NORTHWEST HISTORIAN HEARD ON SEATTLE'S MORNING NEWS

Feliks Banel

mountaineers, mazamas...
Feliks Banel

All Over The Map: Forgotten centennial of distinctive Mount Rainier monument

Edmond Meany said it best 100 years ago this week: “These ceremonies will soon be forgotten, but this monument will endure.”
3 hours ago
DB Cooper, Sea-Tac...
Feliks Banel

Searching for D.B. Cooper ‘historic sites’ in Portland and Seattle

With the 50th anniversary of the infamous D.B. Cooper hijacking this November, places where the crime played out hold physical traces that stir up memories.
2 days ago
Ferry crossings...
Feliks Banel

All Over The Map: Long-gone ferry crossings at Orondo and Entiat

Before many bridges were open, a number of small, private ferry crossings were in operation along the Columbia River as late as the 1950s and 1960s.
7 days ago
Aberdeen museum fire...
Feliks Banel

The fire is out, but Aberdeen Museum of History struggles to rebuild

It’s been more than three years since a fire destroyed the Aberdeen Armory and history museum. Now, some locals are frustrated by delays in replacing it.
9 days ago
Sea-Tac airport...
Feliks Banel

All Over The Map: When Sea-Tac Airport disappeared for six months

Seattle-Tacoma International Airport has had a few different names, but port commissioners ultimately decided to "Keep it Sea-Tac."
14 days ago
Weyerhaeuser...
Feliks Banel

Dramatic 1935 Weyerhaeuser kidnapping comes to life in new book

The long-ago kidnapping of a young member of the Weyerhaeuser timber dynasty has inspired a new book by local author Bryan Johnston.
16 days ago
highway 10, US Route 10...
Feliks Banel

All Over The Map: Reviving the spirit of historic US ROUTE 10 through Washington

It may not have the cachet of Route 66, but an Eastern Washington man is leading the charge to raise the profile of historic US ROUTE 10 across the state.
21 days ago
Kenworth...
Feliks Banel

Distinctive Kenworth PACIFIC school bus was a Northwest favorite

It wasn’t too many years ago that the school bus a good number of local kids would have been on was designed and built right here in the Northwest.
23 days ago
Northwest trail...
Feliks Banel

All Over The Map: 1,200 miles of history on the Pacific Northwest National Scenic Trail

Among a collection of 11 trails that attract thousands of hikers every year is the lesser known “Pacific Northwest National Scenic Trail.”
28 days ago
Oregon names...
Feliks Banel

Oregon family’s century of stories behind names of state’s towns, rivers, and mountains

Since the 1920s, a family in Oregon has taken it upon themselves to research the history of how the state's towns, rivers, and mountains got their names.
1 month ago
US Bike Routes...
Feliks Banel

All Over The Map: Pedal through history on Washington’s US Bike Routes

If you’ve driven through the Skagit Valley lately along the North Cascades Highway, you might have noticed some new US Bike Road signage.
1 month ago
Compline choir, St. Mark's Cathedral...
Feliks Banel

Magical ‘Compline’ singing prayer service returns in-person to Seattle cathedral

After being curtailed by the pandemic, Seattle's beloved Compline Choir is set to return to St. Mark's Cathedral on Capitol Hill.
1 month ago
Tena Bar...
Feliks Banel

All Over The Map: New search for DB Cooper clues along Columbia River’s Tena Bar

A new search is underway at the spot along the Columbia River called “Tena Bar,” where money from hijacker D.B. Cooper turned up 41 years ago.
1 month ago
Secret Seattle...
Feliks Banel

‘Secret Seattle’ explores tiny pieces of the city to tell a big story

Bricks, sidewalk stamps, old fire hydrants: Most of us walk past these every day without pausing to take a closer look or without giving a second thought.
1 month ago
Fort Vancouver...
Feliks Banel

All Over The Map: Twisted history of the Fort Vancouver Centennial Half-Dollar

In August 1925, the centennial of Fort Vancouver's founding was marked with a series of events and a commemorative half-dollar coin from the U.S. Mint.
2 months ago
Civil War cemetery tour...
Feliks Banel

Seattle Civil War cemetery illustrates complex history of region’s Confederate, Union transplants

Seattle area Civil War historian Richard Heisler will lead a free tour of the Grand Army of the Republic Cemetery in Seattle on Thursday.
2 months ago
hand-car races...
Feliks Banel

All Over The Map: Wilkeson Hand-Car Races are back on track

The peak event of the social season in the town of Wilkeson is back on track for Saturday as the famous hand-car races make their triumphant return.
2 months ago
Purple Cow...
Feliks Banel

Historic ‘Purple Cow’ returns in August along with the Evergreen State Fair

The Evergreen State Fair in Monroe is returning this summer, as is its mysteriously appealing signature ice cream dessert drink.
2 months ago
Willamette Stone...
Feliks Banel

All Over The Map: Willamette Stone is the DNA of all Northwest real estate

The DNA of all private and public land ownership in Washington and Oregon can be traced back 170 years to a monument west of Portland known as the Willamette Stone.
2 months ago
peace arch...
Feliks Banel

Couples and families celebrate Peace Arch centennial in unexpected ways

Whenever the US/Canadian border reopens, standing watch over the international crossing on that day, as it has for almost a century, will be the Peace Arch.
2 months ago
green book...
Feliks Banel

All Over The Map: ‘Green Book’ guided Black motorists to friendly businesses in the Evergreen State

A local heritage group is exploring the hidden history and impacts of the “Green Book” – the mid-20th century travel guide for Black motorists.
2 months ago
Indigenous schools, graves...
Feliks Banel

Indigenous families in Canada, US traumatized by discoveries of graves at schools

Discoveries of unmarked graves for Indigenous children in British Columbia and parts of Canada brought new scrutiny to reports of missing and abused kids.
2 months ago
national archives...
Feliks Banel

All Over the Map: Lawmakers move to protect National Archives and promise to find funding

A bipartisan group in Congress introduced a new bill this week that would change the law that nearly led to the sale of Seattle's National Archives.
3 months ago
Brakeman Bill...
Feliks Banel

Legendary local TV host Brakeman Bill still chuggin’ along in his 90s

With unfounded rumors swirling on social media, we caught up with Brakeman Bill, who’s still chuggin’ along well into his nineties.
3 months ago