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How the tide turned on Doc Freeman’s

Lee Knudsen might have shaken his head and laughed at the sign announcing a liquidation sale at Doc Freeman’s in 2003. Over a half-century, Knudsen, his dad and Doc himself had built the store’s reputation for having any part for anything that floated. Read on for the sad tale of this historic store’s decline[…]

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Meydenbauer Bay's Hidden Past -- Whalers' Home Port

Meydenbauer Bay’s Hidden Past — Whalers’ Home Port

MEYDENBAUER BAY–In the decades between the world wars, seven steam-powered boats, their high bows weighted with harpoon cannon, rode out winters tied two and three deep to a lonely wooden pier that reached into Meydenbauer Bay. No one could have known it at the time, but Bellevue’s quiet, crook-fingered bay on Lake Washington was where […]

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