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Fun Fact Friday: Pioneer Square

February 8, 2013

Pioneer Square

Welcome to a special edition of Fun Fact Friday! During the month of February we will highlight special spots in Seattle you should see during your visit for Grand Chapter Congress! The first location is Pioneer Square!

Pioneer Square, just a few blocks south of the legendary Pike Place Public Market, is Seattle’s “business birthplace”.  A host of wooden buildings here,  built on mud flats near the bay, began in 1852. The sad result was the Great Seattle Fire of 1889, in which 25 blocks burned to the ground.  Restored with stone and brick, the area is now home to bistros, bars, shops and the World Famous Underground Tour. Loads of fun for the irreverent and worth the time. Shown here are the Tlingit Native Totem, near a bust of Chief Seattle, namesake of the city.  This area “hosted” those headed north for the  1897 Yukon Gold Rush…and now hosts folks on their way to Safeco Field for Mariners games.  You should stop by in August!

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