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 By Tim Raetzloff    Opinion 

Snohomish County home to billion- dollar companies | History Files

Why does it matter that Seagen is now the sixth most valuable company in Washington, and who cares other than shareholders? Would the jobs at Seagen still be as valuable if the... — Updated 11/27/2021

 
 By Tim Raetzloff    Opinion

Not just a brewpub: The sinking of MV Diamond Knot | History Files

The name Diamond Knot is familiar to many residents of southwest Snohomish County. Many are acquainted with the brewpubs in Mukilteo and Mountlake Terrace, but few know the origin... — Updated 8/18/2021

 
 By Tim Raetzloff    A & E

Chasing rail history on the Eastside | History Files

We spent a day chasing history. The first location was the Cleveland High School Memorial Forest. After World War II, Cleveland High School students bought 20 acres on... — Updated 8/14/2021

 
 By Tim Raetzloff    A & E

Getting it right, and getting it wrong, on 'Jeopardy!'

Editor's note: Edmonds resident Tim Raetzloff, who writes the History Files column for the Beacon, was a contestant on a "Jeopardy!" episode that aired in January 1989. (His show... — Updated 2/24/2021

 
 By Tim Raetzloff    A & E

Game show memories: What is my 'Jeopardy!' experience

Editor's note: Edmonds resident Tim Raetzloff, who writes the History Files column for the Beacon, was a contestant on "Jeopardy!" in 1988. After the death of longtime host Alex Tre... — Updated 2/3/2021

 
 By Tim Raetzloff    Opinion

Who knew? Washington's shared distinction in American history | History Files

Washington was admitted to the union Nov. 11, 1889, less than a year before Edmonds was incorporated. Every fourth grader in the state might be able to tell you that snippet of... — Updated 5/10/2020

 
 By Tim Raetzloff    Opinion

Alpine and the Spanish flu | History Files

Author Mary Daheim sent me an email that her cousin Steve Shelley, who is also an author, sent her a message reminding her that during the Spanish flu in 1918-1919 Alpine,... — Updated 4/23/2020

 
 By Tim Raetzloff    Opinion

Technology Corridor: History worthy of remembrance

Driving near Paine Field recently, I saw a sign for the Technology Corridor. I didn’t realize any of those signs still existed. For the Technology Corridor is mostly forgotten,... — Updated 3/11/2020

 
 By Tim Raetzloff    Opinion

The Stanley Cup and the Spanish Flu

The Stanley Cup still bears evidence of the Spanish flu, more than 100 years after the event. A couple of years ago I asked my friend Billy Gleeson to take a picture of the Stanley... — Updated 3/4/2020

 
 By Tim Raetzloff    Opinion

History in perspective

In studying history, like art and architecture, perspective is paramount. An acquaintance sent me a note, probably paraphrased of what he had read in an old journal from an early... — Updated 2/19/2020

 
 By Tim Raetzloff    Opinion

History Files | The triangle of fire

Washington has some lovely state parks that were once a part of the coast defense system. Fort Casey on Whidbey Island was one of the forts. Also Fort Worden at Port Townsend and... — Updated 12/11/2019

 
 By Tim Raetzloff    Opinion

Microsoft makes state’s greatest 3rd-quarter gains | Taking Stock

The third quarter of 2017 showed the smallest gain for Washington companies in 2017. The largest companies in the state grew, but gains were less for smaller companies.... — Updated 10/4/2017

 
 By Tim Raetzloff    Opinion

Edmonds creation myth? Let’s get real | Taking Stock

In college I had a professor of ancient history who was fond of poking fun at various societies’ creation myths. I wonder how he would regard Edmonds. Edmonds certainly has a... — Updated 9/27/2017

 
 By Tim Raetzloff    Opinion

Historic places have plenty of stories, real or not | Taking Stock

Many people associate me with ghost towns, especially Alpine, Washington. My interest is in historic towns. Some – like Monte Cristo, Alpine, Bordeaux and Franklin – are ghost... — Updated 9/13/2017

 
 By Tim Raetzloff    Opinion

Was Walla Walla once Washington’s biggest city? | Taking Stock

I am not a political junky so I usually don’t watch TVW, the state’s public affairs television network. But on a weekend morning as I was channel surfing I discovered a show... — Updated 9/6/2017 Full story

 
 By Tim Raetzloff    Opinion

Oregon traffic jam worth the celestial view | Taking Stock

On Aug. 21, I got to see Venus and Orion before sunrise. Orion is my favorite constellation, and I seldom see it at this time of year. I usually only see Orion in the night sky in w... — Updated 8/30/2017

 
 By Tim Raetzloff    Opinion

How a 1909 cross-country car race inspired new roads | Taking Stock

A few weeks ago I wrote about the Yellowstone Trail from Plymouth, Massachusetts, to Seattle. Because of that article, I discovered that there is a Yellowstone Trail Organization, a... — Updated 8/23/2017 Full story

 
 By Tim Raetzloff    Opinion

Eddd-gaaar: Next stop, Cooperstown | Taking Stock

The Seattle Mariners have finally decided to retire Edgar Martinez’s No. 11 jersey. Way past time. I have supported Edgar's candidacy for the Baseball Hall of Fame for 18... — Updated 8/16/2017

 
 By Tim Raetzloff    Opinion

The story behind Bezos becoming world's richest man | Taking Stock

Forbes Magazine proclaimed Jeff Bezos the richest man in the world on July 27. His reign was brief: by the next day, Bill Gates was back in first place. This news flash was basicall... — Updated 8/9/2017

 
 By Tim Raetzloff    Opinion

Despite its mis-Fortune, Fortive makes Forbes list | Taking Stock

In June, I was disappointed to learn that Fortune Magazine didn't include Everett-based Fortive on its Fortune 500 list. But Forbes Magazine just produced its list of the 2,000... — Updated 8/2/2017 Full story

 
 By Tim Raetzloff    Opinion

Highway’s twists, turns take travelers back in time | Taking Stock

I recently drove a section of the Yellowstone Trail right in our own backyard. Now nearly forgotten, this was the first highway in the U.S. that ran from coast to coast. It started... — Updated 7/26/2017

 
 By Tim Raetzloff    Opinion

Football hero’s legacy extends to Snohomish | Taking Stock

Carl Lane Clemans is virtually unknown around here, which is a little surprising since he was once the coach of the University of Washington football team. Maybe that’s because... — Updated 7/19/2017 Full story

 
 By Tim Raetzloff    Opinion

Railroad allowed towns on Puget Sound to prosper | Taking Stock

My good friend Karla Bowman recently gave me a book by Brian Solomon called “North American Railroad Family Trees.” Between that new book and “Orphan Road” by Kurt... — Updated 7/12/2017

 
 By Tim Raetzloff    Opinion

Big guys drive state’s (modest) 2nd-quarter gains | Taking Stock

The second quarter of 2017 was less eventful for Washington companies than the first. It looked like it might be a record-breaking quarter right up until the last week, when most... — Updated 7/5/2017 Full story

 
 By Tim Raetzloff    Opinion

Recovery slow for recession-battered banking industry | Taking Stock

The Great Recession hit the economy hard, and no sector was hurt more than banking. Washington's largest bank disappeared, and all of the largest banks headquartered in... — Updated 6/28/2017

 

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