Seattle Mudflood, World Fairs and Great Fires, Oh My!

The main mudflood section is called the Denny Hill Regrade by Normie historians. High-pressured water cannons were used to clear the dirt away and hand shovels to bucket cranes were used to load a conveyor belt to carry the mud to a barge were it was towed out and dumped in the harbor.

Still have to include Great Fire of 1889 and World Fair 1962 that brought us the Space Needle and monorail.

The high pressure water used to wash dirt away explains why you’ll always find wet streets in old pictures before the repopulation. Keep an eye open, the oldest pics usually have wet streets, this would be explained if water hoses were utilized to clean the mudflood away from buildings and travel lanes.

Begun in 1898 and completed over thirty years later, the Denny Hill Regrade leveled one of Seattle’s steepest hills, connecting neighborhoods and facilitating traffic flow. Before the regrade, Second Avenue rose 190 feet in the twelve blocks between Pioneer Square and Lenora Avenue, causing traffic and transportation problems in the area. The project began by flattening First Avenue between Pine Street and Denny Way. The sluiced-away dirt was dumped into Elliott Bay or used as filler on downtown streets. The leveling of the hill continued in 1906 and 1907; homeowners who refused to move had the hill sluiced away a round them, leaving their houses on islands of dirt. In 1928, the remaining portion of the hill was leveled using electric steam shovels; the dirt and debris was carried to scows on Elliott Bay by means of large conveyor belts. By the end of the project in 1931, Denny Hill had been flattened and the Denny Regrade neighborhood was born. This album compiled by the Engineering Department shows the various stages of the Denny Hill Regrade, and contains 120 6 x8 inch prints dating 1904-1929. The images depict the hill being sluiced away by high-powered water cannons as well as views of the regrade area and city from several vantage points. Includes photographs of barges being loaded with dirt and disposing of the debris in Elliott Bay. Also pictured are horse-drawn wagons, earth moving machinery, automobiles, billboards, and the Washington Hotel. Photographs are of First, Second, Third, and Fourth Avenues, and Pine, Battery, Blanchard, Virginia, a nd Bell Streets. Sixty-one of the images from this album are available online as their negatives are part of series 2613 -07. You may view all images of the Denny Regrades by clicking on the link below.

Conveyor belt to harbor
Conveyor belt to harbor
1899, installing first pipe on Oct 3 (10/3=13) This is photoshop, all the workers are staring off in other directions not doing anything, most are holding NWO gang sign poses. Not a smear of dirt or mud on any of them
Here is another fronm Jan 1, (Double Aces) the lift frame is a pyramid and the pipe is the ‘Eye’, like the thing on the dollar bill.
The hole collapsed on the night of Nov. 11, 1957 in Seattle’s Ravenna neighborhood at Ravenna Blvd. between 16th and 17th Avenues NE. Caused by the failure of a six-foot diameter sewer pipe break, at the time it was the biggest one of its kind.


Just like Grafton, WV and Galveston, TX

Most of these are taken from Seattle but I included a few from Portland and Tacoma.

1909 World Fair. The World Fairs were all about inserting false narratives, made- up cultures and World dominating inventions.

Fictional battles like Gettysburg and the Monitor vs. Merrimack were regular attractions. Streets of Cairo, Eskimos, baby incubators, Liberty Bell, and Chinese Village.

6/1-10/16, 666’s

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Century 21.

They mean Agenda 21.

The fair was originally conceived at a Washington Athletic Club luncheon in 1955. This is appropriate, we have already determined early athletic clubs were Spook hangouts going back to the first Olympics held in conjunction with the 1900-1904 World Fairs as a side show exhibit.

With the Space Race underway and Boeing having “put Seattle on the map”  as “an aerospace city”, a major theme of the fair was to show that “the United States was not really ‘behind’ the Soviet Union in the realms of science and space”. As a result, the themes of space, science, and the future completely trumped the earlier conception of a “Festival of the [American] West”. The target shifted from fake past to fake future, Fake wars of yesterday and fake wars in Space with fake enemy. Project manager Ewen Dingwall went to Moscow to request Soviet participation, but was turned down. Neither the People’s Republic of China, Vietnam nor North Korea were invited. Communism. The fake enemy of democracy. Its the left vs right, Rep vs Dem shitshow

Originally intended to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Exposition held in Seattle in 1909, Century 21, although opening three years late it still is supposed to be the 50th anniversity. Its like the Chicago’s Columbus Expo that celebrated the 300 year anniversity of the discovery of America but was a year late.

One of the architects of the World Fair was the same guy that designed the World Trade Center. All the little connections matter bc the World Fairs are a central hub which all the other projects branch off of. It means that 9-11 was a distant relative of the World Fairs.

Flight to Mars was a Space themed ride about Space pirates. Space was one of the overseeing themes of the whole fair since the timing was to parallel the Space Race with Russia.

The World of Science centered on the United States Science Exhibit. It also included a NASA Exhibit that included models and mock-ups of various satellites, as well as the Project Mercury capsule that had carried astro-nots into space. These exhibits were the federal government’s major contribution to the fair.

The United States Science Exhibit began with 10-minute short film The House of Science, followed by an exhibit on the development of science, ranging from mathematics and astronomy to atomic science and genetics. The Spacearium held up to 750 people at a time for a simulated voyage first through the Solar System and then through the Milky Way Galaxy and beyond. Further exhibits presented the scientific method and the “horizons of science”. This last looked at “Science and the individual”, “Control of man’s physical surroundings”, “Science and the problem of world population”, and “Man’s concept of his place in an increasingly technological world”.

Called the Postage Stamp fair bc of its small area, its also a play on words. Anything they put on stamps is a freakshow.

Elvis filmed a movie

 News of the fair appeared in the popular press, including newspapers like the New York Times and magazines like Newsweek, Time, Popular Mechanics, and Architectural Review. 

Two of the most iconic structures that came from the fair was the Space Needle and the Monorail. The Space Needle was 600 ft tall and said to earn $15,000 a day during the fair.

“Empty – the bubbleator descends for another 100 passengers to the World of Tomorrow in the center of the Washington State Coliseum. On its return trip to the twenty-first century the modernistic elevator rises in a glow of gold light while passing through shimmering reflections from the rainbow of the future world.” Here, the Bubbleator rises to the upper floor of the Washington State Coliseum, now Climate Pledge Arena.

In “The Threshold and the Threat”, visitors rode a “Bubbleator” into the “world of tomorrow”. Music “from another world” and a shifting pattern of lights accompanied them on a 40-second upward journey to a starry space bathed in golden light. Then they were faced briefly with an image of a desperate family in a fallout shelter, which vanished and was replaced by a series of images reflecting the sweep of history, starting with the Acropolis and ending with an image of Marilyn Monroe. They are pushing fear, the potiential threat.

The Great Fire of June 6, 1889 was a significant turning point in Seattle’s history and changed both the physical and political landscapes of the City. The fire started at 2:30 p.m. in a paint and woodwork shop at Front and Madison and over the course of the next 18 hours swept a southward across 100 acres of Seattle’s business district and waterfront. The fire left little standing in its wake, consuming buildings, docks, wooden sidewalks, and anything else combustible. Losses from the conflagration were estimated at $20 million.

After the fire, insurance investigators charged the city with having both an inadequate water supply and an inadequate fire department. Firefighters were described as being poorly trained, and most of them, including their chief, quit in disgust at the charges. In response, the city authorized the creation of a paid, professional fire department, which was passed by ordinance on October 17, 1889. Three days later, 32 men were hired.

“It takes a conspiracy of coincidences to turn an ordinary fire into a great one.” 

Normie Historian
Gardner Kellogg, Fire Chief. Combination of two prominent spook families that came together to form the Hidden Hand in charge when half the city mysteriously burnt down. Kellogg had been a firefighter since 1870, when he joined Seattle’s first volunteer fire brigade. He later became chief of the volunteers, but stepped down in 1888. When the Seattle Fire Department was authorized after the Great Fire of 1889, he was again chosen as chief, this time in a paid position. That means he was on the crew since day 1, left right before the Great Fire, then returned with pay… And you dont think he was in on it?
In charge at the time of the Chinese race riots, this goes into my folder on the Chinese presence in America. That old saying that the Chinese built the railroads and the fact that the railroads are an ancient artifact means the Chinese have been here just as long.

Less than an hour and a half after the fire started, every building on both sides of Front Street between Madison and Columbia was ablaze, and by 5 p.m. the flames had set alight Toklas, Singerman & Co.’s San Francisco Store. Among the other buildings in the row were those housing the Union Block, Merchants National Bank, First National Bank, Seattle Land Company, Safe Deposit, Stewart & Holmes Drug Co., Gordon Hardware, and Seattle Hardware.

The Great Fire of 06/06/1889 destroyed 120 acres in the Pioneer Square central business district of Seattle, including this commercial block. The Yesler Building, also known as the “New York Mutual Life Building,” took its place by 1891.

Efforts to establish fire-breaks by dynamiting the wooden Colman Block, on the southeast corner of Yesler Avenue and Commercial Street (today’s 1st Avenue S) and the San Francisco Store proved futile, even counterproductive, and the city’s supply of explosives was soon exhausted. When the fire reached the two hardware stores, 50 tons of stored ammunition started cooking off, adding to the chaos and danger.

In case all that slipped past you. It was the banksters and Industrialists. They started the fire and perhaps it was out of control, perhaps not, didn;t matter anyway bc they set to dynamiting the rest of the block up until the NY Life Ins building was up in less than two years. NY Life is the same building in Kansas City mudflood town.

Boston Block, one of few downtown buildings saved from Great Seattle Fire, June 6, 1889