The Seattle Spirit? Towns the railroad bypassed | History Files
Last updated 9/12/2019 at 6:35pm
I grew up in Seattle.
Washington state history was in the curriculum one year; another year included U.S. history. One year in elementary school, we were taught Seattle history. But “indoctrinated” might be a better word.
I remember that we were taught Seattle grew to be the “Queen City of the Northwest” because of the “Seattle Spirit,” as exemplified by the fact that Seattle built a railroad when the Northern Pacific Railway bypassed Seattle and chose Tacoma as its western terminus.
I have a friend my age who grew up in Tacoma, where he was taught Tacoma history. He remembers...