Seattle enjoys perhaps the most magnificent setting of any city in America, if not the world. On the shores of Puget Sound, surrounded by lush forests and towering mountains, Seattle packs a lot of scenic value into a small area.
Its history is similarly small and packed. Seattle wasn't permanently settled until 1851, and wasn't incorporated as a town until 1869. From that point on, though, it boomed: first the timber boom, then the business boom that accompanied the Klondike Gold Rush, then the shipbuilding boom of World War I. The Great Depression and the ensuing labor strife seriously damaged Seattle's shipping business; so after World War II, the city promptly reinvented itself through manufacturing and, later, digital and biomedical technologies.
Throughout its history, Seattle and its sister cities of Bellevue and Tacoma have benefitted from the great natural beauty of their setting. Mt. Rainier (originally Mt. Tacoma), the tallest mountain in the Cascades Range, is situated only 60 miles from Seattle, and is visible throughout the region. Other mountains provide not only recreation for climbers, hikers, and skiers, but also the setting for numerous small communities such as Enumclaw and Eatonville. Mt. Rainier National Park takes up 368 square miles in the extreme southeast of the region.
Puget Sound adds to the great beauty of the region, and is well known for its rich wildlife, including orcas and other whales, sea lions, and salmon. It is important as a shipping lane and also as a recreational resource for boaters and fishermen.
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Home of the Day: Immaculate Brookside Traditional
Apr 25, 2017 4:00 am
By Jennifer Johnsen, Broker
Home of the Day is presented by the Puget Sound Business Journal with Realogics Sotheby's International Realty. This is your invitation to view some of Seattle's most-luxu...
Overlake Medical Center's 30th annual Bandage Ball raises $1.1M for the Neuroscience Institute (Photos)
Apr 24, 2017 2:16 pm
A mix of new and familiar supporters packed the ballroom, bathed in shades of purple light, at the Hyatt Regency Bellevue on April 22, creating the most diverse crowd in 30 years of Overlake Medical C...
Museum of Flight adds three trustees, including an Alaska Airlines captain and a Blue Origin executive
Apr 24, 2017 11:00 am
The Museum of Flight appointed three new trustees to its board its at its annual meeting this week, including a top executive with rocket maker Blue Origin.
The trio's varied experience and perspecti...
Home of the Day: Newport Hills Private View Retreat
Apr 22, 2017 4:00 am
By Christina Roberts, Broker
Home of the Day is presented by the Puget Sound Business Journal with Realogics Sotheby's International Realty. This is your invitation to view some of Seattle's most-lux...
Boeing hands out hundreds of layoff notices in Everett and across the Seattle region
Apr 22, 2017 12:29 am
Boeing Co. handed out 429 new layoff notices to Washington state workers Friday, with the biggest cuts coming to the aircraft manufacturer's widebody operations in Everett.
Of the 277 layoff notices ...
Patti Payne's Cool Pads: Community leader couple lists historic Laurelhurst estate for $3.25 million (Photos)
Apr 22, 2017 12:04 am
One of three original estates in Seattle?s Laurelhurst neighborhood is for sale.
5155 N.E. Latimer Place is a grand and glorious estate built in 1925. The estate started its life as a horse and carri...
WTIA auctions face time with leaders from Amazon, Tableau and other tech titans (Photos)
Apr 21, 2017 9:36 pm
The Washington Technology Industry Association hosted its first-ever fundraiser Wednesday with the help of some Seattle tech celebrities.
The Galaxy Gala raised $125,000 from more than 500 bidders wi...
Validated expands app that lets retailers pay for customer rides
Apr 21, 2017 9:07 pm
A Seattle-based app that lets shops and restaurants pay for their customers' Lyft and Uber rides is expanding into eight more cities.
Launched last year to serve Seattle and Portland, Validated is no...
John Kircher has big plans after buying out Crystal Mountain Ski Resort's owners
Apr 21, 2017 8:29 pm
Crystal Mountain Ski Resort CEO and President John Kircher is now the the sole owner, and he's got plans for more snow and better lifts.
Valued at $40 million, the resort was previously owned by Mich...
Sea-Tac Airport adds powered-up, Italian-designed seats (Photos)
Apr 21, 2017 6:02 pm
Seattle-Tacoma International Airport is adding thousands of new seats with built-in power outlets in the first phase of a massive overhaul.
The 3,200 gate-area seats at Sea-Tac concourses B and C are...
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A budget deficit challenge for Trump?s tax plan
Apr 25, 2017 7:49 am
WASHINGTON (AP) ? President Donald Trump plans to stick with his campaign pledge to slash the corporate tax rate from 35 percent to 15 percent, but the dramatic cut raises a problematic question for t...
Trump?s Mar-a-Lago loses State Department promotion posting
Apr 25, 2017 7:47 am
WASHINGTON (AP) ? The State Department has removed its promotional posting about President Donald Trump’s Florida resort, after a storm of ethics criticism. In an April 4 blog post that was ...
After 26 years, last ?cocaine cowboy? back in Miami court
Apr 25, 2017 7:42 am
MIAMI (AP) ? The last of the “cocaine cowboys” who investigators say smuggled vast amounts of the drug into the U.S. is due back in a Miami courtroom 26 years after fleeing an indi...
Study: Trump?s hardball tactic on health care may backfire
Apr 25, 2017 7:42 am
WASHINGTON (AP) ? Going into this week’s federal budget battle, the White House toyed with a hardball tactic to force congressional Democrats to negotiate on President Donald Trump’...
Trump touts executive orders he once lambasted
Apr 25, 2017 7:38 am
WASHINGTON (AP) ? President Donald Trump will mark the end of his first 100 days in office with a flurry of executive orders, looking to fulfill campaign promises and rack up victories ahead of that m...
?This was real?: Artifacts save Holocaust stories for future
Apr 25, 2017 7:35 am
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US students score poorly on national arts and music exam
Apr 25, 2017 7:32 am
WASHINGTON (AP) ? When it comes to music and visual arts, American teenagers could use some help. The National Center for Education Statistics reported Tuesday that in 2016, American eighth graders sc...
Trump?s 100-days promises: Fewer than half carried out
Apr 25, 2017 7:32 am
WASHINGTON (AP) ? Sure enough, the big trans-Pacific trade deal is toast, climate change action is on the ropes and various regulations from the Obama era have been scrapped. It’s also a saf...
Australian prime minister looking forward to meeting Trump
Apr 25, 2017 7:27 am
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) ? Australia’s prime minister said Tuesday he was looking forward to meeting face-to-face soon with President Donald Trump, three months after their heated telephone ...
Ivanka Trump advocates for women, girls in trip to Berlin
Apr 25, 2017 7:27 am
WASHINGTON (AP) ? Ivanka Trump’s advocacy for women and girls will take her to a conference in Berlin Tuesday, an attention-getting first international outing aimed at building support for i...