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Thursday, March 29, 2007

Knowing Where We Came From to Understand Who We Are: HistoryLink.org

Want to know more about the Pike Place Market, read Chief Seattle’s 1887 prophetic speech on environmental stewardship, or get a virtual tour of Seattle’s neighborhoods? Check out HistoryLink.org., an “online encyclopedia of Washington State History.”

“Encyclopedia” does not do the site justice. It offers themed slide shows, covering topics from the 1909 world’s fair, to the Lewis and Clark expedition, to thumbnail photo histories on neighborhoods. There are study aids and bibliographies for students and teachers, a travel section for visitors (and locals), biographies, and a progressive search engine that allows you to drill down on topics. If you search under “art” then “asia”, you will be served articles such as a biography on George Tsutakawa and a timeline of the Nipon Kan Theater.

This is a great way to prepare for a trip to the Northwest, particularly if you have specific interests, or a desire to understand the region's roots and influences.

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4 Comments:

Blogger Augustin Clair said...

Just wanna tell you how beautiful your blog's name is. Also, i've always longed to visit Seattle; maybe one day. As for visiting the northwest, thanks a lot. I'll check it out.

10:20 AM

 
Blogger Deb said...

Hey! Thanks for your comment on my last ND post on my travel blog. I enjoy your blogs as well - I adore Seattle (one of my best friends lives there and it's actually where I want to eventually live).

1:17 PM

 
Blogger Brian said...

HistoryLink is a great resource. I live in the Green Lake area, and found out some fascinating trivia about my neighborhood. Did you know that the lake froze over completely in the 1930's? Yep. People were skating and dancing and running vending carts on top of the lake! Somebody in my church was a little girl at the time, and it's nice to get the combination of historylink resources and eyewitness accounts. Don't forget the value of old people :)

2:27 PM

 
Anonymous panda said...

strange....

1:29 AM

 

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