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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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42 pages: 11% complete (0% indexed, 19% transcribed, 7% needs review)
5800_01_1892

5800_01_1892

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

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38 pages: 2% complete (0% indexed, 8% transcribed, 5% needs review)
5800_01_1893

5800_01_1893

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

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23 pages: 4% complete (0% indexed, 8% transcribed, 4% needs review)
9112_01_1899

9112_01_1899

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

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26 pages: 34% complete (0% indexed, 50% transcribed, 15% needs review)
9112_01_1900

9112_01_1900

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

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15 pages: 0% complete (0% indexed, 7% transcribed, 7% needs review)
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Columbia City Council Minutes, 1901 See full description in Digital Collections

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38 pages: 5% complete (0% indexed, 5% transcribed)
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992275

The Committee on Printing reported on the progress of two printing contracts, one of which was for 1000 copies of the City Charter. See full description in Digital Collections

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992278

Steffan Petersen asked that the City reduce his property tax assessment. He claimed that he was assessed for two horses that he didn't own. See full description in Digital Collections

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992283

A petition, signed by 47 resident freeholders, was submitted requesting that a street light be placed at the intersection of Seventh and Pike Streets. The Committee on Street Lights recommended that the petition be granted. See full description in Digital Collections

4 pages: 75% complete (0% indexed, 100% transcribed, 25% needs review)
992291

992291

Petition from J. R. Lewis, chairman of the General Relief Committee, for permission to use the room recently vacated by the Police Department as headquarters, for storage. The building was described as "the city building near the Court House in this city." [Most likely it was the Yesler...

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3 pages: 0% complete (0% indexed, 33% transcribed, 33% needs review)
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