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Vanishing Seattle

Author: Clark Humphrey
Publisher: Charleston, SC : Arcadia Pub., ©2006.
Series: Images of America.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Generations of Seattleites have fond memories of restaurants, local television shows, stores, and other landmarks that evoke a less sophisticated, more informal city. This book explores Seattle at a time when timber and fish were more lucrative than airplanes and computers, when the city was a place of kitschy architecture and homespun humor and was full of boundless hope for a brighter future. These images hearken  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Pictorial works
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Clark Humphrey
ISBN: 0738548693 9780738548692
OCLC Number: 77746621
Description: 127 pages : chiefly illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Stores --
Restaurants --
Bars and nightclubs --
Buildings and streetscapes --
Transportation --
Products and companies --
Sports, arts, and entertainment --
Century 21 and Seattle Center --
Media personalities.
Series Title: Images of America.
Responsibility: Clark Humphrey.

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Generations of Seattleites have fond memories of restaurants, local television shows, stores, and other landmarks that evoke a less sophisticated, more informal city. This book explores Seattle at a time when timber and fish were more lucrative than airplanes and computers, when the city was a place of kitschy architecture and homespun humor and was full of boundless hope for a brighter future. These images hearken back to the marvels of the 1962 World's Fair, shopping trips to Frederick & Nelson and I. Magnin, dinners at Rosellini's, dancing at the Trianon Ballroom, traveling on the ferry Kalakala, rooting for baseball's Rainiers, and local personalities including Stan Boreson, J.P. Patches, and Wunda Wunda. --From publisher's description.

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