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, uncover fascinating facts and explore an amazing richness of topics. With more than 7,600 in-depth articles on the site, it is one of the most comprehensive state encyclopedias in the country. Its loyal followers include history buffs, students, teachers, academics, authors, filmmakers and anyone who is fascinated by Seattle and Washington history.

Here’s a sampling of some recent articles:

Angelo Pellegrini: A Slow-Food Voice in a Fast-Food World (May 11, 2018)

Cycling in Washington State (July 11, 2019)

Virgil Fassio: Seattle Post-Intelligencer Publisher (June 12, 2018)