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True Tales of Puget Sound

Author : Dorothy Wilhelm
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From the shores of Gig Harbor to the slopes of Mount Rainier, the towns surrounding Puget Sound all have incredible stories to share. How did Old Fort Nisqually, now perched on a lofty bluff above Tacoma, move twenty-two miles from its original 1843 site in DuPont? Did Eatonville's copper-infused paint inspire the phrase "painting the town red"? Read about the famed Pie Goddess of Enumclaw and about a cookbook compiled by Emma Smith DeVoe of Parkland that included helpful tips from suffragettes. Join author Dorothy Wilhelm, of the television show My Home Town, as she explores these beloved town tales and uncovers the rest of the story.

Blazing the Way Or True Stories Songs and Sketches of Puget Sound

Author : Emily Denny
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"Blazing the Way; Or, True Stories, Songs and Sketches of Puget Sound" by Emily Inez Denny. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

Blazing the Way Or True Stories Songs and Sketches of Puget Sound and Other Pioneers

Author : Emily Inez Denny
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Washington Myths and Legends

Author : Lynn Bragg
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Tales of intrigue in this book include unusual unsolved crimes, legends of lost treasure, spine-tingling ghost stories, well-documented sea creature sightings, and more. Based on historic accounts from the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, author Lynn Bragg recounts fifteen myths and mysteries from Washington's past, verifying some tales from multiple accounts and exposing some stories for what may have really occurred. Readers will be riveted by the detailed descriptions of Puget Sound's demon of the deep, Northwest gold fever may strike again after readers learn the details of Captain Ingalls's lost treasure, and believers will be surprised to learn that strange sightings over Mount Rainier predate the famous Roswell event. Enjoy these tales and more from Washington's suspicious past.

The Siwash

Author : Joseph Allen Costello
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Outlaw Tales of the Old West Fifty True Stories of Desperados Crooks Criminals and Bandits

Author : Erin H. Turner
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This collection of fifty outlaw tales includes well-knowns such as Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, Frank and Jesse James, Belle Starr (and her dad), and Pancho Villa, along with a fair smattering of women, organized crime bosses, smugglers, and of course the usual suspects: highwaymen, bank and train robbers, cattle rustlers, snake-oil salesmen, and horse thieves. Men like Henry Brown and Burt Alvord worked on both sides of the law either at different times of their lives or simultaneously. Clever shyster Soapy Smith and murderer Martin Couk survived by their wits, while the outlaw careers of the dimwitted DeAutremont brothers and bigmouthed Diamondfield Jack were severely limited by their intellect, or lack thereof. Nearly everyone in these pages was motivated by greed, revenge, or a lethal mixture of the two. The most bloodthirsty of the bunch, such as the heartless (and, some might argue, soulless) Annie Cook and trigger-happy Augustine Chacón, surely had evil written into their very DNA.

Time for True Tales and Almost True

Author : May Hill Arbuthnot
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"A representative collection of realistic stories for children; to be used in the classroom, home or camp; especially planned for college classes in children's literature; with a general introduction, section introductions, and headnotes for the individual stories." Title page.

Trying Home

Author : Justin Wadland
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The true story of an anarchist colony on a remote Puget Sound peninsula, Trying Home traces the history of Home, Washington, from its founding in 1896 to its dissolution amid bitter infighting in 1921. As a practical experiment in anarchism, Home offered its participants a rare degree of freedom and tolerance in the Gilded Age, but the community also became notorious to the outside world for its open rejection of contemporary values. Using a series of linked narratives, Trying Home reveals the stories of the iconoclastic individuals who lived in Home, among them Lois Waisbrooker, an advocate of women's rights and free love, who was arrested for her writings after the assassination of President McKinley; Jay Fox, editor of The Agitator, who defended his right to free speech all the way to the Supreme Court; and Donald Vose, a young man who grew up in Home and turned spy for a detective agency. Justin Wadland weaves his own discovery of Home--and his own reflections on the concept of home--into the story, setting the book apart from a conventional history. After discovering the newspapers published in the colony, Wadland ventures beyond the documents to explore the landscape, travelling by boat along the steamer route most visitors once took to the settlement. He visits Home to talk with people who live there now. Meticulously researched and engagingly written, Trying Home will fascinate scholars and general readers alike, especially those interested in the history of the Pacific Northwest, utopian communities, and anarchism.

More Voices New Stories

Author : Pacific Northwest Historians Guild
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Twelve essays explore the history of Seattle and King County, Washington, with a special focus on social, cultural, and ethnic history. Adding a new perspective to knowledge of the Pacific Northwest, writers including University of Washington historians, independent scholars, and community activitists have dug in archives, interviewed community members, and researched far and wide to uncover new stories and offer new understandings of our collective past. Mary C. Wright teaches history at the University of Washington. Other contributors include Ed Diaz, Robert S. Fisher, Eric Flom, Marianne Forssblad, Charles LeWarne, Ronald E. Magden, Nhien T. Nguyen, Michael Reese, Kay Reinartz, Elizabeth Salas, Coll-Peter Thrush, and Jacqueline Williams. "Meet King CountyÕs earliest vaudevillians, welfare mothers, restauranteurs, African American coal miners, Scandinavian immigrants, shapers of the Young MenÕs Buddhist Association, and Jewish women founders of Settlement House. [Here also are the modern Mexican American voters and recent Vietnamese immigrants, reflecting in interviews on the forces that have impacted their Seattle experiences.] Now the historical stage can be shared by all its players, for a fuller and deeper portrait, a Pacific Northwest in all its complexity." - Karen Blair, editor of Women in Pacific Northwest History "This fresh collection of essays helps us revisit our past by challenging old myths and bringing detail to unexplored pieces of the regionÕs heritage. A wonderful, readable anthology that mixes traditional scholarship, oral histories, and stimulating new insights." - Ron Chew, Wing Luke Asian Museum "Now we may wonder again, with what zest are so many subjects both studied and shared? Previously these histories were rarely even whispered below the great baritone recitals of the same old stories. Beyond its title, More Voices, New Stories is in more than half of its contributions a vocalization of what were also formerly neglected voices and stories. Now in time for our three sesquicentennial celebrations of the founding of Seattle, King County, and Washington Territory comes More Voices, New Stories. ItÕs about time. ItÕs always about time." - Paul Dorpat, author of Seattle Now and Then

The True Story of How America Got Its Name

Author : Rodney Broome
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Broome asserts that the name "America" refers not to Amerigo Vespucci, but most probably refers to Richard Ameryk, a wealthy British customs officer who helped sponsor English explorations in the New World.

A Bibliography of North American Folklore and Folksong

Author : Charles Haywood
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A Teachers Handbook in Geography

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Washington Disasters

Author : Rob McNair-Huff
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True accounts of major disasters in Washington history are retold in this engagingly written collection. From The Seattle fire of 1889, the 1910 train avalanche on Stevens Pass, and the 1915 Ravensdale Coal Mine explosion, the 1955 airliner crash in residential Riverton, to the 1980 Mount St. Helens eruption, Washington has been home to some of the nation's most dramatic moments. Each story reveals not only the circumstances surrounding the disaster and the magnitude of the devastation but also the courage and ingenuity displayed by those who survived and the heroism of those who helped others, often risking their own lives in rescue efforts.

School and Home Education

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Ghost Hunter s Guide to Seattle and Puget Sound

Author : Jeff Dwyer
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Designed as a guide for locals, new residents, and travelers seeking encounters with apparitions from the unique history of Seattle, this book will enable paranormal adventurers to see beyond the surface of various locations throughout the city, including locations near the Puget Sound. Detailed descriptions and historical background guide readers to sites of natural disasters, tragedies, criminal activities, and ghostly legends and lore. Within these pages Dwyer's extensive knowledge and research guarantee the reader many spectacular, well-informed accounts that will leave them spellbound.


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Pacific Northwest Americana

Author : Charles Wesley Smith
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Annual Report of the Board of Directors

Author : Quincy (Ill.). Free Public Library
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True Story of the Martinique and St Vincent Calamitie

Author : John Randolph Whitney
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