Stories are published weekly. This archive starts
with the January 7, 1996 installment. Most of the photos
that have appeared in the newspaper are displayed
with each story or in the accompanying photo tour.
Klondike gold rushRush to Klondike transforms poor pioneer outpost into prosperous portal
Jan. 7 story More photos Study guide
Seattle raises its sightsOld boomtown business, new industrial opportunity bring confidence, prosperity
Jan. 14 story More photos Study guide
Indian images alteredNewcomers and native peoples work side by side but remain worlds apart
Jan. 21 story More photos Study guide
Partners across the PacificDignitaries and workers from the Far East expand Seattle's horizons for trade
Jan. 28 story More photos Study guide
Getting out, just for funParks and playfields, wheels and water offer good times in the great outdoors
Feb. 4 story More photos Study guide
Bringing up the familyFrom music to morals, carriages to classrooms, parents seek the best for kids
Feb. 11 story More photos Study guide
Open: a world of wondersExposition, with everything from totems to technology, puts city on global map
Feb. 18 story More photos Study guide
On a roll, city spreads outProsperity, population send citizens to the suburbs -- on the latest streetcar line
Feb. 25 story More photos Study guide
Chasing the wolves of sinReformers -- vying for the city's soul -- target brothels, saloons, official corruption
March 3 story More photos Study guide
'Seattle spirit' soars on hypeIn uncritical pursuit of Progress, boosters brazenly market city's heritage
March 10 story More photos Study guide
City reshaped: up and downAs hills tumble and buildings tower, dreamers transform Seattle on a grand scale
March 17 story More photos Study guide
Answering the call to armsFrom the trenches on the front to the town square at home, city joins world at war
March 24 story More photos Study guide
Strike! Labor unites for rightsWorkers walk out in hopes of a better deal, meet fear and repression along the way
March 31 story More photos Study guide
'New women' stride inJobs,ballot boxes open up -- creating times that are both exciting and unsettling
April 7 story More photos Study guide
Dried out, but still thirstyProhibition closes saloons, but moonshiners and runners keep the supplies flowing
April 14 story More photos Study guide
UW struggles to be strongSeeking respect, university battles for the buildings and budget to grow with grace
April 21 story More photos Study guide
Good sports, great playersFans find heroes, villains in all fields, and love of baseball rises to league of its own
April 28 story More photos Study guide
Go-go economy -- goneAverage America rushes to invest in bull market and gets crushed in the crash
May 5 story More photos Study guide
Out from under: A 'New Deal'Works Progress, Conservation Corps give jobless a lift and change look of the land
May 12 story More photos Study guide
Crime and punishmentIn the drab days of hardship, ordinary people find escape in the lucky and the lurid
May 19 story More photos Study guide
Labor pains, gainsStrikes build union muscle -- and lift Dave Beck up the ladder of power
May 26 story More photos Study guide
Homeward boundIn tough times, people put family first -- and connect
June 2 story More photos Study guide
Cultivating cultureRich crop of artists grows with seed money from philanthropists, federal programs
June 9 story More photos Study guide
A bridge to the futureAn idea is floated, and the Eastside rouses from country slumber to suburban sizzle
June 16 story More photos Study guide
Abundant dreams divertedDespite discrimination, Japanese community blooms -- only to wither with war
June 23 story More photos Study guide
Over here: Gearing up for the fightAs war marches across the world, 'soldiers of production' muster on the homefront -- and change the course of history
June 30 story More photos Study guide
A sporting paradiseBountiful natural beauty attracts a crowd -- and an urge to preserve as well as play
July 7 story More photos Study guide
The postwar bluesWidespread layoffs, strikes, shortages make Seattle's transition to peacetime a rocky one
July 14 story More photos Study guide
The atomic era dawnsAfter pride in Hanford comes Cold War fallout: Cities, families prepare for the worst
July 21 story More photos Study guide
Rooting out RedsAnti-Communist fervor tramples lives, civil rights in a once proudly progressive state
July 28 story More photos Study guide
Centennials: Time to crow a bitPride, showmanship mix as newspapers help city celebrate first century
August 4 story More photos Study guide
Soaring to prosperityAs the economy takes off coast to coast, Boeing fuels Seattle's success
August 11 story More photos Study guide
The booming of the 'burbsCritics sneer at the "bourgeois utopias," but families move in as fast as the homes go up
August 18 story More photos Study guide
TV's magical early daysRadio-station owners move swiftly to a new medium, bringing home-grown family fare
August 25 story More photos Study guide
Northwest independentsRadio-station owners move swiftly to a new medium, bringing home-grown family fare
Sept. 1 story More photos Study guide
Seafair: our summer bashKings and commodores, pirates and beauties launch the '50s in grand family style
Sept. 8 story More photos Study guide
Doing the dirty workA region ravaged by rapid growth sounds the call to clean the water, clear the air
Sept. 15 story More photos Study guide
A model for the futureCentury 21 World's Fair begins as 'bootstrap enterprise' and ends as defining moment of civic activism, sophistication
Sept.22 story More photos Study guide
Twin towers of power'Scoop' and 'Maggie' team up to bring home political clout, prestige -- and pork
Sept.29 story More photos Study guide
Outrage and rebellion'Boomers' bring battle of Vietnam to American soil -- and a counterculture is born
Oct. 6 story More photos Study guide
Pride and protestIn the quest for racial equality and justice, activists stand up, sit in, push on
Oct. 13 story More photos Study guide
To market, to marketAs franchises move in, hometown businesses bring on the kitsch
Oct. 20 story More photos Study guide
Saving a time, and a placePreservationists look beyond the blight to restore part of our character
Oct. 27 story More photos Study guide
Lights out, SeattlePunch of inflation, recession, oil crisis knocks Boeing -- and region -- into cellar
Nov. 3 story More photos Study guide
A resource dividedShowdown over right to fish 'in common with' all citizens brings affirmation of Indian tradition -- and power
Nov. 10 story More photos Study guide
Ready for the showMustering money and resolve, citizens rally for the long march to the big leagues
Nov. 17 story More photos Study guide
Growing up, apartCity, county communities struggle to define their own identities -- and futures
Nov. 24 story More photos Study guide
A silicon forest growsHigh tech brings out brains, vitality and fierce competition to revitalize the region
Dec. 1 story More photos Study guide
Battle for balanceHumans struggle to salvage ecologic, economic lives
Dec. 8 story More photos Study guide
All for a good causeOld money and new, big groups and small are building on a tradition of giving
Dec. 15 story More photos Study guide
Local colorThe places we've been, the experiences we've shared, the things we see and say
Dec. 22 story Study guide
On common groundNewspaper, its community grow toward shared sense of place -- and purpose
Dec. 29 story Study guide
The steamer Portland, a boat full of gold.
Jan. 7 story
The Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Exposition
introduced Seattle to the world in 1909.
Feb. 18 story
Lake Washington development thrives for
this real estate office when the streetcar arrives in 1915.
"Tillikums" march to hype Seattle
in the 1912 Potlatch parade.
March 10 story
Boeing planes take to the skies
as part of the war effort.
March 24 story
Clara Bow personifies the glamorous
American woman of the 1920s.
April 7 story
This Sunny Boy was a university mascot.
April 21 story
Dancer Merce Cunningham, internationally famous former student of Seattle's Cornish School.
June 9 story
Sand-bagged machine-gun emplacements were dug into the yards of homes along Elliott Bay during wartime.
June 30 story
Operation Skywatch looks for nuclear attack.
July 21 story
Seattle's album of history.
August 4 story
America loved big cars.
August 11 story
Babies boom in Seattle's suburbs.
August 18 story
America was in love with TV -- and Lucille Ball.
August 25 story
Doing the dirty work.
Sept. 15 story
A counterculture is born.
Oct. 6 story
Pink elephants and Seattle.
Oct. 20 story
Winning is everything to the home team.
Nov. 17 story
Spotted owls vs.the logging industry.
Dec. 8 story