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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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Nishitani, Martha (1920-2014)

Martha Nishitani was a Seattle modern dance teacher and choreographer, and one of the leading proponents of modern dance in the Pacific Northwest. Her University District studio was a fixture of Seatt...

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Nisqually Delta Association

The Nisqually Delta Association, founded in 1970, is a non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation and protection of the Nisqually River Delta, located 10 miles northeast of Olympia on Puget...

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Nite Owl Records and Everett's 1950's R&B Stars: The Shades

The rainy lumber-mill town of Everett, Washington, may seem an improbable home for a multi-racial teenaged doo-wop group -- especially one that scored a national hit back in 1959 for a hard-core Los A...

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NOAA's Northwest Fisheries Science Center

The Northwest Fisheries Science Center, part of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), has been a landmark in Seattle's Montlake neighborhood since its original building was compl...

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Nobel Prize Winners, State of Washington

This is a list of Nobel Prize winners associated with the state of Washington.

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Nordhoff, Nancy Skinner (b. 1932)

Nancy Skinner Nordhoff is the founder of Hedgebrook, the retreat for women writers located on Whidbey Island. She is a Seattle-born philanthropist; a mother of three; a one-time pilot; and an avid bas...

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Nordic Heritage Museum (Seattle)

The Nordic Heritage Museum in Seattle has the distinction of being the only museum in the country that promotes the heritage and culture of the five Scandinavian countries and honors the legacy of the...

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Nordic Heritage Museum Vanishing Generation Interview with Arnold Reinholdtsen

Lynn Moen interviewed and Morris Moen videotaped Arnold Reinholdtsen (b. 1928) on July 17, 2000 for the Nordic Heritage Museum Vanishing Generation Oral History Project. Arnold, of Norwegian heritage,...

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