Project Description

HistoryLink, Washington’s free online encyclopedia of regional history, is celebrating its 20th anniversary in 2019. For the past year, I’ve contributed more than 30 stories to the site on topics as diverse as the history of cycling in Washington state, Seattle’s P-Patch community gardening program, and a profile of Angelo Pellegrini, one of America’s most treasured food writers.

My assignments with HistoryLink give me the opportunity to tunnel through state and city archives, interview some of Seattle’s movers and shakers, and uncover some fun facts. With more than 7,600 in-depth articles on the site, HistoryLink is one of the most comprehensive state encyclopedias in the country. It’s a great resource for history buffs, students, teachers, academics, authors, filmmakers and anyone who is fascinated by Seattle and Washington history.

Here’s a sampling of some of my recent articles:

Ralph Munro, politician and humanitarian (March 17, 2021)

Giovanni Costigan 1905-1990 (April 27, 2021)

Cycling in Washington State (July 11, 2019)

A Thumbnail History of Palouse, Washington (April 22, 2020)