6 Facts About Seattle

1. Part of southwestern Seattle is in the 9th District, represented by Democrat Adam Smith.

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2. In 1926, Seattle became the first major American city to elect a female mayor, Bertha Knight Landes.

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3. Since the middle 1990s, Seattle has experienced significant growth in the cruise industry, especially as a departure point for Alaska cruises.

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4. In 1993, the movie Sleepless in Seattle brought the city further national attention.

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5. In a short time, Seattle became a major transportation center.

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6. The Town of Seattle was disincorporated on January 18, 1867, and remained a mere precinct of King County until late 1869, when a new petition was filed and the city was re-incorporated December 2, 1869, with a mayor–council government.

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