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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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Morey Skaret: Lifeguarding at Lincoln Park in the 1930s

Morest L. (Morey) Skaret (b. 1913), a longtime resident of West Seattle, worked for several summers in the early 1930s as a lifeguard at the original swimming pool at Lincoln Park, earning 30 cents an...

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Morey Skaret: Riding the Rails in the 1930s

Morest L. (Morey) Skaret (b. 1913) moved to West Seattle with his Norwegian immigrant parents in 1923. He was a student at West Seattle High School in the early 1930s, when the Great Depression was ti...

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Morey Skaret: The Story of the Bootlegger

Morest L. (Morey) Skaret (b. 1913), a 1932 graduate of West Seattle High School who retired in 1981 after careers with both the Seattle Police Department and the Coast Guard, had several other interes...

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Morgan Acres (Spokane County) -- Thumbnail History

Morgan Acres is a semi-rural neighborhood near Spokane, directly north of the Hillyard neighborhood. Unlike Hillyard, Morgan Acres was never annexed by the City of Spokane. It retains a unique charac...

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Morgan, Murray (1916-2000)

To longtime Puget Sound residents, Tacoma-born Murray Morgan was many things, including journalist, political commentator, theater and arts reviewer, political activist, freelance writer, and college ...

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Morgan Slope Mine Disaster (April 26, 1907): Official Investigative Report

Seven men were killed and six seriously injured on April 26,1907, in an explosion at the Pacific Coast Company's coal mine at Morgan Slope in Black Diamond in east King County. The following is the in...

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Morgans, Morgan (1830-1905)

Morgan Morgans came to Washington Territory in 1885 as local superintendent for the Black Diamond Coal Mining Company. He would serve in that capacity until his retirement in 1904.This People's Histor...

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Moriguchi, Sadako Tsutakawa (1907-2002), Co-founder of Uwajimaya

Sadako Moriguchi co-founded the Asian grocery and gift market, Uwajimaya, in Seattle. She and her husband, Fujimatsu Moriguchi (1898-1962), resumed a small grocery business, called Uwajimaya, when the...

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Morris, Abe (1879-1933)

Abraham Morris, a Pierce County coal operator and eponym of the coal town Morristown, was born in Wales and moved to the United States with his family at the age of 2. The family arrived in Washigton ...

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Morris Brothers Coal Mining Company, Inc.

This history of the Morris Brothers Coal Mining Company, incorporated on December 15, 1921, and situated in east King County at Durham, was written by Betty (Morris) Falk (1920-2006) and originally ap...

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Morrison, Morrie and Alice -- Northwest Music Industry Pioneers

At the dawn of the Roaring Twenties, a Pacific Northwest couple -- Howell Oakdeane "Morrie" Morrison (1888-1984) and his wife, Alice Nadine Morrison (1892-1978) -- launched what became the region's fi...

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Mortrude, Charles Christian (1856-1935 )

This biography of C. C. Mortrude, who came to America (eventually to Seattle) with his family from Norway, was submitted by Frank Newman of Kirkland.

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Moses Lake -- Thumbnail History

Moses Lake was not incorporated until 1938, yet for centuries Indians gathered camas roots and waterfowl eggs on its site on the shores of a large, shallow, wildfowl-rich lake near the center of Washi...

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Moses, Marya D. (1911-2006)

Marya D. Moses was raised within a Native American tribal culture that since time immemorial had included roles for both men and women to contribute to the gathering and preparing of salmon from local...

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Moss, Harold G. (b. 1929)

Harold Gene Moss was the first African American member of both the Tacoma City Council and the Pierce County Council, and Tacoma's first African American mayor. He became active in the civil-rights mo...

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Mother Joseph of the Sisters of Providence (Esther Pariseau) (1823-1902)

Mother Joseph of the Sisters of Providence gained posthumous recognition in 1980, when the U.S. Senate accepted her statue, a gift from Washington state, for inclusion in the national Statuary Hall Co...

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Mount Pleasant Cemetery

Mount Pleasant Cemetery, located on Queen Anne Hill in Seattle, was started in 1879. Among the notable persons buried there are pioneers William and Sarah Bell. Other burials include the labor mart...

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Mount Si at Midnight: An Adventure by Dorothea Nordstrand

This reminiscence of an adventure climbing Mount Si at midnight was written by longtime Seattle resident Dorothea (Pfister) Nordstrand (1916-2011). Nordstrand writes: This adventure dates from 1935. T...

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Mount Spokane State Park

Mount Spokane, the largest of Washington state parks, began as a small privately owned parcel of land on the flank of the 5,883-foot mountain in northeast Spokane County. The mountain, its rounded dom...

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Mount Vernon -- Thumbnail History

Mount Vernon, a city of just over 32,000 residents, is located in Skagit County about 60 miles north of Seattle. The area was home to Upper Skagit Indians long before the first Europeans -- mostly fur...

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Mount Zion Baptist Church (Seattle)

Seattle's Mount Zion Baptist Church has the largest black congregation in the state of Washington. The church is more than a century old.

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Mountain Loop Highway Tour

This is a tour of the Mountain Loop Scenic Byway, which connects Granite Falls with Darrington in eastern Snohomish County. Written and curated by David Cameron and Louise Lindgren. Map by Marie McCaf...

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Mountaineers Patrol Races at Snoqualmie Pass: A Grand Tradition Revisited

In 2014, The Mountaineers recreated one of the club's grand traditions by holding, for the first time since 1941, the Patrol Race, an 18.5-mile backcountry ski race along the crest of the Cascades. Fr...

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