Ten fun facts about Seattle
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Seattle's name is derived from the name of Chief Sealth, a leader of the Duwamish Native American tribe, who worked closely with settlers.
Seattle has been the birthplace of a number of Fortune 500 companies, including Starbucks Coffee, and Amazon.com.
Seattle has the largest houseboat population outside of Asia, with more than 500 residences on boats.
Seattle was the host of the Century 21 Exposition, better known as the 1962 World's Fair. The Seattle Space Needle was constructed for the fair.Fact 5
Seattle's nickname is "The Rainy City," although many cities in the United States actually have a much higher rainfall.Fact 6
Seattle has played a key role in American music history. It was responsible for promoting the Jazz careers of greats such as Ray Charles and Quincy Jones, among others.Fact 7
Seattle is one of the few major cities in America that doesn't have a nearby theme park. The city is considered too rainy for them to be profitable.Fact 8
Seattle is one connecting point of the world's longest floating bridge. The bridge spans Lake Washington from Seattle to Medina.Fact 9
Seattle was the center of transportation for the Klondike Gold Rush, after the S. S. Portland docked in its harbor in 1897, supposedly carrying more than a ton of gold.Fact 10
Seattle lies in a geographical region known as the Pacific Ring of Fire, renowned for its earthquake activity. Go to more u.s. city facts ❯
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