At its core, this is a conflict over not only material benefits or retroactive justice (which may be an oxymoron) but also over history.
The Fremont neighborhood – and its nearby bridge – received its moniker from the community’s founders, L.H. Griffith and E. Blewett, who wanted to honor their hometown of Fremont, Nebraska.
The rampant gun violence in America is incomprehensible from a European perspective, especially since it is occurring in a country at peace and not at war.
A tragic, 167-year-old question in local history: Why did the Duwamish receive no reservation in their homeland?
"Our reasons for being here are both distinctly different from other Asian immigrant groups and widely misunderstood."
Even Thomas Jefferson, in late life and after Meriwether Lewis reported otherwise, believed that rivers and lakes could combine to whisk traders from one coast to the other.
Seattle may be named for Chief Seattle, but his presence (and that of his people) is difficult to detect in the modern city.
Most of them served as trading centers and integral parts of the great fur trade.
Eddie Carlson's idea for a Space Needle wasn't instantly popular. Some scoffed at the notion, likening it to a phone pole in a sombrero or a pylon wearing a top hat.
In 1889, the five-person Press Expedition (named for the Seattle Press, a statewide newspaper), led by James Christie, crossed the Olympic Peninsula from the Elwha River to the Quinault Valley.
"The fair was Seattle’s debut among the cities of earth, and Seattle cleaned house so thoroughly that it was never again the roaring city of gold rush days.”
The burgeoning waterfront development included a boathouse, piers, a wooden promenade and twin bandstands offshore with shoreline seating. Beer was sold to audiences while they listened to Wagner’s Band play Gilbert and Sullivan operettas. Later came a racetrack near Broadmoor.
Carlson’s rise to prominence in Seattle's business establishment was a combination of native intelligence, an enthusiastic demeanor, very hard work, and a willingness to do a dozen things at one time.
In today’s Alaska, Russian names and Orthodox churches are found throughout the archipelagos, bays, and river mouths of Baranov’s former fiefdom. Among the principal reasons for establishing Orthodoxy was to pacify Natives, whose role as virtual slaves in taking sea otters was essential.
The exposition that most influenced Seattle was the 1893 Columbian Exposition in Chicago. The formula was set in place: family and adult entertainment; history and art exhibits; food and drink everywhere; and showcases for American inventors, architects, and tinkerers.
Since the nation's early days, politicians have embellished much of our history. They weave myths about the founding fathers who allegedly never made a mistake, loved mankind, and trusted the people.
Meeker, who himself traversed the Oregon Trail, was instrumental in the celebrations and monuments along the Trail. Today, his Puyallup home is a pioneer museum.
It is the myth of Kennedy that nearly 60 years later continues to overshadow, to outlive the substance of what he achieved.
The city's pioneer cemetery, after several moves, turned out to be Lake View, just north of Volunteer Park.
Minor’s spirit of adventure was intense.
Despite the years of bitter struggle, the differences between the Evans supporters and the Reaganites were really rather subtle.
I learned many years later that King and Malcolm X briefly spoke with each other that day when I saw them at the Senate, after each had departed the gallery. It was the first and only time these two young men, champions of human rights, were to meet.
David Douglas introduced over 200 Pacific Northwest plants to Great Britain, including the Sitka spruce. At Scone Castle, near his birthplace, a large Douglas fir stands in his honor.
The central Seattle neighborhood, sometimes called the Central District or CD, is the heart of residential and rental Seattle.
The Old West may feel like ancient history to most of us, but one of the bloodiest and most colorful of western outlaws ended his days right here in our Pacific Northwest just 119 years ago when Seattle was already a bustling, modern metropolis.
The U.S. Congress appropriated $276,619.15 as full indemnity for losses incurred by the Chinese residents. As a final indignity the settlement was paid to the Chinese government, not to the injured parties.
Designers who "made no small plans" got Seattle's parks off to a running start, even if some plans were nixed and others partly completed.
We are not likely to find such antique sites in Kirkland because of the lake’s inexorable rise. If we find antecedents of historic lake villages, they will be underwater.
In the larger scheme of things, we are in the midst of a pretty thorough re-examination and re-telling of our national story. One which makes the less, even the heretofore-invisible actors, visible. High time!
A little known community on Bainbridge Island. with Filipino fathers and Tribal mothers, honors its Indipino history and culture in a new documentary.
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