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Laurie in Admiral found more newspaper pages from 1917 during her ongoing remodeling project and – as she did with the ones we featured here three weeks ago – she shared them with WSB. The top story for “The West Seattle Press” on February 14, 1917, involved an uproar over the cost of completing Admiral Way – here’s a closer look at part of the top story:
We’re not sure exactly which stretch of Admiral was being discussed. But here’s a Seattle Municipal Archives photo from less than a year earlier, looking toward Pigeon Point over where Admiral Way begins now:
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And here’s one from a different stretch to Admiral in 1916 – though the archives don’t identify exactly where:
Back to the 95-year-old newspaper pages, we have a few other things Laurie shared from her discoveries – three ads, starting with another look at what land cost back then:
This one for a local cleaners looks for a moment like a news story – but appears to actually be an ad:
Food came at an interesting cost, too:
Laurie says she’s found more, so we’re hoping to be able to share additional finds sometime soon! This particular newspaper, as we noted in our May story, was only around for a few years, and copies are almost impossible to find.
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