The Governor Albert D.
Rosellini Bridge at Evergreen Point is the longest floating bridge in the
world. (SR-520) The bridge connects Seattle and Medina across Lake
Seattle was the first
city in the world to pump Foreground Music (by Yesco, later merged with
Muzak) into stores and offices.
X-rays can not be used
for shoe fittings.
The world's first gas
station opened in 1907 at Western Ave. and Holgate St. in Seattle.
Seattle was the first
American city to put police on bicycles.
In Seattle, it is against
the law to carry a concealed weapon that is over six feet in length.
The first general strike
in the nation was in Seattle in 1919 - it lasted five days, February 6-11,
as 60,000 shipyard workers walked off their jobs.
built in 1950, became the world's first in the United States to be
described as a mall, and the first mall to have public restrooms.
Market in Seattle is said to host a bevy of ghosts and just might be
the most haunted place in the state of
Island is the largest man made island in the nation.
The Farmer's Market at
Market, since 1907, is the longest continuously operating farmer's
market in the US.
requires all motor vehicles to carry anchors as an emergency brake.
Seattle's houseboat population is the largest east of the Orient.
First permanent settlement in Puget Sound was Tumwater.
A law in
states: "It is mandatory for a motorist with criminal intentions to
stop at the city limits and telephone the chief of police as he is
entering the town."
The Lunar Rover, the
vehicle used by astronauts on the moon was made by Boeing based in
Vancouver discovered Puget Sound in 1792.
1979, the square dance was designated as the official
Hells Canyon is the
claimed to be the
deepest river gorge in North America at 7,993 feet deep, however that
claim is disputed because the reference for the canyon's depth is a
mountain over five miles away and not perceivable from the river.
It is illegal to
entice girls away from the Maple Lane School for girls.
La Push has the
western most zip code in the contiguous United States.
The 5 mile long Emmon
glacier on Mount Rainier is the longest in the continental United
The world's first
expresso cart was established below the Seattle Monorail terminal at
Westlake Center in 1980.
There are over 40,000
miles of rivers and streams and more than 8,000 lakes in
It is against the law
to spit on a bus.
Falls plunges 100 feet further than Niagara Falls.
Mount Rainier was first climbed in 1870 by
P.B. VanTrump and General Hazard Stevens.
is home to the world’s largest frying pan.
The Mercer Island Floating Bridge (now I-90),
built in 1950 was the first floating bridge in the world.
The small village of Bickelton is filled with
bluebird houses seen on the posts of every house.
longest, natural sandspit in the United States is the Dungeness Spit along
the Straits of Juan de Fuca shoreline.
During the day motor vehicles must be preceded
by a man carrying a red flag. At night, the man should carry a red lantern
Seattle has the country's
highest percentage rate of residents with a college degree.
State Ferry System is the largest Ferry System in the US and the state's
number one tourist attraction.
The Coleman Dock/
State Ferry Terminal - Pier 52 is the busiest ferry landing in the US.
The Ginkgo Petrified
Forest is one of the largest petrified forests in the world.
At low tide, there can be
up to 786 islands in the Puget Sound.
of America, updated July, 2015.