It Happened in Seattle: Remarkable Events That Shaped History

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From Seattle’s near demise in the Battle of Seattle in 1856 to theWorld Trade Organization riots in 1999, thirty events that shaped the history of the Emerald City.
 
Well known for its coffee and its cosmopolitan lifestyle, Seattle is a colorful port city with an equally colorful past. It Happened in Seattle tells the stories of intriguing people and events from the ...
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Overview


From Seattle’s near demise in the Battle of Seattle in 1856 to theWorld Trade Organization riots in 1999, thirty events that shaped the history of the Emerald City.
 
Well known for its coffee and its cosmopolitan lifestyle, Seattle is a colorful port city with an equally colorful past. It Happened in Seattle tells the stories of intriguing people and events from the history of this Pacific Northwest city—from its humble founding in 1851 to the Seahawks’ fateful appearance in Super Bowl XL.
 
Read all about the Great Seattle Fire of 1889, which destroyed structures and enflamed the city’s entrepreneurial spirit. Learn how Starbucks was founded humbly in 1971 and went on to brew big bucks. Discover Seattle’s aviation, maritime, forestry, and computer innovations. And remember Seattle’s 6,620-foot floating bridge that collapsed in 1990.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780762743681
  • Publisher: Globe Pequot Press
  • Publication date: 12/8/2009
  • Series: It Happened In Series
  • Edition description: First
  • Pages: 176
  • Sales rank: 820,001
  • Product dimensions: 6.06 (w) x 9.04 (h) x 0.43 (d)

Meet the Author

Steve Pomper is a Seattle police officer and the author of Seattle Curiosities (Globe Pequot Press) and Is There a Problem, Officer? A Cop’s Inside Scoop on Avoiding Traffic Tickets (Lyons Press). He operates an interactive Web site at www.stevepomper.com.

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Table of Contents

Introduction vi

Look What We Founded-1851 1

The First Battle of Seattle-1856 7

Here Come the Brides-1864 13

Remove Yourselves from the Northwest-1886 18

Blazing Seattle-1889 22

Down Under-Seattle-1889 27

Thar's Gold in Them Thar Hills-1896 33

They Moved Mountains-1898 37

A Walk in the Park-1903 42

In the Market for a Market-1907 47

First in the West to Scrape the Sky-1914 51

Let's Dig a Trench-1917 55

The Wild Boeing Yonder-1917 59

Take This Job and...-1919 64

Cop Learns Bogus Booze Biz Busting Bootleggers-1925 69

Row, Row, Row Your Boat-Into History-1936 75

A Lynching at Fort Lawton-1944 79

Mysteries of the Deep-1942 84

Seattle, Meet the World-1962 89

Java Men-1971 95

Murders Most Macabre-1983 99

Goodwill Running-1990 104

The Incredible Sinking Bridge-1990 108

The Seattle Sound-1990 112

The Day the Music Died-Again-1994 116

Four Heroes Gave Their All-1995 120

Bus Plunges off Bridge-1998 125

The Second Battle of Seattle-1999 129

All Shook Up-2001 134

Seattle Facts and Trivia 138

Bibliography 142

Index 163

About the Author 168

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