Logging was Seattle's first major industry, but by the late 19th century, the city had become a commercial and shipbuilding center as a gateway to Alaska during the Klondike Gold Rush.

The stream of new software, biotechnology, and Internet companies led to an economic revival, which increased the city's population by almost 50,000 between 19. From 1918 to 1951, nearly two dozen jazz nightclubs existed along Jackson Street, from the current Chinatown/International District to the Central District.

The jazz scene developed the early careers of Ray Charles, Quincy Jones, Ernestine Anderson, and others.

Seattle had building contracts that rivaled New York City and Chicago, but lost to LA as well.

Seattle’s eastern farm land faded due to Oregon’s and the Midwest’s, forcing people into town.

I am surprised that no one here has mentioned that Fahrin Jaffer has numerous criminal convictions for fraud, theft, impaired driving, dangerous driving, etc.

Fahrin Jaffer has served jail time after being convicted of various Criminal Code charges but I guess the Law Society overlooked that given that she is a woman!

The Town of Seattle was disincorporated on January 18, 1867, and remained a mere precinct of King County until late 1869, when a new petition was filed and the city was re-incorporated December 2, 1869, with a Mayor-council government.

Seattle has a history of boom-and-bust cycles, like many other cities near areas of extensive natural and mineral resources.

Fueled by Eleanor Roosevelt’s book It’s Up to the Women, women pushed for recognition, not just as housewives, but as the backbone to family.

Using newspapers and journals Working Woman and The Woman Today, women pushed to be seen as equal and receive some recognition.

A 1912 city development plan by Virgil Bogue went largely unused.