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Seattle is the largest city in the Pacific Northwest. Its nickname is the ‘Emerald City’ because of its surrounding evergreen trees. It was first settled in 1851 by Arthur A. Denny and his ‘Denny’ party. The Denny group later moved locations and another explorer, Maynard, reestablished the area. He named the city after the native Duwamish tribe chief, Noah Sealth.

Archaeological excavations at West Point, among others, confirm that Seattle has been inhibited for at least 4,000 years. Many believe it has been inhibited since the end of the last glacial period, some 10,000 years ago.

Seattle’s most recognizable landmark is the Space Needle, which was built in 1962 for the World’s Fair. Other popular locations include Queen Ann Hill and Pike Place Market. Seattle also houses many art collections throughout its museums. The Henry Art Gallery was the first art museum in Washington and is now located on the University of Washington campus.

Seattle boasts to be the birthplace of many things, namely grunge music and good coffee. Coffee companies like Starbucks, Seattle’s Best Coffee, and Tully’s all got their start here.



Queen Ann Hill Space Needle The Henry Art Gallery