A brief history of baseball in the Rainier Valley Slideshow digging into the Rainier Valley's sporting history and deep baseball roots A Garlic Gulch House Slideshow examining the typical aspects of life in a Garlic Gulch house All’s Fair in Love and War by Mikala Woodward, Excerpted from Rainier Valley Food Stories Cookbook The greatest love stories all feature a seemingly insurmountable obstacle, overcome by a devoted couple... Ark Lodge Building: Home of Columbia City’s Fraternal Past Ark Lodge Building, current home of the Columbia City Theatre, stock image - not photo desriged in text by Mikala Woodward In this 1937 photograph... Beyond the Laundry: Women Changing the World This exhibit was created in 2009 in conjunction with Washington State Historical Society's Exhibit "Women's Votes, Women's Voices". Rainier Valley Historical Society celebrates Rainier... Bill Phalen's Parade Phalen's Grocery delivery truck in parade for Rainier Valley Fiesta, Seattle, 1915. Photo property of Rainier Valley Historical Society, Accession Number 93.001.064 by Buzz Anderson,... Bombers Over the Rainier Valley? World War Two Defenses World War II air raid wardens, Seattle, 1942. Photo property of Rainier Valley Historical Society, Accession Number 93.001.358 These pictures arrived in our office last... Brighton Beach The original Brighton School was completed in January of 1901 and was located at 51st and Graham Street. It was a one-room school for... Buddhism comes to the Valley Slideshow from student's visit to Temple Chua Douc Su as part of the "World Religions and Spirituality" project Calithumpians in Columbia City In 1915, a grocer named Bill Phalen had a vision: a spectacular celebration that would bring the whole Rainier Valley together. (He also had... Car #20 in Columbia City by Buzz Anderson, "Days Gone By" The date is 1902. Car #20 of the Seattle, Renton & Southern RY., traveling southbound, has just crested the... Carry Me Back To Columbia City Audio recording, the song "Carry Me Back to Columbia City" sung by the Columbia Pioneers at the 1973 annual meeting. Columbia Confectionery Columbia City’s Sweetest Places: Columbia Confectionery was one of many such businesses by Buzz Anderson, "Days Gone By" This was the sweetest place in Columbia City... Columbia Electric Bakery - From Spark to Flame By Nancy Dulaney The history of bread goes back some 30,000 years, to the hunting and gathering phase of human development. Fast forward a few... Columbia Library Under Construction Rainier Avenue streetcar tracks next to Columbia Library under construction, Seattle, July 6, 1915. Property of Rainier Valley Historical Society, Accession Number 96.073.001 by Buzz... Columbia Mill The Columbia Mill that was built in 1890, the same year the streetcar tracks were laid starting at Railroad Avenue on Seattle’s waterfront. The... Days Gone By: Columbia Shoe Repair The Shoemaker's daughters: Mary, Katherine (Kate), Helen and Anne Drazic, photo property of Rainier Valley Historical Society They were known as the shoemaker’s daughters–Mary,... De Facto Dry in Columbia City, 1893 - 1914 Photograph, Men in doorway of Rainier Valley Barber Shop and AYP Pool Room, Seattle, 1909. Property of Rainier Valley Historical Society, Accession Number 93.001.708 by... Dinnertime in Garlic Gulch “Thursday and Sunday was spaghetti day” by Mikala Woodward, "Days Gone By", Excerpted from Rainier Valley Food Stories Cookbook Rainier Valley’s Italian heritage goes back a... Dismantling Racism: Living Black in Seattle https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=scczYWooZQg&t=1s The discussion will touch on issues of police brutality and accountability, the current swell of activism and street protests, everyday microaggressions, and casual racism,... Dugdale Baseball Park Rainier Avenue streetcar tracks next to Dugdale Park, Seattle, July 6, 1915. Property of Rainier Valley Historical Society, Accession Number 96.073.003 by Buzz Anderson, "Days... Faith Traditions around the Valley Slideshow recounting 2009 student project to explore the rich tapestry of faith traditions in the Rainier Valley Family Celebrations of Days Gone By The holidays bring back many memories of family celebrations and hot air balloons over Seattle. Garlic Gulch under the Microscope The Rainier Valley’s Italian community has long been a focus of interest and curiosity. In 1915 sociology graduate student Nellie Roe made Garlic Gulch... Garlic Gulch Wedding Rainier Valley’s Italian heritage goes more than a hundred years. Back then, the Valley was largely forests and farms, with the streetcar running down... Grading of Rainier Valley's Streets This snapshot depicts the equipment used to grade the streets in Rainier Valley during the early 1900’s. The photo is from the Hall-Summers Collection... Heater Glove Company by Buzz Anderson, 1999 "Days Gone By" Columbia City has had its share of manufacturing companies over the years. One of the more noteworthy was... Hidden Stream of Columbia City In 2005, a group of fourth and fifth graders at Orca, part of Columbia School researched the history of the stream that used to... Hillman City through the Ages J.E. Keefe Block, Seattle, 1915. Photo property of Rainier Valley Historical Society, Accession Number 93.001.029 Hillman City began as a stop on the Rainier Valley... Hillman City: The place where they do things Slideshow depicting the history of Hillman City, a thriving Seattle suburb annexed in 1907 History of Whitworth School Slideshow of Whitworth School's history researched by Orca students in 2007 Hitt’s Fireworks: 1905-1976 Hitt's Fireworks Company Brochure, image property of Rainier Valley Historical Society Fireworks in Columbia City Thomas Gabriel Hitt, known as T.G. Hitt, was born in... Ilda Jackson's Sweet Potato Pie Rainier Valley Food Stories is a multi-cultural oral history and documentary project about food in the Rainier Valley. The Rainier Valley Historical Society collected... Jack Collier Audio recording, Oral History (Interview) of Jack Collier by Buzz Anderson from 1994. Jimi Hendrix at Sick's Stadium Jimi Hendrix. Cry of Love Tour, July 26, 1970 - Sick's Stadium, Seattle, Washington, USA John Croce On Italian School Audio recording of John Croce recollecting the Italian School, from the Garlic Gulch neighborhood in the 1930s. John Parker Audio recording of John Parker describing the Model T Ford he built up from parts from several cars in the 1920s Juneteenth Celebrations Face of "Freed Woman" statue at Juneteenth Memorial Monument, George Washington Carver Museum - Austin, TX. Stock photo. by Mikala Woodward, Excerpted from Rainier Valley... Kubota Garden Virtual Tour with Don Brooks https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GT6nGpHTGvs Join retired Head Gardener Don Brooks as he gives us a virtual tour of Kubota Garden. This was recorded for our 2020 Annual Meeting.... Looking Into Courtland Place Urban Archaeology in the Rainier Valley: students from John Muir Elementary School, under the guidance of archaeologists from the Burke Museum, dig up the... Meet You by the Big Rock The "Big Rock" at 48th Avenue and Ferdinand Street was once a popular meeting place for Rainier Valley residents. Remnants of the rock are... Memories of a Rainier Valley Street Car Operator Seattle, Renton & Southern streetcar #106, Seattle, 1910. Photo property of Rainier Valley Historical Society, Accession Number 93.001.214 DGB - Street Car Memories -2 -... Music on Skis equals Spills and Dents The dedication ceremonies for the new Snoqualmie Ski Bowl near Hyak Station at the east entrance to the Milwaukee Railroad Cascade Tunnel; The music... Newspaper Collection Slideshow showcasing our comprehensive neighborhood newspaper collection, from 1910 through the early 2000s Now You See It, Now You Don't: Franklin High School and the Mount Baker Neighborhood Franklin High School, Seattle, ca. 1913. Photo property of Rainier Valley Historical Society, Accession number 97.014.003 This photo of the just-completed Franklin High School was... Pioneer Of The Valley Audio recording of the song "Pioneer of the Valley" Rainier Beach History Quilt Rainier Beach History Quilt We decided to make a quilt. It’s cool. It shows all kind of things that happened in history in this neighborhood.... Rainier Beach Station Streetcar #20 at Rainier Beach Station, Seattle, ca. 1908. Photo property of Rainier Valley Historical Society, Accession Number 93.001.196 by Buzz Anderson, "Days Gone By" In... Rainier Valley Dairy Smith M. Wilson's Rainier Valley Dairy business. by Buzz Anderson, "Days Gone By" Smith M. Wilson started in the dairy business on Beacon Hill in 1916.... Rainier Valley's First Streetcars Rainier Avenue Electric Railway streetcars, Columbia, 1891, Property of Rainier Valley Historical Society, Accession Number 93.001.199 by Buzz Anderson, "Days Gone By" The 1891 photo was... Remembering Garlic Gulch Slideshow remembering the bustling Italian community known as "Garlic Gulch" Roy Olmstead: Seattle's "Rum King" A liquor raid in 1925, in Elk Lake, Ontario. Source, Wikipedia Public Domain by Mikala Woodward On March 22, 1920, federal agents nabbed a tugboat crew... RVHS Founder Buzz Anderson with KUOW radio host Steve Scher discuss Columbia City history on 1.26.2001 https://soundcloud.com/rainier-valley-history/kuow-steve-scher-interviews-buzz-anderson-in-2001-on-columbia-city-history Scuola Italiana Reflections on the "Scuola Italiana", the Italian School that existed in the Garlic Gulch during the 1930s. Simeon T. Toby's Bank Building Cameron's Drugstore in Toby Building, Seattle, ca. 1925. Photo property of Rainier Valley Historical Society, accession number 93.001.006 by Buzz Anderson, "Days Gone By" This... Streetcar Wreck at Willow Street Streetcar wreck, Seattle, April 30, 1910. Photo property of Rainier Valley Historical Society, Accession Number 93.001.226 by Buzz Anderson, "Days Gone By" The date was April... Thanksgiving Turkeys at Bob's Quality Meats Doris and Jim Ackley at Bob's Quality Meats, Seattle, October 2001. Photo property of Rainier Valley Historical Society, Accession number FS.06 by Mikala Woodward, Excerpted... The Atlantic Street Center: 100 Years of Service Slideshow exploring the many ways the Atlantic Street Center has served a vital role in the Rainier Valley community The Genesee Dinky This photo depicts the Genesee Streetcar on a day when it was not going anywhere, at least not for a while. by Buzz Anderson, "Days... The Jewish Tradition Slideshow of student's visit to Congregation Bikur Cholim-Machzikay Hadath as part of the "World Religions and Spirituality" project The Lakewood Seward Park Community Club: 100 Years Strong Lakewood Community Club members at a dance, 1940s. 2010 marks the 100th year of operation for the Lakewood Seward Park Community Club Take a look... The Lost World of Neighborhood Groceries by Mikala Woodward Whenever young Bernice Boley had a little money, she’d head over to Vincent’s grocery for some penny candy: this was the 1930s,... The Rainier Valley Rephotography Project Slideshow of then/now historic images from around around the Rainier Valley This Old Kitchen: Red Velvet Cake https://youtu.be/BbDVMpkRwZQ When our Food Stories cookbook was being written we compiled not just recipes but recorded oral histories from people and these oral histories are... Two Franklin High School Letter Girls Proud Franklin High female athletes, Charlotte Widrig and Virginia Ulurich sporting school letters. by Mary Ann Balch The female high school athletes are closing out basketball... What am I going to do with these plums? Phyllis Macay's "Now Famous Plum Bread" recipe, Excerpted from Rainier Valley Food Stories Cookbook Windows on Religion 6th grade students from the New School explore rich tapestry of faith traditions in the Rainier Valley.