Greg Barnes
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Sep 22 Greg Barnes commented on The Morning News: Seattle Used to Have Sex, Portlanders Suffer from White Guilt.
That's not the Burke Gilman Trail. It's the end of the South Ship Canal Trail, near Fisherman's Terminal.
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.