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Encyclopedia > Seattle, Washington
City of Seattle
Flag of City of Seattle
Flag
Official seal of City of Seattle
Seal
Nickname: The Emerald City
Location of Seattle in King County and Washington
Location of Seattle in
King County and Washington
Coordinates: 47°36′35″N 122°19′59″W / 47.60972, -122.33306
Country United States
State Washington
County King
Incorporated December 2, 1869
Government
 - Type Mayor–council
 - Mayor Greg Nickels (D)
Area
 - City 142.5 sq mi (369.2 km²)
 - Land 83.87 sq mi (217.2 km²)
 - Water 58.67 sq mi (152.0 km²)
 - Metro 8,186 sq mi (21,202 km²)
Elevation 0–520 ft (0–158 m)
Population (July 1, 2006)[1][2]
 - City 582,174
 - Density 6,901/sq mi (2,665/km²)
 - Urban 3,263,497
 - Metro 3,919,624
Time zone PST (UTC-8)
 - Summer (DST) PDT (UTC-7)
ZIP codes 98101, 98102, 98103, 98104, 98105, 98106, 98107, 98108, 98109, 98110, 98111, 98112, 98113, 98114, 98115, 98116, 98117, 98118, 98119, 98121, 98122, 98124, 98125, 98126, 98127, 98129, 98131, 98132, 98133, 98134, 98136, 98138, 98139, 98141, 98144, 98145, 98146, 98148, 98151, 98154, 98155, 98158, 98160, 98161, 98164, 98165, 98166, 98168, 98170, 98171, 98174, 98175, 98177, 98178, 98181, 98184, 98185, 98188, 98190, 98191, 98194, 98195, 98198, 98199
Area code(s) 206
FIPS code 53-63000[3]
GNIS feature ID 1512650[4]
Website: www.seattle.gov

Seattle (pronounced /siˈætl ̩/) is a coastal port city and the largest city in the Pacific Northwest region of the United States. It is located in the state of Washington between an arm of the Pacific Ocean called Puget Sound and Lake Washington, about 96 miles (154 km) south of the Canada – United States border in King County, of which it is the county seat. Seattle can refer to: Seattle, Washington, a city in the United States. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Seattle. ... The official flag of Seattle is teal and white, featuring a portrait of Chief Seattle in the center. ... Official seal of the city of Seattle from http://www. ... The official seal of Seattle consists of a portrait of Chief Seattle under which appears the date 1869, the year of the citys incorporation. ... EXAMPLE:Laughbox,Blondie,BamBam,Pinkie,etc. ... Image File history File links King_County_Washington_Incorporated_and_Unincorporated_areas_Seattle_Highlighted. ... 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The Seattle area has been inhabited for at least 4,000 years,[5] but European settlement began only in the mid-19th century. The first permanent white settlers—Arthur A. Denny and those subsequently known as the Denny party—arrived November 13, 1851. Early settlements in the area were called "New York-Alki" ("Alki" meaning "by and by" in the local Chinook Jargon) and "Duwamps". In 1853, Doc Maynard suggested that the main settlement be renamed "Seattle," an anglicized rendition of the name of Sealth, the chief of the two local tribes. In 2006, the city had an estimated population of 582,174[1] and an estimated metropolitan area population of approximately 4 million.[2] Seattle is the hub and largest city of the Seattle metropolitan area, often called Puget Sound, which also includes Tacoma, Bellevue, and Everett. From 1869 until 1982, Seattle was known as the "Queen City".[6] Seattle's current official nickname is the "Emerald City," the result of a contest held in the early 1980s;[7] the reference is to the lush evergreen trees in the surrounding area. Seattle is also referred to informally as the "Gateway to Alaska," "Rain City," and "Jet City," the latter from the local influence of Boeing. Seattle residents are known as Seattleites. Arthur A. Denny (1822 – 1899) was an early founder of Seattle, Washington (see Denny Party), and a member of the territorial legislature. ... is the 317th day of the year (318th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1851 (MDCCCLI) was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Friday of the 12-day-slower Julian calendar). ... Chinook Jargon was a trade language (or pidgin) of the Pacific Northwest, which spread quickly up the West Coast from Oregon, through Washington, British Columbia, and as far as Alaska. ... Pioneer and doctor David Swinson Doc Maynard (1808 - March 13, 1873) settled in Seattle when it was still a small village called Duwamps. ... Chief Seattle or Sealth of the Suquamish and Duwamish Native American tribes, was born around 1786 on Blake Island in Washington state, and died June 7, 1866 on the Suquamish Reservation at Port Madison (now Bainbridge Island, Washington). ... The Metropolitan Statistical Areas are shown in red on this map of the Core Based Statistical Areas of the United States. ... The Seattle metropolitan area includes the city of Seattle, Washington; King County, Washington; and several surrounding cities and counties in the Puget Sound area. ... Nickname: Location of Tacoma in Pierce County and Washington State Coordinates: , Country State County Pierce Government  - Mayor Bill Baarsma (D) Area  - City  62. ... Location of Bellevue within King County, Washington, and King County within Washington. ... County Snohomish Government  - Mayor Ray Stephanson Area  - City 123. ... The Boeing Company (NYSE: BA, TYO: 7661) is a major aerospace and defense corporation, originally founded by William Edward Boeing. ... A person who lives in or comes from Seattle, Washington, USA is called a Seattleite. ...


Seattle is the birthplace of grunge music,[8] and has a reputation for heavy coffee consumption;[9] coffee companies founded or based in Seattle include Starbucks,[10] Seattle's Best Coffee,[11] and Tully's.[12] There are also many successful independent artisanal espresso roasters and cafes.[9] Researchers at Central Connecticut State University ranked Seattle the most literate city of America's sixty-nine largest cities in 2005 and 2006 and second most literate in 2007.[13] Moreover, analysis conducted in 2004 by the United States Census Bureau of 2002 survey data indicated that Seattle was the most educated large city in the U.S. with 48.8 percent of residents 25 and older having at least bachelor degrees.[14] Based on per capita income, in 2006 the Seattle metropolitan area ranked 17th out of 363 metropolitan areas in a study by the Census Bureau.[15] Grunge redirects here. ... For other uses of Starbuck, see Starbuck. ... Seattles Best Coffee is a specialty coffee retailer and wholesaler based in Seattle, Washington, USA. It became part of Starbucks Corporation on July 14, 2003. ... Tullys Coffee is a specialty coffee retailer and wholesaler based in Seattle, Washington. ... 2006 NEC CHAMPS BABY! GO CCSU BLUE DEVILS WHOOO!!! Central Connecticut State University is a state university in New Britain, Connecticut. ... The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ...


Seattle was the site of the 1999 meeting of the World Trade Organization, and the attendant demonstrations by anti-globalization activists. The city is also home to the Pride Foundation, which became the best-funded LGBT rights organization in the US when Ric Weiland, one of the first five Microsoft employees, bequeathed $65 million to the foundation as well as ten other organizations.[16] On November 30, 1999, the World Trade Organization convened in Seattle, Washington, USA, for what was to be the launch of a new millennial round of trade negotiations. ... WTO redirects here. ... {{Infobox Military Conflict |conflict=Battle of Seattle |date=November 30, 1999 |place=Seattle, Washington |result=WTO meetings delayed, $20,000,000 in damage |combatant1=Protesters, Rioters, Anarchists |combatant2=King County Sheriffs Office, Seattle Police Department |commander1= none |commander2=[[= Chief Norm Stamper |strength1=42,000+ |strength2=unknown}} A Rainforest Action... Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... The initialism LGBT also GLBT is in use (since the 1990s) to refer collectively to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender people. ... Richard W. Ric Weiland (1953 - 2006) was a computer software pioneer and philanthropist. ...

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History

Main article: History of Seattle

This is the main article of a series that covers the History of Seattle, Washington, a city in the Pacific Northwest region of the United States of America. ...

Founding

What is now Seattle has been inhabited since the end of the last ice age. Archaeological excavations at West Point in Discovery Park, Magnolia, confirm that the Seattle area has been inhabited by humans for at least 4,000 years.[5] tohl-AHL-too ("herring house") and later hah-AH-poos ("where there are horse clams") at the mouth of the Duwamish River in what is now the Industrial District has been inhabited since the 6th century BC.[17] By the time the first European settlers arrived in the area, the Dkhw'Duw'Absh and Xachua'Bsh people (now called the Duwamish Tribe) occupied at least seventeen villages in the areas around Elliott Bay.[18] Variations in CO2, temperature and dust from the Vostok ice core over the last 400 000 years For the animated movie, see Ice Age (movie). ... West Point is the westernmost point in Seattle, Washington, USA, jutting into Puget Sound from the Magnolia neighborhood. ... Categories: US geography stubs | Seattle parks ... Magnolia Magnolia is a large, hilly, peninsular neighborhood in Seattle, Washington, connected to the rest of the city by only three bridges over the tracks of the BNSF Railway: W. Emerson Place in the north, W. Dravus Street in the center, and W. Garfield Street (the Magnolia Bridge) in the... The Duwamish River is the name of the lower 12 miles (19 km) of Washington states Green River. ... The Industrial District is an industrial neighborhood in Seattle, Washington, USA. It is bounded on the west by the Duwamish Waterway and Elliott Bay, beyond which lies West Seattle; on the east by Interstate 5, beyond which lies Beacon Hill; on the north by S. King and S. Dearborn Streets... Duwamish (the People of the Inside) is a Native American tribe in western Washington. ... Elliott Bay as viewed from Queen Anne Hill. ...


The first Europeans to attempt settlement in the area were the Collins Party, who filed legal claim to land at the mouth of the Duwamish River on September 14, 1851.[19] Thirteen days later, members of the Collins Party were on the way to their claim when they passed the scouts of the group of settlers that would eventually found Seattle, the Denny Party.[20] The scouts for the Denny Party, Terry Lee, David Denny, and John Low, would lay claim to land on Alki Point on September 28, 1851, with Terry Low returning to Portland, Oregon carrying a message from David Denny telling his brother, Arthur Denny, to "Come at once."[21] Following the instructions of David Denny, the rest of the Denny Party set sail from Portland and landed on Alki during a rainstorm on November 13, 1851. The landing party's first sight of their new homestead was the roofless cabin that David had been unable to complete because of a fever.[21] is the 257th day of the year (258th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1851 (MDCCCLI) was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Friday of the 12-day-slower Julian calendar). ... The Denny Party are traditionally credited with founding Seattle, Washington, with their arrival at Alki Point on November 13, 1851. ... Alki Point is the westernmost point in West Seattle, Washington; Alki is the peninsular neighborhood surrounding it. ... is the 271st day of the year (272nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1851 (MDCCCLI) was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Friday of the 12-day-slower Julian calendar). ... Nickname: Location of Portland in Multnomah County and the state of Oregon Coordinates: , Country State Counties Multnomah, Washington, Clackamas Incorporated February 8, 1851 Government  - Type Commission  - Mayor Tom Potter[1]  - Commissioners Sam Adams Randy Leonard Dan Saltzman Erik Sten  - Auditor Gary Blackmer Area  - City 376. ... Arthur A. Denny (1822 – 1899) was an early founder of Seattle, Washington (see Denny Party), and a member of the territorial legislature. ... is the 317th day of the year (318th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1851 (MDCCCLI) was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Friday of the 12-day-slower Julian calendar). ... Broadly defined, homesteading is a lifestyle of simple, agrarian self-sufficiency. ...


After spending a winter of frequent rainstorms and high winds on Alki Point, most of the Denny Party moved across Elliott Bay and settled on land where present day Pioneer Square is located and established the village of "Dewamps" or "Duwamps."[21] The only members of the party that did not migrate to the eastern shore of Elliott Bay were Charles Terry and John Low, who remained at the original landing location and established a village they initially called "New York," after Terry's hometown, until April 1853 when they renamed it "Alki," a Chinook word meaning, roughly, by and by or someday.[22] The villages of New York-Alki and Duwamps would compete for dominance in the area for the next few years, but in time Alki was abandoned and its residents moved across the bay to join the rest of the settlers.[23] Pioneer Square Pioneer Square is the neighborhood where Seattle, Washington was founded in 1853. ... Chinook Jargon was a trade language (or pidgin) of the Pacific Northwest, which spread quickly up the West Coast from Oregon, through Washington, British Columbia, and as far as Alaska. ...


David Swinson ("Doc") Maynard, one of the village's founders, was the primary advocate for renaming the village to "Seattle" after Chief Sealth (si'áb Si'ahl) of the Duwamish and Suquamish tribes.[24] Doc Maynard's advocacy bore fruit, because when the first plats for village were filed on May 23, 1853, it was for the Town of Seattle. In 1855, nominal legal land settlement were established and the city was incorporated in 1865 and again in 1869, after having existed as an unincorporated town from 1867 to 1869.[21][25] Chief Seattle or Sealth of the Suquamish and Duwamish Native American tribes, was born around 1786 on Blake Island in Washington state, and died June 7, 1866 on the Suquamish Reservation at Port Madison (now Bainbridge Island, Washington). ... Suquamish woman photographed by Edward S. Curtis in 1913. ... A contemporary plat map showing the location of a property for sale. ... is the 143rd day of the year (144th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1853 was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ...

The Alaska–Yukon–Pacific Exposition had just over 3.7 million visitors during its 138-day run
The Alaska–Yukon–Pacific Exposition had just over 3.7 million visitors during its 138-day run[26]

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Major events

Major events in Seattle's history include:

Start of the Great Seattle Fire, looking south on 1st Ave. ... Two conflicting perspectives exist for the early history of Seattle. ... Routes to the Klondike. ... The Alaska-Yukon Pacific Exposition with a view of Mount Rainier The Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Exposition was a worlds fair held in Seattle in 1909, publicizing the development of the Pacific Northwest. ... The Seattle General Strike of February 6 to February 11, 1919, was a general stoppage of work by over 65,000 individuals in the city of Seattle. ... A general strike is a strike action by an entire labour force in a city, region or country. ... The Space Needle, built for the Century 21 Exposition. ... Worlds Fair is any of various large expositions held since the mid-19th century. ... Logo of the 2nd Games in Seattle The Goodwill Games were an international sports competition, created by Ted Turner in reaction to the political troubles surrounding the Olympic Games of the 1980s. ...

Economic history

Seattle has a history of boom and bust cycles, common in cities of its size. Seattle has several times risen as a company town or through economic specialization, then gone into precipitous decline, but it has typically used those periods to successfully rebuild infrastructure.[34] A company town is a town or city in which most or all real estate, buildings (both residential and commercial), utilities, hospitals, small businesses such as grocery stores and gas stations, and other necessities or luxuries of life within its borders are owned by a single company. ...

The Seattle Central Library, designed by OMA
The Seattle Central Library, designed by OMA

The first such boom, covering the early years of the city, was fueled by the lumber industry. (During this period the road now known as Yesler Way was nicknamed "Skid Road"[35] after the timber skidding down the hill to Henry Yesler's sawmill. The term later entered the wider American vocabulary as Skid Row.) This boom was followed by the construction of an Olmsted-designed park system.[34] Seattle Public Library File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Seattle Public Library File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... The Office for Metropolitan Architecture, in short OMA, is the Rotterdam based architecture firm of Dutch architect Rem Koolhaas. ... Henry L. Yesler (b. ... The term skid row or skid road is used to refer to a run-down or dilapidated urban area. ... The Olmsted Brothers company was an extremely influential landscape design firm in the United States, formed in 1898 by step-brothers John Charles Olmsted (1852-1920) and Frederick Law Olmsted, Jr. ...


The second and most dramatic boom was the direct result of the Klondike Gold Rush of 1896, which ended the national depression that had begun with the Panic of 1893. On July 14, 1897, the S.S. Portland docked with its famed "ton of gold", and Seattle became the main transport and supply point for those heading north.[36] The boom lasted well into the early part of the 20th century and funded many new Seattle companies and products. Finance company Washington Mutual was founded in 1889, in an attempt to save Seattle's economy after the Great Seattle fire. In 1907, 19-year-old James E. Casey borrowed $100 from a friend and founded the American Messenger Company (later UPS). Other Seattle companies founded during this period include Nordstrom and Eddie Bauer.[37] Routes to the Klondike. ... The Panic of 1893 was a serious decline in the economy of the United States that began in 1893 and was precipitated in part by a run on the gold supply. ... is the 195th day of the year (196th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1897 (MDCCCXCVII) was a common year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... ź ů James E. Casey (March 29, 1888 - June 6, 1983), American businessman, was born in Candelaria, Nevada. ... United Parcel Service, Inc. ... This article is about the Nordstrom department store chain. ... Eddie Bauer is an outdoor clothing and sporting goods chain. ...


Next came the shipbuilding boom in the early part of the 20th century, followed by the unused city development plan of Virgil Bogue. Seattle was the major point of departure during World War II for troops heading to the North Pacific, and Boeing manufactured many of the war's bombers. Virgil Bogue (1846–1916) was the city of Seattles municipal planning director. ... For other uses, see Pacific War (disambiguation). ...


The local economy dipped after the war, but rose again with the expansion of Boeing, fueled by the growth of the commercial aviation industry.[38] When this particular cycle went into a major downturn in the late 1960s and early 1970s, many left the area to look for work elsewhere, and two local real estate agents put up a billboard reading "Will the last person leaving Seattle – Turn out the lights."[39]

Westlake Center, a Downtown mall and southern terminus of the Seattle Center Monorail
Westlake Center, a Downtown mall and southern terminus of the Seattle Center Monorail

Seattle remained the corporate headquarters of Boeing until 2001, when the company announced a desire to separate its headquarters from its major production facilities. Following a bidding war among a number of major cities, Boeing moved its corporate headquarters to Chicago.[40] The Seattle area is still home to Boeing's Renton narrow-body plant (where the 707, 720, 727, and 757 were assembled, and the 737 is assembled today) and Everett wide-body plant (assembly plant for the 747, 767, 777 and the upcoming 787 Dreamliner), as well as BECU, formerly the Boeing Employees Credit Union. Image File history File linksMetadata Seattledowntown. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Seattledowntown. ... The Boeing Renton, Washington Factory is a faclity owned by Boeing and is where Next-Generation Boeing 737s are built. ... The Boeing 707 is an American four-engine commercial passenger jet airliner developed by Boeing in the early 1950s. ... The Boeing 727 is a mid-size, narrow-body, three-engine commercial jet airliner. ... The Boeing 757 is an American short to medium range commercial passenger aircraft manufactured by Boeing Commercial Airplanes. ... The Boeing 737 is a short to medium range, single aisle, narrow body jet airliner. ... Boeings Everett, Washington Factory is where Boeing 747s, Boeing 767s, Boeing 777s, and the new Boeing 787 Dreamliner are built. ... The Boeing 747, sometimes nicknamed the Jumbo Jet,[4][5] is a long-haul, widebody commercial airliner manufactured by Boeing in the United States. ... American Airlines Boeing 767-300 at Gatwick Airport, England. ... The Boeing 777 is an American long-range wide-body twin-engine airliner built by Boeing Commercial Airplanes. ... The Boeing 787 Dreamliner is a mid-sized, wide-body, twin engine jet airliner currently under development by Boeing Commercial Airplanes. ... BECU is a credit union originally established to serve employees of the Boeing Company as Boeing Employees Credit Union. ...


Next, technology companies, including Microsoft, Amazon.com, RealNetworks, McCaw Cellular (now part of AT&T Mobility), VoiceStream (now T-Mobile USA), and biomedical corporations such as HeartStream (later purchased by Philips), Heart Technologies (later purchased by Boston Scientific), Physio-Control (later purchased by Medtronic), ZymoGenetics, ICOS (later purchased by Eli Lilly & Co.) and Immunex (later purchased by Amgen), found homes in Seattle and its suburbs. This success brought an influx of new citizens with a population increase within city limits of almost 50,000 between the 1990 and 2000 Census[41] and saw Seattle's real estate become some of the most expensive in the country.[42] Many of these companies remain relatively strong, but the frenzied dot-com boom years ended in early 2001.[43][44] Microsoft Corporation, (NASDAQ: MSFT, HKSE: 4338) is a multinational computer technology corporation with global annual revenue of US$44. ... Amazon. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... This article is about the wireless subsidiary of AT&T. For the defunct wireless provider that was merged into Cingular in 2004, see AT&T Wireless Services. ... T-Mobile logo T-Mobile is a multinational mobile phone operator. ... Health science is the discipline of applied science which deals with human and animal health. ... Philips HQ in Amsterdam Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.V. (Royal Philips Electronics N.V.), usually known as Philips, (Euronext: PHIA, NYSE: PHG) is one of the largest electronics companies in the world, founded and headquartered in the Netherlands. ... The Boston Scientific Corporation (NYSE: BSX) (abbreviated BSC), is a worldwide developer, manufacturer and marketer of medical devices whose products are used in a range of interventional medical specialties, including interventional cardiology, peripheral interventions, neuromodulation, neurovascular intervention, electrophysiology, cardiac surgery, vascular surgery, endoscopy, oncology, urology and gynecology. ... Medtronic, Inc. ... ZymoGenetics is a biotechnology/pharmaceutical company based in Seattle, Washington involved in the development of therapeutic proteins. ... One of the worlds largest corporations, Eli Lilly and Company NYSE: LLY is a global pharmaceutical company. ... Amgen Inc. ... The United States Census is a decennial census mandated by the United States Constitution. ... The dot-com bubble was a speculative bubble covering roughly 1995–2001 during which stock markets in Western nations saw their value increase rapidly from growth in the new Internet sector and related fields. ...


Geography

Topography

See also: List of Seattle parks, Bodies of water of Seattle, and Regrading in Seattle
Downtown Seattle is bounded by Elliott Bay (lower left), lower Broadway (from upper left to lower right), Royal Brougham Way (lower right), and Denny Way (obscured by clouds).
Downtown Seattle is bounded by Elliott Bay (lower left), lower Broadway (from upper left to lower right), Royal Brougham Way (lower right), and Denny Way (obscured by clouds).

Seattle is located between an inlet of the Pacific Ocean to the west called Puget Sound and Lake Washington to the east at the mouth of the Duwamish River, which empties into the city's chief harbor, Elliott Bay, an inlet of the Sound. West beyond the Sound are the Kitsap Peninsula and Olympic Mountains, on the Olympic Peninsula; east beyond Lake Washington and the eastside suburbs are Lake Sammamish and the Cascade Range. The sea, rivers, forests, lakes, and fields were once rich enough to support one of the world's few sedentary hunter-gatherer societies.[45][46] Opportunities for sailing, skiing, bicycling, camping, and hiking are nearby and accessible almost year-round. There are hundreds of parks in Seattle, Washington. ... This is the main article on the bodies of water of Seattle. ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (1944x1458, 640 KB) [edit] Summary Seattle, Washington Description: Downtown; Elliot Bay (foreground); Lake Union, Portage Bay, Union Bay and Lake Washington (left to right at top) (Seattle, Washington) Viewpoint location: Flight 334 from Seattle/Tacoma, WA to Oakland, CA Alaska Airlines... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (1944x1458, 640 KB) [edit] Summary Seattle, Washington Description: Downtown; Elliot Bay (foreground); Lake Union, Portage Bay, Union Bay and Lake Washington (left to right at top) (Seattle, Washington) Viewpoint location: Flight 334 from Seattle/Tacoma, WA to Oakland, CA Alaska Airlines... Downtown Seattle, from top of Space Needle (looking south) Map of Downtown Seattle Downtown is a neighborhood in Seattle, Washington. ... The Olympic Mountains The Olympic Mountains are a mountain range on the Olympic Peninsula of western Washington in the United States. ... The Eastside is to the right (east) of Lake Washington. ... Lake Sammamish is a lake 13 km (8 mi) east of Seattle in King County, Washington, United States. ...


The city itself is hilly, though not uniformly so.[47] Like Rome, the city is said to lie on seven hills; the lists vary, but typically include Capitol Hill, First Hill, West Seattle, Beacon Hill, Queen Anne, Magnolia, and the former Denny Hill. The Wallingford and Mount Baker neighbourhoods are technically located on hills as well. Many of the hilliest areas are near the city center, with Capitol Hill, First Hill, and Beacon Hill collectively constituting something of a ridge along an isthmus between Elliott Bay and Lake Washington. The topography of the city center has been reshaped by regrading projects, a seawall, and the construction of an artificial island, Harbor Island (completed 1909), at the mouth of the city's industrial Duwamish Waterway. Seattle, Washington is sometimes claimed to have been built on seven hills. ... The Duwamish River is the name of the lower 12 miles (19 km) of Washington states Green River. ...


The man-made Lake Washington Ship Canal incorporates four natural bodies of water: Lake Union, Salmon Bay, Portage Bay, and Union Bay, connecting Puget Sound to Lake Washington. The Lake Washington Ship Canal, which runs through Seattle, Washington connecting Lake Washington to Puget Sound, is a system consisting of, from east to west, Union Bay, the Montlake Cut, Portage Bay, Lake Union, the Fremont Cut, Salmon Bay, the Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, and Shilshole Bay. ... Lake Union from atop the Space Needle Lake Union is a freshwater lake completely within the Seattle, Washington city limits. ... Union Bay from Union Bay Natural Area with Laurelhurst, the Evergreen Point Floating Bridge and Madison Park (left to right) beyond Winter view across Union Bay, looking from the Museum of History and Industry toward Laurelhurst. ...


Seattle is in an earthquake zone and has experienced a number of significant quakes, most recently (as of 2007) the magnitude 6.8 Nisqually Earthquake, February 28, 2001, which did significant architectural damage, especially in the Pioneer Square area (built on reclaimed land, as are the Industrial District and part of the city center), but caused no fatalities.[48] Other strong quakes occurred on December 14, 1872 (estimated at 7.3 or 7.4 magnitude),[48] April 13, 1949 (7.1),[49] and April 29, 1965 (6.5).[50] The 1949 quake caused eight known deaths, all in Seattle;[49] the 1965 quake caused three deaths in Seattle directly, and one more by heart failure.[50] Although the Seattle Fault passes just south of the city center, neither it[51] nor the Cascadia subduction zone has caused an earthquake since the city's founding. The Cascadia subduction zone poses the threat of an earthquake of magnitude 9.0 or greater, capable of seriously damaging the city and collapsing many buildings, especially in zones built on fill.[52] The Richter magnitude test scale (or more correctly local magnitude ML scale) assigns a single number to quantify the size of an earthquake. ... The Nisqually earthquake occurred on February 28, 2001, and was one of the largest recorded earthquakes in Washington state history. ... is the 59th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the year. ... Land reclamation is either of two distinct practices. ... is the 348th day of the year (349th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1872 (MDCCCLXXII) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian Calendar (or a leap year starting on Saturday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... is the 103rd day of the year (104th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1949 (MCMXLIX) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 119th day of the year (120th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1965 (MCMLXV) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar) of the 1965 Gregorian calendar. ... The Seattle Fault cuts across Puget Sound and into Seattle itself. ... Structure of the Cascadia subduction zone Area of the Cascadia subduction zone The Cascadia subduction zone is a very long sloping fault that stretches from northern Vancouver Island to northern California. ...


According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 369.2 km² (142.5 mi²),[53] 217.2 km² (83.9 mi²) of which is land and 152.0 km² (58.7 mi²) water. The total area is 41.16% water. A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ...


Climate

Seattle averages only 58 clear days a year, with most of those days occurring between June and September[54]

Seattle's mild climate is usually classified as Marine west coast (Cfb).[55] However, its wet-winter/dry-summer pattern shows some characteristics of a Mediterranean climate (Csb), and it is sometimes classified this way.[56] Temperature extremes are moderated by adjacent Puget Sound, the greater Pacific Ocean, and Lake Washington. The region is partially protected from Pacific storms by the Olympic Mountains and from Arctic air by the Cascade Range. Despite being on the margin of the rain shadow of the Olympic Mountains, the city has a reputation for frequent rain.[57] Despite its relatively frequent rainfall, the so-called "rainy city" receives a smaller quantity of actual precipitation annually, at 37.1 inches (94 cm)[58], than New York City, Atlanta, Houston, and most cities of the Eastern Seaboard of the United States. Seattle's reputation for rain derives from this frequency of precipitation as well as the fact that it is cloudy an average of 226 days per year (cf. 132 in New York City)[54], although many of these days have intermittent periods of sunlight. Most of the precipitation falls as drizzle or light rain, with only occasional downpours. Spring, late fall, and winter are filled with days when it does not rain but looks as if it might because of cloudy, overcast skies. As for temperature, winters are cool and wet with average lows around 35–40 °F (2–4 °C) on winter nights. Colder weather can occur, but seldom lasts more than a few days. Summers are dry and warm, with average daytime highs around 73–80 °F (22.2–26.7 °C). Hotter weather usually occurs only during a few summer days. Seattle's hottest official recorded temperature was 100 °F (37.8 °C) on July 20, 1994; the coldest recorded temperature was 0 °F (-18 °C) on January 31, 1950.[58] Image File history File linksMetadata Seattlesunny. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Seattlesunny. ... It has been suggested that The Cool Western Temperate Maritime Climate be merged into this article or section. ...  Areas with Mediterranean climate A Mediterranean climate is one that resembles the climate of the lands in the Mediterranean Basin, which includes over half of the area with this climate type world-wide. ... “Cascades” redirects here. ... For the Australian television series see Rain Shadow (TV series). ... An inch (plural: inches; symbol or abbreviation: in or, sometimes, ″ - a double prime) is the name of a unit of length in a number of different systems, including English units, Imperial units, and United States customary units. ... A centimetre (American spelling centimeter, symbol cm) is a unit of length that is equal to one hundredth of a metre, the current SI base unit of length. ... This article is about the state capital of Georgia. ... Houston redirects here. ... Categories: US geography stubs ... is the 201st day of the year (202nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1994 (MCMXCIV) The year 1994 was designated as the International Year of the Family and the International Year of the Sport and the Olympic Ideal by the United Nations. ... is the 31st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1950 (MCML) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...

Between October and May, it is cloudy or partly cloudy six out of every seven days
Between October and May, it is cloudy or partly cloudy six out of every seven days[54]

Eighty miles (130 km) to the west, the Hoh Rain Forest in Olympic National Park on the western flank of the Olympic Mountains receives an annual average rainfall of 142 inches (361 cm), and the state capital, Olympia—south of the rain shadow—receives an annual average rainfall of 52 inches (132 cm). Snowfall is very infrequent, especially at lower altitudes and near the coast, and is usually light and fleeting, lasting only a few days. Average annual snowfall, as measured at Sea–Tac Airport, is 13 inches (33 cm) but this is highly variable throughout the city, especially based on altitude, and most snowfall is brief and melts within the day.[59] Seattle's record snowfall was 20 inches (51 cm) on January 13, 1950.[60] Sunnier and drier "California weather" typically dominates from mid-July to mid-September. An average of 0.8 inches (2.0 cm) of rain falls in July and 1.0 inch (2.5 cm) in August. Although the summer climate is considerably drier and less humid than in areas with humid continental climates, a slight dampness can be occasionally felt, usually when temperatures reach above 80 °F (26.7 °C). This dampness is typically more noticeable during the evening when the temperatures have dropped. Because of this, Seattle experiences occasional summer thunderstorms.[61] Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Moss draped Bigleaf Maple near the Hoh River. ... Olympic National Park is located in the U.S. state of Washington, in the far northwestern part of the state known as the Olympic Peninsula. ... is the 13th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1950 (MCML) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Fog at the Golden Gate Bridge Californias climate changes varies widely, from arid to subarctic, depending on latitude, elevation, and proximity to the coast. ...


The Puget Sound Convergence Zone is an important feature of Seattle's weather. In the convergence zone, air arriving from the north meets air flowing in from the south. Both streams of air originate over the Pacific Ocean; airflow is split by the Olympic Mountains to Seattle's west, then reunited by the Cascade Mountains to the east. When the air currents meet, they are forced upward, resulting in convection.[62] The Puget Sound Convergence Zone (PSCZ) is a meteorological phenomenon that occurs over Puget Sound in Washington. ...


Thunderstorms caused by this activity can occur north and south of town, but Seattle itself rarely receives worse weather than occasional thunder and ice-pellet showers. Nonetheless, the Hanukkah Eve Wind Storm in December 2006 brought heavy rain and winds gusting up to 69 mph (111 km/h). One Seattleite drowned in her collapsed and flooded basement; power failures were widespread, with some left without power for up to eleven days.[63] 1Maximum snowfall or ice accretion The Hanukkah Eve Wind Storm of 2006 was a powerful Pacific storm that slammed into the Pacific Northwest region of the United States and southern British Columbia, Canada between December 14, 2006 and December 15, 2006. ...


An exception to Seattle's dampness often occurs in El Niño years, when the marine weather systems track as far south as California and little precipitation falls in the Puget Sound area.[64] Since the region's water comes from mountain snowpacks during the drier summer months, El Niño winters can not only produce substandard skiing but can result in water rationing and a shortage of hydroelectric power the following summer.[65] Chart of ocean surface temperature anomaly [°C] during the last strong El Niño in December 1997 El Niño and La Niña (also written in English as El Nino and La Nina) are major temperature fluctuations in surface waters of the tropical Eastern Pacific Ocean. ...

Weather averages for Seattle, Washington
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °F (°C) 67 (19) 70 (21) 78 (26) 87 (31) 93 (34) 98 (37) 100 (38) 99 (37) 98 (37) 89 (32) 74 (23) 65 (18) 100 (38)
Average high °F (°C) 46 (8) 50 (10) 53 (12) 58 (14) 64 (18) 70 (21) 75 (24) 76 (24) 70 (21) 60 (16) 51 (11) 46 (8) 60 (16)
Average low °F (°C) 36 (2) 37 (3) 39 (4) 42 (6) 47 (8) 52 (11) 55 (13) 56 (13) 52 (11) 46 (8) 40 (4) 36 (2) 45 (7)
Record low °F (°C) 0 (-18) 1 (-17) 11 (-12) 29 (-2) 16 (-9) 38 (3) 47 (8) 44 (7) 35 (2) 19 (-7) 0 (-18) 6 (-14) 0 (-18)
Precipitation inches (mm) 5.1 (129.5) 4.2 (106.7) 3.8 (96.5) 2.6 (66) 1.8 (45.7) 1.5 (38.1) 0.8 (20.3) 1.0 (25.4) 1.6 (40.6) 3.2 (81.3) 5.9 (149.9) 5.6 (142.2) 37.1 (942.3)
Source: Weather.com [58] July 2007

The nickname "Emerald City" is in reference to the lush greenery that covers Seattle year-round, with many evergreen species, including hardy palms. Palms is a neighborhood in western Los Angeles. ...


Neighborhoods

Main article: Seattle neighborhoods
Downtown Seattle includes a tightly-packed financial district along with residential areas and a panoramic waterfront.
Downtown Seattle includes a tightly-packed financial district along with residential areas and a panoramic waterfront.

Seattle has grown through a series of annexations of smaller neighboring communities. On May 3, 1891, Magnolia, Wallingford, Green Lake, and the University District (then known as Brooklyn) were annexed.[66] The town of South Seattle was annexed on October 20, 1905.[67] Between January 7 and September 12, 1907, Seattle nearly doubled its land area by annexing six incorporated towns and areas of unincorporated King County, including Southeast Seattle, Ravenna, South Park, Columbia, Ballard, and West Seattle.[68] Three years later, after having difficulties paying a $10,000 bill from the county, the town of Georgetown merged with Seattle.[69] Finally, on January 4, 1954, the area between N. 85th Street and N. 145th Street was annexed,[70] including the neighborhoods of Maple Leaf, Lake City, and Northgate. Seattle, Washington is made up of districts and neighborhoods, a list of which appears below. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (2048 × 1536 pixel, file size: 1. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (2048 × 1536 pixel, file size: 1. ... is the 123rd day of the year (124th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1891 (MDCCCXCI) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Saturday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... Wallingford Good Shepherd Center Gas Works Park Wallingford is a neighborhood in north central Seattle, Washington, named after John Noble Wallingford (died 1913). ... Green Lake Green Lake is a neighborhood in north central Seattle, Washington, USA. Its centerpiece is the lake and park after which it is named. ... See also College town. ... is the 293rd day of the year (294th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For other uses, see 1905 (disambiguation). ... is the 7th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 255th day of the year (256th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1907 (MCMVII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Monday of the 13-day-slower Julian calendar). ... Ravenna Ravenna is a neighborhood in northeastern Seattle, Washington, named after Ravenna, Italy. ... This article or section is missing references or citation of sources. ... Ballard Ballard is a neighborhood located in the northwestern part of Seattle, Washington. ... West Seattle West Seattle, a hilly district in Seattle, Washington, encompasses all of Seattle west of the Duwamish River. ... Georgetown Georgetown is a neighborhood in Seattle, Washington, USA. It is bounded on the north by the mainlines of the BNSF Railway and Union Pacific Railroad, beyond which is the Industrial District; on the west by the Duwamish River, across which is West Seattle; on the east by Interstate 5... is the 4th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1954 (MCMLIV) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1954 Gregorian calendar). ... Maple Leaf is a neighborhood in Seattle. ... Lake City Lake City is an informal borough or district of neighborhoods in the northeast corner of Seattle, centered along Lake City Way NE (SR-522). ... This article is being considered for deletion in accordance with Wikipedias deletion policy. ...


Seattle mayor Greg Nickels is among those who have called Seattle "a city of neighborhoods,"[71][72] although the boundaries (and even names) of those neighborhoods are often open to dispute. For example, a Department of Neighborhoods spokeswoman reported that her own neighborhood has gone from "the 'CD' (Central District) to 'Madrona' to 'Greater Madison Valley' and now 'Madrona Park.'"[72] There is more than one place called Central District: Central District, Botswana Central, Hong Kong This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists pages that might otherwise share the same title. ...


Over a dozen Seattle neighborhoods have Neighborhood Service Centers, originally known in 1972 as "Little City Halls"[73] and many having street fairs and parades during the summer months.[74] The largest of the city's street fairs feature hundreds of craft and food booths and multiple stages with live entertainment, and draw more than 100,000 people over the course of a weekend.[75] In addition, at least half a dozen neighborhoods have weekly farmers' markets, some with as many as fifty vendors.[76]


The residents of White Center, an unincorporated neighborhood between Seattle and Burien, are in the process of deciding by which of the two cities they will be annexed.[77] The south end of Delridge Way SW, at the corner of SW Roxbury Street. ... Three Tree Point in Burien at sunset. ...


Cityscape

Queen Anne Hill (left center), Lake Union (center), the Downtown Seattle skyline (right center), and Elliott Bay (right) are important aspects of Seattle's cityscape viewed from the Space Needle.
Queen Anne Hill (left center), Lake Union (center), the Downtown Seattle skyline (right center), and Elliott Bay (right) are important aspects of Seattle's cityscape viewed from the Space Needle.

Seattle, Washington cityscape Houses of Parliament, Sunset, 1902, by Claude Monet View of Delft (1660-1661) by Jan Vermeer A cityscape is the urban equivalent of a landscape. ...

Landmarks

Pike Place Market, a popular destination for tourists and locals
See also: List of tallest buildings and structures in Seattle

The Space Needle, dating from the Century 21 Exposition (1962), is Seattle's most recognizable landmark, having been featured in the logo of the television show Frasier and the backgrounds of the television series Grey's Anatomy and iCarly, and films such as Sleepless in Seattle. The fairgrounds surrounding the Needle have been converted into Seattle Center, which remains the site of many local civic and cultural events, such as Bumbershoot, Folklife, and the Bite of Seattle. Seattle Center plays multiple roles in the city, ranging from a public fair grounds to a civic center, though recent economic losses have called its viability and future into question.[78] The Seattle Center Monorail was also constructed for Century 21 and still runs from Seattle Center to Westlake Center, a Downtown shopping mall, a little over a mile to the southeast. Skyline of Seattle This list of tallest buildings in Seattle ranks skyscrapers in the city of Seattle, Washington by height. ... This article is about the Landmark. ... Frasier is an American sitcom starring Kelsey Grammer as psychiatrist Dr. Frasier Crane. ... This article is about the television series. ... iCarly is an American television series aimed at young teens and preteens, which premiered on September 8, 2007 and is currently aired on the TV channel, Nickelodeon. ... Sleepless in Seattle is a 1993 American comedy-drama film written and directed by Nora Ephron. ... Seattle Center is a fairground, park and arts and entertainment center in Seattle, Washington. ... The Northwest Folklife Festival is an annual festival of ethnic, folk, and traditional art, crafts, and music that takes place over the Memorial Day weekend at Seattle, Washingtons Seattle Center. ... The Bite of Seattle is an annual food festival that takes place over three days in July at Seattle, Washington, USAs Seattle Center. ... The monorail tracks with the Space Needle visible in the distance The Seattle Center Monorail is an elevated monorail line in Seattle, Washington, that runs one mile along Fifth Avenue from Westlake Center in Downtown to Seattle Center in Lower Queen Anne. ... Westlake Center is a four-story shopping center and twenty-five story office tower in downtown Seattle, Washington, USA. The southern terminus of the Seattle Center Monorail, it is located across Pine Street from Westlake Park, between 4th and 5th Avenues. ...


The Smith Tower was the tallest building on the West Coast from its completion in 1914 until the Space Needle overtook it in 1962.[79] The late 1980s saw the construction of Seattle's two tallest skyscrapers: the 76 story Columbia Center (completed 1985) is the tallest building in the Pacific Northwest[80] and the fourth tallest building west of the Mississippi River;[81] the Washington Mutual Tower (completed 1988) is Seattle's second tallest building.[82][83] Other notable Seattle landmarks include Pike Place Market, the Fremont Troll, the Experience Music Project (at Seattle Center), and the Seattle Central Library. Smith Tower construction, February 1913 The Smith Tower, located in Pioneer Square, is the oldest skyscraper in Seattle, Washington. ... The Columbia Center (formerly the Bank of America Tower, Columbia Center and the Columbia Seafirst Center) is the tallest skyscraper in the downtown Seattle skyline. ... The tower from Bell Street Pier The tower seen from street level on 2nd Ave. ... Pike Place Market is a public market overlooking the Elliott Bay waterfront in Seattle, Washington, United States. ... The Troll, also known as the Fremont Troll or the Troll Under the Bridge, is a piece of whimsical public art in the Fremont neighborhood of Seattle, Washington in the United States. ... View of the EMP from the Seattle Center with the monorail traveling through it. ... Seattle Central Library Exterior The Seattle Central Library is the flagship library of the Seattle Public Library system. ...


Starbucks has been at Pike Place Market since the coffee company was founded there in 1971. The first store is still operating a block south of its original location.[84] Starbucks Center, the company's current headquarters, is the largest building in Seattle by volume at just over 2,000,000 square feet (186,000 m²). The building, once Sears' Northwest catalog distribution center, also contains a Sears and an OfficeMax store.[85] Sears, Roebuck and Company is an American mid-range chain of international department stores, founded by Richard Sears and Alvah Roebuck in the late 19th century. ... OfficeMax (NYSE: OMX), is an office supplies retailer founded in 1988 and headquartered in Naperville, Illinois. ...


The National Register of Historic Places has over a hundred and fifty Seattle listings.[86] A typical plaque showing entry on the National Register of Historic Places. ...


Culture

The Moore Theatre has been a performing arts venue in Downtown Seattle since its construction in 1907.
The Moore Theatre has been a performing arts venue in Downtown Seattle since its construction in 1907.
Main article: Arts in Seattle

Seattle has been a regional center for the performing arts for many years. The century-old Seattle Symphony Orchestra is among the world's most recorded [87] and performs primarily at Benaroya Hall.[88] The Seattle Opera and Pacific Northwest Ballet, which perform at McCaw Hall (opened 2003 on the site of the former Seattle Opera House at Seattle Center), are comparably distinguished,[89][90] with the Opera being particularly known for its performances of the works of Richard Wagner[91][92] and the PNB School (founded in 1974) ranking as one of the top three ballet training institutions in the United States.[89] The Seattle Youth Symphony Orchestras (SYSO) is the largest symphonic youth organization in the United States.[93] Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 450 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (1944 × 2592 pixels, file size: 741 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File historyClick on a date/time to view the file as it appeared at that time. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 450 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (1944 × 2592 pixels, file size: 741 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File historyClick on a date/time to view the file as it appeared at that time. ... Entrance to The Moore Theatre at the corner of 2nd Ave. ... Mural Amphitheater, Seattle Center (built 1962). ... The performing arts are those forms of art which differ from the plastic arts insofar as the former uses the artists own body, face and presence as a medium, and the latter uses materials such as clay, metal or paint which can be molded or transformed to create some... The Seattle Symphony Orchestra is an American orchestra based in Seattle, Washington. ... Benaroya Hall is a performance venue in Seattle, Washington that is the home of the Seattle Symphony. ... The Seattle Opera is an opera company located in Seattle, Washington. ... The Pacific Northwest Ballet is a ballet company and based in Seattle, Washington in the United States. ... The Marion Oliver McCaw Hall is a performance space located in Seattle, Washington. ... Richard Wagner Wilhelm Richard Wagner (22 May 1813 – 13 February 1883) was a German composer, conductor, music theorist, and essayist, primarily known for his operas (or music dramas as they were later called). ... Seattle Youth Symphony Orchestras (or SYSO) is the largest youth symphony organization in the United States[1], and among the oldest and most distinguished. ...


The 5th Avenue Theatre, built in 1926, stages Broadway-style musical shows[94] featuring both local talent and international stars.[95] Seattle has "around 100" theatrical production companies[96][97] and over two dozen live theatre venues, many of them associated with fringe theatre;[98] Seattle is probably second only to New York for number of equity theaters[99](28 Seattle theater companies have some sort of Actors' Equity contract[96]). In addition, the 900-seat Romanesque Revival Town Hall on First Hill hosts numerous cultural events, especially lectures and recitals.[100]. The 5th Avenue Theatre // Since 1926, the magnificent 5th Avenue Theatre, located in Seattle, Washington, in the United States, has captivated audiences with music, drama and laughter. ... Fringe theatre is a term used to describe alternative theatre, or entertainment not of the mainstream. ... The Actors Equity Association (commonly simply Equity) is the trade union of American theatrical performers and stage managers. ... The Actors Equity Association, commonly referred to as Actors Equity, is an American labor union formed in New York City in 1913 by 112 actors working in the professional theatre. ... A style of building in the late 19th century (roughly 1840 and 1900) inspired by the 11th and 12th century Romanesque style of architecture. ... Town Hall is a cultural center/performance hall located on Seattle, Washington, USAs First Hill. ...


Seattle is considered the home of grunge music[8] because it was home to artists such as Nirvana, Pearl Jam, Soundgarden, and Alice in Chains, all of whom reached vast audiences in the early 1990s.[101] The city is also home to such varied musicians as avant-garde jazz musicians Bill Frisell and Wayne Horvitz, rapper Sir Mix-a-Lot, smooth jazz saxophonist Kenny G, Heart, heavy metal band Nevermore, underground rap duos Blue Scholars and Common Market, and such poppier rock bands as Harvey Danger, Goodness and the Presidents of the United States of America. Such musicians as Jimi Hendrix, Duff McKagan, Nikki Sixx, and Quincy Jones spent their formative years in Seattle.[101] This article is about the American grunge band. ... This article is about the rock group. ... Soundgarden was an American rock band formed in Seattle, Washington in 1984 by lead singer and drummer Chris Cornell, lead guitarist Kim Thayil, and bassist Hiro Yamamoto. ... This article is about the grunge band. ... A work similar to Marcel Duchamps Fountain Avant garde (written avant-garde) is a French phrase, one of many French phrases used by English speakers. ... For other uses, see Jazz (disambiguation). ... William Richard Bill Frisell (born March 18, 1951) is a North American jazz guitarist, progressive folk musician and composer. ... Wayne Horvitz is a composer and keyboard player. ... Hip hop music is a style of popular music. ... Anthony Ray (born August 12, 1963), known as Sir Mix-a-Lot, is a Grammy Award-winning rapper and producer, originally from Seattle, Washington, U.S.. // Sir Mix-a-Lot worked together with Miami bass icon DJ Magic Mike, Mudhoney, Metal Church (on a cover of Black Sabbaths Iron... Smooth Jazz, also sometimes referred to as new adult contemporary music,[1] is generally described as a genre of music that utilizes instruments (and, at times, improvisation) traditionally associated with jazz and stylistic influences drawn from mostly R&B, but also funk and pop. ... A saxophonist is a musician who plays the saxophone. ... For the WFMU DJ, see Kenneth Goldsmith. ... For other uses, see Heart (disambiguation). ... Heavy metal redirects here. ... For the Queen song of the same name, see Nevermore (song) For the Edgar Allan Poe poem featuring the word, see The Raven Nevermore is an American metal band from Seattle, Washington assembled in 1991 from the ashes of the power metal band Sanctuary. ... This article is about the genre of popular music. ... Harvey Danger is a rock band that formed in Seattle, Washington in 1992, and rose to prominence in 1998 with the single Flagpole Sitta. The band released a new album in 2005, Little by Little. ... Goodness were a rock band from Seattle, Washington (U.S.), led by Carrie Akre, formerly of Hammerbox and now primarily a solo artist. ... The Presidents of the United States of America is a Seattle alternative rock band best known for their quirky, often nonsensical songs that defied the typical sound of most bands from the Pacific Northwest at the time. ... Jimi Hendrix (November 27, 1942 – September 18, 1970) was an American guitar virtuoso, singer and songwriter. ... Duff McKagan (born Michael Andrew McKagan on February 5, 1964) is an American musician and rock bassist, who is best known for his thirteen-year tenure in the hard rock band Guns N Roses. ... Nikki Sixx (born Frank Carlton Serafino Feranna, Jr. ... This article is about the producer and songwriter. ...

Jimi Hendrix, born in Seattle

Since the grunge era, the area has hosted a diverse and influential alternative music scene. The Seattle record label Sub Pop—the first to sign Nirvana—has signed such non-grunge bands as Murder City Devils, Sunny Day Real Estate, Death Cab for Cutie and The Postal Service.[101] Jimi Hendrix (November 27, 1942 – September 18, 1970) was an American guitar virtuoso, singer and songwriter. ... Sub Pop is a record label in Seattle, Washington that achieved fame in the 1990s for first signing Nirvana, Soundgarden, Mudhoney and many other bands from the local Seattle music scene. ... Murder City Devils was a rock-n-roll band active between 1996 and 2001. ... Sunny Day Real Estate or SDRE was an alternative rock band formed in Seattle, Washington. ... Death Cab for Cutie is an American band formed in Bellingham, Washington in 1997. ... This article is about the band. ...

Seattle Center, as seen from Kerry Park, hosts a number of Seattle's cultural events.
Seattle Center, as seen from Kerry Park, hosts a number of Seattle's cultural events.

Earlier Seattle-based popular music acts include the collegiate folk group The Brothers Four; The Wailers, a 1960s garage band; The Ventures, an instrumental rock band; the Allies and the Heaters (later "the Heats"), 1980s teen-pop bands; from that same era, the more sophisticated pop of the short-lived Visible Targets and the still-performing Young Fresh Fellows and Posies; and the pop-punk of The Fastbacks and the outright punk of The Fartz (later 10 Minute Warning), The Gits, and Seven Year Bitch.[101] Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (1632 × 1224 pixel, file size: 866 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) I, the creator of this work, hereby release it into the public domain. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (1632 × 1224 pixel, file size: 866 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) I, the creator of this work, hereby release it into the public domain. ... The Brothers Four are an American folk group founded in 1957 in Seattle, Washington. ... The Wailers were an American rock band from Tacoma, Washington, often considered the first garage rock group. ... Walk Dont Run (1960) The Ventures are a rock instrumental band formed in 1958, by Don Wilson and Bob Bogle, two Seattle masonry workers. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... The Posies are an American alternative rock group that was formed in 1986 in Seattle, Washington and broke up in 2000, then reformed in 2004. ... Clockwise from top left: Kurt Bloch, Lulu Gargiulo, band, Kim Warnick The Fastbacks were a pioneering Seattle band. ... The Fartz were one of the first well known Hardcore bands from Seattle, Washington. ... It is proposed that this article be deleted, because of the following concern: doesnt assert notability If you can address this concern by improving, copyediting, sourcing, renaming or merging the page, please edit this page and do so. ... The Gits were a Seattle punk rock band active from 1986 to 1993. ... 7 Year Bitch was an all-female, punk-influenced rock band in Seattle, Washington during the period 1990–1996. ...


Spoken word and poetry are staples of Seattle arts, paralleling the explosion of the independent music scene during the late 1980s and early 1990s. Seattle's performance poetry blossomed with the importation of the poetry slam from Chicago (its origin) by Paul Granert. This and the proliferation of weekly readings, open mics, and poetry-friendly club venues like the Weathered Wall, the OK Hotel, and the Ditto Tavern (all now defunct), allowed spoken-word/performance poetry to take off. Seattle annually sends a team of slammers to the National Poetry Slam and considers itself home of some of the most talented performance poets in the world: Buddy Wakefield, two-time Individual World Poetry Slam Champ;[102] Anis Mojgani, two-time National Poetry Slam Champ;[103] and Danny Sherrard, 2007 National Poetry Slam Champ.[104] Seattle also hosted the 2001 national Poetry Slam Tournament. The Seattle Poetry Festival is a biennial poetry festival that (launched first as the Poetry Circus in 1997) has featured local, regional, national, and international names in poetry.[105] Spoken word is a form of music or artistic performance in which lyrics, poetry, or stories are spoken rather than sung. ... In popular music, independent music, often abbreviated as indie, is a term used to describe genres, scenes, subcultures, styles and other cultural attributes in music, characterized by their independence from major commercial record labels and their autonomous, do-it-yourself approach to recording and publishing. ... Nuyorican Poets Cafe, New York City A poetry slam is a competition at which poets read or recite original work (or, more rarely, that of others). ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Anis Mojgani (born June 13, 1977) is a spoken word poet, visual artist [1] and musician based in Portland in Oregon. ...


The city also has a large number of movie houses showing both Hollywood productions and works by independent filmmakers. Among these, the Seattle Cinerama stands out as one of only three movie theaters in the world still capable of showing three-panel Cinerama films. ... An independent film, or indie film, is a film that is produced outside, independent, of the Hollywood Studio system. ... The Seattle Cinerama Theatre is a landmark movie theater located in the Belltown neighborhood of Seattle, Washington. ... Cinerama is the trademarked name for a widescreen process which works by simultaneously projecting images from three synchronized 35 mm projectors onto a huge, deeply-curved screen, subtending 146° of arc, and for the corporation which was formed to market it. ...


Tourism

See also: Museums and galleries of Seattle
Almost two hundred cruise ship visits brought an estimated 750,000 passengers to Seattle in 2007.
Almost two hundred cruise ship visits brought an estimated 750,000 passengers to Seattle in 2007.[106]

Among Seattle's known annual cultural events and fairs are the 24-day Seattle International Film Festival,[107] Northwest Folklife over the Memorial Day week, numerous Seafair events throughout July and August (ranging from a Bon Odori celebration to hydroplane races), and the Bite of Seattle. Bumbershoot programs music over the Labor Day weekend, as well as other arts and entertainment. All are typically attended by 100,000 people annually, as are Hempfest and two separate Independence Day celebrations.[108][109][110] Being so much younger than the cities of Europe and the eastern U.S., Seattle, Washington has a lower profile in terms of art museums than it does in the performing arts. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 527 pixelsFull resolution (1024 × 675 pixels, file size: 459 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File historyClick on a date/time to view the file as it appeared at that time. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 527 pixelsFull resolution (1024 × 675 pixels, file size: 459 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File historyClick on a date/time to view the file as it appeared at that time. ... The Seattle International Film Festival (SIFF), held annually in Seattle, Washington, is purported to be the largest film festival in the United States and among the top film festivals in the world. ... The Northwest Folklife Festival is an annual festival of ethnic, folk, and traditional art, crafts, and music that takes place over the Memorial Day weekend at Seattle, Washingtons Seattle Center. ... This article is about the holiday in the United States. ... Seafair is a summer festival in Seattle, Washington, USA that encompasses a wide variety of small neighborhood events leading up to several major city-wide celebrations. ... Bon Odori (盆踊り) is an event held during the Buddhist festival period called Obon in Japan. ... Look up hydroplane in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Look up bumbershoot in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... This article is about the holiday in the United States. ... Hempfest, officially The Seattle Hempfest, is an annual event in Seattle, Washington (U.S.), the countrys largest annual gathering demanding legalization of marijuana. ... Fourth of July redirects here. ...


Other significant events include numerous Native American powwows, a Greek Festival hosted by St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church in Montlake, and numerous ethnic festivals (many associated with Festál at Seattle Center).[111] This article is about the people indigenous to the United States. ... This article is about a Native American gathering. ... The present St. ... Montlake is a generally quiet neighborhood in central Seattle. ... Festál at Seattle Center is a program of annual ethnically-related festivals that take place on the grounds of Seattle Center in Seattle, Washington. ...


There are other annual events, ranging from the Seattle Antiquarian Book Fair & Book Arts Show;[112] an anime convention, Sakura-Con;[113] Penny Arcade Expo, a gaming convention;[114] and specialized film festivals, such as the Seattle Gay and Lesbian Film Festival,[115] to a two-day, 9,000-rider Seattle to Portland bicycle ride[116] and a Gay Pride parade and festival. In the past, the Gay Pride parade and festival have been centred on Capitol Hill. Since 2006, festivities have been held city-wide, and the parade has followed a route in Downtown to the Seattle Center amusement park.[117] Animé redirects here. ... Sakura-Con is an anime convention sponsored by the Asia Northwest Cultural Education Association (ANCEA). ... PAX logo // Lobby From the official site: What is PAX? PAX is a three-day game festival for tabletop, videogame, and PC gamers. ... A film festival is the presentation or showcasing of films in one or more movie theaters or screening venues. ... The Seattle to Portland Bicycle Classic (STP) is an annual one and two day supported bicycle ride from Seattle, Washington to Portland, Oregon. ... Front line of Gay Pride parade in Paris, France; June 2005 Gay pride or LGBT pride refers to a world wide movement and philosophy asserting that lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender individuals should be proud of their sexual orientation and gender identity. ...


The Henry Art Gallery opened in 1927, the first public art museum in Washington.[118] The Seattle Art Museum (SAM) opened in 1933; SAM opened a museum downtown in 1991 (expanded and reopened 2007); since 1991, the 1933 building has been SAM's Seattle Asian Art Museum (SAAM).[119] SAM also operates the Olympic Sculpture Park (opened 2007) on the waterfront north of the downtown piers. The Frye Art Museum is a free museum on First Hill. The Henry Art Gallery is the art museum of the University of Washington in Seattle, Washington, USA. Located on the west edge of campus along 15th Avenue N.E. in the University District, it was founded in 1927 and was the first public art museum in the state of Washington. ... Seattle Art Museum, viewed from First Avenue The Seattle Art Museum (commonly known as SAM) is an art museum located in downtown Seattle, Washington USA. Admission is free on the first Thursday of each month. ... The Seattle Asian Art Museum is a museum of Asian art located inside Volunteer Park on Seattle, Washington USAs Capitol Hill. ... The Olympic Sculpture Park is a public park in Seattle, Washington that opened on January 20, 2007. ... The Frye Art Museum is an art museum located on Seattle, Washington, USAs First Hill. ... First Hill is a neighborhood in Seattle, Washington, named for the hill on which it is located. ...


Regional history collections are at the Loghouse Museum in Alki, Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park, the Museum of History and Industry and the Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture. Industry collections are at the Center for Wooden Boats, the Seattle Metropolitan Police Museum, and the Museum of Flight. Regional ethnic collections include the Nordic Heritage Museum and the Wing Luke Asian Museum. Seattle visitors center The Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park is a United States National Historical Park that commemorates the Klondike Gold Rush. ... The Museum of History and Industry is a museum in the Montlake neighborhood of Seattle, Washington, USA, dedicated to the history of Seattle and the Puget Sound region. ... The Thomas Burke Memorial Washington State Museum is a museum in the northwest corner of the campus of the University of Washington, at the intersection of N.E. 45th Street and 15th Avenue N.E. in Seattle, Washington, USAs University District. ... The Center for Wooden Boats is a maritime heritage museum located on the south shore of Lake Unionin Seattle, Washington, USA. It was founded in 1977 by Dick Wagner. ... The Seattle Metropolitan Police Museum is a museum in the Pioneer Square neighborhood of Seattle, Washington. ... For the Museum of Flight in East Lothian, Scotland, see Museum of Flight (Scotland). ... The Nordic Heritage Museum is a museum in the Ballard neighborhood of Seattle, Washington. ... The Wing Luke Asian Museum in Seattle engages the Asian Pacific American communites and the public in exploring issues related to the culture, art and history of Asian Pacific Americans. ...


Seattle has artist-run galleries,[120] including 10-year veteran Soil Art Gallery,[121] and the newer Crawl Space Gallery.[122] SOIL Art Gallery[1] is an artist-run, not-for-profit gallery in Seattle, Washington, USA. Located in the newly renovated Tashiro Kaplan Building on 3rd and Yesler, Soil has a rotating membership of 20 - 24 artists. ...


Woodland Park Zoo opened as a private menagerie in 1889, but was sold to the city in 1899.[123] The Seattle Aquarium has been open on the downtown waterfront since 1977 (undergoing a renovation 2006).[124] The Seattle Underground Tour, an exhibit of places that existed before the Great Fire, is also popular.[125] There are also many community centers for recreation, including Rainier Beach, Van Asselt, Rainier, and Jefferson south of the Ship Canal and Green Lake, Laurelhurst, Loyal Heights north of the Canal, and Meadowbrook.[126] Woodland Park Zoo, which occupies the western half of Seattles (USA) Woodland Park, near Green Lake, began as a small menagerie on the Woodland Park estate of Guy C. Phinney, Canadian-born lumber mill owner and real estate developer. ... Menagerie is the term for a historical form of keeping wild and exotic animals in human captivity and therefore a predecessor of the modern zoological garden. ... The Seattle Aquarium is a public aquarium located on Pier 59 on Seattles Elliot Bay waterfront. ... A former bank; the vault door is in the background on the right. ... Seattle, Washington is home to many community centers that provide recreation for the populace. ...


Sports

Main article: Sports in Seattle
Club Sport League Venue Established Championships
Seattle Seahawks Football NFL Qwest Field 1976 0
Seattle Mariners Baseball MLB Safeco Field 1977 0
Seattle SuperSonics Basketball NBA Key Arena 1967 1
Seattle Storm Basketball WNBA Key Arena 2000 1
Seattle Thunderbirds Ice Hockey WHL Key Arena 1977 0
Seattle Sounders Soccer USL-1 Qwest Field 1994 4
Seattle Sounders FC Soccer Major League Soccer Qwest Field 2009 N/A

Seattle's professional sports history began at the start of the 20th century with the PCHA's Seattle Metropolitans, which in 1917 became the first American hockey team to win the Stanley Cup.[127] Today Seattle has teams in nearly every major professional sport. The four major professional teams are the 1979 National Basketball Association champions Seattle SuperSonics,[128] the National Football League's Seattle Seahawks, Major League Baseball's Seattle Mariners, and the 2004 Women's National Basketball Association champions, Seattle Storm.[129] However, the ownership of the SuperSonics is currently trying to move the team to Oklahoma City.[130] The Seattle Sounders currently play in the United Soccer League, but will be replaced by Seattle Sounders FC, which will play in Major League Soccer in 2009.[131] The Seattle Thunderbirds are a major-junior hockey team that plays in the one of the Canadian major-junior hockey leagues, the WHL (Western Hockey League). The Thunderbirds currently play in the KeyArena, but beginning in the 2008–2009 season will play in nearby Kent, Washington.[132] Seattles professional sports history began at the start of the 20th century with the PCHAs Seattle Metropolitans, which in 1917 became the first American hockey team to win the Stanley Cup, and continues today with the citys four major professional teams, the NBAs Seattle SuperSonics, the... City Seattle, Washington Team colors Pacific Blue, Navy Blue, Neon Green, White Head Coach Mike Holmgren Owner Paul Allen General manager Tim Ruskell Mascot Blitz, and Taima the hawk League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1976–present) American Football Conference (1977-2001) AFC West (1977-2001) National Football Conference (1976... United States simply as football, is a competitive team sport that is both fast-paced and strategic. ... NFL redirects here. ... Qwest Field is a stadium built for football and soccer located in Seattle, Washington. ... 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The Womens National Basketball Association (WNBA) is an organization governing a professional basketball league for women in the United States. ... KeyArena is located north of downtown Seattle on the grounds of Seattle Center (the site of 1962s Century 21 Exposition, a Worlds Fair). ... The Seattle Thunderbirds are an ice hockey team in Seattle, Washington that belongs to the Western Hockey League. ... Ice hockey, known simply as hockey in areas where it is more common than field hockey, is a team sport played on ice. ... The Western Hockey League is one of the three hockey Major Junior Tier I leagues which constitute the Canadian Hockey League. ... KeyArena is located north of downtown Seattle on the grounds of Seattle Center (the site of 1962s Century 21 Exposition, a Worlds Fair). ... This article is about the current Seattle Sounders team. ... Soccer redirects here. ... The United Soccer Leagues First Division (often referred to as simply, USL-1) is a professional mens soccer league in North America. ... Qwest Field is a stadium built for football and soccer located in Seattle, Washington. ... Soccer redirects here. ... Major League Soccer (MLS) is a North America professional soccer league. ... Qwest Field is a stadium built for football and soccer located in Seattle, Washington. ... Safeco Field, sometimes simply referred to as Safeco, is the home of the Seattle Mariners baseball club. ... Major league affiliations American League (1977–present) West Division (1977–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 42 Name Seattle Mariners (1977–present) Other nicknames The Ms Ballpark Safeco Field (1999–present) King County Domed Stadium (Kingdome) (1977-1999) Major league titles World Series titles (0) none AL Pennants (0) None... The Pacific Coast Hockey Association was a professional ice hockey league in western Canada, operating from 1911 to 1924 when it merged with the Western Canada Hockey League. ... Seattle Metropolitans The Seattle Metropolitans were an ice hockey team based in Seattle, Washington which played in the Pacific Coast Hockey Association from 1915 to 1924. ... The Stanley Cup The Stanley Cup (French: ) is the championship trophy of the National Hockey League (NHL), the major professional ice hockey league in Canada and the United States. ... Major Leagues redirects here. ... NBA redirects here. ... The Seattle SuperSonics (also called the Seattle Sonics) are an American professional basketball team based in Seattle, Washington. ... NFL redirects here. ... City Seattle, Washington Team colors Pacific Blue, Navy Blue, Neon Green, White Head Coach Mike Holmgren Owner Paul Allen General manager Tim Ruskell Mascot Blitz, and Taima the hawk League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1976–present) American Football Conference (1977-2001) AFC West (1977-2001) National Football Conference (1976... Major Leagues redirects here. ... Major league affiliations American League (1977–present) West Division (1977–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 42 Name Seattle Mariners (1977–present) Other nicknames The Ms Ballpark Safeco Field (1999–present) King County Domed Stadium (Kingdome) (1977-1999) Major league titles World Series titles (0) none AL Pennants (0) None... The Womens National Basketball Association (WNBA) is an organization governing a professional basketball league for women in the United States. ... For the soccer team of the same name, see Seattle Storm (soccer). ... 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Seattle also boasts a strong history in collegiate sports, the NCAA Division I school University of Washington and the NCAA Division II schools Seattle Pacific University and Seattle University. The Major League Baseball All-Star game was held in Seattle twice, first at the Kingdome in 1979 and again at Safeco Field in 2001. The NBA All-Star game was also held in Seattle twice, the first in 1974 at the Seattle Center Coliseum and the second in 1987 at the Kingdome.[133] NCAA redirects here. ... Division I (or DI) is the highest level of intercollegiate athletics sanctioned by the National Collegiate Athletic Association in the United States. ... Division II (or DII) is an intermediate-level division of competition in the National Collegiate Athletic Association. ...


In 2006, the new Qwest Field (Seattle Seahawks Stadium) hosted the 2005-06 NFC Championship. In 2008, Qwest Field hosted the first game of the 2007-08 NFL playoffs, in which the hometown Seahawks defeated the Washington Redskins, 35 - 14. Qwest Field is a stadium built for football and soccer located in Seattle, Washington. ... The NFL playoffs following the 2005 NFL season led up to Super Bowl XL. After scrutiny in the Wild Card and Divisional rounds, the league reversed a three-year precedent, and returned to all star officiating crews for the Conference Championship games. ... The National Football League playoffs for the 2007 season will lead up to Super Bowl XLII, which will be played at University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Arizona on February 3, 2008. ...


Outdoor activities

Green Lake Park, popular among runners, contains a 2.8-mile (4.5 km) trail circling the lake.

Seattle's cool mild climate allows outdoor recreation including walking, cycling, hiking, skiing, snowboarding, boating, team sports, and swimming.[134] In town many people walk around Green Lake, through the forests and along the bluffs and beaches of 535-acre (2.2 km²) Discovery Park (the largest park in the city) in Magnolia, along the shores of Myrtle Edwards Park on the Downtown waterfront, or along Alki Beach in West Seattle. Also popular are hikes and skiing in the nearby Cascade or Olympic Mountains and kayaking and sailing in the waters of Puget Sound, the Strait of Juan de Fuca, and the Strait of Georgia. Image File history File linksMetadata Greenlaketrail. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Greenlaketrail. ... Looking southeast toward Woodland Park Map of Seattle with Green Lake marked Green Lake is a freshwater lake in north central Seattle, Washington, USA, within Green Lake Park. ... The Strait of Juan de Fuca separates Vancouver Island of British Columbia from the Olympic Peninsula of Washington state. ... Strait of Georgia at sunset The Strait of Georgia (also known as Georgia Strait and the Gulf of Georgia) is a 240 km (150 mi)-long strait between Vancouver Island (as well as its nearby Gulf Islands) and the mainland Pacific coast of British Columbia, Canada. ...


Media

Main article: Media in Seattle

Seattle's two major daily newspapers—the Seattle Times and Seattle Post-Intelligencer—share their advertising, circulation, and business departments under a Joint Operating Agreement.[135] There is also a Seattle Daily Journal of Commerce,[136], and the University of Washington publishes The Daily, a daily (when school is in session) student run publication. Seattle is well served by newspapers and television and radio stations. ... The Seattle Times is the leading daily newspaper in Seattle, Washington, United States. ... The daily Seattle Post-Intelligencer is the second leading newspaper in Seattle, Washington, United States. ... A joint operating agreement (JOA) in the sense of this article is an arrangement whereby two daily newspapers published in the same city or geographic area find it convenient to operate certain business aspects together. ... You may be looking for: The Daily of the University of Washington, the student newspaper of the University of Washington in Seattle, Washington, USA. ...


The most prominent weeklies are the Seattle Weekly and The Stranger. Both consider themselves "alternative" papers.[137] Real Change is a weekly street newspaper that is sold mainly by homeless persons as an alternative to panhandling. There are also several ethnic newspapers, including the Northwest Asian Weekly, and numerous neighborhood newspapers, including the North Seattle Journal. Seattle Weekly is the third most popular newspaper in Seattle, Washington, United States, with a circulation of over 100,000. ... The Stranger is a weekly newspaper in Seattle, Washington, noted for its social commentary, political opinion, arts, comics and music coverage, and local news items. ... Recent cover of Portland, Oregons Willamette Week An alternative weekly is a type of weekly newspaper that eschews comprehensive coverage of general news in favor of opinionated reviews and columns, investigations into edgy topics and magazine-style feature stories highlighting local people and culture. ... Real Change is a bi-weekly alternative newspaper based in Seattle, Washington, USA, with an unusual distribution model. ... Street newspapers, sometimes called homeless newspapers (in either case newspapers is sometimes shortened to papers) are small, local newspapers written for (and often by) homeless people. ... A homeless man pushes a cart down the street. ... Beggars in Samarkand, 1905 Begging includes the various methods used by persons to obtain money, food, shelter, or other necessities from people they encounter during the course of their travels. ... The Northwest Asian Weekly is a weekly Asian American newspaper based in Seattle, Washingtons International District. ... The North Seattle Journal is a community newspaper in Seattle serving the neighborhoods of Broadview, Greenwood, Crown Hill, Blue Ridge, Haller Lake, Bitter Lake, and Green Lake. ...


Seattle is also well served by television and radio, with all major U.S. networks represented, along with at least five other English-language stations and two Spanish-language stations.[138] Seattle cable viewers also receive CBUT 2 (CBC) from Vancouver, British Columbia. CBUT is the CBCs television station in Vancouver, British Columbia, and the flagship CBC-TV station for the Pacific Time zone. ... Radio-Canada redirects here. ... This article refers to the city in British Columbia, Canada. ...


Leading radio stations include NPR affiliates KUOW-FM 94.9 and KPLU-FM 88.5 (Tacoma). Other notable stations include KEXP-FM 90.3 (affiliated with EMP), KBCS-FM 91.3 (affiliated with Bellevue Community College), and KNHC-FM 89.5, which broadcasts an electronic music format and is owned by the public school system and operated by students of Nathan Hale High School. Many Seattle radio stations are also available through Internet radio, with KEXP in particular being a pioneer of Internet radio.[139] Seattle also has numerous commercial radio stations, including KING-FM, one of the last commercial classical music stations in the United States.[138] NPR redirects here. ... KUOW-FM (94. ... KPLU-FM (88. ... KEXP (formerly KCMU) is a public radio station based in Seattle, Washington, that specializes in independent and alternative rock programmed by its disk jockeys. ... KBCS-FM (91. ... Bellevue Community College (BCC) is a community college located in Bellevue, Washington. ... KNHC FM (C-89. ... For other uses, see Electronic music (disambiguation). ... Internet radio (aka e-Radio) is an audio broadcasting service transmitted via the Internet. ... KING-FM is a Classical Music radio station in Seattle, Washington. ...


On the Internet, Seattle is covered by Seattle Indymedia, a co-op started in 1999 which has since spread to many cities around the world, by Seattle24x7.com, a local online business community since 1999, and numerous blogs, including Seattlest, Seattle Metroblogging, and The Slog (The Stranger's blog). The Independent Media Center, also called Indymedia or the IMC, is a loose network of amateur or alternative media organizations and journalists who organize into decentralized collectives, normally around geographic locations. ... It has been suggested that Online diary be merged into this article or section. ... Screenshot of Gothamist. ...


Seattle is also home to a large number of publications about the environment and sustainability, including both Worldchanging and Grist.org, the nation's two largest online green magazines. WorldChanging is a bright green environmentalist blog which covers ecological, humanitarian and design issues through solutions-based journalism covering tools, models and ideas for building a better future and eschewing traditional news and criticism. ...


Economy

See also: List of companies based in Seattle

Five companies on the 2006 Fortune 500 list of the United States' largest companies, based on total revenue, are headquartered in Seattle: financial services company Washington Mutual (#99), Internet retailer Amazon.com (#272), department store Nordstrom (#293), coffee chain Starbucks (#338), and insurance company Safeco Corporation (#339). Just shy of making the list is global logistics firm Expeditors International (#506).[140] Other Fortune 500 companies popularly associated with Seattle are based in nearby Puget Sound cities. Warehouse club chain Costco Wholesale Corp. (#28), the largest company in Washington, is based in Issaquah. Microsoft (#48), Nintendo of America, and cellular telephone pioneer McCaw Cellular (part of AT&T Wireless until it was acquired by Cingular Wireless and finally merged into the new AT&T), are all located in Redmond. Weyerhaeuser, the forest products company (#90), is based in Federal Way. Finally, Renton is home to truck manufacturer PACCAR (#157) as is Bellevue to international mobile telephony giant T-Mobile's U.S. subsidiary T-Mobile USA.[140] This is a list of large or well-known interstate or international companies headquartered in Seattle. ... The Fortune 500 is a ranking of the top 500 United States corporations as measured by gross revenue. ... “WaMu” redirects here. ... Safeco Corporation (NASDAQ: SAFC) is a major US-American national insurance company. ... Expeditors International of Washington, Inc. ... Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ: COST) is the largest membership warehouse club chain in the world based on sales volume, headquartered in Issaquah, Washington, United States,[1] with its flagship warehouse in nearby Seattle. ... Issaquah City Hall For the ferry, see MV Issaquah. ... For the video game system, see Nintendo Entertainment System. ... McCaw Cellular is based in Redmond, WA Categories: Substubs ... Location of Redmond within King County, and King County within Washington. ... Weyerhaeuser is one of the largest pulp and paper companies in the world; the worlds largest private owner of softwood timberland; and the second largest owner in the United States, behind International Paper. ... Location of Renton in King County and Washington Coordinates: , Country State County King Government  - Mayor Kathy Keolker Area  - Total 17. ... PACCAR, Inc. ...


Prior to moving its headquarters to Chicago, aerospace manufacturer Boeing (#26) was the largest company based in Seattle. Its largest division is still headquartered in nearby Renton, and the company has large aircraft manufacturing plants in Everett and Renton, so it remains the largest private employers in the Seattle metropolitan area.[141] Seattle Mayor Greg Nickels announced a desire to spark a new economic boom driven by the biotechnology industry in 2006. Major redevelopment of the South Lake Union neighborhood is underway in an effort to attract new and established biotech companies to the city, joining biotech companies Corixa (acquired by GlaxoSmithKline), Immunex (now part of Amgen), and ZymoGenetics. Vulcan Inc., the holding company of billionaire Paul Allen, is behind most of the development projects in the region. While some see the new development as an economic boon, others have criticized Nickels and the Seattle City Council for pandering to Allen's interests at taxpayers' expense.[142] Also in 2006, Expansion Magazine ranked Seattle among the top 10 metropolitan areas in the nation for climates favorable to business expansion.[143] In 2005, Forbes ranked Seattle as the most expensive American city for buying a house based on the local income levels.[144] For other uses, see Chicago (disambiguation). ... The structure of insulin Biotechnology is technology based on biology, especially when used in agriculture, food science, and medicine. ... South Lake Union is a neighborhood in Seattle, Washington, so named because it is at the south tip of Lake Union. ... Corixa (NASDAQ: CRXA) was a biotechnology/pharmaceutical company based in Seattle, Washington involved in the development of immunotherapeutics to combat autoimmune diseases, infectious diseases, and cancer. ... GlaxoSmithKline plc (LSE: GSK NYSE: GSK) is a British based pharmaceutical, biological, and healthcare company. ... Vulcan Inc. ... For other persons named Paul Allen, see Paul Allen (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Forbes (disambiguation). ...


Alaska Airlines, operating a hub at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, maintains headquarters in the city of SeaTac, next to the airport. [145] Alaska Airlines, (NYSE: ALK) is an airline based in Seattle, Washington, United States. ... Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (IATA: SEA, ICAO: KSEA, FAA LID: SEA), also known as Sea-Tac Airport, is located in SeaTac, Washington, United States at the intersections of State Route 518, State Route 99 and State Route 509. ... SeaTac is a city and outlying suburb of Seattle, located in the southern section of King County in Washington State. ...


Demographics

City of Seattle
Population by year[41]
1870 1,151
1880 3,533
1890 42,837
1900 80,671
1910 237,194
1920 315,312
1930 365,583
1940 368,302
1950 467,591
1960 557,087
1970 530,831
1980 493,846
1990 516,259
2000 563,374

In the census[3] of 2000, there were 563,374 people in Seattle. In the interim measurements of 2006, there were 582,454 people, 258,499 households, and 113,400 families residing in Seattle. The racial makeup of the city was 67.1 percent White, 16.6 percent Asian, 9.7 percent African American, 2.38 percent from other races, 1.00 percent Native American, 0.50 percent Pacific Islander, and 4.46 percent from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 6.3 percent of the population[146]. 11.3% were of German, 9.1% Irish, 8.1% English and 5.0% Norwegian ancestry according to Census 2000. 80.1% spoke English, 4.2% Spanish, 2.3% Chinese or Mandarin, 2.0% Tagalog and 1.9% Vietnamese as their first language. Seattle has seen a major increase in legal and illegal immigration in recent decades. The foreign-born population increased 40 percent between the 1990 and 2000 censuses[147]. A trash can in Seattle attempting to have a label in 4 languages: English, Chinese, Vietnamese (incorrectly), and Spanish. ... Image:1870 census Lindauer Weber 01. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... This article is about the English as an ethnic group and nation. ... The United States 2000 Census, conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States on April 1, 2000, to be 281,421,906, an increase of 13. ... The English language is a West Germanic language that originates in England. ... Map of eastern China and Taiwan, showing the historic distribution of Mandarin Chinese in light brown. ... Tagalog (pronunciation: ) is one of the major languages of the Republic of the Philippines. ... 2000 Census Population Ancestry Map Immigration to the United States of America is the movement of non-residents to the United States. ... Illegal immigration to the United States refers to the act of foreign nationals voluntarily resettling in the United States in violation of U.S. immigration and nationality law. ...


As of 1999, the median income for a household in the city is $45,736 and the median income for a family is $62,195. Males have a median income of $40,929 versus $35,134 for females. The per capita income for the city is $30,306[148] 11.8 percent of the population and 6.9 percent of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 13.8 percent are under the age of 18 and 10.2 percent are 65 or older.[148].


It is estimated that King County has 8,000 homeless on any given night, and many of those live in Seattle[149]. In September 2005, King County adopted a "Ten-Year Plan to End Homelessness", one of the near-term results of which is a shift of funding from homeless shelter beds to permanent housing[150]. Homeless shelters are temporary residences for homeless people. ...


In 2006, after growing by 4,000 citizens per year for the previous 16 years, regional planners expect the population of Seattle to grow by 200,000 people by 2040[151]. However, Mayor Nickels supports plans that would increase the population by 60 percent, or 350,000 people, by 2040 and is working on ways to accommodate this growth while keeping Seattle's single-family housing zoning laws.[151] The Seattle City Council later voted to relax height limits on buildings in the greater part of Downtown, partly with the aim of increasing residential density in the city center[152].


A 2006 study by UCLA suggests that Seattle has one of the highest LGBT populations per capita. With 12.9% of citizens polled identifying as gay, lesbian, or bisexual, the city ranks 2nd of all major US cities, only behind San Francisco[153]. The Seattle metropolitan area also ranks 2nd of all major metropolitan areas with 6.5% being LGBT[154]. Binomial name Ucla xenogrammus Holleman, 1993 The largemouth triplefin, Ucla xenogrammus, is a fish of the family Tripterygiidae and only member of the genus Ucla, found in the Pacific Ocean from Viet Nam, the Philippines, Palau and the Caroline Islands to Papua New Guinea, Australia (including Christmas Island), and the... The initialism LGBT also GLBT is in use (since the 1990s) to refer collectively to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender people. ...


According to the 2000 US census, revised in 2004, Seattle has the 5th highest proportion of single-person households nationwide among cities of 100,000 or more residents, at 40.8 per cent [155].


In 2005, Men's Fitness magazine named Seattle the fittest city in the United States[156]. Men’s Fitness is a men’s magazine published by American Media, Inc. ... Physical fitness is an attribute required for service in virtually all military forces. ...


Government and politics

Seattle is a charter city, with a Mayor–Council form of government. Seattle's mayor and nine city council members are elected at large, rather than by geographic subdivisions. The only other elected offices are the city attorney and Municipal Court judges. All offices are non-partisan.[157] This is the main article on Government and politics of Seattle, Washington. ... Mayor-Council government is one of two variations of government most commonly used in modern representative municipal governments in the United States. ... A city council is the most common style of legislative government in a city or town. ... A district attorney is, in some U.S. jurisdictions, the title of the local public official who represents the government in the prosecution of criminals. ... Non-partisan democracy (also no-party democracy) is a system of representative government or organization such that universal and periodic elections (by secret ballot) take place without reference to political parties or even the speeches, campaigns, nominations, or other apparatus commonly associated with democracy. ...


Seattle's politics are strongly progressive, although there is a small libertarian movement within the metro area.[158] Only two precincts in Seattle—one located in the exclusive Broadmoor community, and one encompassing neighboring Madison Park—voted for Republican George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election.[158] In partisan elections, such as for the Washington State Legislature and United States Congress, nearly all elections are won by Democrats. Seattle dominates Washington's 7th congressional district, in which Representative Jim McDermott, one of Congress' most liberal members,[159] routinely wins by a large margin. This article is about the political philosophy based on private property rights. ... Broadmoor Broadmoor is a private residential neighborhood of 85 acres (340,000 m²) and golf course of 115 acres (465,000 m²) in Seattle, Washington. ... Madison Park circa 1895 Madison Park in 2004 (with E. Madison Street in the upper-left-hand corner) Madison Park is an 8. ... GOP redirects here. ... George Walker Bush (born July 6, 1946) is the forty-third and current President of the United States of America, originally inaugurated on January 20, 2001. ... The United States presidential election of 2004 was held on Election Day, Tuesday, November 2, 2004. ... Type Bicameral Houses Senate House of Representatives President of the Senate Brad Owen, D since January 13, 1997 Speaker of the House of Representatives Frank Chopp, D since January 14, 2001 Members 147 Political groups Democratic Party Republican Party Last elections November 7, 2006 Meeting place Washington State Capitol, Olympia... Federal courts Supreme Court Circuit Courts of Appeal District Courts Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Local Government Other countries Atlas  Politics Portal      Further information: Politics of the United States#Organization of American political parties The Democratic... The Seventh Congressional District of Washington encompasses all of Seattle and Vashon Island and portions of Shoreline, Tukwila, SeaTac, and Burien. ... James Adelbert Jim McDermott (born December 28, 1936 in Chicago, Illinois) is the current U.S. Representative for Washingtons 7th congressional district. ...


Education

Main article: Education in Seattle

Of the city's population over the age of 25, 47.2 percent (vs. a national average of 24 percent) hold a bachelor's degree or higher; 93 percent (vs. 80 percent nationally) have a high school diploma or equivalent. In fact, United States Census Bureau survey showed that Seattle has the highest percentage of college graduates of any major U.S. city.[14] Seattle was listed as the most literate of the country's sixty-nine largest cities in 2005 and 2006 and second most literate in 2007 in a study conducted by Central Connecticut State University.[13] According to the U.S. Census Bureau, 47. ... A bachelors degree is usually an undergraduate academic degree awarded for a course or major that generally lasts for three, four, or in some cases and countries, five or six years. ... The GED, General Educational Development, or General Equivalence Degree Test, is a test that certifies the taker has attained American or Canadian high school-level academic skills. ...

Inside Suzzallo Library, University of Washington campus
Inside Suzzallo Library, University of Washington campus

Seattle Public Schools desegregated without a court order[160] but continue to struggle to achieve racial balance in a somewhat ethnically divided city (the south part of town having more ethnic minorities than the north).[161] In 2006, Seattle's racial tie-breaking system was struck down by the United States Supreme Court, but the ruling left the door open for desegregation formulae based on other indicators (e.g., income or socioeconomic class).[162] Suzzallo Librarys Graduate Reading Room at the University of Washington. ... Suzzallo Librarys Graduate Reading Room at the University of Washington. ... Suzzallo Library, looking east across Red Square Suzzallo Library is the central library of the University of Washington in Seattle, and perhaps the most recognizable building on campus. ... Seattle Public Schools refers to the school district of Seattle, Washington, USA. It is the largest public school district in Washington, and the 44th largest in the United States, with 47,449 students in 2002. ...


The public school system is supplemented by a moderate number of private schools: five of the private high schools are Catholic, one is Lutheran, and six are secular.[163]


Seattle is home to one of the United States's most respected public research universities, the University of Washington. A study by Newsweek International in 2006 cited UW as the twenty-second best university in the world.[164] Seattle also has a number of smaller private universities including Seattle University and Seattle Pacific University, both founded by religious groups; universities aimed at the working adult, like City University and Antioch University; and a number of arts colleges, such as Cornish College of the Arts and Art Institute of Seattle. In 2001, Time magazine selected Seattle Central Community College as best college of the year, stating the school "pushes diverse students to work together in small teams".[165] The University of Washington, founded in 1861, is a public research university in Seattle, Washington. ... Centennial Fountain, designed by George Tsutakawa. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... City University is an institution of higher learning based in Bellevue, Washington. ... Antioch University is a six-campus American university with campuses in four states. ... Kerry Hall, Cornishs oldest building and the last part of Cornish remaining on Seattles Capitol Hill. ... This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ...


Infrastructure

Health systems

Group Health Cooperative is a leading proponent and developer of managed care in the northwest, and the University of Washington is consistently ranked among the country's top leading institutions in medical research. Seattle has seen local developments of modern paramedic services with the establishment of Medic One in 1970.[166] In 1974, a 60 Minutes story on the success of the then four-year-old Medic One paramedic system called Seattle "the best place in the world to have a heart attack".[167] This is the main article on the medical facilities of Seattle, Washington. ... Group Health Cooperative, based in Seattle, Washington, is a consumer-governed nonprofit healthcare system. ... Medic One can refer to the emergency medical service program (paramedics/EMTs) in King County, Washington, USA; to the approach to emergency medical service developed beginning in 1968 by Seattles Harborview Medical Center, University of Washington Medical Center, and the Seattle Fire Department; or to various other emergency medical... This article is about the CBS news magazine. ...


Most of Seattle's hospitals are located on First Hill. Harborview Medical Center, the public county hospital, is the only Level I trauma hospital serving Washington, Alaska, Montana, and Idaho.[168] Virginia Mason Medical Center and Swedish Medical Center's two largest campuses are also located in this part of Seattle. This concentration of hospitals resulted in the neighborhood's nickname "Pill Hill".[169] Harborview Medical Center Harborview Medical Center, located on Seattles First Hill, is the public hospital of King County, Washington and is managed by the University of Washington. ... Level I trauma center provides the highest level of Surgical care to trauma patients. ... A trauma center is a hospital equipped to perform as a casualty receiving station for the emergency medical services by providing the best possible medical care for traumatic injuries 24 hours a day, 365 days per year. ... Virginia Mason Medical Center, founded in 1920, is a nonprofit health care provider located on Seattle, Washingtons First Hill. ... Swedish Medical Center is a large nonprofit health care provider located in Seattle, Washington. ...


Located in the Laurelhurst neighborhood, Children's Hospital and Regional Medical Center is the pediatric referral center for Washington, Alaska, Montana, and Idaho. The Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center has a campus in the Eastlake neighborhood and also shares facilities with the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance and University of Washington Medical Center. The University District is home to the University of Washington Medical Center which, along with Harborview, is operated by the University of Washington. Seattle is also served by a Veterans Affairs hospital on Beacon Hill, a third campus of Swedish in Ballard, and Northwest Hospital and Medical Center near Northgate Mall. Laurelhurst Laurelhurst is a well-to-do, peninsular residential neighborhood in Seattle, Washington, USA. It is bounded on the northeast by Ivanhoe Place N.E., beyond which is Windermere; on the northwest by Sand Point Way N.E. and N.E. 45th Street, beyond which are Hawthorne Hills, Ravenna, and... Childrens Hospital and Regional Medical Center is a 250-bed childrens hospital in the Laurelhurst neighborhood of Seattle, Washington. ... The Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center is an institution in the Cascade neighborhood of Seattle, Washington engaged in scientific research towards the prevention and treatment of cancer. ... The University of Washington Medical Center is a hospital in the University District of Seattle, Washington. ... The United States Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is a government-run military veteran benefit system with Cabinet-level status. ... Beacon Hill Beacon Hill is a hill and neighborhood in southeast Seattle, Washington. ... Northwest Hospital and Medical Center, founded in 1960, is a large nonprofit health care provider located on 33 acres (13 hectares) in Seattle, Washingtons Haller Lake neighborhood. ... A look inside Northgate Mall The north entrance of Northgate Mall (with totem pole) Northgate Mall is a shopping mall in the Northgate district of north urban Seattle, Washington. ...


Transportation

Further information: Street layout of Seattle
Interstate 5 as it passes through downtown Seattle.
Interstate 5 as it passes through downtown Seattle.

Even though Seattle is old enough that railways and streetcars once dominated its transportation system, the city is now largely dominated by automobiles. Seattle is also serviced by an extensive network of bus routes and two commuter rail routes connecting it to many of its suburbs. Washington State Ferries, the largest ferry system in the US, connects neighboring island communities with downtown. As with almost every other city in western North America, transportation in Seattle, Washington is dominated by automobiles, although Seattle is just old enough that the citys layout reflects the age when railways and streetcars dominated. ... [[[wikify]]] The street layout of Seattle is based on a grid pattern, or street grid layout. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 479 pixelsFull resolution (4013 × 2405 pixel, file size: 3. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 479 pixelsFull resolution (4013 × 2405 pixel, file size: 3. ... Interstate 5 (abbreviated I-5) is the westernmost interstate highway in the continental United States. ... The U.S. state of Washington runs the largest fleet of passenger and automobile ferries in the United States and the third largest in the world. ...


The first streetcars appeared in 1889 and were instrumental in the creation of a relatively well-defined downtown and strong neighborhoods at the end of their lines. The advent of the automobile sounded the death knell for rail in Seattle. Tacoma–Seattle railway service ended in 1929 and the Everett–Seattle service came to an end in 1939, replaced by inexpensive automobiles running on the recently developed highway system. Rails on city streets were paved over or removed, and the arrival of trolleybuses brought the end of streetcars in Seattle in 1941. This left an extensive network of privately owned buses (later public) as the only mass transit within the city and throughout the region.[170] A trolleybus in Arnhem An electric trolleybus (also known as trolley bus or trackless trolley or simply trolley) is a bus powered by two overhead electric wires, from which the bus draws electricity using two trolley poles. ...

King County Metro buses are an important public transportation connection between Seattle and its suburbs.
King County Metro buses are an important public transportation connection between Seattle and its suburbs.

Seattle is serviced by three transit authorities. King County Metro provides frequent stop bus service within the city and surrounding county and a streetcar line between South Lake Union and Westlake Center, the South Lake Union Streetcar.[171] Seattle is one of the few cities in North America whose bus fleet includes electric trolleybuses. Sound Transit currently operates express bus service; a commuter rail service, the Sounder between the suburbs and Downtown; and, beginning in the summer of 2009, a light rail service, Link Light Rail, between Downtown and Sea–Tac Airport. Finally, Washington State Ferries, which manages the largest network of ferries in the United States and third largest in the world,[172] connects Seattle to Bainbridge and Vashon Islands in Puget Sound and to Bremerton and Southworth on the Kitsap Peninsula.[172] Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixel Image in higher resolution (1280 × 960 pixel, file size: 173 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Picture Taken By Spencer Lowe Metro Buses in Seattle I, the creator of this work, hereby release it into the public domain. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixel Image in higher resolution (1280 × 960 pixel, file size: 173 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Picture Taken By Spencer Lowe Metro Buses in Seattle I, the creator of this work, hereby release it into the public domain. ... Articulating bus Metro Transit, Metro for short, is the public transit authority of King County, Washington, a division of the King County Department of Transportation. ... a historic postcard showing electric trolley-powered streetcars in Richmond, Virginia, where Frank J. Sprague successfully demonstrated his new system on the hills in 1888 A streetcar is a railway vehicle designed to carry passengers on tracks, usually laid in city streets. ... South Lake Union Looking from Columbia Center toward Seattle Center. ... The South Lake Union Streetcar is a 1. ... Sound Transit has been the popular name of Washington states Central Puget Sound Regional Transit Authority since 1996. ... A Connex commuter train stands by the platform in Melbourne, Australia Regional rail systems, or commuter rail systems, usually provide a rail service through a central business district area into suburbs or other locations that draw large numbers of people on a daily basis. ... The Sounder at King Street Station Sounder commuter rail is a commuter rail service operated by Sound Transit. ... This article is about light rail systems in general. ... Sound Transit Link Light Rail is a rapid transit project under construction for the Greater Seattle region. ... The U.S. state of Washington runs the largest fleet of passenger and automobile ferries in the United States and the third largest in the world. ... Bainbridge Island is an island in Puget Sound, and is an incorporated city located in Kitsap County, Washington. ... Vashon-Maury Island, usually known as Vashon Island, is Puget Sounds largest island south of Admiralty Inlet. ... Sinclair Inlet and Puget Sound Naval Shipyard (left), Dyes Inlet (middle distance) and Manette and Warren Avenue Bridges (left to right) across Port Washington Narrows Bremerton is a city in Kitsap County, Washington, USA. The population was 37,259 at the 2000 census. ... Southworth is a community on Puget Sound in unincorporated Kitsap County, Washington. ... The Kitsap Peninsula, at times called the Indian Peninsula or the Great Peninsula, is the arm of land in Washington state (USA) that lies west of Seattle across Puget Sound and east of the Olympic Peninsula across Hood Canal. ...


Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, locally known as Sea–Tac Airport and located just south in the neighboring city of SeaTac, is operated by the Port of Seattle and provides commercial air service to destinations throughout the world. Closer to downtown, Boeing Field is used for general aviation, cargo flights, and testing/delivery of Boeing airliners. Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (IATA: SEA, ICAO: KSEA, FAA LID: SEA), also known as Sea-Tac Airport, is located in SeaTac, Washington, United States at the intersections of State Route 518, State Route 99 and State Route 509. ... SeaTac is a city and outlying suburb of Seattle, located in the southern section of King County in Washington State. ... Container port on and around Harbor Island A boat at Pier 86 Grain Terminal Grain Terminal Sign The Port of Seattle is a port district that runs Seattles seaport and airport. ... Boeing Field, officially King County International Airport (IATA: BFI, ICAO: KBFI) is a two-runway airport owned and run by King County, Washington. ...


Seattle's streets are laid out in a cardinal directions grid pattern, except in the central business district where early city leaders Arthur Denny and Carson Boren insisted on orienting their plats relative to the shoreline rather than to true North.[173] Largely as a result of Seattle's topography, only two roads, Interstate 5 and State Route 99 (both limited-access highways), run uninterrupted through the city from north to south. A compass rose showing the cardinal directions Cardinal directions or cardinal points are the four principal directions or points of the compass in plane. ... The grid plan is a type of city plan in which streets run at right angles to each other, forming a grid. ... Carson Dobbins Boren (December 12, 1824, Nashville, Tennessee--August 19, 1912, Woodinville, Washington), was an early founder of Seattle, Washington (see Denny Party). ... Interstate 5 (abbreviated I-5) is the westernmost interstate highway in the continental United States. ... Washington State Route 99 is a highway in the state of Washington, U.S.A. It extends just over 50 miles from Fife in the south to Everett in the east. ...


Utilities

Seattle Steam Company, one of Seattle's privately owned utility companies
Seattle Steam Company, one of Seattle's privately owned utility companies
Main article: Utilities of Seattle

Water and electric power are municipal services, Seattle Public Utilities and Seattle City Light, respectively. Privately owned utility companies serving Seattle are Puget Sound Energy (natural gas), Seattle Steam Company (steam), Qwest (landline telephone service, Internet), and Comcast (and to a lesser extent Broadstripe) (cable television, Internet). File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... This is the main article on Utilities of Seattle. ... Seattle Public Utilities is a public utility which provides water, sewer, drainage and garbage services for 1. ... Seattle City Light is the public utility providing electrical power to Seattle, Washington and parts of its metropolitan area, including all of Shoreline and Lake Forest Park and parts of unincorporated King County, Burien, Normandy Park, Seatac, Renton, and Tukwila. ... Puget Sound Energy (PSE) is an energy company providing electrical power and natural gas in the Puget Sound region of the northwest United States. ... Steam plant The Seattle Steam Company is a privately owned public utility that provides steam (generated by burning natural gas) to over 200 business in downtown Seattle and on First Hill. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ: CMCSA) is the largest cable television company and the second largest Internet service provider in the United States. ...


See also

List of National Registered Historic Places in King County, Washington See also List of Registered Historic Places in Washington This list is complete as of the Recent Listings dated November 16, 2007 // Aaron Neely, Sr. ... The U.S. state of Washington includes several major hotbeds of musical innovation. ... The Seattle Public Library is the public library system serving Seattle, Washington, USA. It was officially established by the city in 1890, though there had been a library association active in Seattle since 1868. ... This is a list of Seattle, Washingtons sister cities. ...

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Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... is the 274th day of the year (275th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1911 (MCMXI) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Saturday of the 13-day-slower Julian calendar). ... is the 1st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... is the 277th day of the year (278th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 125th day of the year (126th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... is the 274th day of the year (275th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Events of 2008: (EMILY) Me Lesley and MIley are going to China! This article is about the year. ... is the 35th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... is the 274th day of the year (275th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday. ... is the 108th day of the year (109th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... is the 274th day of the year (275th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 56th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... is the 274th day of the year (275th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday. ... is the 60th day of the year (61st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... is the 274th day of the year (275th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... is the 274th day of the year (275th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full 1998 Gregorian calendar). ... is the 280th day of the year (281st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... is the 274th day of the year (275th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Events of 2008: (EMILY) Me Lesley and MIley are going to China! This article is about the year. ... is the 14th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... is the 274th day of the year (275th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... The National Park Service (NPS) is the United States federal agency that manages all National Parks, many National Monuments, and other conservation and historical properties with various title designations. ... Year 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 49th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... is the 274th day of the year (275th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 275th day of the year (276th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... is the 274th day of the year (275th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Events of 2008: (EMILY) Me Lesley and MIley are going to China! This article is about the year. ... is the 159th day of the year (160th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... is the 274th day of the year (275th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 80th day of the year (81st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... is the 274th day of the year (275th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the year. ... is the 102nd day of the year (103rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... is the 271st day of the year (272nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 232nd day of the year (233rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... is the 272nd day of the year (273rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 312th day of the year (313th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... is the 277th day of the year (278th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... NASDAQ in Times Square, New York City. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 27th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... is the 277th day of the year (278th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 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Year 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday. ... is the 1st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... For other uses, see 5th October (Serbia). ... Year 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday. ... is the 61st day of the year (62nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... is the 277th day of the year (278th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... InsertSLUTTY WHORES≤ non-formatted text here{| class=toccolours border=1 cellpadding=4 style=float: right; margin: 0 0 1em 1em; width: 20em; border-collapse: collapse; font-size: 95%; clear: right; |+ United States Geological Survey |- |style= align=center colspan=2| [[Image:USGS logo. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... is the 166th day of the year (167th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... is the 277th day of the year (278th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Also see: 2002 (number). ... is the 183rd day of the year (184th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... is the 277th day of the year (278th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title ) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 123rd day of the year (124th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2008 (MMVIII) is the current year, a leap year that started on Tuesday of the Anno Domini (or common era), in accordance to the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 31st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... is the 305th day of the year (306th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... is the 271st day of the year (272nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... A digital object identifier (or DOI) is a standard for persistently identifying a piece of intellectual property on a digital network and associating it with related data, the metadata, in a structured extensible way. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... is the 271st day of the year (272nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... is the 271st day of the year (272nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... is the 271st day of the year (272nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... is the 271st day of the year (272nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... is the 271st day of the year (272nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... is the 271st day of the year (272nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... is the 271st day of the year (272nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... December 27 is the 361st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (362nd in leap years). ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... is the 274th day of the year (275th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 283rd day of the year (284th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... is the 305th day of the year (306th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 54th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... is the 305th day of the year (306th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Events of 2008: (EMILY) Me Lesley and MIley are going to China! This article is about the year. ... is the 1st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... is the 277th day of the year (278th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Events of 2008: (EMILY) Me Lesley and MIley are going to China! This article is about the year. ... is the 17th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... is the 277th day of the year (278th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday. ... is the 1st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... is the 277th day of the year (278th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the year. ... is the 41st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... is the 277th day of the year (278th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 285th day of the year (286th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... is the 277th day of the year (278th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... is the 284th day of the year (285th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Also see: 2002 (number). ... For other uses, see 5th October (Serbia). ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... is the 284th day of the year (285th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the year. ... is the 127th day of the year (128th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... is the 284th day of the year (285th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... is the 176th day of the year (177th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... is the 293rd day of the year (294th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Events of 2008: (EMILY) Me Lesley and MIley are going to China! This article is about the year. ... is the 131st day of the year (132nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... is the 284th day of the year (285th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... is the 284th day of the year (285th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... is the 284th day of the year (285th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 150th day of the year (151st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... is the 277th day of the year (278th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 114th day of the year (115th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... is the 295th day of the year (296th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the day. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... is the 276th day of the year (277th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 237th day of the year (238th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... is the 276th day of the year (277th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... is the 54th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... is the 295th day of the year (296th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the year. ... is the 181st day of the year (182nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... is the 304th day of the year (305th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... is the 276th day of the year (277th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... is the 276th day of the year (277th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... is the 305th day of the year (306th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... is the 292nd day of the year (293rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... is the 294th day of the year (295th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... is the 292nd day of the year (293rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, the lead section of this article may need to be expanded. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 352nd day of the year (353rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... is the 294th day of the year (295th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... is the 294th day of the year (295th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 233rd day of the year (234th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... is the 294th day of the year (295th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... is the 294th day of the year (295th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Also see: 2002 (number). ... is the 111th day of the year (112th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... is the 292nd day of the year (293rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Buddy – The Buddy Holly Story is the popular long-running musical, which opened in Londons West End (at the Victoria Palace Theatre) in 1989. ... Sarah Rudinoff (born August 26, 1971) is an American actress, singer, and writer. ... Logo for the 2003 Broadway revival of Wonderful Town Wonderful Town is a musical with lyrics by Betty Comden and Adolph Green and music by Leonard Bernstein. ... Stephen Andrew Lynch (born July 28, 1971 in Abington, Pennsylvania), is an American stand-up comedian, musician and Tony Award-nominated actor who is known for his unique and mocking lyrics. ... The Wedding Singer has been adapted into a Broadway musical. ... Cathleen Roxanne Rigby (b. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 284th day of the year (285th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... [[Media:Italic text]]{| style=float:right; |- | |- | |} is the 50th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... is the 298th day of the year (299th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 42nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... is the 298th day of the year (299th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... is the 298th day of the year (299th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2008 (MMVIII) is the current year, a leap year that started on Tuesday of the Anno Domini (or common era), in accordance to the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 31st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... The Actors Equity Association, commonly referred to as Actors Equity, is an American labor union formed in New York City in 1913 by 112 actors working in the professional theatre. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... is the 299th day of the year (300th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... is the 291st day of the year (292nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For other uses, see Burlesque (disambiguation). ... Cabaret is a form of entertainment featuring comedy, song, dance, and theatre, distinguished mainly by the performance venue — a restaurant or nightclub with a stage for performances and the audience sitting around the tables (often dining or drinking) watching the performance. ... This article does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 47th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... is the 299th day of the year (300th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 60th day of the year (61st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... is the 292nd day of the year (293rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday. ... is the 124th day of the year (125th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... is the 276th day of the year (277th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... is the 214th day of the year (215th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... is the 279th day of the year (280th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 224th day of the year (225th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... is the 279th day of the year (280th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... is the 279th day of the year (280th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... is the 231st day of the year (232nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... is the 279th day of the year (280th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... is the 310th day of the year (311th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 145th day of the year (146th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 151st day of the year (152nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... is the 271st day of the year (272nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... is the 204th day of the year (205th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... is the 282nd day of the year (283rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... is the 226th day of the year (227th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... is the 282nd day of the year (283rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... is the 246th day of the year (247th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... is the 282nd day of the year (283rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... is the 294th day of the year (295th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... is the 299th day of the year (300th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... is the 298th day of the year (299th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... is the 236th day of the year (237th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... is the 299th day of the year (300th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 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Bibliography

  • Jones, Nard (1972). Seattle. New York City: Doubleday. ISBN 0-385-01875-4. 
  • Morgan, Murray (1982 (originally published 1951, 1982 revised and updated, first illustrated edition)). Skid Road: an Informal Portrait of Seattle. Seattle and London: University of Washington Press. ISBN 0-295-95846-4. 
  • Ochsner, Jeffrey Karl, ed. (1998 (originally published 1994)). Shaping Seattle Architecture: A Historical Guide to the Architects. Seattle and London: University of Washington Press. ISBN 0295973668. 
  • Sale, Roger (1976). Seattle: Past To Present. Seattle and London: University of Washington Press. ISBN 0-295-95615-1. 
  • Speidel, William C. (1978). Doc Maynard: the man who invented Seattle. Seattle: Nettle Creek Publishing Company, pp. 196–197, 200. ISBN 0-914890-02-6. 
    Speidel provides a substantial bibliography with extensive primary sources.
  • Speidel, William C. (1967). Sons of the profits; or, There's no business like grow business: the Seattle story, 1851–1901. Seattle: Nettle Creek Publishing Company, pp. 196–197, 200. ISBN 0-914890-00-X, ISBN 0-914890-06-9. 
    Speidel provides a substantial bibliography with extensive primary sources.

Bill Speidel was a columnist for The Seattle Times who wrote Sons of the Profits [ISBN 0914890069], a book about the people who settled and built Seattle, Washington. ...

Further reading

  • Klingle, Matthew (2007). Emerald City: An Environmental History of Seattle.. New Haven: Yale University Press. ISBN 0300116411. 
  • MacGibbon, Elma (1904). "Seattle, the city of destiny", Leaves of knowledge (DJVU), Washington State Library's Classics in Washington History collection, Shaw & Borden. OCLC 61326250. 
  • Pierce, J. Kingston (2003). Eccentric Seattle: Pillars and Pariahs Who Made the City Not Such a Boring Place After All. Pullman, Washington: Washington State University Press. ISBN 978-0-87422-269-2. 

The Online Computer Library Center (OCLC) was founded in 1967 and originally named the Ohio College Library Center. ...

External links

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  • Seattle Civil Rights and Labor History Project
  • National Register of Historic Places Travel Itinerary
  • Seattle, Encyclopædia Britannica 11th Edition (1911), now in the public domain.
  • Seattle travel guide from Wikitravel
  • Seattle, Washington is at coordinates 47°37′N 122°20′W / 47.61, -122.33 (Seattle, Washington)Coordinates: 47°37′N 122°20′W / 47.61, -122.33 (Seattle, Washington)
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