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Oct 30, 2014 Greg Barnes commented on The Morning News: Who Shucked the Shells That Stalled Bertha's Rescue?.
There's a story from around the turn off the 20th century of a work crew finding a tombstone in the muck down where the viaduct is now. Tombstone had an obviously Irish name on it, with a death date well before the English came here (think 1300-1500).



After some hubbub about this amazing archeological find, an old setller came forward with a story about how his friend used to do stonecutting practice and throw his practice engravings in the mudflats at the end of Washington Street.



The upshot: there's a lot of interesting garbage buried where the viaduct is now. It was one of the city's first dumps.
May 16, 2014 Greg Barnes commented on Mayor and Tim Burgess Announce the Beginning of Seattle's Universal Pre-K Plan.
@1: You generally have to pay for 'full-day' (same hours as grades 1-5) Kindergarten in Seattle Public Schools, although some schools have worked out ways to reduce/eliminate the cost. The state only pays for half days.

http://seattletimes.com/html/localnews/2…
Apr 23, 2014 Greg Barnes commented on Seattle's Tiniest & Cutest Library....
I thought it was cute because it matched the house.
Feb 25, 2014 Greg Barnes commented on The Viaduct is Sinking.
Canoes are the last transportation mode that actually worked on this corridor. Forward to the past!
Feb 25, 2014 Greg Barnes commented on The Viaduct is Sinking.
High capacity canoes!
Nov 20, 2013 Greg Barnes commented on A Photograph of the First Socialist on the Seattle City Council (Circa 1878).
I believe the building on the right ended up being the starting location of the Great Fire.
Nov 20, 2013 Greg Barnes commented on A Photograph of the First Socialist on the Seattle City Council (Circa 1878).
@2 imagine a few years later, when the main railroad terminal was a few blocks west, and there was no seawall. So people would get dropped off from the train in an unfamiliar area that was unlit at night and all the 'sidewalks' were piers over tideflats. Lots of folks (drunks, visitors, rubes, some combination of the three) fell into the flats.
Nov 1, 2013 Greg Barnes commented on The Greatest TV Show I've Never Seen.
"The Independents (episode 9)": The Outlaws work as taxi drivers to protect an independent cab fleet from the vicious competition.

Wasn't this the plot of DC Cab?
 

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