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Old 02-23-2012, 09:21 PM   #1
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Seattle Trivia, maybe?

Since this is such a rich town, with so many little, hidden treasures, I thought it might be fun to start a general thread about those things that make the city special to those who live here.

How about a sentence or two about a cool spot or thing or landmark....anything truly 'Seattle'.....that means something to you?

For me, one of those things is the long gone Jones' Fantastic Museum, that stood out on old Highway 99, just north of 164th in Lynnwood. It was a real kitschy place with all kinds of novelty machines, weird displays, oddities and pictures...sort of like a circus sideshow version of the Olde Curiosity Shop....but with a splash of P.T. Barnum.

After the World's Fair shut down, they moved it down to the second floor of the Center House for a few years.

Before it went dark, in the early 70's, I believe, a friend bought one of the signs inside, heralding the entry to the "Gallery of Strange People". It hangs in my garage now, which, come to think of it, still fits the title of the sign!

So...what's YOUR favorite Seattle trivia?
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