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A Civil War Veteran in Seattle: Edward Lind

The Civil War of the United States was fought from 1861 to 1865 and yet, 160 years later, we are still fighting issues of the unity and principles of what it means to be an American.  Throughout their lifetimes, veterans … Continue reading

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Homesteading in Wedgwood after the Civil War

In Seattle in the 1870s it was still possible to obtain land in a homestead claim.  Some who came to Seattle were young adventure-seekers, but many who came seeking land were older men who were trying to make a fresh … Continue reading

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Wedgwood Rock: Fourth of July Picnic in 1881

Wedgwood Rock probably first came to the attention of white settlers in the 1870s.   A land survey of north Seattle was done in 1855, but there was no notation of the existence of the Rock. The surveyors of 1855 described the terrain in … Continue reading

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