Archive for September 14th, 2017

Originally published in The Seattle Times, September 14, 1989

They will be serving punch and cookies and shooting basketballs Saturday at the Gracie Hansen Community Center, a far cry from the days of whiskey sours and topless dancers.

After more than a decade of dormancy, the building that Gracie graced is ready to strut its stuff as a community center. During the 1962 Seattle World’s Fair, it was the home of the Paradise International Club, famous for its topless dancers.

King County has scheduled a ribbon-cutting ceremony and open house from noon to 5 p.m. at the steel and concrete building just off the Kent-Kangley Road at 272nd Avenue Southeast in Ravensdale. (more…)

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Originally published in The Seattle Daily Times, September 14, 1923

Chemical discovered during war oxidizes carbon monoxide, making it harmless

For more than two hours yesterday prominent coal miners, superintendents, engineers, foremen, representatives of the State Mine Department, and of the Seattle Fire and Police Departments gathered at the federal mine rescue station at the University of Washington and took part in a demonstration of a new “self rescuer,” or small gas mask which will permit a man to live in air heavily impregnated with deadly monoxide gas from forty minutes to more than an hour.

The demonstration was made in a small room, into which the exhaust of the White mine rescue truck of the government was piped. (more…)

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