History of Seattle

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An established human settlement has stood on the site of present day Seattle for at least 4,000 years.

There were thirteen villages in the city of Seattle, Washington. Today, the Duwamish Tribe and Suquamish are just two of these tribes.

There is evidence of continuous human habitation on the Port of Seattle Terminal 107 site dating back to the 6th century C.E. This is evident by artifacts found on the Western bank of the Duwamish River

Nobody knows for sure why this site was abandoned in approximately 1800.

Other notable sites in Seattle include the location of Chief Seattle's birthplace near King Street Station.

George Vancouver was the first European to visit Seattle in 1792. His expedition took place between 1791 and 1795.

The city of Seattle was founded more than 160 years ago, but some settlers first established a farming settlement on what is now the neighborhood of Georgetown on the city's outskirts.

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The Denny party's original site was an unfinished cabin, without roof, and a camp site, located at Alki Point. The Collins settlement gradually improved with the addition of permanent structures, and they were soon producing produce for sale.

In April, 1852, Arthur A. Denny passed over the original Alki site in order to construct a better site at Elliott Bay which is currently a part of the bustling downtown of Seattle.

Arthur A. Denny and Luther Collins were one of the first commissioners of newly-created King County in 1852. Around the same time, David Swinson "Doc" Maynard also settled in the area south of their land with his family.

Early Seattle relied on the timber industry for economic growth, sending lumber to San Francisco.

The once-forested land now known as Seattle was previously home to many old, towering cedar trees. Today, due to deforestation happening throughout the world, the only cedar trees that are still of similar size are out in Washington state.

When Henry Yesler brought the first steam sawmill to Seattle, he chose a location on the waterfront where Maynard and Denny's plats met. The region would then become known for its lumber production.

Charlie Terry sold Alki which quickly went downhill, left for Seattle and began buying up land. His ships were some of the first to carry timber in Seattle.

He eventually gave a land grant to the University of the Territory of Washington (later University of Washington) and was crucial in establishing an urban infrastructure.

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