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July 24, 2014 at 3:48 PM

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Postcards from the past, Alki Beach 1985


Dave Black, of Seattle, left, and Dan Hotes, of Hermosa Beach, Calif called their friends to tell them how nice it was at Alki Beach in West Seattle. Hotes said he called a friend in Hermosa Beach to tell him how nice the weather was up here, how much fun he is having." Hotes said he was just here on vacation but would stay a little longer.

Postcards from the past is an occasional feature, highlighting images from The Seattle Times historical archive.

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