Chris Green

Federal Way Flashback: The fast life and high times of Dick Balch

“If you can’t trust your car dealer, who can you trust?”

 

Threat of riot, violence ends 1974 school strike: Part 3 | Federal Way Flashback

“The community we represent has just been made the victim of legal extortion.”

 

Five teachers acquitted of assault charges during 1974 strike | Federal Way Flashback

On Aug. 29 1974, Federal Way teachers went on strike. The strike was the first public school teachers strike in King County history and one of the first in Washington state.

 

From Aug. 29 to Sept. 17 1974, teachers in Federal Way were on strike. It was the first public school teacher’s strike in the history of King County.

Long path to city’s incorporation | Federal Way Flashback

Federal Way residents voted to incorporate their community as a city in March 1989. The vote was 9,838 to 4,381.

Federal Way residents voted to incorporate their community as a city in March 1989. The vote was 9,838 to 4,381.

Federal Way Flashback: Students strike to protest firing of principal

On May 4, 1938, roughly 100 of the 324 students at Federal Way School — serving grades kindergarten through eighth grade and then Federal Way’s only educational institution — staged a strike to protest the firing of their principal Charles Springer.

Federal Way Flashback: Black man fights racist housing policies

In December 1962, 29-year-old Boeing engineer Harold Booker, his wife Verda and their two small sons moved into a home overlooking Steel Lake in the 30200 block of 20th Ave. S. in Federal Way.

Fear of hippies at Steel Lake Park in 1960s | Federal Way Flashback

In the 1960s, the United States experienced a vast social revolution.