History Project

FHNA History Project

We explore, document and preserve the history of our area through the gathering of oral history (conducting interviews and learning the stories of our long term residents) and by researching existing literature, and archives. We live in a wonderful neighborhood and ours is a fascinating journey of discovery. Anyone wishing to join us is welcome. To participate contact Barbara Radford by email (baradford@comcast.net) or by phone (home: 425 820 2413, cell 425 442 4908).

Anyone who has photographs or artifacts relating to the greatrer Finn Hill area in times past that they would like to share please also contact Barbara Radford using the above listed email address or telephone numbers.

Halcyon Days at O.O. Denny Park

Posted by on Jun 18, 2013 in Blog, FHNA History, History Project | Comments Off on Halcyon Days at O.O. Denny Park

Halcyon Days at O.O. Denny Park

Here is a history lesson for you on OO Denny Park. The story is by Donald Mackey called: Memoir of O.O. Denny Park — The sky was blue over the lake, with a soft ripple, that Sunday afternoon last winter.. Donald Mackey and his wife Dianne were savoring the rare sunny day, walking along the slope of the hill, past the railroad ties. Near the bridge over the mouth of O.O. Denny Creek, Donald lingered by the water’s edge, taking in the woodsy scent of the river where he fished for trout as a kid. Often his parents and grandparents would...

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Finn Hill Geography

Posted by on Apr 27, 2013 in Blog, History Project | 11 comments

Finn Hill Geography

A long long time ago, Finn Hill was not as it is. 50 million years ago, we’d all have been swimming in the middle of a huge sea west of the Idaho coastline. 40 million years ago, we’d have risen above water as Cascades and Coast ranges. 17 million years ago, we’d have been embroiled in a lot of lava and swampy land. It would be balmy, and we’d be surrounded by balmy-loving creatures and balmy-loving trees. But after a long time we would have felt the cold come in.  Our familiar creatures would have migrated south and the trees died.  The...

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Old Buildings, Lasting Memories

Posted by on Dec 14, 2012 in Blog, History Project | 1 comment

Old Buildings, Lasting Memories

Searching for Old Buildings on Finn Hill You may have read the recent article in the local paper that “4Culture awards funds to help preserve historic structures in annexed neighborhoods” (read full article). The Finn Hill Neighborhood Alliance is researching what old buildings still exist on Finn Hill.  If you know of any buildings or are interested in joining a small task force researching Finn Hill history please let us know here and we’ll be in touch. Janice Gerrish on Finn Hill shares a story about the Johann Wierlo’s Farm and...

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