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Category Archives: Seattle History

What Happened to Aurora Ave?

Mar 07, 2018
Today’s Aurora Ave. goes hand-in-hand with jokes about drugs and roadside prostitutes. It’s a grimy stretch of road [more]
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Seattle and Our Presidents

Feb 20, 2017
Seattle is making national headlines almost daily as “the epicenter of resistance to Trump’s Agenda.” O [more]
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How Racist Real Estate Shaped Seattle

Nov 08, 2016
We all know the “bad” neighborhoods. We all know the “rich” neighborhoods. So, too, did 193 [more]
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Seattle’s Floating Stadium

May 31, 2016
People know Seattle for the Space Needle. That, and all the water. Puget Sound, Lake Union, Lake Washington. Rain. [more]
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The Bogue Plan – A Better Seattle

May 12, 2016
Seattle voters authorized a Municipal Plans Commission on March 8, 1910. The city was growing, and they needed a ga [more]
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Luna Park

Jun 15, 2015
You can still see them, once every decade. An army of pilings sunk in the tide flats off West Seattle. They stay su [more]
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Pike Place Then and Now

Aug 21, 2014
Seattle’s food prices skyrocketed in 1907. Onions, for instance, had cost 10 cents/pound in 1906, but when 19 [more]
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The Guy Who Single-Handedly Made Phinney Rid...

Jul 10, 2014
Before Guy Carleton Phinney (1851-1893) came to Seattle, the land west of Green Lake was wilderness. You might have [more]
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Gals in the Neighborhood: Everyone Wants Dis...

May 13, 2014
Everyone wants into Discovery Park. It’s the largest green space in Seattle, with more than 500 acres(!) and 2 mile [more]
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Gals in the Neighborhood: The Trick Behind G...

Apr 22, 2014
Say what you will about Green Lake’s algae and water quality—the place is a people magnet. It’s the busiest park in [more]
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