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On this day in 1949: The Green Lake path split open during a major earthquake

In researching my book, I came across this photo from April 13, 1949 showing large cracks in the Green Lake path. The 7.1 magnitude quake was centered between Tacoma and Olympia, but it caused significant damage at far at Oregon … Continue reading

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HistoryLink: Bicycling played key role in formation of Arboretum

HistoryLink has a fantastic article this week that covers the story of Washington Park and the Arboretum. The whole thing is fascinating (I never really put together that the only reason it’s an arboretum is because, duh, it was completely … Continue reading

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Seattle’s first bicycle

The first bicycle to ever make it into Washington Territory arrived on this day in 1879, according to History Link: On November 14, 1879, the first bicycle ever seen in Washington Territory arrives in Seattle aboard a steamer from San … Continue reading

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