Seattle’s original settlement was named Duwamps, but name-changed to Seattle in honor of Chief Sealth.
The city was founded in 1851.
A compact 84 square miles, Seattle is an isthmus with Puget Sound on the west and Lake Washington on the east.
More than 3.8 million residents live in Seattle-Tacoma metro area.
Given all the greenery, Seattle is fondly nicknamed “The Emerald City.”
Seattle was home and is the final resting place of movie star-martial artist Bruce Lee
Seattle is located 113 miles south of the US-Canada border
Washington State Ferry is the largest ferry system in the U.S. and the third largest in the world, carrying over 25 million passengers each year.
Microsoft, Amazon, Starbucks and Nordstrom call Seattle metro area home.
Boeing moved its headquarters to Chicago, but engineering and manufacturing jobs remain in Seattle metro area.
Famous residents born or made important national contributions while living in Seattle region:
Jimi Hendrix – The greatest Rock guitarist
August Wilson – Extraordinary playwright lived here during his last years
Norman Rice – first black mayor of Seattle, served from 1990-97
Ray Charles – Lived here during an early portion of his career
Quincy Jones – Legendary music composer and producer
Bruce Lee – Martial arts movie star who trained people of all races
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