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Milestones for Washington State History -- Part 4: 1951 to Present

This is a brief chronology of the milestones of Washington history. Part 4 covers 1951 to the present. Search the HistoryLink.org database for more detail on selected events.

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Military Skiing at Snoqualmie Pass During World War II

World War II halted most skiing in the Northwest, although a few areas remained open and local ski clubs continued their activities as best they could. The Northwest was a major center for the country...

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Miller, Dr. Earl V. (1923-2005)

Dr. Earl V. Miller was the first African American urologist in Washington and the first west of the Mississippi. He was also a civil rights activist, and was honored in 1989 by the Black Heritage Soci...

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Miller, Dr. Rosalie Reddick (1925-2005)

Dr. Rosalie Reddick Miller was the first African American woman dentist to practice in the State of Washington. She arrived in Seattle with her husband, Dr. Earl V. Miller, the first black urologist i...

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Miller Street Landfill, Montlake (Seattle)

The Miller Street Landfill, called the Miller Street Dump during its working life, served for more than 20 years as one of multiple dumps scattered around Seattle, often in low-lying areas. Three larg...

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Milwaukee Road's S-Curve Trestle (Tacoma)

Starting in the late 1880s and continuing for decades, the delta where the Puyallup River meets Commencement Bay was dredged and filled to serve the needs of shipping and industry. In 1908 the Milwauk...

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Milwaukee Ski Bowl

In the winter of 1937-1938, in cooperation with The Seattle Times, the Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul Railway established the "Milwaukee Ski Bowl" at Snoqualmie Pass. The railroad cashed in on the ...

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Milwaukee Ski Bowl, 1938-1950: Revolution in Local Skiing

The opening of the Snoqualmie Ski Bowl on January 8, 1938, revolutionized skiing in the Pacific Northwest. Developed by the Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul, and Pacific Railroad (known as the Milwaukee R...

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Mimms, Maxine Buie (b. 1928)

Dr. Maxine Mimms, best known for founding the Tacoma Campus of The Evergreen State College, worked as a teacher, social worker, educator, administrator, trainer, professor, mentor, consultant, public ...

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Mint Farming in Washington

Peppermint and spearmint plants are commercially cultivated for their oils, which are primarily used to flavor candy and chewing gum, cough drops, and toothpaste. Originally cultivated and harvested b...

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Mitchell, Hugh B. (1907-1996)

Hugh B. Mitchell, a U.S. Senator and Representative known as "Mitch" to friends and colleagues, was a New Deal Democrat who believed government could and should help citizens prosper. He served in Con...

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Mitsules, John (1940-2002)

John Mitsules earned the Bronze Star during his Army service in Vietnam, was an influential business leader in Seattle's University District during the turmoil of the 1960s, directed the Seattle Model...

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Mobile Services, The Seattle Public Library -- The Bookmobile

Since 1947, Seattle readers who cannot get to the main library or to a branch have been served by the bookmobile and other mobile services. The bookmobile first brought books to readers in Seattle's g...

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Monohon -- Thumbnail History

Monohon was a mill town located in eastern King County on the southeastern shore of Lake Sammamish. The town was named after Martin Monohon, who homesteaded on the site in 1877. By 1911, Monohon had...

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Monohon, Lee (1858-1951)

Lee Monohon was one of the original 14 charter members of the Washington State Good Roads Association, and was its last surviving charter member. Born in Oregon, he arrived in Seattle in 1871 at the a...

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Monohon, Martin (1820-1914)

Martin Monohon was one of the earliest white settlers on the eastern shore of Squak Lake, today (2007) known as Lake Sammamish. In 1877 he built a log house on 160 acres near what is now the intersect...

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Monorail (Seattle)

Seattle's twin monorail trains began operating in April 1962 to transport Century 21 World's Fair visitors between downtown Seattle's Westlake Mall and the fairgrounds at Seattle Center. Although exte...

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Monroe -- Thumbnail History

Monroe, located in southwestern Snohomish County about 50 miles west of the Cascade Range, came into being when Army scouts came to the area to establish outposts and began to settle. In 1860, Henry M...

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Monte Cristo -- Thumbnail History

In the decade of the 1890s, Monte Cristo became the center of a mining boom. It attracted thousands of miners, businessmen, laborers, and settlers into the rugged Cascade Mountains of eastern Snohomis...

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Montlake Branch, The Seattle Public Library

The Montlake Branch of The Seattle Public Library began in 1944 as Montlake Station. It began as a cooperative effort between a community library committee and the library itself. The committee rented...

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Montlake Bridge (Seattle)

The Montlake Bridge spanning the Montlake Cut in Seattle was completed in 1925, the last-built and easternmost of four double-leaf bascule bridges that carry vehicle and pedestrian traffic across the ...

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Montlake Cut (Seattle)

The Montlake Cut, between the Montlake and University District neighborhoods in Seattle, connects Lake Washington and Lake Union as part of the Lake Washington Ship Canal. When it was completed in 191...

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Moore Theatre (Seattle)

The Moore Theatre, Seattle's oldest existing entertainment venue, stood as one of the finest houses on all the West Coast when it opened in December 1907. Located on 2nd Avenue and Virginia Street, th...

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Moran, Robert (1857-1943)

Robert Moran arrived in Seattle in 1875 at age 18, alone, with just pennies in his pocket. By 1900, he was one of the city's wealthiest and most-respected businessmen, head of a major shipbuilding com...

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