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Naramore, Floyd A. (1879-1970)

Best known for his public school designs between World War I and the Great Depression, Floyd A. Naramore was a founding principal of NBBJ, now the fifth largest architecture firm in the world. He desi...

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Narver, Betty Jane (1934-2001)

Elizabeth (Logan) "Betty Jane" Narver was the Chair of the Seattle Public Library Board of Trustees and former director of the University of Washington's Daniel J. Evans School of Public Affairs, amon...

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National Council of Jewish Women, Seattle Section

The National Council of Jewish Women, Seattle section, founded in 1900, is a volunteer organization inspired by Jewish values that works to improve the quality of life for women, children, and familie...

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National Guard Armories in Washington

In the early 1900s, as part of statewide Washington National Guard improvements, the state, with city and county assistance, built impressive armory buildings. The first three opened between 1908 and ...

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National Institute of Music and Arts, Inc. (Seattle)

Seattle -- already proud of its robust music and arts schools including, among others, the University of Washington's School of Music and the Cornish School -- gained for a time another ambitious educ...

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Native Americans of Puget Sound -- A Brief History of the First People and Their Cultures

Current scientific data indicate that Native Americans arrived from Siberia via the Bering Sea land bridge about 12,000 years ago, during the last Ice Age. Native Americans in King County, who are uni...

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Naval Base Kitsap-Bangor Segregation Area

Naval Base Kitsap-Bangor on Hood Canal was a vital ammunition depot from late in World War II to the end of the Vietnam War, and the segregation area was one of its key components. The Bangor depot wa...

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Naval Hospitals in Washington

Washington has been home to a variety of naval hospital facilities since the end of the nineteenth century. The Puget Sound Naval Shipyard in Bremerton received a naval hospital soon after its establi...

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Negro Repertory Company

The Negro Repertory Company served as the African American unit of Seattle's Federal Theatre Project. Congress had created the Federal Theatre Project in 1935, under the auspices of the Works Progress...

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Nelsen, Ibsen (1919-2001)

Ibsen Nelsen was a Seattle-based architect who designed the Museum of Flight, the Inn at the Market, and several buildings at Western Washington University in Bellingham, among other buildings. He was...

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NEPA, the National Environmental Policy Act

The National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA) is a sweeping federal law often called the Magna Carta of the nation's environmental laws. The act was the brainchild of Senator Henry M. "Scoop" J...

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New Dungeness Light Station

The New Dungeness Light Station, built in 1857 is the second oldest lighthouse in Washington state. It marks the end of Dungeness Spit, the longest natural sand spit in the world, extending approximat...

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New Richmond Hotel (Seattle)

The New Richmond Hotel opened in Seattle across from the city's two railroad stations in 1911. Designed by Seattle architects Augustus Warren Gould (1872-1922) and Edouard Champney (1874-1929), it was...

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Newcastle Cemetery

In 1863, coal was discovered in the Newcastle, Washington area, located 10 miles southeast of Seattle between Bellevue and Renton. The Newcastle Cemetery was founded there to meet the needs of the min...

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Newcastle Library, King County Library System

When the City of Newcastle, located on the east side of Lake Washington between Bellevue and Renton, incorporated in 1994, there was no library within the new city's boundaries to serve its residents....

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NewHolly Branch, The Seattle Public Library, and its Neighborhood

The NewHolly Branch, The Seattle Public Library, is located at 7058 32nd Avenue S on Seattle's Beacon Hill. Completed in 1999, the NewHolly Library replaced the Holly Park Library, which was originall...

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Newport -- Thumbnail History

Newport, the county seat of Pend Oreille County, is roughly 45 miles north of Spokane on the bank of the Pend Oreille River. The area is still the home of the Kalispel Indians, with human habitation g...

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Newport Way Library, King County Library System

After nearly being built somewhere else, the Newport Way Library opened at 14250 SE Newport Way in Bellevue in 1970. The library was one of 20 that the King County Library System (KCLS) built or impro...

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Nickels, Gregory James (b. 1955)

Greg Nickels was the 51st mayor of Seattle, a Democrat who served two four-year terms from 2002 through 2009, following a 14-year stint on the King County Council. While he ran for mayor as one who wo...

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Nickels, Robert Charles (1925-2007)

Robert C. Nickels gave up a comfortable career at Boeing to found a successful nonprofit law firm dedicated to representing children who needed an advocate in King County Juvenile Court. He did so at ...

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Niehaus, David Arnold (1935-2010)

Dave Niehaus was the play-by-play voice of the Seattle Mariners baseball team for its first 34 years, from before spring training in 1977 through the end of the 2010 season. He was so popular with his...

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Nike Missile Bases: Washington State Cold War Defenses

During the Cold War Washington state received substantial defenses against enemy bombing attacks. These included the supersonic Nike missile system emplaced around Seattle, Spokane / Fairchild Air For...

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Nikkei Concerns (Seattle)

Nikkei Concerns is a Seattle nonprofit organization dedicated to the welfare of the elderly Japanese American community in the Pacific Northwest. Its services are founded on quality care, respect, tru...

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Nisei Linguists from Washington in World War II

United States military efforts in the Pacific theater during World War II were significantly aided by Japanese-speaking members of the U.S. Military Intelligence Service, nearly all of them second gen...

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