FELIKS BANEL

KIRO Radio presents ‘Stocking Full of Northwest Holiday History’

Dec 23, 2021, 3:07 PM | Updated: Dec 24, 2021, 2:18 pm
Christmas, holiday...
Vintage longtime favorite Seattle Santa Claus John Casebier punches in for work in the 1930s. (Courtesy Feliks Banel)
(Courtesy Feliks Banel)

For Christmas 2021, KIRO Radio resident historian Feliks Banel presents an hour-long special looking back at favorite Northwest holiday history stories from Seattle’s Morning News.

Stories featured in the holiday special include:

You can hear Feliks every Wednesday and Friday morning on Seattle’s Morning News, read more from him here, and subscribe to The Resident Historian Podcast here. If you have a story idea, please email Feliks here.

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Jonathan S. Green, Cape Disappointment...
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All Over The Map: Cape Disappointment 2, Visitors 0

A forgotten missionary -- Jonathan S. Green -- really wanted to visit the Pacific Northwest, and especially the Columbia River, nearly 200 years ago.
2 days ago
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Slim, Jim, and Jay: Revive the 30-mile Cascade Tunnel for cars and trains?

The recent snow that shut down traffic over the passes inspired a former member of Congress from Seattle to reach out to Gov. Inslee with a bold solution.
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Frank Cavanaugh, Auburn...
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All Over The Map: How an Auburn family stayed in touch by locomotive and dish towel

When Auburn was a serious railroad town, there was one local railroad engineer who had a unique way to let his wife know he would soon need a ride home.
9 days ago
Grimm, UW football...
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Family seeks Hall of Fame honor for long-ago UW football hero

One standout All-American figure from the UW football team’s early days is missing. Huber “Polly” Grimm's grandson is working to change that.
11 days ago
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All Over The Map: Who named the ‘Inland Empire?’

The nickname “Inland Empire” probably peaked in usage on maps and tourist literature decades ago, describing a region with Spokane at its center.
16 days ago
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Seattle’s Guild 45th owners submitted preliminary application for demolition permit in Nov. 2021

The Guild 45th's marquee and sign were removed Tuesday, but the theatre in Seattle's Wallingford neighborhood is not facing imminent demolition.
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KIRO Radio presents ‘Stocking Full of Northwest Holiday History’