To celebrate the park's 79th birthday, we took a look in our photo archive.
Not all the racers who started would finish the 13-mile course to Lake Sammamish.
The amusement park on the shores of Bitter Lake lasted for three decades.
In 1930, the president pressed a gold telegraph key to set off a celebration on the new bridge between Longview and Rainier, Ore.
Born out of the Great Depression Seattle's biggest Hooverville lasted 10 years.
The Carnegie funded library lasted for about 50 years before it was replaced.
The first presidential visit to the area was in 1880, before Washington was a state. More recently, President Obama was here in 2016, as was...
Sometimes, the balloons would break lose from their tethers and wreak havoc on the city.
Streetcars have long been a part of Seattle's transit history, and they used to be everywhere.
The 227 Bainbridge Islanders were the first to be removed from their homes on the West Coast.
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