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    (Photo courtesy of Eastside Heritage Center)

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    Who knew Marymoor Parks Clise Mansion, pictured above, was a

    poster child for the early 1900s craftsman architecture known as the Arts

    and Crafts movement? Larry Kreisman, program director at Historic

    Seattle, will take us back to that era at our next Speaker Series program

    on Saturday, November 9. Clise Mansion, Kreisman notes, shows howthe movement inuenced architecture and interior design trends for

    well-to-do businessmen wishing to be country gentlemen, as much as it

    impacted thousands of rst-time home buyers and builders of affordable

    bungalows and Craftsman homes in the growing cities and suburbs of

    Washington and Oregon.

    Every town has a history. Discover ours. November2013

    The RedmoNd RecoRdeR

    REDMOND HISTORICAL SOCIETY NEWSLETTER

    NOVEMBER 2013VOL. 15

    NO. 9

    Ev . Dv u.

    UpcomingSatUrdaySpeakerSerieSSaturday, November 9, 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 noon

    Old Redmond Schoolhouse Community Center, 16600 NE 80th Street

    artS & craftS movementinthe northweSt

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    Check out the Postcard Collection

    online at: eastsideheritagecenter.org/

    gallery.html

    NovembeR2013 Every town has a history. Discover ours.

    EXECUTIVE BOARD

    Chris Himes President

    Judy Lang Senior Vice-President

    Joe Townsend Vice-President FinanceJohn Phillips Vice-President CollectionsMary Hanson Secretary

    BOARD OF DIRECTORS

    Rosemarie Ives

    Janice LeVeck

    Judith Simpson

    Sherry Stilin

    Kris Swanson

    OFFICE MANAGERMonica ParkATTORNEYCharles DiesenOur nances are public record and may

    be viewed at the ofce.

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    email as it's inexpensive and photos are

    enhanced online.

    THE REDMOND RECORDER

    is published nine times annually.

    Miguel Llanos Editor

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    Remember when folks usedto send postcards instead of emailwhen traveling? An online databaseof 100 historic postcards fromacross the Eastside shows just howcommon that was a century ago.Lots of passenger ferry photos aswell as not so touristy images suchas churches and schools.

    Created by the Eastside HeritageCenter with support from 4Cultureand Humanities Washington, thedatabase is easy to searchRedmond turns up 34 images,among them the Redmond Hotel(seen below), Idylwood Park and

    even loggers.

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    Every town has a history. Discover ours. November2013

    whatS newin oUrcollection

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    Completed in October, this large display panel is the last of ve funded by

    4Culture as part of our Centennial celebrations in 2012. The panels showcase

    parts of our historyfrom the rst people above to four other topics: Derby Days,

    Transportation, Schools and Farming/Logging.

    Special thanks to Patti Simpson Ward for designing each of the ve panels.

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    NovembeR2013 Every town has a history. Discover ours.

    cooperdairyfarmSociety

    News

    A rich history that includes dairy farming and even Hollywoods GaryCooper is getting some recognition as King County weighs a request to

    landmark the Walter Cooper Dairy Farmincluding its iconic red barn and

    silo visible from the Redmond-Fall City Road two miles east of Redmond.

    Currenty being restored by its new owners, Andy and Barbara Carrigan,

    the 18-acre farm had previously been owned by the heirs ofCalvin and Avis

    Shultz. It was also featured in the Societys 2003 calendar of historic barns in

    the Redmond area.

    The landmarking nomination form led on behalf of the Carrigans notesthat the property retains four primary elements of an historic dairy farm: a

    farmhouse dating from 1945, a hay barn built in 1925, a milk house and grain

    silo dating to 1953 and an intact pastoral setting.

    Situated in Happy Valley, the property was acquired by Walter Cooper

    from Eliza Mitchell in 1907. The Cooper family sold it in 1963 to Walter

    Craig. It was leased at various times to dairy farmers Fred Fisherand the

    McDonald and Ulrich families. The Shultzs bought it in 1966.

    The Carrigans plan to restore the barn, reconstruct the original fruitorchard, plant a kitchen garden and raise poultry.

    As for Gary Cooper, the nomination form makes reference to what Happy

    Valley locals have long talked about: That Walter Cooper was Gary Coopers

    uncle and that the latter even visited the farm in 1930.

    The county is expected to decide on the nomination by the end of the year.

    (Photo courtesy of King County Heritage Preservation Program)

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    SocietyNews

    TREE ARMY: THE CIVILIAN CONSERVATION CORPS 1933-1941

    January 11th: Janet Oakley, an author and historian, explains the

    CCCs lasting impact both on our state and on the young men desperate

    for jobs. (Speaking courtesy of Humanities Washington)

    HIGH TIMES: AIR DEFENSE,AIRPORTS, AND WISHFUL THINKING

    February 8th: Sherry Grindeland, a journalist and Eastside Heritage

    Center member, shares the Eastsides role in aviation, WWII and Cold

    War air defense, and D.B. Cooper.

    THE SILER LOGGING COMPANY

    & RAILROAD: 1920s LOGGING

    March 8th: Eric Erickson, an author and past president of Issaquah

    History Museums, recounts the vast operation east of Redmond and the

    25-mile railroad that carried the logs north.

    THE SAMMAMISH SLOUGH RACE: 1933-1976April 12th:Steve Greaves of the Seattle Outboard Association hosts

    former racers recollecting the challenges of navigating the narrow and

    winding slough.

    FROM CHICKENS TO SOFTWARE:

    THE LAND BEFORE MICROSOFT

    May 10th: Dante and Panlo Morelli share their story of Italian

    immigrants who built one of the areas largest chicken farms on land that

    today is part of the Microsoft campus.

    Upcoming programSSatUrdaySpeakerSerieS10:30a.m. 2nd SatUrdayofthe month (except december)

    $5 Suggested Donation for Non-Members

    Thank you to these volunteers for help at the October program:

    Cheryl and Gene Magnuson for putting up displays and bringing edible treats.Tom Hansen for also bringing cookies and helping with set-up and take-down.Beryl Standley for making coffee.Ed OBrien, David and Julianne Rossiterfor greeting folks.Fernando Ramos for also helping with set-up and take-down.

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    NovembeR2013 Every town has a history. Discover ours.

    formerredmond railwayplateS, trackSrecycledinto pUblic art

    SocietyNews

    Parts of Redmonds rich rail history have resurfaced along the oldrailway linein the form of artwork commissioned by the City for its newCentral Connector. Artist John Fleming used dozens of steel platesto fashion Erratica representation of the giant glacial boulders that

    carved our region as the Ice Age meltedaway. Three large pieces suggest anerratic broken up to reveal a geode, whichis represented by colored lights at night.

    A few rails were also placed in theground, and Fleming intends for plants togrow out of the large pieces as symbolsof life.

    For more about the artwork, which islocated at 166th Ave. and NE 76th St.catty-corner from REI, check out thePortfolio section on Flemings websiteatjohnemingartist.com.

    centralconnectorproject

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    Surface Detail (Photo courtesy of Miguel Llanos.)

    Environmental sculpture, Erratic by John Fleming in Redmond. (Photo courtesy of Miguel Llanos.)

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    Every town has a history. Discover ours. November2013

    Upcoming eventSSocietyNews

    handS-on hiStoryof hoUSehold choreSWhen: Thursday, November 21, 5:00 to 8:00 p.m.Where: KidsQuest Childrens Museum (Factoria Mall, Bellevue)What was it like before washing machines, clothes dryers, running wateror supermarkets? The Eastside Heritage Center will give children thechance to do those household chores by rolling dough, hand washingclothes and beating rugs.

    dreSS Upthe iSSaqUah depotWhen: Saturday, November 23Where: 150 1st Ave NE, IssaquahCome help get the Depot dressed up for the holidays! Sign up to helpput up the tree, string the lights, and hoist the garlands. Bring the familyto help outthe youngest volunteers can help make Depression-eradecorations to put up and to take home. To get involved or get moreinformation, email volunteer@issaquahhistory.org.

    old-time radio ShowWhen: November 24, 2:00 to 3:00 p.m.; December 11, 2:00 to 4:00 p.m.Where: 216 SW 153rd St., BurienYoull feel as if youre in a 1930s radio station when members of theRadio Enthusiasts of Puget Sound perform a classic radio program atthe Highline Historical Societys Hope in Hard Times exhibit. For moreinformation, visit: wahopeinhardtimes.net.

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    When: Wednesday, December 4, 7:00 p.m.Where: Kenmore Community ClubBook-It Repertory Theatre performs an hour-long staged reading ofTimothy Egans book about Edward Curtis and his quest tophotograph and docume