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How Did Water Become Land?

 
 
How Did Water Become Land? Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, October 10, 2019
1. How Did Water Become Land? Marker
Inscription.  Workers moved 80 million cubic yards of earth from the hills to the tidelands. By hand.

In the 1890s, Seattle boomed from sleepy village to significant metropolis. Accelerated by the arrival of transcontinental railroads and the Klondike Gold rush, the city's growth was hindered by mucky wetlands and raw sewage.

With grand dreams, city leaders hatched a plan to protect the city from both nature and disease: add a modern water system and fill the tidelands and soil from the surrounding hills.
 
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Location. 47° 35.908′ N, 122° 19.969′ W. Marker is in Seattle, Washington, in King County. Marker is at the intersection of Occidental Avenue South and South King Street, on the right when traveling north on Occidental Avenue South. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Seattle WA 98104, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Goldsmith Building (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Smith and Squire Buildings (about 500 feet away); Site of the Smaller Fort (about

How Did Water Become Land? Marker - wide view, looking north on Occidental Avenue South image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, October 10, 2019
2. How Did Water Become Land? Marker - wide view, looking north on Occidental Avenue South
500 feet away); Earl Layman Street Clock (about 600 feet away); UPS - Celebrating 100 years of Service (about 600 feet away); Information Booth (about 600 feet away); Birthplace of United Parcel Service (about 600 feet away); Pioneer Square Historic District (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Seattle.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on October 11, 2019. This page originally submitted on October 11, 2019, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 32 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 11, 2019, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.
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