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  • Author:
    Murray Morgan
  • ISBN:
    0345243102
  • ISBN13:
    978-0345243102
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    Ballantine Books/ Comstock; Revised Edition edition (1974)
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    United States
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Skid road and informal portrait in Seattle, should receive a place of honor on any Seattleites bookshelf

Skid road and informal portrait in Seattle, should receive a place of honor on any Seattleites bookshelf. This book should be read by every citizen of Seattle and is the one book that I would put in the hands of a visitor to the Emerald City, so that they could get an accurate overview of just what exactly makes Seattle tick. The colorful stories just don't stop:

  • Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading Skid Road: An Informal Portrait of Seattle. Print Length: 332 pages. Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0295743492. Murray Morgan (1916–2000), a journalist and historian, was the author of more than twenty books, including the well-loved Skid Road and The Last Wilderness. He worked for Time magazine, the New York Herald Tribune, and CBS News and hosted the early morning radio show "Our Town, Our World. Mary Ann Gwinn writes for the Seattle Times, Booklist, and other publications. Publisher: University of Washington Press (March 15, 2018).

    Published July 8th 1960 by Viking. Skid Road: An Informal Portrait of Seattle (ebook). Author(s): Murray Morgan. ISBN: 0670649333 (ISBN13: 9780670649334). Published March 15th 2018 by University of Washington Press.

    Skid Road tells the story of Seattle �from the bottom up,� offering an informal and engaging portrait of. .

    Skid Road tells the story of Seattle �from the bottom up,� offering an informal and engaging portrait of the Emerald City�s first century, as seen through the lives of some of its most colorful citizens

    People valued what Murray Morgan wrote. Skid Road: An Informal Portrait of Seattle. ISBN 978-0-394-24310-8.

    People valued what Murray Morgan wrote. The Murray Morgan Bridge in Tacoma, originally known as the 11th Street Bridge, was renamed in 1997, to honor Morgan for his contributions as a Pacific Northwest historian of his generation  .

    Skid Road An Informal Portrait of Seattle by Murray Morgan and Publisher University of Washington Press. Save up to 80% by choosing the eTextbook option for ISBN: 9780295743509, 0295743506. The print version of this textbook is ISBN: 9780295743493, 0295743492. Through it all, Morgan shows us that Seattle�s one constant is change and that its penchant for reinvention has always been fueled by creative, if sometimes unorthodox, residents.

    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.

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  • Skid Road, An Informal Portrait of Seattle, Revised Edition, 5th printing

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    This is the great popular history of Seattle. Learn about the pioneers behind the downtown streetnames: Denny, Stewart, and more. Yes, there was history here before Grunge -- and it was just as earthy.

    The colorful stories just don't stop: <li>the founding and abandonment of Alki (now West Seattle);</li> <li>the "Battle of Seattle," with the settlers hiding in a fort;</li> <li>Chief Sealth's myth and legacy;</li> <li>the Great Seattle Fire that burnt down Pioneer Square, and the landfill into the Sound that rebuilt it;</li> <li>how Seattle overtook Tacoma as the dominant city on Puget Sound by luring miners bound for the Yukon Gold Rush with the promise of "the best whorehouses north of San Francisco" and, of course, provisions for the trail and for prospecting;</li> <li>the 1909 Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Exposition on the University of Washington grounds, designed by the Olmstead Brothers (of Central Park fame);</li> <li>Seattle's mixed role in the anti-Chinese mob violence that swept up the Pacific coast in the 1880s;</li> <li>the outrageously mammoth public works projects sluicing Denny Hill flat, using the dirt for landfill on the waterfront, and creating the worlds largest island in the harbor;</li> <li>the Seattle General Strike of 1919 that prompted a nation-wide red scare;</li>

    and more and more.

    It makes me breathless just to type this! A very enjoyable read, in a breezy story-telling style, Skid Road gives you more of a flavor of where Seattle came from in just a few hours than anything else.
    Thiama
    The book is well researched and tho' written to capture the history of Seattle etc and the great Northwest, it includes the settlers calamitous treks from the east and midwest. This book was recommended to me by a Tacoma librarian. It is very good. And I thank her very much.