Author Archives: Wedgwood in Seattle History

About Wedgwood in Seattle History

Valarie is a volunteer history writer for the Wedgwood neighborhood in Seattle, Washington.

Seattle History in Landscape and Story

One aspect of Seattle history is its built environment and landscape.  How have the forces of nature, people and historic events interacted to create Seattle?  On Saturday, March 7, the conference program of the Pacific Northwest Historians Guild will be held at the … Continue reading

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Marshall Blinn: Logging and Land Speculation in Washington Territory

Before Washington became a state in 1889, territorial land claims recorded many names which are not now well-known.  Who were these early-arriving settlers? The map of what is now the Wedgwood and Meadowbrook neighborhoods of northeast Seattle is dotted with … Continue reading

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The Big Green House: Thanks for the Memories

On February 17, 2015, the hundred-year-old Big Green House at 7321 35th Ave NE came to the end of its lifespan and to me, it felt like the death of a friend. The Big Green House was like an eccentric, … Continue reading

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Seattle Spring Season Plant Tours

Arthur Lee Jacobson is a Seattle resident with a life-long passion for plants.  He writes, teaches, and does hands-on gardening work for individuals and businesses.  As the season turns to spring, Mr. Jacobson leads walking tours of Seattle’s trees and … Continue reading

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The Great Backyard Bird Count 2015

You can learn more about birds and help scientific efforts at the same time by participating in the Great Backyard Bird Count of 2015. The Great Backyard Bird Count (GBBC) is an annual four-day event that engages bird watchers of all ages … Continue reading

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Faith and Courage in Seattle

Even for those of us who are not really football fans, there is a lot we can learn from the heart, teamwork, faith and courage of the Seattle Seahawks.  Life can be a lot like a football game with the … Continue reading

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Always a 12

The Mayor of Seattle has issued a proclamation with a petition which can be signed electronically, to thank the Seattle Seahawks football team for their heart and determination. We commend the teamwork, discipline, dedication, practice and never-give-up spirit of the … Continue reading

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