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    Rev. Samuel Greene autobiography
    Creation Date: 1916-1921
    Catalog ID: 2009.54.1
    Call Number: MsSC 187A
    Samuel Greene was born in 1835 in Boston, Massachusetts. His father was an ordained Congregational minister involved in American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions. Although hoping to become a minister himself, he delayed his education to help his family on the farm, but when fire destroyed all the buildings and crops in 1852, he moved with them to Vermont. In 1856 he joined his brother, Evarts, in Iowa, spending time in Muscatine working for a small business. He also looked for other opportunities in Tennessee, Arkansas and St. Louis before returning to Iowa to marry Sarah Elizabeth (Lizzie) Moore in 1861. The couple made their home in Chicago where their daughter, Hettie Louise, was born in 1864. Shortly thereafter the family moved to Evanston. The Chicago fire of 1871 impacted their community; by 1873 Samuel found himself broke and ready to move yet again. His brother Roger lived in Olympia, Washington, so Samuel decided to move his family there. In Olympia he signed on to become an assistant to the Reverend Charles A. Huntington at a mission to the Makah Indians at Neah Bay. Once his assignment at Neah Bay ended, the Greenes moved to White River (Kent) to take up farming. Samuel took on other odd jobs as well such as Justice of the Peace and an administrative clerk in the territorial legislature. Although not yet ordained, he organized Sunday schools and became a pastor of the Congregational Church in White River. He was finally ordained in 1880 and in 1887 the Congregational Sunday School and Publishing Society of Boston made him the superintendent in charge of its missionary work in Washington. Samuel Greene died in 1921 in Seattle. The collection consists of four small soft-bound volumes of Samuel Greene’s autobiography. They are handwritten in pencil, but are legible and in good condition. The second volume contains a rewritten version of the first volume and a few original pages. There is no date given for when the autobiography was written, but the last date mentioned is 1916, five years before his death in 1921. Samuel Greene writes about his family in great detail, including notes on his ancestors, going back to Roger Sherman, signer of the Declaration of Independence. He describes his father’s involvement with the American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions and his own subsequent involvement with the religious community. He provides details of his childhood, his education and unusual events that happened. Since he grew up on a farm and spent many years working the farm, he provides information about crops and farming methods. His travels down the Mississippi gave him insight into the differences between the north and south during the era leading up to the Civil War. His arrival in the Washington Territory in the 1870’s opened up another chapter in his life. He provides detailed descriptions of his first views of Olympia, the mission at Neah Bay and the Makah Indians, a sparsely populated Seattle and all the towns nearby and a general view of his travels and observations in Washington Territory.
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    June 1939, Consul Sato's party (Fukuko Sayo)
    Creation Date: 1939
    Catalog ID: S1991.37.158
    Call Number: S1991.37.158
    Black and white photo of a party in White River Valley, King County, WA. The photo shows Japanese American women dressed in kimonos or formal gowns, at Consul Fukuko Sato's garden party, June 1939. Floyd Oles Collection
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    Scare-crow in Kodoyama's farm, Kent, March, 1938
    Creation Date: Mar. 1938
    Catalog ID: S1991.37.34
    Black and white March 1938 image of a scarecrow made from 2 Morcrop Fertilizer bags in Japanese American farmer Kodoyama's farm, Kent, King County, WA.
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    Inter-County River Improvement Commission photograph collection
    Creation Date: 1914 – 1936, 1914 – 1936
    Catalog ID: 1995.62.3
    The Inter-County River Improvement Commission photographs is a collection of photographic prints and negatives of efforts made by the commission to alter the White, Stuck, and Puyallup river channels from 1914 to 1919 in order to prevent flooding of the river valleys. Additionally, the collection contains photographs of the effects that these construction projects had on the rivers as well as a major flood in 1933. Contains prints 1 - 2557. Contact archivist for access.
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    A Sketch of my life
    Creation Date: 1916-1921
    Catalog ID: 2009.54.1.3
    Call Number: MsSC 187A Box 1 Folder 4
    Journal entry, book #3, page 17 from the 4 volume manuscript "A sketch of my life," autobiography by Reverend Samuel Greene, missionary to the Makah Indians, Neah Bay, and later farmer and pastor of the Congregational Church, White River Valley area, south King County, Wa. written between 1916-1921. Journal entry includes a description of the streets and business district of city of Seattle in 1975, including the Occidental Hotel , Yesler Hall, and Dexter Horton Bank building. The unpaved streets and the presence of fleas is described in detail.
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    A Sketch of my life
    Creation Date: 1916-1921
    Catalog ID: 2009.54.1.2
    Call Number: MsSC 187A Box 1 Folder 4
    Journal entry, book #3, page 16 from the 4 volume manuscript "A sketch of my life," autobiography by Reverend Samuel Greene, missionary to the Makah Indians, Neah Bay, and later farmer and pastor of the Congregational Church, White River Valley area, south King County, Wa. written between 1916-1921. Journal entry includes a description of the streets and business district of city of Seattle in 1975, including the Yesler Sawmill and the Schwabacher building.
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    Japanese Farmer's House at Algona 1938
    Creation Date: 1938
    Catalog ID: S1991.37.14
    Black and white 1938 image of a small, one story frame house at Algona, King County, WA, belonging to a Japanese farmer.
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    Mitzi Yasumura
    Creation Date: 1938
    Catalog ID: S1991.37.39
    Black and white March 1938 image of smiling Japanese American Mitzi Yasumura, wearing work clothing and a straw hat, standing next to a row of vegetable plants trellised on string in the White River Valley, King County, WA.
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    Hop Pickers, White River Valley
    Creation Date: ca. 1905
    Catalog ID: CURTIS/438
    Call Number: CURTIS/438
    Two women hop pickers wait while the wire man cuts down the hop vine. Next to the women is an empty barrel.
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    Sento at Sixth and Main: preserving landmarks of Japanese American heritage
    Creation Date: c2002
    Catalog ID: 2003.159.1
    Call Number: 979./777245/D854se/2002
    220 p.; ill., ports.; Includes bibliographical references (p. 197-207)