sound: A Slideshow

For more than a century, ferryboat captains on Puget Sound have used the distinctive docking signal made up of a long blast on the boat's whistle followed by two short ones. In maritime terms, this is...

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Festál (Seattle Center)

Festál, a joint community and city-led effort to provide a series of cultural festivals at the Seattle Center, was founded in 1997. The origins of the program may be traced back to the 1962 Wor...

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Fifield, Rev. L. Wendell (1891-1964)

The Rev. Dr. L. (Lawrence) Wendell Fifield was pastor of Seattle's Plymouth Congregational Church at 4th Avenue and University Street from 1927 to 1941. He was a leader among Seattle's ministry and...

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Filipino Americans in Seattle

With an estimated population of 30,000 (in the late 1990s), the Filipino American community forms the largest group of Asian Americans in the Seattle area. Beginning with the first known Filipino resi...

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Filipino Cannery Workers

As early as the 1920s, Filipinos from Seattle were contracted to work in Alaskan canneries. Later efforts at reform of contracting practices led to assassinations of Filipino union organizers in the 1...

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Filmography in Seattle

Since the 1933 debut of Tugboat Annie, Seattle has been featured in more than 100 motion pictures and television features. Generations of Hollywood producers have used Seattle-area scenery and archite...

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Finding Cherry Grove by Hunter Brown

Hunter Brown (1992-2017) wrote this account of locating and then traveling to the site of Cherry Grove, Illinois. Cherry Grove was the town the Denny/Boren family left behind in April 1851 when they s...

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Finding William Hamilton: A Transatlantic Detective Story

Michael Atkins relays the story of William Hamilton, an Irishman who came to Seattle in 1909. One of Hamilton's grand nieces in Ireland posted a query on a usenet group on the internet. Intrigued, Atk...

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Finlay, Jacques Raphael "Jaco" (1768-1828)

Jacques Raphael Finlay, a Canadian fur trader commonly known as Jaco, crossed the Continental Divide in modern-day Alberta and reached the upper Columbia River during the summer of 1806. Working as an...

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Finley, Randy (b. 1942)

Randy Finley -- who became known to a generation of Seattle moviegoers for his long black beard, a habit of wearing an army jacket with his name sewn on it, and his innate ability to generate hype -- ...

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Firland Sanatorium

Firland Sanatorium, Seattle's municipal tuberculosis hospital, opened on May 2, 1911, to help combat what was at the time Seattle's leading cause of death. Firland was located on 34 acres in the Richm...

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Firland Sanatorium: Agnes Johnson Remembers Three Years

Agnes "Aggie" Guttormsen Johnson (b. 1928), is an Everett native. After graduating from Providence Everett School of Nursing in 1949 Agnes was diagnosed with pulmonary tuberculosis and admitted to Fir...

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First African Methodist Episcopal Church (Seattle)

The First African Methodist Episcopal Church, located at 1522 14th Avenue, is the oldest black church in Seattle. Established in 1886 it was designated a Seattle landmark in 1984.

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