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City of Seattle Records
Dating from the 1870s to the first few years of the 20th century, these records contain glimpses into the lives and activities of a growing Seattle. In letters, petitions, reports, claims, bids, and early City ordinances, City of Seattle activities are documented through the voices of Seattle residents and City officials struggling to address the many issues faced by a city experiencing enormous growth and change. You'll find material relating to the Great Seattle Fire of 1889, the development of the water supply and sewer systems, the Fire and Police Departments, grading and street improvements, housing, public health, and many other issues, especially as they relate to the rapid growth of a large city.
5800_01_1891

5800_01_1891

Board of Park Commissioners Minutes, 1891 See full description in Digital Collections

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5800_01_1892

5800_01_1892

Board of Park Commissioners Minutes, 1892 See full description in Digital Collections

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5800_01_1893

5800_01_1893

Board of Park Commissioners Minutes, 1893 See full description in Digital Collections

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9112_01_1899

9112_01_1899

Columbia City Council Minutes, 1899 See full description in Digital Collections

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9112_01_1900

9112_01_1900

Columbia City Council Minutes, 1900 See full description in Digital Collections

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9112_01_1901

Columbia City Council Minutes, 1901 See full description in Digital Collections

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991785

The Labor Commissioner requested that the City Council authorize the employment of an additional assistant in the City's free employment office. Since the office's opening the amount of business done there had increased to a point that the staff couldn't keep up with it. "We feel confident that...

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991786

991786

A petition, signed by 26 residents, was submitted requesting that street lights be installed on Lincoln Street, Aldine Street, Drexel Street, and Carroll Street. See full description in Digital Collections

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991789

991789

A complaint was filed saying that there were too many street vendors in the City. The License Collector suggested that they could be abated by not granting any more licenses. See full description in Digital Collections

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991801

991801

A petition, containing over 100 signatures, was submitted requesting that the City abandon its plan to light a large portion of the City with gasoline lamps and reduce the number of street lights. See full description in Digital Collections

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