, December 02, 2007
An easy to read, light-hearted look at the early history (1851 - 1901) of Seattle and to a lesser extent, Washington State. This book explains why: there is a traditional rivalry between Seattle and Tacoma, the University of Washington is in Seattle, the jail is in Walla Walla, and how Olympia became the state capital. Who really funded the rebuilding of the city after the fire of 1889? What started the Alskan Gold Rush? Where did the Seattle Underground come from? Read and find out.