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Seattle - Understand Seattle & Survival Guide (PDF Chapter)
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This chapter contains the Seattle Today, History, Way of Life, Music, Transportation and Directory A–Z chapters from Lonely Planet’s Seattle guidebook.
All the info you need on everything from history: yo-yoing fortunes on the way from rambunctious lumber town to high-tech city of the future, to flights, public transport, climate, money, the internet... you name it. Get tips for gay and lesbian travellers and travellers with disabilities.
- a rundown on the evolution of Seattle in the 2010s that continues at a blinding pace
- info on the short, action-packed story of Seattle’s history
- full coverage of Seattle’s way of life: a city of latte lunches, cutting-edge culture and outdoor fashion that has modestly produced numerous global brands
- details on Seattle’s music, with Ray Charles, Quincy Jones, Jimi Hendrix, Nirvana, Macklemore and more
Coverage includes: Seattle Today: The Sweet Smell of Success, Tackling Inequalities, Transportation Revolution and Grassroots Trends, History: Native Peoples of Puget Sound, New York Pretty Soon, Birth of the City, The Great Fire & the Regrading of Seattle, The War Years and Boeing & Postwar Seattle, Way of Life: What is a Seattleite?, Dealing with Success and Arts, Music: The Jazz Age, From Hendrix to Heart, Grunge – Punk’s West Coast Nirvana and Hip-Hop, Transportation and Directory A–Z.
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