William Speidel





William Speidel


Born
in Seattle, WA, The United States
January 01, 1912

Died
May 03, 1988

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Bill Speidel, founder of the Underground Tour, is remembered as one of the last of a few genuine old-time Seattle characters.
Although Speidel started the world-famous Underground Tour, spearheaded the campaign to preserve Pioneer Square, wrote a best-selling Seattle history (“Sons of the Profits”), and rediscovered one of Seattle’s early heroes (Doc Maynard), he is remembered most for his wit—an irreverent sense of humor—and an unflagging enthusiasm for promoting Seattle’s lusty past.
Speidel graduated from the University of Washington in 1936, during the throws of the depression, with a degree in literature. Out of school, he landed a job as a reporter for The Seattle Times and also wrote a column for the defunct Seattle Star.
In 1946, he qu
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Sons of the Profits: There'...

3.49 avg rating — 453 ratings — published 1967 — 5 editions
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Doc Maynard: The man who in...

3.61 avg rating — 80 ratings — published 1978 — 2 editions
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Through the Eye of the Needle

3.64 avg rating — 14 ratings — published 1989
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Seattle Underground

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You Can't Eat Mount Rainier

3.75 avg rating — 4 ratings — published 1955
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The Wet Side Of The Mountains

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