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All Shook Up: Elvis Rocks Sicks' Stadium

In this People's History, HistoryLink staff historian Cassandra Tate (b. 1945) recalls a memorable encounter with Elvis Presley at Sicks' Seattle Stadium in Rainier Valley, on Labor Day weekend, 1957.

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Allen, Paul (1953-2018)

Despite having made billions of dollars as a result of his computer programming skills, Paul Gardner Allen insisted that he was not a geek.  "I wasn’t a nerd," Allen writes in his 2012 auto...

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Allen, Raymond Bernard (1902-1986)

Trained as a medical doctor, Dr. Raymond B. Allen served as president of University of Washington (UW) from 1946 to 1951. Although his time at the UW was a relatively brief stop in a career that took ...

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Allen, William McPherson (1900-1985)

William McPherson Allen served the Boeing Company as president from 1945 to 1968 and is credited with leading the company into the jet age and providing a strong and enduring tradition of integrity an...

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Allentown Covered Bridge

Kent resident Michael C. Atkins submitted this retrospective on the Allentown Covered Bridge (built 1903, burned down 1956), which spanned the Union Pacific rail line. The bridge was replaced by the C...

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Alley-Barnes, Royal (b. 1946)

Royal Alley-Barnes held many different job titles during a career in Seattle city government that spanned more than 40 years -- from senior budget analyst in the Office of Management and Budget to exe...

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Allied Arts of Seattle

Allied Arts of Seattle is one of the city's most influential advocates for urban design and the arts. It grew out of the Beer & Culture Society, a small circle of academics, architects, and artist...

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Allison, George H. "Mike," M.D. (1921-2016)

George H. "Mike" Allison, M.D., a Seattle psychiatrist who specialized in psychoanalysis, was a member of the original Northwest Clinic of Psychiatry and Neurology with Douglass Orr, M.D. (1905-1990),...

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Almonjuela, Dorothy: Growing Up Squamish

Dorothy Almonjuela (b. 1918) was born on an Indian reserve in North Vancouver, Canada. A Squamish Indian, she moved to Bainbridge Island in 1942. This account includes memories of her life on the rese...

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Alvord, Ellsworth C. Jr. (1923-2010) and Nancy Alvord (b. 1922)

Dr. Ellsworth C. Alvord Jr., former head of neuropathology at the University of Washington's School of Medicine, and his wife, Nancy Delaney Alvord, have been generous supporters of educational, arts,...

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American Jewish Committee, Seattle Regional Office

The Greater Seattle Chapter of the American Jewish Committee (now called the American Jewish Committee (AJC) Seattle Regional Office) was formed in January 1946. The organization was an affiliate of t...

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American Viticultural Areas (AVAs) of Washington

The U.S. government officially recognizes more than 200 wine-growing regions, known as American Viticultural Areas (AVAs). Fourteen of those AVAs are located partially or entirely within Washington st...

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Anacortes -- Thumbnail History

The City of Anacortes is located in Skagit County on the northern end of Fidalgo Island in Puget Sound. It is the only incorporated community on Fidalgo, which is separated from the mainland by the Sw...

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Anacortes High School Sea Hawks: the "Original Seahawks"

This history of the "Original Seahawks," the Anacortes High School Sea Hawks, who adopted the nickname in 1925, 50 years before Seattle's NFL franchise was named the Seahawks, was inspired by a resear...

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Ancient Order of Hibernians, 1890-2000

Irish organizations appeared in Washington after 1880. The Ancient Order of Hibernians was established in 1890, and it was one of the largest Irish nationalistic organizations. The Irish Rebellion of ...

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Anderson, Cal (1948-1995)

State Senator Calvin "Cal" Anderson, who represented the 43rd District (encompassing portions of Seattle including the Capitol Hill neighborhood), was Washington's first openly gay state legislator. O...

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Anderson, Ernestine (1928-2016), Jazz Singer

Ernestine Anderson launched her amazing career as a jazz singer while still a teenaged Seattle high school student back in the 1940s. By the 1950s she was an experienced performer who'd toured widely ...

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Anderson, Guy (1906-1998), Painter

Guy Anderson was, according to Bruce Guenther, former curator of modern art at the Seattle Art Museum, "perhaps the most powerful artist to emerge from the Northwest School." Partly by virtue of his s...

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Anderson, Otto (1857-1938), Furniture Designer and Guitar-Maker

The excellent wood-working skills of Swedish immigrant, Otto Edward Anderson provided him with good job opportunities upon his arrival in the Pacific Northwest in 1888. One highlight of his career mus...

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and/or -- enough structure and enough openness

Anne Focke wrote this piece about and/or, an artist space in Seattle that she helped found and then directed during its ten-year lifespan, 1974-1984. This essay is an excerpt from the chapbook "A Prag...

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and/or (Seattle arts organization)

From its incorporation in February 1974 to its voluntary disbanding in October 1984, and/or was one of the most influential independent arts organizations in Seattle history. It was invented and run b...

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Angell, Tony (b. 1940), Painter and Sculptor

Tony Angell is an eminent Pacific Northwest painter and sculptor whose work has often centered on birds, especially ravens and crows. He is also an author. Since 1971, he has been Washington State Dir...

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Anhalt, Frederick William (1896-1996)

Builder and contractor Frederick William Anhalt produced some of Seattle's most noteworthy apartment buildings in the years immediately surrounding the Great Depression.

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Anti-Chinese Activism -- Seattle

Chinese immigrants, largely men, began arriving in Seattle in the 1860s, and played a key role in the development of Washington Territory, providing labor for the region's mines and salmon canneries a...

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