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Highlights from Collier's World Atlas and Gazetteer, 1947


Seattle, Washington, in 1947

Collier's World Atlas and Gazetteer, 1947


    Population 368,302.

    Port of entry, situated on Puget Sound, and Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific; Great Northern; Northern Pacific; Pacific Coast and Union Pacific railroads; and has connections by boat and train with the Canadian Pacific at Vancouver. It is a leading port in trade and passenger service to Alaska and has direct steamship connections with the chief ports of the Orient.

    Located on hills between Puget Sound and Lake Washington, Seattle overlooks a fine harbor and is in a region of great scenic beauty. The tide-water front on Elliott Bay is over 15 miles long and has a large number of piers and docks. Lumber, coal and grain are among the chief local industries. It is the largest center of fisheries on the continent.

    Seat of the University of Washington.


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Map of Seattle, Washington, 1947