New from local author, Joy Keniston-Longrie, and Arcadia Publishing is Seattle’s Pioneer Square. The latest volume in the Images of America series.
Seattle’s Pioneer Square—home of “Underground Seattle,” the great 1889 fire, and once the provisioner of supplies for gold seekers during the Klondike gold rush—is today a destination for millions of locals and visitors each year. This was the homeland of Chief Sealth’s Duwamish and Suquamish tribes prior to the arrival of new settlers in the 1850s, though the area’s landscape and shoreline are drastically different today. Doc Maynard, Arthur Denny, and Henry Yesler, among others, were catalysts who created much of the social, economic, and environmental change that established Seattle as the largest city in the region. Pioneer Square, located on the shores of Puget Sound’s Elliott Bay, is Seattle’s oldest neighborhood.
Highlights of Seattle’s Pioneer Square:
• Features a foreword written by former Seattle Mayor, Wes Uhlam.
• Images were selected from the Museum of History and Industry, Seattle Public Library, University of Washington’s Special Collections, Seattle Municipal Archives and the Washington State Historical Society.
• A portion of the profit from this book will be donated to the needy in Pioneer Square.
Available at area bookstores, independent retailers, and online retailers, or through Arcadia Publishing at (888)-313-2665 or www.arcadiapublishing.com.
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