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Commercial Street in snow, Seattle, January 10, 1880 (MOHAI 9528)

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Commercial Street in snow, Seattle, January 10, 1880 (MOHAI 9528)

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In the 1880s, Seattle's business district was near Pioneer Square. Loggers, miners, and others came to this part of the city to find work, supplies, and entertainment. Others came to Seattle to attend the Territorial University, which stood on a hill above the city .
This photo, taken in 1880, shows the intersection of Commercial Street (now First Avenue South) and Main Street looking north towards Mill Street (now Yesler Way) after a snowstorm. The snow-covered roof of the Territorial University is visible in the distance.
Caption on image: Commercial St, Seattle. Jan 10th 1880
Subjects (LCTGM): Business districts--Washington (State)--Seattle; Commercial streets--Washington (State)--Seattle; Snow--Washington (State)--Seattle

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10/01/1880
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Museum of History & Industry (MOHAI) Seattle
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