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Alaska Genealogical Resources

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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.

 

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Written by N. P. Maling

20 September 2012 at 11:32

Mount St. Helens at Pullman, Washington

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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.

NPM

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Mount St. Helens at Pullman, Washington, 18 May 1980

Mount St. Helens at Pullman, Washington, 18 May 1980

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18 May 2012 at 00:01

City Directory Sunday: Spokane, Washington, 1940

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6 May 2012 at 00:01

Happy Birthday, Oregon Territory (1843)

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2 May 2012 at 11:43

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Note: Diana James’ Shared Walls

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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 book review of Shared Walls

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.

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15 April 2012 at 13:00

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Happy Birthday, Idaho Territory!

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4 March 2012 at 12:01

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Happy Birthday, Washington Territory!

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2 March 2012 at 13:01

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