Seattle is located in the west-central part in the state of Washington.
Seattle is the largest city in the state of Washington with a population of 608,660 residents (2010).
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, Amazon.com, 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
Pike Place Market
Seattle Underground Tour
Pacific Science Center
Bill Gates House
Ride the Ducks Seattle
Bay Pavilion on Pier 57
Statue of Chief Seattle
Klondike Gold Rush National Historic Park
Nordic Heritage Museum
Seattle Asian Art Museum
Seattle Art Museum
Georgetown Art Attack
The Seattle Great Wheel
Experience Music Project
SceneInSeattle Fine Art Tours
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, Amazon.com, Inc. was founded. In 2002, the new Seahawks Stadium was completed.
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