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Seattle, Washington, USA

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Where is Seattle, Washington, USA? 

Seattle is a coastal seaport city and the seat of King County, in the U.S. state of Washington. Seattle is the largest city in the Pacific Northwest region of North America and the fastest-growing major city in the United States. The city is situated on a narrow isthmus between Puget Sound (an inlet of the Pacific Ocean) and Lake Washington, about 100 miles (160 km) south of the Canada–United States border.

Arthur A. Denny and his group of travelers, subsequently known as the Denny Party, arrived at Alki Point on November 13, 1851. The settlement was moved to its current site and named "Seattle" in 1853, after Chief Si'ahl of the local Duwamish and Suquamish tribes.

Logging was Seattle's first major industry, but by the late 19th century the city had become a commercial and shipbuilding center as a gateway to Alaska during the Klondike Gold Rush. By 1910, Seattle was one of the 25 largest cities in the country.Wikipedia


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Seattle, Washington, USA - Lincoln High School, Seattle, Wash.
Seattle, Washington, USA

Lincoln High School, Seattle, Wash.
Seattle, Washington, USA - Administration Building, Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Exposition, Seattle, Wash.
Seattle, Washington, USA

Administration Building, Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Exposition, Seattle, Wash.
Seattle, Washington, USA - Alaska - Yukon - Pacific Exposition, Seattle 1909
Hawaii and Oriental Foreign Exhibit Buildings from European Building
Seattle, Washington, USA

Alaska - Yukon - Pacific Exposition, Seattle 1909
Hawaii and Oriental Foreign Exhibit Buildings from European Building
Seattle, Washington, USA - Second Avenue, Seattle, Washington
Seattle, Washington, USA

Second Avenue, Seattle, Washington
Seattle, Washington, USA - Totem Pole and Pioneer Square, Seattle, Wash.
Seattle, Washington, USA

Totem Pole and Pioneer Square, Seattle, Wash.
Seattle, Washington, USA - Metropolitan Center, Seattle, Washington
Seattle, Washington, USA

Metropolitan Center, Seattle, Washington

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News  1851 - November 13 - The Denny Party lands at Alki Point, the first settlers of what would become Seattle, Washington

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November 13, 1851
1856 - January 26 – First Battle of Seattle: Marines from the USS Decatur (1839) drive off American Indian attackers after an all day battle with settlers.

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January 26, 1856
1861 - May 20 - Cornerstone of University of Washington laid in Seattle

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News  January 6, 1880 - Seattle, WA, was in the midst of their worst snowstorm of record. Hundreds of barns were destroyed, and transportation was brought to a standstill, as the storm left the city buried under four feet of snow.

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January 6, 1880
News  1886 - February 9 - Pres Cleveland declares a state of emergency in Seattle because of anti-Chinese violence

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February 9, 1886
News  1889 - THE FIRST CABLE ROAD ACCIDENT AT SEATTLE. A WOMAN THROWN OFF AND KILLED.
Seattle, W. A. May 12. - This afternoon at 5:30 o'clock a terrible accident occurred on the Front...Read MORE...

News  1889 - THE SEATTLE FIRE. NEARLY ALL OF THE BUSINESS PORTION IN ASHES. SEATTLE IN ASHES.
Seattle, June 7. - The city is a scene of wreck and ruins. Yesterday afternoon the entire business...Read MORE...

1893 - Great Northern Railroad completed to Seattle

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1894 - March 5 - Seattle authorizes 1st municipal employment office in US

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News  1894 - MANY BURNED IN A HOTEL. NEARLY A SCORE OF DEAD IN THE RUINS AT SEATTLE.
Most of the Bodies So Charred as to be Unrecognizable-Thrilling Scenes as Guests, Awakened Shortly...Read MORE...

1897-99 - Klondike Gold Rush; Seattle grows quickly as a jump-off point for people heading to the gold fields.

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News  1897 - July 17 – The Klondike Gold Rush begins when the first successful prospectors arrive in Seattle.

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July 17, 1897
1898 - May 21 - US Assay Office in Seattle, Washington authorized

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News  1901 - January 5 – Typhoid fever breaks out in a Seattle jail, the first of two typhoid outbreaks in the USA during the year.

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January 5, 1901
1903 - Iron Chink fish cleaning machine invented by Seattleite Edmund A. Smith.

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News  1904 - December 19 - Dawson City hockey team begins 9 day walk to get a boat to Seattle to catch a train to Ottawa to play in Stanley Cup on Jan 13 1905

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December 19, 1904
1906
Seattle, se-at'tel, a city and subport of entry, capital of King Co., Wash., is on the E. shore of...Read MORE...

News  1907 - August 28 - United Parcel Service is founded by James E. Casey in Seattle, Washington

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August 28, 1907
1909 - Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Exposition held in Seattle to showcase the Northwest's setting and bounty of natural resources.

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News  1916 - July 15 – In Seattle, Washington, William Boeing incorporates Pacific Aero Products (later renamed Boeing).

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July 15, 1916
1919 - Seattle general strike
February 6 – The Seattle General Strike begins in the United States, affecting over 65,000...Read MORE...

1922 - March 9 - KJR-AM in Seattle Washington begins radio transmissions

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News  1924 - September 28 – U.S. Army pilots John Harding and Erik Nelson complete the first round-the-world flight. It takes them 175 days and 74 stops before they finally returned to Seattle.

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September 28, 1924
News  1937 - September 14 - The mercury soared to 92 degrees at Seattle, WA, a record for September.

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September 14, 1937
1938 - December 29 - Construction on Lake Washington Floating Bridge, Seattle, begins

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July 2, 1940: Lake Washington Floating Bridge dedicated in Seattle, Washington

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News  1941 - Traffic Crash Fatal to Pair
Publisher of Seattle Suburban Weekly and Wife Die When Auto and Truck Collide

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1948 - Washington's first TV station (KING-TV) begins broadcasting in Seattle.

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News  1955 - June 9 - 100°F - Hottest day in Seattle Washington

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June 9, 1955
1961 - Seattle is home to the first revolving restaurant.

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1962 - April 21 - Seattle World's Fair (Century 21 Exposition) opens

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April 21, 1962
1981 - October 7 - Seattle, WA, received four inches of rain in 24 hours, a record for the city.

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flag   Joseph Selden FOX (03 October 1905, Seattle, Washington, USA - 01 June 1939, Pensacola, Florida, USA)
 

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