Wednesday, October 12, 2011
The site chosen for the fair was an area early settlers dubbed "Potlatch Meadows" in the mistaken belief that the local indigenous people held their tribal festivals there. The area's first white residents, David and Louisa Denny, simply called it "the prairie." The Denny claim was bounded to the south by what is now Denny Way, to the north by Mercer Street, to the east by Fifth Avenue North and the west by Elliott Bay.
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