Monday, August 14, 2006

The Bluest Skies... [Western MLA Chapters 2006 Annual Meeting]

The Bluest Skies... [Western MLA Chapters 2006 Annual Meeting]

The Bluest've ever seen are in Seattle!

You've heard the song and -- if you're of a certain age -- you've probably seen the show "Here Come the Brides" which aired from 1968-1970. But did you know the show was based on real events?

The "Mercer Girls" < >, eligible
young women from New England, were brought to Seattle in 1864 by Asa Mercer to be teachers and prospective brides for early Northwest settlers.

While we're on the topic of Seattle trivia, did you know?

-- The Smith Tower < >, one of the country's earliest skyscrapers, was the tallest building west of the Mississippi for nearly 50 years.

-- The University of Washington campus was designed by the renowned Olmsted Brothers for the 1909 Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Exposition, and their influence and design is still evident today.

-- Pike Place Market < > is one of the most popular Seattle attractions and its signature bronze pig is a well-established meeting place. But, did you know the pig's name is Rachel?

Make your own history in Seattle and join us for the Western MLA Chapters annual meeting:

Missions and Mountains: Believe and Achieve October 14-17, 2006, Red Lion Hotel, Seattle

Lisa Oberg and Gail Kouame
Program Co-Chairs

Pamela Corley

Western Chapters Planning Committee

Pamela M. Corley
Research Support Librarian
USC Norris Medical Library
2003 Zonal Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90089-9130
323-442-1125 fax: 323-221-1235