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20 Essential Seattle Books, Part 3: Place

Next in our ongoing series of 20 books that capture the essence of Seattle, we look at a variety of titles that capture a sense of our city and its environs. Whether you’re new in town, just passing through, or you’ve lived … Continue reading

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South West Stories: Ken Workman

“This we know; The earth does not belong to man; man belongs to the earth.  This we know, all things are connected like the blood which unites one family.  All things are connected” –Chief Si’ahl, Namesake of the City of … Continue reading

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Seattle’s Presidential Visits of the Past

-posted by Jade D. In honor of Presidents’ Day, we took a look through our digital collections to find mentions of some of Seattle’s earliest presidential visits. We’ve highlighted the first five below – take a look! October 11, 1880 … Continue reading

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Billy Bloch and the Germania Café

~posted by Jade D. Did you know October is Archives month? In a belated nod to German-American Day (October 6) and the various Oktoberfests (and Booktoberfests) happening this month, we decided to highlight some recent German-flavored additions to our digital … Continue reading

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October Takeover: DIY Ghost Tours: Guidebooks for your Local Ghosts

~posted by Blythe S. Have you ever wondered who is haunting your neighborhood? Ghost have purportedly taken up residence in a number of bars, theaters, restaurants, stores, parks and other places in Seattle–enough to create entire guidebooks on the subject. … Continue reading

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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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