Thursday, March 7, 2013

Seattle then and some of now

Yeslers Mill cookhouse c.1850 - click to enlarge
Mr. Yesler built the first mill in Seattle to saw lumber, it grew to be a very large operation.  Several things in Seattle are named in his honor.  With the advent of the Yukon/Alaska gold rush Seattle bloomed almost overnight as people moved to the northwest.
In the mid 1880s Central School opened, the first
school in the city with more than two rooms.
Second Avenue and Pike Street in 1878.
Second Avenue and Pike Street today
see the light yellow lines.
Photo: Google Maps
At the end of Pike Street
the market is huge, especially the farmers market - click

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