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Seattle Neighborhoods: Madrona -- Thumbnail History

Seattle's Madrona neighborhood overlooks Lake Washington from the eastern rim of the city. Its first life was as a Native American hunting and fishing ground. Seattle was founded in 1851, and from the...

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Seattle Neighborhoods: Mount Baker -- Thumbnail History

Seattle's Mount Baker community lies on Lake Washington southeast of downtown between the Leschi and Lakewood/Seward Park neighborhoods. This gentle hump above the lake, with views of the Cascade Rang...

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Seattle Neighborhoods: Pioneer Square -- Thumbnail History

First settled in 1852, Pioneer Square encompasses the birthplace of modern Seattle and its first downtown. Most of the Square's buildings were erected within a decade of the disastrous Great Fire of J...

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Seattle Neighborhoods: Rainier Beach -- Thumbnail History

Rainier Beach is located in the southeast corner of Seattle on the shore of Lake Washington, just inside the Seattle city limits and not far from Renton at the south end of the lake. Dubbed Atlantic C...

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Seattle Neighborhoods: Seattle Center -- Thumbnail History

The Seattle Center, located north of downtown at the foot of Queen Anne Hill, is a cultural and entertainment campus built in 1962 for the Seattle World's Fair. The World's Fair helped to transform Se...

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Seattle Neighborhoods: Seward Park -- Thumbnail History

Seward Park is a southeast Seattle neighborhood that derives its name from the city park located on the Bailey Peninsula extending into Lake Washington. In 1911, four years after annexing much of what...

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Seattle Neighborhoods: South Park -- Thumbnail History

The neighborhood of South Park, on the west bank of the Duwamish River, was once a small town of Italian and Japanese farmers who supplied fresh produce to Seattle's Pike Place Market. South Park anne...

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Seattle Neighborhoods: West Seattle Junction -- Thumbnail History

The West Seattle Junction was little more than boggy woodland until April 1907, when two streetcar lines were connected at California Avenue SW and SW Alaska Street (then 9th Street). Within a month, ...

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Seattle's History -- A 10-Minute Slideshow

This is a 10-minute slideshow of the history of Seattle. Written and Curated by Paul Dorpat.

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Seattle's University District -- a Slideshow of its Early History (1890-1919)

This is a slideshow on the history of Seattle's University District, Part One: Gunther Chain to Bascule Bridge. Written and Curated by Paul Dorpat, with Chris Goodman.

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Selah -- Thumbnail History

The city of Selah in Yakima County is located just north of Yakima above the confluence of the Naches and Yakima rivers. Its name comes from an Indian word meaning "still or smooth water," although ea...

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Sequim and the Sequim-Dungeness Valley -- Thumbnail History

The thriving town of Sequim, the nearly deserted village of Dungeness, and the valley between them, located in Clallam County, are linked historically, culturally and economically. Sequim's present (2...

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