Eccentric Seattle: Pillars and Pariahs Who Made the City Not Such a Boring Place After All

Eccentric Seattle: Pillars and Pariahs Who Made the City Not Such a Boring Place After All

by J. Kingston Pierce
     
 

Folks who like stories, especially if they're true, will enjoy Pierce's approach to history and his taste for the obscure and outlandish. A longtime Seattle editor and author, he's gathered an abundance of information about ambitious and ne'er-do-well characters and exciting events in the evolution of the quirky city of the Pacific Northwest known as the Emerald City.… See more details below

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Folks who like stories, especially if they're true, will enjoy Pierce's approach to history and his taste for the obscure and outlandish. A longtime Seattle editor and author, he's gathered an abundance of information about ambitious and ne'er-do-well characters and exciting events in the evolution of the quirky city of the Pacific Northwest known as the Emerald City. The presentation is engaging and informative. B&w photos complement the text, and a time line and references are included; but there is no index. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780874222692
Publisher:
Washington State University Press
Publication date:
09/28/2003
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
6.08(w) x 8.82(h) x 0.75(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction
1The Marrying Kind - Asa Mercer1
Running from Office - Corliss P. Stone
2The White Stuff - Big Snow of 188011
Ghosts of Christmas Past
3Strokes of Genius - Harriet Foster Beecher19
Bloodstained Boat - James Colman Murder
4Empire Builder - James A. Moore27
Frontier Equality - William Grose
5The Sinful Seamstress - Lou Graham39
Hot Times in the Old Town - Great Fire of 1889
6Elusive Architect - Elmer Fisher49
Finding Fisher
Austin Bell's Folly
7Go East, Young Man - C. C. Calkins61
He Moved Mountains - Reginald H. Thompson
8The Other Great Depression - Panic of 189381
President Cleveland's Secret Surgery
9Count of Yarrow Point - Leigh S. J. Hunt95
Citizen Blethen - The Seattle Times
10City of Gold - The Klondike Stampede113
Reporting the Rush
Notice to Newcomers
Diminishing Returns
11The Wheel Thing - Bicycling Craze127
The Century Turns
12Angel of the Trail - Mollie Walsh Bartlett135
The Great Chase - Harry Tracy
13Going for the Green - Olmsted Parks Plan147
Improbable Dream - Virgil G. Bogue
Cause for Celebration - Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Exposition
14God's Own Sinner - Edmond Creffield157
Class Act - James Stephen's Schools
Studying Stephen
15End of Innocence - Luna Park167
Balance of Power - George F. Cotterill
Mayor of Wappyville - Hiram C. Gill
16Danger in the Air - Influenza Epidemic177
Too Much Precaution
17Lady in Red - Anna Louise Strong183
Taking Wing - William E. Boeing
18Warren's Peace - Warren G. Harding191
Body in the Steamer Trunk
19His Brilliant Career - Roy Olmstead199
20Night of the Klan - KKK in Issaquah205
21Head in the Clouds - Camlin Hotel Scandal221
Museum Quality - Sam Hill
22Big Bertha - Bertha Knight Landes239
23Encore Performances - B. Marcus Priteca249
Wronged Writer - Bertrand Collins
Priteca Primer
24Ditty's City - James Ditty and Bellevue259
"The Durned Thing Really Does Float!"
"The Japanese Must Go"
25The Inquisition - Canwell Hearings269
Loathsome Lothario
Waiting for "The Big One"
26Turning Point - Theodore Roethke279
The Heist
Experiencing Hendrix
27Why Is This Man Smiling? - David Stern287
Elvis Sightings - Seattle's World Fair
Saving Grace - Pioneer Square/Pike Place Market
Seattle Timeline297
For Further Reading304

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