The idea of airships delivering provisions to the 1897 Alaskan gold fields gave rise to global sightings of fantastical flying machines.
Seattle's 'Ramps to Nowhere,' built 50 years ago to feed an imagined expressway, are finally coming down.
Escaping a racist Oregon law, a man named George Bush became one of Washington’s most important homesteaders.
How a race between rival crews brought Native and UW paddlers closer to the sport — and each other.
Sir Thomas Beecham came to conduct the Seattle Symphony and uttered a sentence that has never been forgotten.
A rare photograph shows President Kennedy's 1961 detour under an unfinished Space Needle.
The deadly Centralia Tragedy saw conflict between the Wobblies and the American Legion — and left behind a debated legacy.
The Pacific Coast’s only indigenous oyster, the Olympia, was eaten into near-extinction. It could be making a comeback.
From neglected gargoyles to noise assaults perpetrated by the Navy, this year has been a doozy.
Here's what we learned about Pacific Northwest history from Crosscut's Knute Berger — and our readers — in 2019.
30 years in the making, plus $10.4M in marketing, the apple still isn’t for everyone — and that’s okay.
Locals looked to dirigibles, blimps and airships long before Boeing landed.
Awkward political conversation was also on the menu.
On the cusp of becoming a state, the Washington territory suffered three major fires that would change the course of history.
On this episode of Mossback's Northwest, Knute Berger looks back at what Puget Sound learned from the Tacoma Narrows bridge disaster.
Knute Berger looks back at March 12, 1974 when a young student left her Evergreen State College apartment and never returned.