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Sammamish -- Thumbnail History

Sammamish (King County) is located on a broad plateau about 14 air miles east of Seattle. Until the 1870s, the area was largely uninhabited by humans. In 1877 Martin Monohon became the first permanent...

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Sammamish Neighborhoods: Inglewood -- Thumbnail History

Inglewood, a community on the eastern shore of Lake Sammamish in eastern King County, is often confused -- though it should not be -- with a town platted in the 1880s by Ingebright Wold south of Lake ...

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Sammamish Neighborhoods: Weber Point -- Thumbnail History

Weber Point, located in King County on the eastern shore of Lake Sammamish in the northern part of the city of Sammamish, is today (2006) an upscale residential development. But early in the twentiet...

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Sdzidzilalitch (Little Crossing-Over Place)

Coast Salish communities on Puget Sound located villages in places that offered access to resources they could use or trade. On the Elliott Bay waterfront at what is now the foot of Seattle's Yesler W...

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SeaTac -- Thumbnail History

The City of SeaTac was incorporated in 1989 and named after the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, which it surrounds. Native Americans had occupied the region roughly midway between present-day Se...

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Seattle -- A Brief History of Its Founding

Seattle was founded by members of the Denny party, most of whom arrived at Alki Beach on November 13, 1851 and then, in April 1852, relocated to the eastern shore of Elliott Bay. With the filing of th...

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Seattle -- Thumbnail History

Seattle is the largest city in Washington state and its economic capital. Settled in 1851, its deep harbor and acquisition of Puget Sound's first steam-powered sawmill quickly established it as a cent...

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Seattle 1907: a Milestone Year

In 1907, the City of Seattle annexed the municipalities of West Seattle, Ballard, South Park, Southeast Seattle, and Columbia City as well as Ravenna Park and vicinity and unincorporated southeast nei...

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Seattle and King County Milestones

This is a chronological list of milestones in Seattle and King County History.

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Seattle Neighborhoods -- Past, Present, Future

Seattle is the biggest city in the state of Washington and among the largest in the country. But as in most urban settings, people in Seattle seldom think of themselves as residing in the city as much...

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Seattle Neighborhoods: Ballard -- Thumbnail History

The Seattle neighborhood of Ballard is a "city within a city" with a decidedly Scandinavian accent. Located in the northwest part of the city, it is a maritime center. Salmon and Shilshole bays on Pug...

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Seattle Neighborhoods: Beacon Hill -- Thumbnail History

Beacon Hill overlooks downtown Seattle from the southeast and is distinguished by the 16-story Pacific Medical Center that rises from its northern end. The ridge extends southeast from First Hill betw...

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