Woodland Park Zoo in Seattle, Washington is situated on a large piece of property that used to belong to Guy Phinney, a wealthy real estate developer. Phinney’s estate included a small menagerie (with deer, bears, and an ostrich) in the northwest corner of his property. Phinney died in 1893 and his property, along with the […]
June 6, 1889 was not a terrific day for the city of Seattle. Late in the afternoon, down in Pioneer Square, a man named John Back was heating glue in a pot over a gasoline fire in a woodworking shop. The glue boiled over, caught fire, and quickly spread, fueled by wood chips and turpentine […]
Hey! This spoon is 55 years old! I believe that makes it an antique. Happy anniversary, Space Needle!