FEBRUARY 2006 NEWSLETTER
VOLUME 8, NUMBER 2OUR MISSION:To Discover, Recover, Share and CelebrateRedmond’s HistoryHISTORY IS HAPPENING IN REDMOND!
REDMOND HISTORICAL SOCIETY
16600 NE 80th Street, Room 106Redmond, WA 98052 ~ Tel 425.885.2919website ~www.redmondhistory.orge-mail ~ firstname.lastname@example.orgHOURS: Tues.-Thurs., 1-4 p.m., or by Appointment
ublic Works is seeking to put a 2,300 square footwater treatment facility in Anderson Park, the City’soldest public gathering place. The corner seen above isthe most likely spot for the two-story structure thatwould include a three-story tower in the form of a silo.After hearing concerns raised by the ParksCommission and studying the proposal, the RedmondHistorical Society’s board unanimously drafted astatement opposing the project as it was presented andasking the City to re-think it. In addition, nearly 40people at our last general meeting signed a petitionnoting concerns about the proposal.We hope to update membersat the February meeting andin the March newsletter.But if you, like theboard, feel stronglyagainst such a larg estructure for such adelicate park, pleasecontact our officials email@example.com or 425.556.2101.
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s she sat down to lunch with the volunteersfrom our office,
was heardsaying, “There sure is a lot of history is this room.” Itwas the annual lunch to say thanks for all their timeand help making Redmond Historical Society thesuccess it is.Conversation centered around memories and namesof former teachers like
L o i sWo l k e r
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. These teachers were favorites withmany Redmond schoolchildren.And of course we all heard the story one moretime about Miss Buterac throwing a student out thewindow by their hair. I don’t know if that ever reallyhappened, but the story went around at thebeginning of each school year. True or not, we allbelieved it. And what about school discipline? Theshop teacher usually dealt the “board” of educationto the seat of learning. Physical punishment issomething lost to history and probably for the good.By the way, remember
. He isnow living in Woodinville.
moved intoan apartment in Redmond and misses the Old BrickRoad, but wasn’t missing all the stuff she and her latehusband Bill had saved for a rainy day. Our historicalsociety was on the receiving end for some of thatgood stuff.We talked about buildings that had been torndown, and
Arlyn Va l l e n e
said the house where sheand her grandparents had lived was moved across
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