THEME WEEK: Seattle History! This week we touch on a handful of people and places from Seattle’s history.
SR 99 S. Holgate Street to S. King Street Viaduct Replacement Archaeological Dig-15 (by WSDOT)
The Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) runs the Cultural Resources Program to manage archaeological and historical work for planned and ongoing department projects, so that WSDOT complies with state and federal cultural resource laws regarding archaeological sites and historic places. They work with Native American tribes, the State Historic Preservation Officer, Federal agencies, and the public to determine not only how projects will affect important cultural sites but helps to intervene when previously unknown historically significant finds are made. WSDOT also works to train government agencies (and interested citizens) on cultural resource management awareness, preservation, and stewardship.
Though the city and state governments have a very muddled track record regarding the history and cultures original to and concurrent with them in Washington and in Seattle, WSDOT’s mission to respect and preserve local history reflect the modern attitude of pride in what Seattle (and Washington) are and where they — and all of us — come from and are going to.
THANK YOU to everyone who follows us here at fuckyeahseattle for joining us for this very brief glimpse at Seattle’s history! We’re proud of our city and we’re glad you share our love for this beautiful place.
We’re just trying out the idea of theme weeks, and we’re not sure this is something you’re going to like. IF YOU HAVE SUGGESTIONS OR FEEDBACK, please send us a message to let us know!