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Seattle (/siˈætəl/) is a West Coast seaport city and the seat of King County. With an estimated 684,451 residents as of 2015, Seattle is the largest city in both the state of Washington and the Pacific Northwest region of North America. In July 2013 it was the fastest-growing major city in the United States, and remained in the top five in May 2015 with an annual growth rate of 2.1%. The Seattle metropolitan area of around 3.7 million inhabitants is the 15th largest metropolitan area in the United States. The city is situated on an isthmus between Puget Sound (an inlet of the Pacific Ocean) and Lake Washington, about 100 miles (160 km) south of the Canada–United States border. A major gateway for trade with Asia, Seattle is the third largest port in North America in terms of container handling as of 2015.
The Seattle area was previously inhabited by Native Americans for at least 4,000 years before the first permanent European settlers. Arthur A. Denny and his group of travelers, subsequently known as the Denny Party, arrived from Illinois via Portland, Oregon on the schooner Exact at Alki Point on November 13, 1851. The settlement was moved to the eastern shore of Elliott Bay and named "Seattle" in 1852, after Chief Si'ahl of the local Duwamish and Suquamish tribes.
Logging was Seattle's first major industry, but by the late 19th century the city had become a commercial and shipbuilding center as a gateway to Alaska during the Klondike Gold Rush. By 1910, Seattle was one of the 25 largest cities in the country. However, the Great Depression severely damaged the city's economy. Growth returned during and after World War II, due partially to the local Boeing company, which established Seattle as a center for aircraft manufacturing. The Seattle area developed as a technology center beginning in the 1980s, with companies like Microsoft becoming established in the region. In 1994, the Internet retail giant Amazon was founded in Seattle. The stream of new software, biotechnology, and Internet companies led to an economic revival, which increased the city's population by almost 50,000 between 1990 and 2000.
Seattle has a noteworthy musical history. From 1918 to 1951, nearly two dozen jazz nightclubs existed along Jackson Street, from the current Chinatown/International District, to the Central District. The jazz scene developed the early careers of Ray Charles, Quincy Jones, Ernestine Anderson and others. Seattle is also the birthplace of rock musician Jimi Hendrix and the alternative rock sub-genre, grunge.

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  1. ATCclears

    WA State - Hepatitis A outbreak declared in multiple Counties

    Hepatitis A outbreak declared in multiple counties State officials said the outbreak includes 13 confirmed cases: nine in Spokane County, two in King County, one in Snohomish County and one in Pend Oreille County. “People who are living homeless or who use drugs are at higher risk...
  2. Tony617

    4.6 Earthquake Shakes Seattle Overnight

    4.6 earthquake shakes Seattle region overnight 4.6 magnitude earthquake near Monroe, Washington, United States and Calgary, Alberta, Canada : July 12, 2019 09:51
  3. ATCclears

    Seattle - Man stabs three people, removes clothes, runs away naked

    Police arrest naked man after random stabbings in downtown Seattle Let's be careful out there...
  4. mosedale

    Hello from Seattle!

    My interest in firearms competes for time with a set of other hobbies, but I'm always happy to find an online community I can get involved it. I'll admit that my primary interest is cleaning some reloading gear out the basement, as I've finally come to terms with the fact that I won't have time...
  5. ATCclears

    Seattle - Crane collapses, 4 dead

    AP: Four dead after crane collapses onto cars in South Lake Union
  6. joken

    Airsoft guns illegal to shoot in Seattle

    Seattle police arrest man who says he was shooting rats at homeless camp
  7. P

    Washington  Shooting rampage in Seattle.

    Police: 4 people shot, 1 detained in Seattle shooting Two men were killed and two others were injured Wednesday after a man randomly opened fire on cars and a Metro bus in a Seattle neighborhood before crashing a stolen vehicle into another car, authorities said. One man was fatally shot and...
  8. WAW44

    Gunsmith to check out old rifles, Seattle area

    So I'm getting around to restoring some of the WWII rifles I acquired in the last few years and wanted to find someone that could check them out in terms of safety for use. Anyone around the Seattle area that you guys can recommend? I'm not necessarily looking for a professional gunsmith...
  9. sharpfocus

    New to Seattle

    Hello! I recently relocated to Seattle, Washington from out of state. The PNW welcomed me with a blanket of snow! I am interested in getting some recommendations for good outdoor ranges within about an hour's drive from Seattle. Also interested in trying out competition for the first time...
  10. slimmer13

    Local teenage entrepreneur

    Smart kid Coeur d'Alene teenager makes $35,000 plowing Seattle streets
  11. B

    New to Seattle, from California.

    Hello, I came here to sell a few pistols so I can buy pistols that were off roster in California. Also looking for a long range shooting area. I had a nice one in the desert out to 1000 yards but I'm having trouble finding one near Seattle. As long as I'm making a wish list, I'm also...
  12. B

    Hello from Seattle (Ballard)

    Hey All, New to the forum but not to Seattle. Moved from Chicago a few years ago. Active Member at SVRC I was literally the only person on my block with a sizeable bright red “No on 1639” sign. Fun fact: I own an M998 and drive it regularly here in the city. Looking forward to supporting...
  13. Salps

    Dehorn and polish services in Seattle area?

    Looking someone to smooth edges and light polishing for a 1911 style pistol. Seattle area would be nice.
  14. surevaliance

    Question for Seattle area FFLs: is Kel-Tec CP33 available for order yet?

    Kel-Tec elves say they start shipping it to distributors next month... I really want one!
  15. muppetman

    FFL for Transfer / background check WA - Tukwilla / Seattle

    I'm looking for a reputable and reliable FFL / Dealer to transfer an AR Pistol and lower in and around the Seattle / Tukwilla region. Looking for good price and ease of process. Does anyone have any recommendations? Thanks in advance
  16. M

    New member in Seattle.

    Hi, thought I'd post the obligatory new member post. I just finished going through getting my firearm rights restored. I used a company that advertises cheap firearm rights restoration (the process cost me $1700). They took nearly a year - and I just got a copy of the court order. In the mid...
  17. conditor22

    Daughter threatend N Seattle, need CC gun advice

    The man she lived with for years (who’s been married 5 times before- that should have thrown up a red flag) threatened her several times. Police reports and a restraining order has been filed but they are only paper. She asked me what gun to get and I said a 380. I read several places that that...
  18. H

    Hello From Seattle WA

    Hello everyone. Excited to join the group and learn from the discussions. Currently enjoy hiking and fishing. I've been doing my best to get more time back at the range, and hoping joining will inspire me to do so.