Seattle, Washington

Seattle is located in the west-central part and is the largest city in the U.S. State of Washington. The Emerald City. Seattle has many parks, many arts and cultural institutions and beautiful surroundings with the Cascade mountains to the east and the Olympic mountains to the west. In the city, you will find the world's largest online retailer,, the coffee chain Starbucks, and the department store Nordstrom. Seattle's musical history is famous throughout the world with music styles like grunge, and with artists like Nirvana, Alice in Chains, Pearl Jam, and Jimi Hendrix.

To See And To Do In Seattle

  • Space Needle
  • Pike Place Market
  • Seattle Underground Tour
  • Pacific Science Center
  • Bill Gates House
  • Uwajimaya Village
  • Ride the Ducks Seattle
  • Seattle Aquarium
  • Bay Pavilion on Pier 57
  • Statue of Chief Seattle
  • Klondike Gold Rush National Historic Park
  • Kerry Park
  • Nordic Heritage Museum
  • Japanese Garden
  • Seattle Asian Art Museum
  • Seattle Art Museum
  • Benaroya Hall
  • Argosy Cruises
  • Georgetown Art Attack
  • The Seattle Great Wheel
  • Experience Music Project
  • Discovery Park
  • SceneInSeattle Fine Art Tours
  • Art Walk
  • Smith Tower
  • Columbia Center
  • Seattle Bug Safari
  • Lake Union Park
  • Science Fiction Museum
  • Jimi Hendrix Statue

History Of Seattle - Timeline

In 1792, the English officer, George Vancouver, visited the Seattle area. In 1851, settlers came to the area and established a townsite they called New York and the first store opened. In 1852, the first post office opened.

In 1853, the settlers remained the site to Seattle, after Chief Seattle, and the Henry Yesler's lumber mill was built. In 1854, the first school opened. In 1855, the first church was built.

In 1856, war with Native Americans broke out. In 1861, Washington Territorial University was established (University of Washington). In 1863, the first newspaper in Seattle, The Gazette, was published. In 1864, the telegraph reached Seattle.

In 1865, Seattle was incorporated as a town. In 1866, Chief Seattle died. In 1869, the Seattle Public Library opened. In 1873, Seattle streets and homes had coal gas lights. In 1878, the first hospital in Seattle opened. In 1879, Squire's Opera House, the first theater opened.

In 1883, telephones were working in the city. In 1884, the railway came to the city and a horse-powered streetcar line was established. In 1889, a devastating fire destroyed nearly the entire business district. Also in 1889, the first electric trolley line began. In 1896-97, gold was discovered along the Klondike River in Canada and made Seattle a boom town.

In 1901, Nordstrom, Inc. was founded. In 1904, the Woodland Park Zoo opened. In 1907, UPS was founded. In 1911, the construction of the Lake Washington Ship Canal started. In 1917, The Seattle Metropolitans hockey team won the Stanley Cup, and the Boeing Airplane was established.

In 1918, the Spanish Flu killed 1,600 people. In 1928, electric street lights were built. In 1933, the Seattle Art Museum opened. In 1942, Jimi Hendrix (Johnny Allen Hendrix) was born. In 1949, an earthquake killed seven people. In 1955, Bill Gates was born.

In 1961, the Space Needle was completed. In 1965, eight people were killed in an earthquake. In 1971, the first Starbucks cafe opened. In 1979, the Supersonics won the NBA. In 1994,, Inc. was founded. In 2002, the new Seahawks Stadium was completed.