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Mayors of Everett (Snohomish County)

Everett, the Puget Sound port city that is now the county seat and largest city in Snohomish County, incorporated in 1893 and elected Thomas Dwyer as its first mayor that same year. The office of mayo...

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McAdoo, Benjamin (1920-1981)

Benjamin F. McAdoo was the first African American architect to maintain a practice in the state of Washington. He was a local civic leader and national advocate for the advancement of low-cost housing...

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McBride, Ella E. (1862-1965)

Ella E. McBride was an internationally noted fine-art photographer, as well as an avid mountain climber, environmentalist, and civic leader. For about eight years she managed the photography studio o...

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McCarthy, Mary (1912-1989)

Mary McCarthy was an American writer and one of the twentieth century's most prominent American intellectuals. Her considerable body of work includes essays, fiction, journalism, criticism, and memoi...

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McChord Field, McChord Air Force Base, and Joint Base Lewis-McChord: Part 1

McChord Air Force Base, now part of Joint Base Lewis-McChord and located south of Tacoma, started out as a municipal airport serving Pierce County before being taken over by the military in 1938. The ...

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McChord Field, McChord Air Force Base, and Joint Base Lewis-McChord: Part 2

McChord Air Force Base (now part of Joint Base Lewis-McChord), located in Pierce County south of Tacoma, has served airlift and air-defense functions since World War II. Its major role has been airlif...

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McClary, Harold W. (1907-1994)

Harold "Stork" McClary, a six-foot-seven-inch center for the University of Washington Huskies in the late 1920s and early 1930s, was one of basketball's first talented "big men." In the 1928, 1929 and...

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McCleary -- Thumbnail History

McCleary is located at the southern end of the Olympic Peninsula in eastern Grays Harbor County, 27 miles east of Aberdeen and 15 miles west of Olympia, the state capital. The surrounding area is hea...

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McCracken, Philip (b. 1928)

Artist Philip McCracken, known mostly for his bird and animal sculptures, was reared in Anacortes and began studying pre-law at the University of Washington. After his stint as an army reservist durin...

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McCroskey, Virgil Talmadge (1876-1970)

Virgil Talmadge McCroskey comes closer than anyone to being Eastern Washington's equivalent of conservationist John Muir. The son of pioneers who homesteaded near the village of Steptoe, some eight mi...

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McCune, Calmar (1911-1996)

Calmar M. "Cal" McCune was a leading attorney and civic activist in Seattle's University District in the 1960s and 1970s. Born in Polk, Nebraska, in 1911, he moved to Seattle in 1932 to study law at t...

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McCune, Don (1918-1993)

Don McCune was renowned as TV's Captain Puget. In this People's History, Garry Christenson and "Captain Puget's" wife. Linda McCune recall his life.

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McCurdy, H. W. (1899-1989)

Horace Winslow ("H. W.") McCurdy was a shipbuilder, bridge builder, civic leader, native Washingtonian, and most enduringly a supporter of maritime research and maritime collecting in the Pacific Nort...

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McDonald, Finan (1782-1851)

Finan McDonald, one of the most colorful characters of the early fur trade period in the Northwest, crossed the Continental Divide in modern-day Alberta and reached the upper Columbia River in 1807 as...

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McDonald, Lucile S. (1898-1992)

Lucile Saunders McDonald distinguished herself in the fields of journalism and popular history through a prolific lifetime career that produced several thousand news features and columns, 13 published...

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McElroy, Colleen J. (b. 1935)

Before she was an internationally acclaimed poet, Colleen J. McElroy was a speech pathologist. In 1970, living in the Midwest, in landlocked Kansas, and the single mother of two young children, she wa...

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McGaffin, Donald Edward "Don" (1926-2005)

Donald E. "Don" McGaffin pursued a full, often-controversial 30-year-career as an investigative reporter and commentator, including 16 years in Seattle, where he was a major player in the golden years...

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McGraw, John H. (1850-1910)

John H. McGraw was elected Washington state's second governor in 1892. He arrived in Seattle from Maine during the 1870s at the age of 26, and got a job as a clerk in the Occidental Hotel. He joined S...

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McIntyre, Gertrude Schreiner Robinson (1896-1978)

This is a biography of Seattle tennis champion and Seattle Times sportswriter Gertrude Schreiner, written as a People's History by her great-niece, Suzanne Livingston Hansen. Schreinerâ€&tr...

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McIver, Richard J. (1941-2013)

Richard Jeffrey McIver (1941-2013), a Seattle city councilman from 1997 to 2009, was descended from African American settlers who came to the Northwest in the nineteenth century. He was born in Seattl...

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McKay, William O. (1887-1956)

William O. McKay was a Seattle automobile dealer and civic leader, involved in Community Fund drives, the Seattle Chamber of Commerce, and automobile-business organizations. He was involved in Seattl...

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McKinney, Samuel Berry (1926-2018)

Reverend Samuel Berry McKinney served as pastor of Seattle's Mount Zion Baptist Church from 1958 until his retirement in 1998 and provided the longest continuous pastorship in the history of the churc...

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McLoughlin, John (1784-1857)

John McLoughlin was once the most powerful man in the Pacific Northwest. As Chief Factor of the Hudson's Bay Company's Columbia District from 1824 until 1846, he ruled a domain that stretched from the...

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McMichael, Ed "Tuba Man" (1955-2008)

With a brassy "street name" like that of some improbable superhero, Ed "Tuba Man" McMichael, made a remarkable impact on his fellow townsfolk during a two-decade-long career as a Seattle musician who ...

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