• Indian Geographic Names of Washington, 1908

    Indian Geographic Names of Washington, 1908

    A compilation of Washington State place names of Native American origin, written by Edmond Meany and published by the Hyatt-Fowells School, a Seattle business college. The author, Edmond Meany (1862-1935), was a University of Washington history professor who published numerous books on Washington state history and origins of geographic names.

    Identifier: spl_saw_766412

    Date: 1908

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  • Seward Park, the pride of Rainier Valley, 1915

    Seward Park, the pride of Rainier Valley, 1915

    "The queen of Rainier Valley parks, the largest and finest park in the city, and one of the finest in the world is Seward park, consisting of a heavily wooded peninsula jutting into Lake Washington from land contiguous to Columbia and Hillman. It is almost surrounded by water. So far, the park is in its wild state except for a picnic ground and many charming foot paths cut out by the City Park department. The plans which the Park Department have for its ultimate improvement will not mar its pristine glory, but will rather be designed to emphasize and enhance the beauty of the natural features. Its extent is so great that no charm of hill or vale, water or sky, wood or meadow is missing. It even has a beautiful little lake nestling in its bosom. The photograph shows a portion of the picnic ground at the entrance of the park, the slightly sloping beach and excellent opportunities for bathing and boating."

    Identifier: spl_saw_557542_p23

    Date: 1915

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  • How Seattle Changed Its Face, 1975

    How Seattle Changed Its Face, 1975

    A brief summary of the history of regrading projects in Seattle, written by the City Engineering Department.

    Identifier: spl_saw_2085906

    Date: 1975

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  • The Insane in Washington Territory, 1914

    The Insane in Washington Territory, 1914

    A history of treatment for the mentally ill in Washington Territory.

    Identifier: spl_saw_556156

    Date: 1914

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  • Political Map of Seattle : Showing Precincts, Port and County Commissioner, State Representative and State Senatorial Districts, 1916

    Political Map of Seattle : Showing Precincts, Port and County Commissioner, State Representative and State Senatorial Districts, 1916

    Map of Seattle showing boundaries of precincts and political districts.

    Identifier: spl_saw_2352897

    Date: 1916

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  • A Survey of Racial Attitudes in the Broadview District; November 1948

    A Survey of Racial Attitudes in the Broadview District; November 1948

    Survey conducted by the Seattle Urban League to investigate the racial attitudes of residents of Seattle's Broadview neighborhood, in response to a 1948 incident in which residents circulated petitions requesting that a biracial family be forced to move out of the neighborhood.

    Identifier: spl_saw_2397245

    Date: 1948-11

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  • The Story of Hooverville, in Seattle, 1935

    The Story of Hooverville, in Seattle, 1935

    Typescript of memoir written by Jesse Jackson, the "mayor" of Seattle's Hooverville, a homeless encampment which stood from 1931 to 1941 at the site of the former Skinner and Eddy Shipyard in Seattle's industrial district. This typescript was presented to The Seattle Public Library by the author.

    Identifier: spl_saw_2718576

    Date: 1935

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  • Mountain Moving in Seattle, 1930

    Mountain Moving in Seattle, 1930

    Reprint of article from July, 1930 issue of Harvard Business Review discussing the Denny Regrade, one of several projects to level hills in Seattle. Includes maps of Denny Hill Regrades Number One and Two.

    Identifier: spl_saw_321419

    Date: 1930

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  • Tide Lands, Their Story, 1906

    Tide Lands, Their Story, 1906

    Sales brochure for real estate properties in the Seattle tidelands. Includes history of Seattle tidelands and descriptions of tidelands in other cities.

    Identifier: spl_saw_1837754

    Date: 1906

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  • The University Residential District of Seattle, Washington, 1951

    The University Residential District of Seattle, Washington, 1951

    A study of the effects of the University of Washington on the residential land uses of the nearby University District.

    Identifier: spl_saw_1974229

    Date: 1951

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