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Evergreen State Fair (Seattle Fun Fact #69)

Posted by on Aug 28, 2012 in Uncategorized

Summertime = Time for funnel cakes! The Evergreen State Fair is at the Evergreen State Fairgrounds in Monroe through Monday! Scream on the thrill rides, try your luck at the carnival games, take in the heart-pumping rodeo or demolition derby and indulge in some sweet treats! Gavin DeGraw & Colbie Caillat play tonight. Plus, Jake Owen and Demi Lovato! Saturday starts the races! There’s something for...

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The Eraser! (Seattle Fun Fact #68)

Posted by on Aug 27, 2012 in Uncategorized

If you’ve been on a Duck Tour, you know this is the typewriter eraser at the Olympic Sculpture Park! It is one of three replica sculptures by artists Claes Oldenburg and Coosje van Bruggen. Can anyone name where the other two are currently located? If you guessed the National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC or CityCenter in Paradise, NV (also known as Las Vegas!) then you’re correct! Photo: Everywhere Magazine...

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Nordstrom (Seattle Fun Fact #67)

Posted by on Aug 26, 2012 in Uncategorized

Did you know John W. Nordstrom joined the Klondike Gold Rush in 1897 and within two years earned $13,000 (almost $400,000 today!). Upon returning to Seattle in 1901, he opened up a shoe store, which (no surprise here!) eventually became the retail legend it is today! The Nordstrom Flagship store in Downtown Seattle still displays vintage shoes and memorabilia that have been donated from longtime customers and employees – check out the display on the 4th floor! Surprisingly, John Nordstrom was one of only a handful of people to make money in the gold rush and stay wealthy their entire lives. Photo: Pacific...

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Floating Food Truck (Seattle Fun Fact #66)

Posted by on Aug 25, 2012 in Uncategorized

Food Boat! With the number of floating homes, seaplanes and boats that call our waterways home, it was only a matter of time before Seattle got its very first floating food truck… err, boat! Summer Dog dishes up hot dogs with classic condiments (cream cheese included!) on Lake Union and Lake Washington, and any kayak, stand-up paddleboard, sailboat or motorboat can pull up and order from the floating vendor! YUM! Can we place an order for 36 now? Photo: Seattle...

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Bubble Fest (Seattle Fun Fact #65)

Posted by on Aug 24, 2012 in Uncategorized

Bubble Fest returned this weekend at the Pacific Science Center! Kids of all ages went bubble-crazy with games, crafts and demonstrations, and a kid-friendly foam pit! Check out these photos of the event from Seattle Times! Photo: Seattle...

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