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De Facto Dry in Columbia City, 1893 - 1914

History of Columbia City's "Dry" years.

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Calithumpians in Columbia City

History of parades and festivals in the Rainier Valley

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Roy Olmstead: Seattle's "Rum King"

History of Roy Olmstead, Seattle's "Rum King" and Mount Baker resident.

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Meet You by the Big Rock

The “Big Rock” at 48th Ave. S and S. Ferdinand St. was once the meeting place for Valley Residents.

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Columbia Mill

History of Columbia Mill

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Music on Skis = Spills and Dents

Franklin High School Band plays at the dedication of Snoqualmie Ski Bowl, 1938

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The Genesee Dinky

The streetcar once ran along Genessee and up 50th Avenue South.

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Modern Woodmen of America

Article about the Modern Woodmen of America drill team

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Bill Phalen's Parade

History of Bill Phalen's Parade

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Rainier Valley's Timbered Past

History of Lumber Industry in Rainier Valley

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All’s Fair in Love and War

Italian American Mary Vacca and Italian POW Mike Prontera fell in love during World War Two.

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Ilda Jackson's Sweet Potato Pie

A White woman married to an African American man searches for the perfect sweet potato pie recipe.

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Fireworks in Columbia City

A history of Hitt's Fireworks Company

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Columbia Bakery

Columbia Bakery

Claude McNabb, center, and Florence McNabb, just to the left, at the Columbia Electric Bakery in 1941 after the fire. Photo courtesy: Erika Richardson.

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Hillman City Fire Dept. Engine 28

Hillman City Fire Dept. Engine 28

Hillman Fire Station’s Engine 28, a 1924 Seagrave 800 GPM pumper, was the first to respond to the 4/14/1941 fire. Photo courtesy: Last Resort Fire Department photo archives.

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Pythias Hall

Pythias Hall

The earliest fraternal lodge hall in Columbia City, the Knights of Pythias Hall in 1909.

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