Skid Road: An Informal Portrait of Seattle

Paperback | February 1, 1982

byMurray Morgan, Murry Morgan

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Informal and picturesque, Skid Road is the story of Seattle during its first hundred years, seen through the lives of the vigorous personalities of its settlers and early citizens. This handsomely illustrated revised edition brings Seattle's history up-to-date and provides a vivid portrayal of its past: pioneering, Indian warfare, lumber, railroads, the great fire of 1889, the Alaska gold rush, the amusement business, newspapers, the general strike of 1919, and the tumultuous politics of city and state that have made history in the Northwest.

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Informal and picturesque, Skid Road is the story of Seattle during its first hundred years, seen through the lives of the vigorous personalities of its settlers and early citizens. This handsomely illustrated revised edition brings Seattle's history up-to-date and provides a vivid portrayal of its past: pioneering, Indian warfare, lumb...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:296 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.67 inPublished:February 1, 1982Publisher:University of Washington Press

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ISBN - 10:0295958464

ISBN - 13:9780295958460

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Table of Contents

PrefaceOne Man's SeattleDoc Maynard and the Indians, 1852-1873Mercer's MaidensMary Kenworthy and the Railroads, 1873-1893FireJohn Considine and the Box-Houses, 1893-1910GoldHiram Gill and the Newspapers, 1910-1918StrikeDave Beck: Labor and Politics, 1918-1960The Wheel Turns and TurnsIndex

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You can probably find this book lying around the house of anyone who's been in Seattle long enough to get even a little bit interested in the city's past. . . . [Morgan is] Exactly the kind of guy you'd probably enjoy having show you around town.

- Eli Sanders - Stranger, The