History Café: Archaeology Of Early Seattle Near Pike Place Market And The Seattle Train Tunnel

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History Café: Archaeology Of Early Seattle Near Pike Place Market And The Seattle Train Tunnel
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Museum of History and Industry (MOHAI) says
An inconspicuous city block near today’s Pike Place Market once held the remains of a 19th century shantytown. The construction of a modern development yielded the remnants of middens and privies dating as early as the 1880s. Spared from the city’s major regrade projects, photographs, maps, and artifacts demonstrate that this parcel was once part of the dense carpet of “squatter’s cabins” covering the city’s hillsides above the waterfront until residents were evicted in 1902 to prepare for the Great Northern Railroad tunnel beneath Seattle. Hear the history of the property, as well as findings from archaeological work studying the remnants of the squatters and railroad workers who lived here.

Alicia Valentino, PhD is an archaeologist with Environmental Science Associates in Seattle. She has excavated a number of sites in and around the Seattle area, studying changes in the area, population, and industry.

About History Cafe
Join a lively discussion about history on the 3rd Thursday of the month at MOHAI's Museum Cafe. Each conversation features a different topic, and invites history enthusiasts to come together and share what you know. Grab a cup of coffee—or glass of wine—and enjoy learning about the past! History Cafe is co-presented with MOHAI, The Seattle Public Library, and HistoryLink.org.

Cost: Free!

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