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 Hmon Link, the online encyclopedia of Washington state history NEWSLETTER

In this update HistoryLink.org goes to U-Dub for some stories to share, notes a few people who spent some time there, remembers a terrible waterfront fight, and ends with a vessel that foundered at night, among other historical highlights.

When the U Was New

This week HistoryLink looks at the University of Washington, which got its start on November 4, 1861, as the Territorial University, almost 30 years before Washington became a state. The original campus was located in downtown Seattle on the present site of the Olympic Hotel. The first person to graduate was Clara McCarty, who became a teacher and was elected superintendent of Pierce County Schools on November 2, 1880.


In 1895 the university moved to its current location along the shores of Lake Washington and Lake Union. A decade later – with the help of beloved UW professor Edmond Meany – the undeveloped southern portion of the campus was chosen as the site of the Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Exposition. Landscape architect John C. Olmsted transformed the property, and elements of his design remain to this day – most notably the Rainier Vista, seen above.



To illustrate how large a part UW plays in Washington history, HistoryLink currently has more than 400 essays that mention the school, which we invite you to explore here. And if you're interested in learning about some of the people who have walked the campus grounds, either as students or educators, read on below.

More Than a Few

Over the years, many notable people have attended the university, including Henry "Scoop" Jackson, Warren Magnuson, Arthur Langlie, Albert Rosellini, Jay Inslee, Tom Foley, Brock Adams, Julia Butler Hansen, Jim McDermott, Jesse Wineberry, Norm Rice, Thor Tollefson, William Gissberg, Charles Z. Smith, Jane Hastings, Larry Gossett, Roberto Maestas, George Henry BartellJudge Betty B. Fletcher, Mary Maxwell Gates, Paul Thiry, Carver Gayton, Gary Gayton, Eddie Carlson, John Fluke, Barbara Earl Thomas, Philip G. Johnson, James Ryan, Frances Farmer, Richard Hugo, David Horsey, Priscilla Long, Fred Beckey, Phil Zalesky, Torchy Torrance, Jeffrey Brotman, Jim Holmes, Harry Smith, Bob Houbregs, Harold McClary, George Wilson, Dorothy Eustis, Norie Sato, Patsy Britten, Nancy Coleman, Bridget Hanley, and HistoryLink.org Lee.



Notable educators, administrators, and regents at UW have included Glenn Hughes, Carl Gould, Theodore Roethke, Jacob Lawrence, Giovanni Costigan, Hubert Locke, Dr. Ellsworth C. Alvord Jr., Gideon Kramer, Fritz Schmidl, Dixy Lee Ray, Quintard Taylor, Jr., Vim Wright, Guela Gayton Johnson, Dr. Alvin Jerome ThompsonDr. Rosalie Reddick Miller, Patrick Goldsworthy, Bill Holm, August Dvorak, Ruth Ittner, Tom Hornbein, Estella Leopold, Robert C. Jones, Alden Mason, Robert Sperry, Patti WarashinaJames Wehn, August Werner, Pauline Dyer, Marvin Oliver, Glenn White, Angelo Pellegrini, Astra Zarina, Rachel Paschal Osborn, Hannah Wiley, Bill Van Ness, Gordon Culp, Alex Edelstein, Hans Lehmann, Sam Stroum, and Dan Evans.

A UW Gem



Based at the University of Washington, the Seattle Civil Rights & Labor History Project is a superb and unique collaboration involving community groups, UW faculty, and undergraduate and graduate students. Plan on spending a lot of time looking through the info they've compiled, there is a lot to explore.



History Cafe


Join us on November 15 at this month's History Cafe as we look at the past, present, and future of the Washington Talking Book and Braille library with its director Danielle Miller.  History Cafe -- produced by a partnership between HistoryLink and MOHAI -- is free, but you do need to register.

Early Warning

 

In our next update, HistoryLink.org makes a deposit, celebrates statehood, opens a bridge, and plays soccer, among other historic events.


Lewis and Clark Expedition reaches the Pacific Ocean on November 15, 1805.


Denny Party lands at Alki Point near future Seattle on November 13, 1851.


Baker Boyer Bank opens in Walla Walla on November 10, 1869.


Columbia County is formed on November 11, 1875.


Territorial legislature incorporates Tacoma on November 12, 1875.


Washington Territorial Legislature incorporates Goldendale on November 14, 1879.


Dayton is reincorporated on November 10, 1881.


Washington is admitted as the 42nd state to the United States of America on November 11, 1889.


Seattle celebrates its 54th birthday and dedicates the Alki Point monument on November 13, 1905.


Seattle Post-Intelligencer announces deaths from influenza of Tess Preston McCarthy and Roy McCarthy on November 10, 1918.


Seattle celebrates the end of World War I on November 11, 1918.


Four men die in the Centralia Massacre on November 11, 1919.


East Channel Bridge, first bridge to Mercer Island, opens on November 10, 1923.


The Sentinel, a memorial statue to four American Legionnaires by sculptor Alonzo Victor Lewis, is dedicated in Centralia on November 11, 1924.


Seattle begins its year-long centennial celebration beginning on November 13, 1951.


KAYE Radio (Puyallup) goes off the air on November 9, 1973.


Seattle gets Major League Soccer franchise on November 13, 2007.


Seattle Sounders win their second MLS Cup before a record home crowd on November 10, 2019.



Enjoy,


Marie McCaffrey, Alan Stein, and the HistoryLink Gang 

History Ink/HistoryLink, 93 Pike St. Suite 315B, Seattle, WA 98101
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Hmon Link, the online encyclopedia of Washington state history NEWSLETTER In this update HistoryLink.org goes to U-Dub for some stories to share, notes a few people who spent some time there, remembers a terrible waterfront fight, and ends with a vessel that foundered at night, among other historical highlights. When the U Was New This week HistoryLink looks at the University of Washington, which got its start on November 4, 1861, as the Territorial University, almost 30 years before Washington became a state. The original campus was located in downtown Seattle on the present site of the Olympic Hotel. The first person to graduate was Clara McCarty, who became a teacher and was elected superintendent of Pierce County Schools on November 2, 1880. In 1895 the university moved to its current location along the shores of Lake Washington and Lake Union. A decade later – with the help of beloved UW professor Edmond Meany – the undeveloped southern portion of the campus was chosen as the site of the Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Exposition. Landscape architect John C. Olmsted transformed the property, and elements of his design remain to this day – most notably the Rainier Vista, seen above. To illustrate how large a part UW plays in Washington history, HistoryLink currently has more than 400 essays that mention the school, which we invite you to explore here. And if you're interested in learning about some of the people who have walked the campus grounds, either as students or educators, read on below. More Than a Few Over the years, many notable people have attended the university, including Henry "Scoop" Jackson, Warren Magnuson, Arthur Langlie, Albert Rosellini, Jay Inslee, Tom Foley, Brock Adams, Julia Butler Hansen, Jim McDermott, Jesse Wineberry, Norm Rice, Thor Tollefson, William Gissberg, Charles Z. Smith, Jane Hastings, Larry Gossett, Roberto Maestas, George Henry Bartell, Judge Betty B. Fletcher, Mary Maxwell Gates, Paul Thiry, Carver Gayton, Gary Gayton, Eddie Carlson, John Fluke, Barbara Earl Thomas, Philip G. Johnson, James Ryan, Frances Farmer, Richard Hugo, David Horsey, Priscilla Long, Fred Beckey, Phil Zalesky, Torchy Torrance, Jeffrey Brotman, Jim Holmes, Harry Smith, Bob Houbregs, Harold McClary, George Wilson, Dorothy Eustis, Norie Sato, Patsy Britten, Nancy Coleman, Bridget Hanley, and HistoryLink.org Lee. Notable educators, administrators, and regents at UW have included Glenn Hughes, Carl Gould, Theodore Roethke, Jacob Lawrence, Giovanni Costigan, Hubert Locke, Dr. Ellsworth C. Alvord Jr., Gideon Kramer, Fritz Schmidl, Dixy Lee Ray, Quintard Taylor, Jr., Vim Wright, Guela Gayton Johnson, Dr. Alvin Jerome Thompson, Dr. Rosalie Reddick Miller, Patrick Goldsworthy, Bill Holm, August Dvorak, Ruth Ittner, Tom Hornbein, Estella Leopold, Robert C. Jones, Alden Mason, Robert Sperry, Patti Warashina, James Wehn, August Werner, Pauline Dyer, Marvin Oliver, Glenn White, Angelo Pellegrini, Astra Zarina, Rachel Paschal Osborn, Hannah Wiley, Bill Van Ness, Gordon Culp, Alex Edelstein, Hans Lehmann, Sam Stroum, and Dan Evans. A UW Gem Based at the University of Washington, the Seattle Civil Rights & Labor History Project is a superb and unique collaboration involving community groups, UW faculty, and undergraduate and graduate students. Plan on spending a lot of time looking through the info they've compiled, there is a lot to explore. History Cafe Join us on November 15 at this month's History Cafe as we look at the past, present, and future of the Washington Talking Book and Braille library with its director Danielle Miller.  History Cafe -- produced by a partnership between HistoryLink and MOHAI -- is free, but you do need to register. Early Warning In our next update, HistoryLink.org makes a deposit, celebrates statehood, opens a bridge, and plays soccer, among other historic events. Lewis and Clark Expedition reaches the Pacific Ocean on November 15, 1805. Denny Party lands at Alki Point near future Seattle on November 13, 1851. Baker Boyer Bank opens in Walla Walla on November 10, 1869. Columbia County is formed on November 11, 1875. Territorial legislature incorporates Tacoma on November 12, 1875. Washington Territorial Legislature incorporates Goldendale on November 14, 1879. Dayton is reincorporated on November 10, 1881. Washington is admitted as the 42nd state to the United States of America on November 11, 1889. Seattle celebrates its 54th birthday and dedicates the Alki Point monument on November 13, 1905. Seattle Post-Intelligencer announces deaths from influenza of Tess Preston McCarthy and Roy McCarthy on November 10, 1918. Seattle celebrates the end of World War I on November 11, 1918. Four men die in the Centralia Massacre on November 11, 1919. East Channel Bridge, first bridge to Mercer Island, opens on November 10, 1923. The Sentinel, a memorial statue to four American Legionnaires by sculptor Alonzo Victor Lewis, is dedicated in Centralia on November 11, 1924. Seattle begins its year-long centennial celebration beginning on November 13, 1951. KAYE Radio (Puyallup) goes off the air on November 9, 1973. Seattle gets Major League Soccer franchise on November 13, 2007. Seattle Sounders win their second MLS Cup before a record home crowd on November 10, 2019. Enjoy, Marie McCaffrey, Alan Stein, and the HistoryLink Gang  History Ink/HistoryLink, 93 Pike St. Suite 315B, Seattle, WA 98101 Facebook  Twitter  Instagram  Linkedin   HistoryLink | 93 Pike Street, Suite 315B, Seattle, WA 98101 | Constant Contact Data Notice Sent by [email protected] powered by Trusted Email from Constant Contact - Try it FREE today. Try email marketing for free today!
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