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Huck Finn Family: A Story of Seattle's Green Lake by Dorothea Nordstrand

This story of two sons impersonating two Huck Finns was written by their mother, Dorothea (Pfister) Nordstrand (1916-2011). In 2009 Dorothea Nordstrand was awarded AKCHO's (Association of King County ...

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Hudson's Bay Company

The Hudson's Bay Company, a fur-trading enterprise headquartered in London, began operations on the shores of Hudson Bay in 1670. During the next century and a half, it gradually expanded its network ...

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Huelsdonk, John (1866-1946) and Dora (1863-1947)

John Huelsdonk and his wife, Dora (Wolff) Huelsdonk, were the first settlers on the Hoh River and the Olympic Peninsula's most famous pioneers. Huelsdonk's homestead, claimed in 1891, was on the west ...

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Hughbanks, Ruth Madge Ouilette (1904-2002)

Ruth Madge Ouilette Hughbanks served as an officer of numerous community organizations in Seattle, including the board of Cornish School, the Parent-Teacher Associations of the former Webster Elementa...

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Hughes, Glenn (1894-1964)

Glenn Hughes, director of the drama program at the University of Washington for more than 30 years, gained international fame as the pioneer of "theater in the round." His experiments in a friend's pe...

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Hugo, Richard (1923-1982)

Richard Hugo rose from an insecure childhood in White Center, a poor area just south of Seattle, to become one of the foremost American poets of his generation. His collected poems in Making Certain I...

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Hundley, Walter R. (1929-2002)

Walter R. Hundley, minister, sociologist, civil rights worker, and administrator, served Seattle in a number of important offices including Superintendent of Parks and Recreation, Director of Manageme...

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Hunthausen, Archbishop Raymond Gerhardt (1921-2018)

The Most Reverend Raymond G. Hunthausen was Archbishop of the Seattle Archdiocese from 1975 to 1991. Born and raised in Montana, Hunthausen entered the priesthood in 1946, and later became Bishop of H...

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Huntley, Elmer C. (1915-1994)

Elmer Huntley was a Republican legislator from Whitman County, serving first in the House and later in the Senate for 14 of the 16 years between 1957 and 1973. He also served as chairman of the state ...

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Hunts Point -- Thumbnail History

Hunts Point (King County) is a tiny, affluent community located on a tree-covered peninsula that juts into Lake Washington between Evergreen Point and Yarrow Point a few miles east of Seattle. First s...

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Hurley, Margaret (1909-2015)

Margaret Hurley, a teacher, mother, and elected official, represented the 3rd District in Spokane in the Washington State Legislature for 32 years. She was first elected to the House of Representative...

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Hurn, Reba (1881-1967)

Spokane lawyer Reba (Rebecca Jane) Hurn was the first woman elected to the Washington State Senate, serving from 1923 to 1930. Before launching her legal and political careers, she pursued graduate w...

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Huskies (University of Washington) Football, 1889-2010

In a Seattle region that has transformed radically since 1889, the University of Washington's football team has been one of the few constants. Washington has appeared in 14 Rose Bowls, which is second...

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Hutchinson, Dr. William B. (1909-1997)

Following a dedication ceremony on September 5, 1975, the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center opened the doors of its $12 million, seven-story research and treatment facility, situated on land acqu...

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Hutchinson, Fred (1919-1964)

Frederick Charles "Hutch" Hutchinson is Seattle's most venerated sports figure, the first to attain national eminence, and a true hometown hero, celebrated for his exploits on the field and his courag...

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Hutton, May Arkwright (1860-1915)

May Arkwright Hutton is probably the best-known woman's name in Spokane history. The woman suffrage leader and political activist grew up in Ohio and came west to the Coeur d'Alene mining area as a ...

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Hydroplane Memories: Seattle's Green Lake

This photograph depicts a hydroplane race on Seattle's Green Lake that took place on August 2, 3, and 4, 1957. The comment on the photo is by Bill Van Bergen, who is in the hydroplane at the top of th...

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I Touched Harry Tracy's Corpse by Charles May Anderson, M.D.

Physician and historian Charles May Anderson of Sprague, Lincoln County, wrote this fascinating account of rural life in the early twentieth century and the pursuit and death of murderer and prison es...

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Ibsen Nelsen (1919-2001): A Remembrance by Arthur M. Skolnik

Ibsen Nelsen was a preeminent Seattle architect, designer of the Museum of Flight, the Inn at the Market, buildings on the Western Washington University campus in Bellingham, and the elegant Merrill C...

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ICBM (Intercontinental Ballistic Missiles) in Washington State

During the Cold War Washington state served an important role in defending the United States and in deterring attacks. Eighteen intercontinental ballistic missiles installed near Moses Lake and Spokan...

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Ice Age Floods in Washington: A Tour

This tour explores the impact of the Ice Age floods on Washington state. It was written and curated by Cassandra Tate, and made possible by a grant from the Peach Foundation. Glenn Drosendahl provided...

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Igloo, The -- Lost Landmark of Seattle's Auto-Tecture

The Igloo, a diner and drive-in restaurant at the southeast corner of 6th Avenue and Denny Way, operated from late 1940 until sometime in 1954. It featured a distinctive twin-domed design intended, li...

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Ilwaco -- Thumbnail History

Ilwaco is located on Baker Bay in Pacific County, at the confluence of the Columbia River and the Pacific Ocean -- the south end of the Long Beach Peninsula. Ilwaco owed its early development to its l...

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Inchelium-Gifford Ferry

The Inchelium-Gifford Ferry -- also called the Gif -- is operated on Lake Roosevelt by the Colville Confederated Tribes on behalf of the Bureau of Indian Affairs. The run connects Inchelium with State...

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