Archive for the ‘Local History’ Category
Here’s a link for the Alaska State Library’s genealogy resources. They even have a WorldCat link so you can search for other libraries with the same materials. Some of these materials are also available at Seattle area archives where I’m a researcher available for hire.
On 18 May 1980, I was living in Pullman, Washington, attending high school. This was shortly after we had moved from Ohio to Washington and it was a completely new experience for me.
The photo here was taken with a Kodak 110 camera, producing a small negative and grainy image at the best of times. My viewpoint here was the top of one of the reservoir buildings on College Hill, looking west. The view was of a sunset in the wrong direction, which was weird. Shortly after this, the ash started accumulating and became muddy. It still exists as a substrate under the wheat fields, fertilizing them.
© 2012 N. P. Maling — Sea Genes – Family History & Genealogy Research
This week’s installment is a column from page 451 of the 1940 R. L. Polk’s city directory for Spokane, Washington. Enjoy. NPM
- City Directory Sunday: Honolulu, Hawaii Territory, 1940 (seagenes.wordpress.com)
- City Directory Sunday: Seattle 1940 (seagenes.wordpress.com)
On this day in 1843, the Oregon Territory became recognized by a provincial government. Good going, guys and gals!
Diana James just published Shared Walls: Seattle Apartment Buildings, 1900-1939, a history of apartment dwelling in Seattle during the years listed in the title.
This is (an as yet unseen) welcome addition to the house history field as it expands on the regular house history field of research.
Two articles in the Seattle Times give you more of a preview than I can. Here they are:
A “Now and Then” installment which mentions Shared Walls.
Only 2,000 copies have been printed, according to one of the pieces, and I’m sure they’ll go fast. Shared Walls is available at Amazon.com.
On this day in 1863, Idaho Territory was spun off from Washington Territory.