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If Walls Could Talk: The Bussell Family – Part 2

By Jade D If you missed my first post about the history of the Bussell family and their home, take a look at Part 1 to catch up! So here’s what really happened, as best as I can tell. Charles … Continue reading

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If Walls Could Talk: The Bussell Family – Part 1

~posted by Jade It all began with a picture of a house. I was researching a recent addition to our Seattle Historical Photograph Collection and all I had to go on was the name “Bussell” on the back of the … Continue reading

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Hearing History

~posted by Jenny C. I’m a fan of history – reading books based in historical times (yes, sometimes even the romances), enjoying biographies of interesting people, delighting in extensive footnotes, and recreating historical activities, like folk dancing and fencing. What … Continue reading

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Mark Twain’s Seattle Doppelgänger

~posted by Jade D. While looking through the portraits in our Seattle Historical Photograph Collection online, I came upon a photograph of an older man with wild white hair and a moustache and momentarily wondered what we were doing with … Continue reading

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Postmarked with Love

~posted by Jade In honor of Valentine’s Day and the spirit of sending messages to loved ones, I’m sharing a couple of fun postcards from our online Historic Seattle Postcard Collection. One of my favorite parts about this collection is … Continue reading

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Freegal: Five for Free

~ posted by Cameron M. Due to recent changes in the matrix, Seattle Public Library patrons are now allowed five free song downloads a week from Freegal, up from the previous allotment of three weekly downloads.  Let’s take a look … Continue reading

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Let’s Get Away

by Marion S. Winter’s arrival makes me consider visiting places unlike Seattle. My kind of trip is exploring what’s unique about a place and its history. And having some relaxation time.  For my next trip I’m dreaming of a warm … Continue reading

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