Gathered will be a motley assortment of local authors, writers, historians, politicians and others interested in local history and current events, who’re dedicated to supporting the work of History Link, the first and largest encyclopedia of community history created expressly for the Internet. It is and continues to be an evolving online encyclopedia of state and local history in Washington state and a great resource for all of us interested in local history.
This month is the 10th anniversary of History Link and the one-year anniversary of the death of the founder, Walt Crowley. It’s fitting that we should have it at the Rainier Club as Walt wrote a 100-year history of the club before his death. Keynote speaker at the luncheon will be author Timothy Egan who worked for 18 years as a writer for The New York Times, first as the Pacific Northwest correspondent, then as a national enterprise reporter.
In 2006, Mr. Egan won the National Book Award, considered the nation’s highest literary honor, for his history of people who lived through the “Dust Bowl, The Worst Hard Time”. The book also became a New York Times Bestseller.
In 2001, he won the Pulitzer Prize as part of a team of reporters who wrote the series “How Race Is Lived in America”. He has done special projects on the West and the decline of rural America, and he has followed the entire length of the Lewis and Clark Trail.
Mr. Egan is the author of five books, including “The Good Rain: Across Time and Terrain in the Pacific Northwest,” and “Lasso the Wind, Away to the New West.”
If you’d like to come, let me know and you can make your donation directly to History Link or I will send you a Paypal invoice. $500 oughta do it. Or more. It’s tax-deductable. The event begins at noon and you can contact me directly at Marlow@SeattleDreamHomes.com for more details.