Seattle Curiosities: Quirky Characters, Roadside Oddities and Other Offbeat Stuff

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People, Places, and Thingsthe Emerald City Has to OfferWhether you're a born-and-raised Seattle resident, a recent transplant, or just passing through, Seattle Curiosities will have you laughing out loud as Steve Pomper introduces you to the city's weirdest and most outrageous characters and events, and takes you places you never could have imagined—some of them right around the corner! • Learn how, in 1917, Seattle ended Canada’s twenty-three years of Stanley Cup domination, becoming the first American hockey ...
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Overview

People, Places, and Thingsthe Emerald City Has to OfferWhether you're a born-and-raised Seattle resident, a recent transplant, or just passing through, Seattle Curiosities will have you laughing out loud as Steve Pomper introduces you to the city's weirdest and most outrageous characters and events, and takes you places you never could have imagined—some of them right around the corner! • Learn how, in 1917, Seattle ended Canada’s twenty-three years of Stanley Cup domination, becoming the first American hockey team to capture the title.• Perk up at the Seattle Barista Academy, open to coffee connoisseurs and latté laypersons.• Stand agape beside a truly pampered palm tree, part of an art installation under Interstate 5.
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This addition to Globe Pequot's successful Curiosities series is predictably diverting, but its author is far from average. Steve Pomper is not only a published crime novel author; he's also a veteran Seattle police officer. Between 911 calls and writing out citations, he stays alert by educating himself to every facet of Emerald City life, including things that might stagger the imagination of even an honest cop. An inexpensive way to enliven your own Seattle beat.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780762748402
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
  • Publication date: 9/1/2009
  • Series: Curiosities Series
  • Edition description: First Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 208
  • Sales rank: 952,270
  • Product dimensions: 6.06 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.55 (d)

Meet the Author

Steve Pomper is a Seattle police officer who has stumbled across some of the most curious people, places, and things the city has to offer. He is the author of Is There a Problem, Officer? A Cop’s Inside Scoop on Avoiding Traffic Tickets (Lyons Press), and he operates an interactive Web site.
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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments x

Introduction xi

Chapter 1 North 1

Chapter 2 West 54

Chapter 3 East 138

Chapter 4 Southwest 181

Chapter 5 South 189

Index 200

About the Author 210

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  • Posted July 5, 2013

    What a fun read!

    When we left Seattle 44 years ago, we knew about some of these things, but not the history and stories behind them. Reading this book makes us want to go back and revisit some old haunts and explore new ones. I remember Dick's Drive-in so well with those 19 cents burgers (I'm not kidding). The boys used to say they were taking the girls to "Ricardo's 19", but we were wise to them. I wish he had mentioned the statues of J.P. Patches and Gertrude and their location as we would like to see that. This is a great book for Seattle old timers, newbies and visitors. Pomper combines information and humor in his descriptions of the many curiosities of this interesting city.

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