Seattle, Washington

Seattle is located in the west-central part in the state of Washington.

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Seattle is the largest city in the state of Washington with a population of 608,660 residents (2010).

About Seattle

The Emerald City. Seattle has many parks, many arts and cultural institutions and beautiful surroundings with the Cascade mountains to the east and the Olympic mountains to the west. In the city you will find the world's largest online retailer,, the coffee chain Starbucks, and the department store Nordstrom. Seattle's musical history is famous throughout the world with music styles like grunge, and with artists like Nirvana, Alice in Chains, Pearl Jam, and Jimi Hendrix.

To See And To Do In Seattle

Space Needle

Pike Place Market

Seattle Underground Tour

Pacific Science Center

Bill Gates House

Uwajimaya Village

Ride the Ducks Seattle

Seattle Aquarium

Bay Pavilion on Pier 57

Statue of Chief Seattle

Klondike Gold Rush National Historic Park

Kerry Park

Nordic Heritage Museum

Japanese Garden

Seattle Asian Art Museum

Seattle Art Museum

Benaroya Hall

Argosy Cruises

Georgetown Art Attack

The Seattle Great Wheel

Experience Music Project

Discovery Park

SceneInSeattle Fine Art Tours

Art Walk

Smith Tower

Columbia Center

Seattle Bug Safari

Lake Union Park

Science Fiction Museum

Jimi Hendrix Statue

History Of Seattle

In 1792, the English officer, George Vancouver, visited the Seattle area. In 1851, settlers came to the area and established a townsite they called New York and the first store opened. In 1852, the first post office opened. In 1853, the settlers remaned the site to Seattle, after Chief Seattle, and the Henry Yesler's lumber mill was built. In 1854, the first school opened. In 1855, the first church was built. In 1856, war with Native Americans broke out. In 1861, Washington Territorial University was established (University of Washington). In 1863, the first newspaper in Seattle, The Gazette, was published. In 1864, the telegraph reached Seattle.

In 1865, Seattle was incorporated as a town. In 1866, Chief Seattle died. In 1869, the Seattle Public Library opened. In 1873, Seattle streets and homes had coal gas lights. In 1878, the first in hospital in Seattle opened. In 1879, Squire's Opera House, the first theater opened. In 1883, telephones was working in the city. In 1884, the railway came to the city and a horse powered streetcar line was established. In 1889, a devastating fire destroyed nearly the entire business district. Also in 1889, the first electric trolley line began. In 1896-97, gold was discovered along the Klondike River in Canada and made Seattle a boom town.

In 1901, Nordstrom, Inc. was founded. In 1904, the Woodland Park Zoo opened. In 1907, UPS was founded. In 1911, the construction of the Lake Washington Ship Canal started. In 1917, The Seattle Metropolitans hockey team won the Stanley Cup, and the Boeing Airplane was established. In 1918, the Spanish Flu killed 1,600 people. In 1928, electric street lights was built. In 1933, the Seattle Art Museum opened. In 1942, Jimi Hendrix (Johnny Allen Hendrix) was born. In 1949, an earthquake killed seven people. In 1955, Bill Gates was born. In 1961, the Space Needle was completed. In 1965, eight people were killed in an earthquake. In 1971, the first Starbucks cafe opened. In 1979, the Supersonics won the NBA. In 1994,, Inc. was founded. In 2002, the new Seahawks Stadium was completed.

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