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‘Pork Neckbones, Sauerkraut & Rutabagas: Memories of my Green Lake Girlhood’ available soon

Pork Neckbones, Sauerkraut & Rutabagas: Memories of my Green Lake Girlhood, a new book of neighborhood history by Dorothea Nordstrand, will be made available at a book launch on Saturday, Feb. 4, 2012, 2-3 p.m., at the History House of Greater Seattle (790 N 34 St). Nordstrand’s four children share the following on an event flier: This book of memoirs is the culmination of 25 years of story writing, begun when Dorothea was 70, and put together in humorous, heartwarming details from her vivid memory. Despite the many hardships that her family endured during her childhood, the love and respect, sense of adventure and heartfelt enjoyment…

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The story of Sylvia Gaines, found dead by the shores of Green Lake 85 years ago today

On June 16, 1926, 85 years ago today, the body of Sylvia Gaines, 22, was discovered in Green Lake Park. We’ve brought you this story before, via HistoryLink. Here is another, fuller look at the the murder of Sylvia Gaines, via Casey McNerthney and our news partner   Seattle history: The shocking murder at Green Lake By Casey McNerthney It was the pair of slippers that stood out, sitting side by side on Green Lake’s north shore. Two workmen walking by noticed them at about 7:20 a.m., then saw the blood trail and the young woman’s body, her clothes ripped and…

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Photographs from Daniel Bagley Elementary’s past

The Seattle School District Archives recently uploaded several historical photographs to flickr.  One set, titled Bagley, chronicles the history of Green Lake’s Daniel Bagley Elementary (7821 Stone Ave N). Here are some highlights, published with permission from the Seattle School District Archives: A historical timeline of Daniel Bagley School can be found here.

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The story of Gaines Point, site of 1926 Green Lake Park murder

On the northeastern shores of Green Lake, between the Green Lake Community Center and the wading pool, there is a little grove of poplar trees.  The trees populate a small bit of land that juts out into the lake, past the walking path.  This area is called “Gaines Point,” and it holds a dark history. In 1926, a body was discovered in this part of Green Lake Park. The story of Sylvia Gaines, who at the age of 22 was killed by her father, can be found on HistoryLink has very kindly licensed their work under a Creative Commons license,…

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When Green Lake froze: A look back at winters past

Updated at 11:45 a.m. with some additional links – thanks seattler0cks! Updated at 12:55 p.m. with a memory from a reader of the winter of 1972 – thanks James! It’s a chilly Thanksgiving here in Green Lake. This weather is balmy, however, compared to some winters past. In a essay surveying the history of severe weather in Seattle, Paul Dorpat cites the winter of 1893. 45 inches of snow dropped between January 27 and February 8. A temperature of 5 degrees below zero was recorded at Woodland Park, and Green Lake froze over. The ice was six inches thick. …

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