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History, History Everywhere: A Remembrance of Growing Up in Snohomish County's Robe Valley

This reminiscence of growing up in the 1940s and 1950s in Snohomish County's Robe Valley was written by Joan Rawlins Biggar Husby. Robe Valley is located about 10 miles east of Granite Falls on the Mo...

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HistoryLink: A History

HistoryLink.org is the first encyclopedia of community history created expressly for the Internet. The free encyclopedia was the vision of local historian, author, and civic activist Walt Crowley (194...

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HistoryLink Elementary: Prehistoric Tools and Weapons

Archaeological finds in various locations across Washington have helped scientists learn about how the earliest residents of this state lived. (This essay was written for students in third and fourth ...

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HistoryLink.org -- A Slideshow History of the First Years

This is a slideshow photo essay on the history of HistoryLink.org, the evolving online encyclopedia of Washington state history that you are here looking at. Written and Curated by Heather MacIntosh. ...

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HistoryLink.org This Week commentary on the events of September 11, 2001

The commentary below was published on HistoryLink.org's "This Week in History" front page on September 11, 2001.

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Hitt's Fireworks factory explosion (Rainier Valley, 1921): John D. Parker Remembers

In 1999, 90-year old John Parker of Port Ludlow penned this account of the 1921 explosion of the Hitt's Fireworks factory in the Rainier Valley. One woman working at the plant was killed.

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Hitt's Fireworks: Lighting Up the Skies from Columbia City (Seattle)

For more than 50 years, some of the world's most spectacular fireworks came from a collection of sheds on a hill in Columbia City, home to a pharmaceutical chemist with a genius for pyrotechnics, a ta...

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HIV/AIDS in Western Washington

People in Seattle and Western Washington responded to the dark days of the early HIV/AIDS crisis, a period that roughly spanned the early 1980s to the mid 1990s, the best way they knew how: by banding...

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Hodde, Charles William (1906-1999)

Charles W. Hodde left his parents' home in Missouri in 1927 and landed in Colville, Stevens County, the following year, where he found work on a dairy farm. After a short stint in Alberta, he leased t...

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Holden, Ron (1940-1997)

A self-described "dancehall singer," Ron Holden (1940-1997) was born into a prominent African American Seattle family that has long excelled in music and sports. A Garfield High School (Class of &acir...

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Holl, Steven (b. 1947)

Architect Steven Holl is the designer of two notable King County buildings, Seattle University's Chapel of St. Ignatius (completed March 1997) which won an National A.I.A. award for Design Excellence,...

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Hollingsworth, Dorothy (b. 1920)

Dorothy Hollingsworth was the first black woman in Washington state to serve on a school board. She was elected in 1975 to the Seattle School Board and was elected its president in 1979. She guided th...

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Hollywood Farm (Woodinville)

Seattle timber-baron brothers Frederick Spencer Stimson (1868-1921) and Charles Douglas "C. D." Stimson (1857-1929) acquired a rural parcel at Derby, near Woodinville, for use as a country retreat and...

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Holm, Bill (b. 1925)

Bill Holm is curator emeritus of Northwest Indian art at the Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture in Seattle, a professor emeritus of art and anthropology at the University of Washington, and o...

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Holman, Frank E. (1886-1967)

Frank E. Holman was a Seattle-based trial lawyer, a senior partner in Holman, Mickelwait, Marion, Prince, and Black (in 2006, Perkins Coie). He was an authority on constitutional and treaty law, and a...

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Holsclaw, Lieutenant Colonel Jack D. (1918-1998)

Jack Holsclaw was a significant military figure from Washington. During World War II he flew as a Tuskegee airman. The Tuskegee Airmen were an all-black pursuit squadron formed during the era of a seg...

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Holy Cross Cemetery

Holy Cross Cemetery was the first Catholic cemetery in Seattle. It was located at the current (2014) site of Seattle Preparatory School on Capitol Hill (2400 11th Avenue E). Holy Cross received burial...

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Holyrood Cemetery

Holyrood Cemetery, a Catholic burial ground, is located on the King County line north of Seattle, within the present (1999) city of Shoreline. Approximately 25,000 persons are buried here, including a...

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Home of the Good Shepherd Oral History Interviews: former resident Jackie (Moen) Kalani

Toby Harris conducted this oral history interview of Jackie (Moen) Kalani, former resident of the Home of the Good Shepherd, on August 27, 1999, at the Good Shepherd Center, located at 4649 Sunnyside ...

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Home of the Good Shepherd (Seattle)

The Home of the Good Shepherd, located at 4649 Sunnyside Avenue in Seattle's Wallingford neighborhood, opened in 1907 to provide shelter, education, and guidance to young girls. The Home generated rev...

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Home of the Good Shepherd (Seattle): Oral History Interview with Sister Valerie Brannan

Toby Harris conducted this oral history interview with Sister Valerie Brannan, who served as Directress of Girls at Seattle's Home of the Good Shepherd. The interview was conducted on August 17, 1999,...

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Hoopii, Sol (1902-1953)

Solomon Ho'opi'i Ka'ai'ai, known as "King of the Hawaiian Steel Guitar," was an extremely gifted player, a great innovator, and an originator of the Sacred Steel movement. He sailed from Hawaii to Cal...

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Hooverville: Shantytown of Seattle's Great Depression

During the fall and winter of 1931 and 1932, unemployed workers established Seattle’s "Hooverville," a shantytown named in sarcastic honor of U.S. President Herbert Hoover (1874-196...

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Hope Heart Institute

The Hope Heart Institute was founded in 1959 on a figurative shoestring and a literal prayer, in a collaboration between a young Seattle heart surgeon and a Catholic nun. The surgeon was Lester R. Sau...

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