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Seattle,WA Travel Guide

by our United States expert Paul Baderman
 
Paul BadermanSeattle lies on the Puget Sound in the north-western State of Washington. The modern city was founded by the 19th century ‘moving frontier’ westward settler drive, first on the Oregon Trail and then moving on by ship along the coast. Its growth and importance were boosted by the 1890’s Yukon/Klondike gold rush when it was the jumping off and grubstake assembly point for avid prospectors. It is still an important harbour and calling port for cruise ships, especially en route for the Alaskan coast, and for whale-watching trips in the Sound. For fans of TV’s ‘Frasier’, of course, the ‘Goodnight Seattle!’ show-end call epitomises the city and the show’s logo includes the distinctive Spaceneedle tower, constructed for the 1962 World Fair. 20th Century commercial strength came from the Boeing Aircraft company which still has a large plant although no longer the headquarters.
 

360 Tour of Pike Place market


United States Facts

National Flag: American Flag
Language(s): English
Spanish
Cajun French
Hawaiian
Currency: US Dollar
Dialling Code: +1
Time Zones: Aleutian : GMT - 10
Hawaii : GMT - 10
Alaska : GMT - 9
Pacific : GMT - 8
Mountain : GMT - 7
Arizona : GMT - 6
Central : GMT - 5
Eastern : GMT - 5
Indiana East : GMT - 5

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Seattle Weather Forecast

Max Min
Today
09/01/2015
Broken Clouds Broken Clouds 12°C
54°F
3°C
37°F
Saturday
10/01/2015
Light Rain and Broken Clouds Light Rain and Broken Clouds 10°C
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5°C
41°F
Sunday
11/01/2015
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39°F
Monday
12/01/2015
Light Rain and Overcast Skies Light Rain and Overcast Skies 10°C
50°F
6°C
43°F
Tuesday
13/01/2015
Broken Clouds Broken Clouds 11°C
52°F
0°C
32°F

 Seattle Weather Forecast
 

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