Pioneer Square

Growing up in King County Seattle, Washington USA is filled with stories about the Lumberjacks and the Harvest Season in the Cascade Mountains around the Puget Sound. The stories are interesting and are what built Seattle into the cool city that it is today. As the city grew shops opened up near Pioneer Square where the Lumberjacks could purchase gear and outfit their workcrews for the season of cutting down the trees and as they became prosperous panning for Gold in the streams near the fallen timber in the High Country. There are also stories about the many depressions that settled on the city at the start of the season and the great stories about how they got through it including all of the wonderful music of the day including Jazz. You can find it all at the Seattle Public Library and at HistoryLink.org and there’s a Public Labrary near Pioneer Square where the term Skid Row was coined when the Lumberjacks would spend all their money drinking and end up as beggars and most of us around here are greatful that the Union Gospel Mission has taken up the cause of helping those unfortunate people giving them the change they need to get back to work.

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