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Hansen, Julia Carolyn Butler (1907-1988)

Julia Butler Hansen was one of the most powerful female legislators in Washington state history, amassing a long list of "firsts." She served nine years on the Cathlamet, Washington, Town Council, 21 ...

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Hanson, Ole Thorsteinsson (1874-1940)

Ole Hanson was a man who packed multiple lives into one. He's best known in Washington for his role, as the city's mayor, in ending Seattle's 1919 general strike, but he's also well known for founding...

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Happy Valley Grange (Redmond)

Granges were an important political force through much of rural America through the first half of the twentieth century and were responsible for a number of progressive agricultural and political refo...

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Hard Times: A Seattle Reminiscence by Dorothea Nordstrand

Dorothea (Pfister) Nordstrand (1916-2011) wrote this reminiscence about a mother's courage and industrious good cheer during hard times. The mother was Mary Annie (Gierhofer) Pfister (1888-1962). In 2...

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Harris, Daniel Jefferson "Dirty Dan" (1833?-1890)

"Dirty Dan" Harris, founder of Fairhaven, was one of Bellingham Bay's earliest and most colorful settlers. He accomplished much in his 35 years on the bay, but this isn't really what he's remembered f...

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Harris, Dr. Homer E. Jr. (1916-2007)

Dr. Homer E. Harris Jr., a Seattle dermatologist, sports legend, and eponym of a Seattle Central Area park, was born in Seattle on March 4, 1916. His mother, Mattie Vineyard Harris, was a Seattle nati...

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Harry Tracy: Trail of the Northwest's Last Desperado Tour

Journey back to 1902, and follow the trail of Harry Tracy -- the Wild Northwest's last desperado -- one step ahead of the posse. Written by Alan J. Stein and designed by Chris Goodman.

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Hartley, Roland Hill (1864-1952)

A powerful lumberman and politician, Roland Hill Hartley served as mayor of Everett from 1910 to 1911, as a member of the state House of Representatives in 1915-1916, and as Washington's 10th governor...

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Harvey, John (1828-1886): An Account of His Life by By Eldon Harvey (1984) and Donna Harvey (2004)

John Harvey was an English-born settler who arrived in the Oregon Territory and Alki Point in March 1852, four months after the Denny Party arrived. Harvey staked a claim on Lake Washington, experienc...

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Harvey, Noble George (1873-1952)

Noble Harvey was the son of Snohomish County pioneers John and Christina Noble Harvey. He lived his entire life around the city of Snohomish, which he did much to develop. This account of his life and...

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Hastings, L. Jane (b. 1928)

Architects around the world, and particularly women architects in Seattle and Washington, have long looked to L. Jane Hastings as an exemplar and professional leader -- and often the first to achieve ...

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Haunted Email from Rose Red

This essay contains selected email queries received by HistoryLink concerning Rose Red, an ABC-TV mini-series which aired in January 2002 and was based on a story concept by Stephen King and a related...

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Having Fun in Cedar Falls, 1922-1940

Dorothy Graybael Scott's account of family and social life at a Cedar Falls railroad camp (in east King County) was originally recorded on June 15, 1993 as a part of the Cedar River Watershed Oral His...

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Hawaiian Music and its Historic Seattle Connection

The distinctive music of the Hawaiian Islands is easily recognizable -- its signature thrumming of a 'ukulele, thwacking of bamboo percussion sticks (puili), and keening "steel guitar" lines are, toda...

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Hawley, Robert Emmett (1862-1946)

Emmett Hawley was one of the first non-Indian settlers in Lynden, the northwestern Whatcom County town located a few miles below the Canadian border, arriving there as a 10-year-old in the early autum...

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Hayner, Jeannette C. (1919-2010)

Despite a late start in politics and competing in a field dominated by men at the time, Jeannette C. Hayner became one of Washington's most powerful state legislators. In 1972 -- 30 years after gettin...

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Hazel Wolf Remembers the McCarthy Era

Hazel Wolf (1898-2000), Seattle's quintessential activist, championed many causes in her 101 years. First an advocate of women's rights, she went on to support labor and environmental issues. She was ...

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Hazzard, Linda Burfield (1867-1938)

Dr. Linda Burfield Hazzard was a sadistic and greedy quack who convinced patients that only by starving themselves for months at a time could they regain their health. Unsurprisingly, many of her pati...

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Hebrew Free Loan Association

The Hebrew Education and Free Loan Association, incorporated in 1914, had the purpose of providing interest-free loans to Seattle's needy. The initial membership of the organization was 60, with dues ...

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Hebrew Ladies Free Loan Society

The Hebrew Ladies Free Loan Society grew out of a whist (card game) and sewing club established in 1909 by women from Bikur Cholim synagague. Bikur Cholim's rabbi refused to accept the women's offer o...

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Helder, Z. Vanessa (1904-1968)

Z. Vanessa Helder was one of Washington state's most distinguished artists of the early twentieth century. Born into a pioneer family, she became the state's leading practitioner of Precisionism, a st...

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Helfgott, Anna (1899-1996)

Anna Helfgott was a vigorous activist for progressive causes and a leader in Seattle's Gray Panthers. In her working years she was a dressmaker and fitter, and was an early member of the International...

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Hendrix, Al (1919-2002)

James A. "Al" Hendrix was the father of rock legend Jimi Hendrix (1942-1970). He grew up in Vancouver B.C. and moved to Seattle in 1940. He married Jimi's mother, Lucille Jeter (ca. 1925-1958) in 1942...

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Hendrix, Jimi (1942-1970)

Jimi Hendrix -- the single most famous musician to ever emerge from the Pacific Northwest's music scene -- rose from extremely humble beginnings to establish himself as perhaps the most gifted and inv...

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