Discover and Explore Seattle's Past Landscapes

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Founded on Indian ground by American settlers in 1851, Seattle is one of the most dramatically engineered cities in the United States. Its shorelines have been extended, lagoons filled, hills flattened and rivers re-routed. Built on an active geological fault near a large volcano, Seattle has also been jolted by huge earthquakes, washed by tsunamis, covered by volcanic mud and ash, carved by glaciers and changing sea levels. Enter here to see how The Waterlines Project is bringing these ancient ghost landscapes back to life.