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Kombol, Lulu Mildred (1885-1977): Growing up on the Cowlitz River

Lulu Mildred (Shircliff) Kombol was born on August 27, 1885, in Walla Walla.She wrote her autobiography at age 89 while living in Seattle with a daughter. Her original account has been slightly expand...

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Koome, Dr. Adriaan Frans (1929-1978)

Dr. Frans Koome was a Renton physician who provided unwillingly pregant women with safe abortions at a time when it was illegal to do so. On Thankgiving eve, 1969, Dr. Koome went several steps further...

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Korean Americans in King County

Korean Americans may be our least visible Asian American ethnic community. Yet this fast-growing population may also be one of the Puget Sound's most resourceful, energetic, and culturally rich immigr...

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Korean War Era in Washington

Washington performed a significant role in the Korean War. The Second Infantry Division stationed at Fort Lewis in Pierce County was the first stateside division to reach Korea. It arrived at the end ...

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KRAB-FM 107.7 (Seattle)

Seattle's KRAB radio was the fourth commercial-free, listener-supported radio station in the United States when it took to the air at 107.7-FM in December 1962. It was founded and initially financed b...

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Kramer, A. Ludlow "Lud" (1932-2004)

A. Ludlow "Lud" Kramer became the youngest Secretary of State in Washington history when elected in 1964 at age 32. He was re-elected in 1968 and in 1972. A moderate Republican, he championed the righ...

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Kramer, Gideon A. (1917-2012)

A visionary designer, artist, inventor, teacher, builder, lecturer, and businessman -- Seattle's Gideon Kramer was a true renaissance man. Long fascinated by the relationship between materials, techno...

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KRKO: Everett's Historic Radio Station

With roots dating back to the dawn of the radio industry around 1919, Everett's venerable KRKO (1380 AM) radio station has a rich history. Like numerous other American radio stations, Everett's first ...

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KRSC: Seattle's Radio and TV Pioneers

Of Seattle's earliest telecommunications pioneers, the long-gone KRSC radio and television media outlets could claim a most significant corporate history. One of the Pacific Northwest's first AM radio...

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Kruckeberg Botanic Garden (Shoreline)

In the Richmond Beach neighborhood of Shoreline north of Seattle sits a quiet, four-acre refuge from the urban scene, one enjoyed by both the birds and humans who know how to find it. The roots of the...

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Kubota Garden (Seattle)

Kubota Garden, located in southeast Seattle at 9817 55th Avenue S and operated by the Seattle Parks and Recreation Department, combines native Northwest plants with traditional Japanese garden designs...

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Kurose, Aki (1925-1998)

Aki Kurose, Seattle teacher and peace activist, spent her adult life translating the lofty ideals of pacifism and social justice into practice. Her work spanned six decades and included housing desegr...

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Kurt Cobain: Seven Years Later -- a Reflection by Clark Humphrey

Kurt Cobain (1967-1994) was the lead singer of the Seattle grunge band Nirvana. He commited suicide in 1994. In this People's History Clark Humphrey reflects on his life and music.

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Kvamme, Olaf (1923-2013)

Olaf Kvamme was a Seattle educator, administrator, historian, and a leader in the city's Norwegian community.

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La Center -- Thumbnail History

The town of La Center lies on the north bank of the East Fork of the Lewis River in northwest Clark County, some 16 miles north of the county seat at Vancouver. Cowlitz Indians inhabited a broad range...

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La Conner -- Thumbnail History

Located in western Skagit County, La Conner was once county seat and most populous town in the Skagit Valley. Bounded by farmland, the Swinomish Channel and the Swinomish Indian Reservation, it was an...

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La Conner Quilt & Textile Museum (Gaches Mansion)

In 1891 Washington pioneer George Gaches and his wife, Louisa Wiggin Gaches, built a splendid 22-room home on a rocky ridge above the town of LaConner in Skagit County. It survives today as the Gaches...

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Lacrosse in Seattle: The Forgotten Early History

The first documented game of lacrosse in Seattle was played in 1896, between two teams from British Columbia, Canada. The original Seattle Lacrosse Club was formed in 1900. Many of its players came fr...

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Lady of the Lake

The Lady of the Lake is a true story and one of the more enduring legends on the Olympic Peninsula. This tale of murder, a body that turned to "soap," and the hunt for a killer has absorbed readers an...

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Laing, Bruce C. (b. 1932)

Bruce C. Laing, a professional planner, was elected as a Republican to the King County Council in 1979 and spent 16 years on the Council. During his tenure, Laing, a moderate, exhibited an ability to ...

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Lake City Branch, The Seattle Public Library

The Lake City Branch, The Seattle Public Library, started as a few shelves of books in part of a room sponsored by a community group. It grew into a branch of the King County Library System, after whi...

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Lake Forest Park -- 1912 Promotional Brochure

This is the complete text of a promotional brochure written in 1912 by real estate developer Ole Hanson (1874-1940). The brochure extols the wondrous virtues of living in idyllic Lake Forest Park, loc...

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Lake Forest Park -- Thumbnail History

Lake Forest Park, located along the northern tip of Lake Washington, is one of King County's first planned communities.

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Lake Forest Park Library, King County Library System

The Lake Forest Park Library opened in the newly built Forest Park Center mall on June 20, 1965, four years after the city incorporated. Created in 1910 as one of King County's first planned residenti...

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