King County Collects

King County CollectsKing County covers a varied slice of land and people, and King County Collects tells their stories through historic photos combined with color photos of artifacts from the collections of over sixty heritage organizations. Short essays by twelve heritage experts introduce chapters on such topics as The Natural World, Peoples, the Built Environment, Making a Living, Transportation, Community, Education, Worship, Industry, Having Fun, and the Arts. This book will appeal not only to regional history buffs, but also to the general reader and to tourists looking for authentic Northwest flavor. It can be read cover to cover, or dipped into at random.

Originated by Lorraine McConaghy and Vicki Stiles, with contributions from John Chaney, Dick Wagner, Ralph Munro, Lawrence Kreisman, Mary T. Henry, Alan Stein, Jim Compton, Patricia Filer, Olaf Kvamme, Leonard Garfield, Paula Becker, Jim Kelly, and Charles Payton. The project was made possible with support from 4Culture.

King County Collects is being distributed by UW Press and can be ordered through your favorite local bookstore. If your organization is interested in ordering copies of the book for sale in your own institution’s bookstore, please contact UW Press Marketing Director Rachael Levay at or 617-871-0295.


p. 160 – caption for the photo of the Ron and Don Duo misidentifies the two men in the photograph – their names should be Ron Baggott and Don Moore


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AKCHO was established to encourage cooperation among historical organizations and to promote and encourage the study and preservation of the history and heritage of King County through member organizations, individual members, and the community they serve, and to support such preservation efforts through public awareness and understanding of legislative issues.

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