Seattle, 1851 When the Denny Party arrived here in 1851, about 500 Duwamish Indians lived around Elliott Bay, and hundreds more in villages from Shilshole Bay to present-day Renton. Elliott Bay appears here as drawn by a U.S. Navy coastal survey in 1854. At that time, these shores were blanketed with a coastal forest of Douglas firs, cedars and hemlock, interspersed with open spaces maintained by the natives. (58K)
Seattle Overview A larger view of Seattle showing native landmarks and modern points of reference. (60K)
Where the Denny Party is Buried While many members of the pioneering Denny Party are buried in Lake View Cemetery, other gravesites are scattered throughout the area.
Mapping A City's History Since 1792, people have been mapping Seattle, and the images they've made offer unique perspectives on a city about to celebrate its 150th birthday.