A major gateway for trade with Asia, Seattle is the fourth-largest port in North America in terms of container handling as of 2015 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.
Beyond the several delegates, career protesters are also coming to Seattle, they who believe the non-elected organization only exists to support corporate interests at the expense of the poor, working class and the environment among other things.
Before the conference, the lead known protesters vow that their demonstrations will be peaceful, while Seattle Mayor Jim Tobin promises that if that be the case that no arrests will be made and no aggressive action, such as the use of tear gas, will be issued.
As an accomplished musician and prodigy violinist, she had found her own music in visual arts.
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 19. From 1918 to 1951, nearly two dozen jazz nightclubs existed along Jackson Street, from the current Chinatown/ International District, to the Central District.
On day one of the conference, tensions on both sides escalate the confrontation between police and protesters, with many innocent people caught in the crossfire.
As such, what was promised ends up not happening during the remainder of the conference, where many on both sides work not for the greater good of their side, but rather for their ...
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, origin of the bands Nirvana, Pearl Jam, Soundgarden, Alice in Chains and the alternative rock subgenre grunge. Charles Terry and John Low remained at the original landing location and reestablished their old land claim and called it "New York", but renamed "New York Alki" in April 1853, from a Chinook word meaning, roughly, "by and by" or "someday".