Monthly Archives: July 2014

The Lesson of the Firestorm

As I write, thousands of firefighters are in Central Washington fighting multiple wildfires that are burning hundreds of thousands of acres of land.  One fire alone, the Carlton Complex Fire, is the largest in the state’s history burning more than … Continue reading

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Preserving Redmond, Washington’s Historic Newspaper Archive

Joe Townsend with the Redmond Historical Society just outside of Seattle says the Sammamish Valley News, published in Redmond from 1946 to 1989, has been a vital part of the community and today is an important historical resource.  Making its … Continue reading

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Local Historians Step Up to Digitally Preserve Newspaper Archives

In a day when we’re told everything you want to know is available online, history held in many of our nation’s newspapers is simply inaccessible without a trip to the original source. For historians and genealogists some research can only … Continue reading

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Protecting a Community from a Historic Loss

The historic wildfires raging in central Washington have strong ties to the SmallTownPapers family. Not only does the company founder, Paul Jeffko, have a home and property which have been affected by the Carlton Complex wildfire but it was in this … Continue reading

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