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  • Centralia Massacre Collection(142 clicks)
    The Industrial Workers of the World (IWW), sometimes known as the Wobblies, is a radical labor organization that was most active from 1900 to the 1930's. This collection of pamphlets, leaflets and letters, originally held by the now defunct I.W.W. Seattle Office, focuses on the Centralia Massacre of 1919 in Centralia, Washington.
  • Cold War and Red Scare in Washington State, the(139 clicks)
    A curriculum project for Washington schools developed by The Center for the Study of the Pacific Northwest
  • Great Seattle Fire(139 clicks)
    The Great Seattle Fire of June 6, 1889 burned 29 city blocks, including most of the business district, all but four of the city's wharves, and most of its railroad terminals. This accidental fire prompted new development and construction transforming Seattle from a town into a city. Several collections feature items that document the devastation and reconstruction.
  • Hooverville: The Great Depression in Seattle(167 clicks)
    The Great Depression caused massive homelessness. Some built makeshift shacks to survive.
  • Japanese American Exhibit & Access Project(127 clicks)
    "The Japanese American Exhibit and Access Project is a multifaceted project to create a permanent Web site which provides enhanced access to the UW Libraries holdings on the incarceration of Japanese Americans during World War II. Included in the project is a virtual exhibit focusing on the Puyallup assembly center, Camp Harmony, and enhanced access to archival guides and inventories of the UW Libraries Manuscripts and University Archives Division."
  • Just Add Water...(128 clicks)
    This week, takes a look back at the effects of irrigation on the development of the Yakima Valley, originally a sagebrush desert technically known as shrub steppe with an average yearly rainfall of only eight inches.
  • Leschi: Justice in Our Time(114 clicks)
    Washington Territory in the mid-1850's was a place of conflict. Indian tribes inhabited land that an ever increasing number of settlers coveted. Against this backdrop, Chief Leschi was hanged at the gallows on Feb 18th, 1858 for the crime of murder. But did he really do it? This site invites you to explore the events leading to his death, examine the evidence and decide for yourself. A miscarriage of justice or guilty as charged?
  • Museum of History and Industry(145 clicks)
    Seattle and King County.
  • Seattle and King County(172 clicks)
  • STRIKES!: Labor and Labor History in the Puget Sound(140 clicks)
    This presentation resulted from a collaborative campus-wide project in early 1999 at the University of Washington to commemorate the eightieth anniversary of the Seattle General Strike of 1919 and the 65th anniversary of the Maritime Strikes of 1934.
  • Washington State Historical Society(140 clicks)
  • Washington Wars(145 clicks)
    From the time Washington became a Territory, on March 2, 1853, until it became a State, on November 11, 1889, there have been many wars, battles and incidents and this territory was baptized in blood with the dead and wounded of many soldiers, Native Americans and settlers.
  • Wellington Scrapbook(113 clicks)
    The 1910 Avalanche Disaster
  • Wellington Scrapbook(125 clicks)
    On March 1, 1910, an avalanche in the Cascade Mountains swept two Great Northern trains down the hillsides near Wellington, a small town near Stevens Pass in Washington state. Ninety-six people lost their lives, making this the worst train disaster in American history.