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The AYPE and the Growth of Northeast Seattle

The Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Exposition (AYPE) was a world’s fair held in 1909 on the campus of the University of Washington in northeast Seattle. After the move of the university to its present site in 1895, the AYPE of 1909 was the … Continue reading

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Redefining the Boundaries of Wedgwood in the 1950s

In the 1940s and 1950s the neighborhoods of northeast Seattle grew rapidly, with housing developments filling up what had been semi-rural areas which were still outside the city limits.  Some people resisted the process of being absorbed into the City … Continue reading

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How Wedgwood came into the City Limits of Seattle

The neighborhoods of northeast Seattle gradually came into the city limits between 1941 and 1954.  The Seattle City Limits did not advance northward in a straight line, like water rising in a bathtub.  It was up to each voting precinct … Continue reading

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Mr. Cook, early neighborhood activist in Wedgwood

Like other American cities which had major fires in the 1800s, Seattle received a publicity boost from its Great Fire of June 6, 1889.  Telegrams went out to other cities’ newspapers telling of the heroic efforts to save property and that … Continue reading

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