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  History of Seattle before 1900 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
He and Chief Seattle were friends and allies: Maynard certainly profited greatly from this friendship, but that should not diminish the fact that during the outbreak of violent hostilities in 1856 he risked the wrath of his fellow settlers by protecting neutral Indians.
Seattle was incorporated as a town January 14, 1865.
Seattle was re-incorporated as a city on December 2, 1869.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/History_of_Seattle_before_1900   (4380 words)

  
 History of Seattle - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Seattle in its early years relied on the timber industry, shipping logs (and, later, milled timber) to San Francisco.
Also, despite Seattle having one of the highest percentages of Caucasians in a major city in the United States, it has had an African-American mayor (Norm Rice), at least four African-American city council members, and at least half a dozen Asian city council members.
Seattle's economy is more vibrant now, and richer, and there is certainly an increase in cultural activity, but the largest employer is still Boeing.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/History_of_Seattle   (3234 words)

  
 SONICS: Seattle SuperSonics History
Seattle was awarded an NBA franchise on December 20, 1966, and the club began play in 1967-68 along with the San Diego Rockets (who soon moved to Houston).
Seattle's sub-.500 finish gave the team the sixth overall pick in the 1971 NBA Draft, and the Sonics selected Iowa guard Fred Brown.
Seattle was still in transition during 1991-92, but the Sonics headed in a positive direction during the second half of the season.
www.nba.com /sonics/history/sonics_history.html   (10280 words)

  
 Seattle Gaels History   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
These Seattle teams were composed of a few young Irish-born priests, other Irish-born people living in the Seattle area,and a couple of their friends.
The Seattle Gaels in 1982 amalgamated with Seattle's Irish American Club and the Irish Festivities Committee to form the new Irish Heritage Club, but the Gaels still retained their distinct identity as a Gaelic Football Club under the Irish Heritage Club's umbrella.
In 1999, the Seattle Gaels won their first North American Championship when the Seattle Men's team defeated the Atlanta Gaels in the NACB Junior "B" Final at the GAA Playoffs in Chicago.
www.irishclub.org /history3.htm   (631 words)

  
 Seattle Post-Intelligencer: Seattle's Black History
Seattle's fl pioneers played an important role in shaping the city's earliest history and character.
Although they were just a tiny fraction of the population, Seattle's fl pioneers played an important role in shaping the city's earliest history and character, a fact that has largely faded from the public's collective memory.
Seattle's thriving fl music scene in the first part of the 20th century was a vital part of the city's cultural life.
seattlepi.nwsource.com /specials/blackhistory   (585 words)

  
 HistoryLink.org: The Online Encyclopedia of Washington State History
But Seattle's Municipal Street Railway suffered its worst accident on January 8, 1937, when a West Seattle streetcar plunged from the Spokane Street trestle, killing three passengers and injuring scores.
And in 1932, in an effort to publicize the Spencer Tracy film Me and My Gal, the Seattle Star co-sponsored a contest at the 5th Avenue Theater to determine "Seattle's Bravest Policeman." That honor was won by Patrolman J. McGill on January 8, 1933.
History is a hill or high point of vantage, from which alone men see the town in which they live or the age in which they are living.
www.historylink.org   (1155 words)

  
 Seattle Post-Intelligencer: Seattle History
Seattle's Century 21 Exposition was a golden opportunity to put the Pacific Northwest on display -- and, especially, show off the region's premier city -- just as jet travel was beginning to shrink America.
Local historian James R. Warren profiles prominent figures in early Seattle history as part of the Post-Intelligencer's celebration of the city's 150th birthday.
Though a relatively young city, Seattle's history is rich in stories of lives and deaths, achievements and misadventures undertaken in the last century of the millennium.
seattlepi.nwsource.com /specials/seattlehistory   (612 words)

  
 HistoryLink Essay: Queer History in Seattle, Part 1: to 1967
In Seattle, Sarah Yesler (1822-1887), a prominent community figure, wife of Seattle pioneer Henry Yesler (1810-1892), and founder of the Seattle Public Library, developed a passionate relationship with her friend Eliza Hurd.
Although Seattle may have been more tolerant of their gay and lesbian communities than other urban areas, the lives and experiences of lesbians and gays were still shrouded by secrecy and haunted by fear of discrimination, harassment, or worse.
Several other Seattle homosexuals interviewed for the article also identified themselves as professionals with stable relationships, and distanced themselves from "fairies" and "screamers" (overtly effeminate homosexuals), saying they "wouldn't be caught dead in the bars," made up of mostly gay men in their twenties.
www.historylink.org /output.cfm?file_id=4154   (2688 words)

  
 Seattle Fitness - History
Seattle Fitness was purchased from a former club in September of 1995 by members Tija (Tia) Petrovich, personal trainer and award-winning bodybuilder; and Sandy Smith, self-employed business consultant.
Seattle Fitness is a welcoming, "no attitude" health club with a diverse membership.
Remaining in the same location since 1984, the club is one of Seattle's oldest established health facilities.
seattlefitness.com /history.html   (166 words)

  
 History - Seattle Chinatown-International District   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
As one of the city's oldest neighborhoods, Seattle's Chinatown-International District is rich with history and culture.
It was that year that the City of Seattle assumed the task of re-grading and filling in extensive portions of the tide flats.
A newly renovated NP Hotel opened its doors in 1991, now including a display on the history of both the building and the larger Japanese population that was influenced by it over the years.
www.internationaldistrict.org /history.asp   (4391 words)

  
 HistoryLink Essay: Downtown Seattle -- Thumbnail History
Today, at the beginning of the twenty-first century, downtown Seattle has escaped the urban decay of many cities and remains a vibrant center, with many retail, financial, and cultural activities and with new urban residential areas developing in and around it.
Seattle prospered until the national economic downturn of the Panic of 1893.
The pattern of downtown Seattle's early growth was largely determined by the topographical corset formed by Elliott Bay on the west and the steep slopes of First Hill and Capitol Hill on the east.
www.historylink.org /_output.cfm?file_id=1041   (1351 words)

  
 History   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
She applied, and the health department hired her on a part-time basis to coordinate the planning.
Seattle had nursing homes specializing in care to people from various communities—Jewish, Chinese, Japanese.
I was deeply moved by that visit." The image of a special residence for people with AIDS in Seattle began to take shape in her mind.
www.virginiamason.org /dbbailey-boushay/sec69549.htm   (1497 words)

  
 The Seattle Times: Seattle History
History unfolds in odd ways and unexpected places, such as the corner table at the Elephant and Castle pub in downtown Seattle.
For the uninitiated, there is a 10-minute tour of Seattle history, or an interactive map that allows visitors to zoom in to their own block.
In time this was followed by grants from the city of Seattle, King County and a long list of benefactors ranging from ATT to the Gates Foundation.
seattletimes.nwsource.com /news/local/seattle_history/articles/story4.html   (1495 words)

  
 The Seattle Times: Seattle History
In November 1851, the Denny Party landed on the beach at what is now West Seattle and named their new home New York Alki, using an Indian word meaning "by and by." Later, the village became Seattle, which, by and by, became a regional metropolis.
On a day set aside to celebrate the arrival 150 years ago of white settlers in Seattle, descendants of the city's five founding families paused to consider the costs paid by the indigenous people who had welcomed their ancestors.
The Museum of History and Industry's (MOHAI's) Lake View Cemetery tour is one of the museum's popular summer walking tours with various themes.
seattletimes.nwsource.com /news/local/seattle_history   (1084 words)

  
 Seattle Aikido History   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
In January 1972 the Seattle Aikikai was incorporated by David Becker, John Kanetomi, Theresa Lavallee, Nat Steiger, Doug Tsuboi, Paul Watanabe.
Hirata sensei was Chief Instructor of the new Seattle Aikikai.
With their efforts the core group was able to reunite and eventually began practicing at the Seattle Judo Dojo (1510 S. Washington St, the oldest Judo Dojo in the U.S.).
www.wuji.com /seattleaikido.htm   (1983 words)

  
 Seattle Waterfront History
In March of 1886 Tacoma longshoremen followed suit and on June 12, 1886 Seattle longshoremen in the shack of a an named Terry King and formed the granddaddy of the ILWU Local #19, The Stevedores Longshoremen and Riggers Union of Seattle Ind.,.
In 1919, in fact, Local 38-12 voted to take part in the Seattle General Strike, called by the AFL Central labor Council, and were a part of 68,000 union workers who brought Seattle to a stand still for five days.
The ILWU was largely responsible for two epic periods of cooperation among trade unions for the benefit of all, which are noteworthy for their existence alone, and for the enthusiasm they created and the great gains brought to all unions who worked together within the organizations.
www.ilwu19.com /history/100years.htm   (3495 words)

  
 Seattle Mariners History
Many of the large Asian population in Seattle hold tickets to Mariners' games to gaze at Ichiro, as well as closer and 2000 Rookie of the Year Kazuhiro Sasaki.
The Seattle Mariners played at the Seattle Kingdome From the start of their organization until 1998, Seattle is known for its rain, but despite the rain it has grand weather which Seattle ticket holders were being disadvantaged of.
To purchase a particular set of Seattle Mariners tickets, click on the "Buy" button and you will be taken to our secure server to complete the transaction by entering your payment and shipping information.
www.rhinotickets.com /mlb/mariners-history.htm   (634 words)

  
 Seattle History Resources: Pioneers, Pop Music, Television, Historical Theatres
Seattle History: Ten Who Shaped Seattle from the Seattle P-I. Articles on Arthur Denny, Chief Sealth, Henry Yesler, Doc Maynard, the Mercer brothers, Lizzie Ordway ("the unwed Mercer girl"), Charles Terry, Dexter Horton, Van Asselt, David Denny,
Seattle's Alweg Monorail: the fascinating story behind the world's most modern transportation system (circa 1962).
History of the South Beach: A Brief History of Westport.
www.callihan.com /seattle/seattle_history.html   (1406 words)

  
 Seattle City Light | History
Seattle City Light has been lighting up lives in the city we serve since 1910, but our roots go back to the beginnings of electricity.
As a utility owned by the citizens of Seattle, we take seriously our responsibility to be careful stewards of all of our resources and are proud of our heritage as a public utility.
Visit the City of Seattle's Multimedia site for the History of Seattle City Light 2000 in streamed video.
www.cityofseattle.net /light/aboutus/history   (467 words)

  
 History of Seattle Center Foundation
Seattle Center Foundation was founded in 1977 to administer and encourage charitable gifts, grants, donations, bequests and memorials to Seattle Center, a department of the City of Seattle.
The Foundation added beauty to the Seattle Center campus with the sculpture Olympic Iliad by Alexander Liberman in 1984, Moon Gates by Doris Chase in 1999 and the Fountain of Seseragi by Gerard Tsutakawa in 2000.
From art to architecture, Seattle Center Foundation has long encouraged investment in the Center of your life, ensuring that the Nation’s Best Gathering Place keeps growing and flourishing.
www.seattlecenter.org /History.htm   (181 words)

  
 Seattle Civil Rights & Labor History Project
SU members barging in on UW history classes to teach some of the missing history of fl and white America in 1969.
For most of its history Seattle was a segregated city, as committed to white supremacy as any location in America.
Seattle's Filipino-American community created one of the most important examples of civil rights unionism on the West Coast.
depts.washington.edu /civilr   (830 words)

  
 The Seattle Times: Pacific NW 10/02/2005: History Reinvented
Her dog usually lounges outside in a doghouse capped with a red metal roof that matches the main house.
Reclaimed wood from a barn in New York covers her floors, and 100-year-old tobacco sticks — once used to pierce, hang and dry tobacco leaves — serve as staircase balusters.
With several antiques in storage, Layton rented after moving to Seattle in 1995 from Ohio, where she was an award-winning photojournalist.
seattletimes.nwsource.com /html/pacificnw10022005/northbend.html?...   (896 words)

  
 Seattle Washington History - Seattle 4U
Devoted to chronicling the history of Seattle and King County since the arrival of the Denny party nearly 150 years ago.
… This is the main article of a series that covers the History of Seattle, Washington, …; collection of articles on Seattle and Washington State history.
Seattle spells relief r-a-i-l.(Seattle, Washington, with some of the worst traffic in the country, is turning to rail systems to help with the problem)......(Continue Reading)
www.riversedgeokc.com /seattle-washington-history.html   (459 words)

  
 Bainbridge Island - Seattle Fault History
Earthquake History of the Seattle Fault on Bainbridge Island
This is a collaborative research project among investigators from the U.S. Geological Survey (Golden and Denver, Colorado; Seattle; and Menlo Park, California), Humboldt State University (Arcata, California), Shannon and Wilson, Inc. (Seattle), and the University of Washington (Seattle), made possible by cooperation and support from Port Blakely Tree Farms, L.P. (Seattle).
The lineament lies near and parallels one strand of the Seattle fault zone mapped by the U.S.G.S. from marine seismic reflection surveys.
earthquake.usgs.gov /regional/pacnw/paleo/bainisl/sfhistory.html   (1069 words)

  
 Seattle Cinerama History
On January 24, 1963, Seattle’s Martin Cinerama opens with the local premiere of “The Wonderful World of the Brothers Grimm.” The gala event benefits the Helen Bush-Parkside School and attracts scores of local celebrities and movie buffs.
Less than six months after opening, Seattle’s Martin Cinerama is retrofitted to show 70mm films on the theatre’s huge curved screen.
Paul G. Allen, a frequent patron of the Cinerama in the 1960s, saves the Seattle landmark by purchasing the theater and initiating a comprehensive restoration.
www.cinerama.com /theatre4_history.html   (236 words)

  
 seattle history and other seattle related information   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Seattle History · Maps · Resources · Photo gallery · Nominate a historical figure Tuesday, November 13, 2001 - 12:00 a.m.
HistoryLink is a historical database and Website devoted to chronicling the history of Seattle and Washington State history.
Seattle's history is rich in stories undertaken during the last century Seattle's Leaders Celebrating Seattle's 150th Birthday with profiles of 10 people who shaped the city Seattle's Black History...
www.nethorde.com /seattle/seattle-history.html   (316 words)

  
 World War II Links on the Internet   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Black Cat PBY Catalinas is a history of U.S. Navy PBY squadrons in the WWII Pacific that painted their Catalina flying boats flat fl and attacked Japanese ships at night.
Liberation Museum and Timberwolf Album from Bart and Teun Oostvogels in Achtmaal, The Netherlands, in the Schelde estuary near Antwerp that was liberated in November 1944 by the 104th Infantry Division, the Timberwolves, under the command of General Terry Allen.
Bletchley Park Trust has a history of Station X; also Codes and Ciphers in the Second World War is the website for the history, science and engineering of cryptanalysis in World War II by Tony Sale, founder and curator of the Bletchley Park Museum.
history.acusd.edu /gen/ww2_links.html   (5070 words)

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