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Chinatown – Seattle – Washington

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Chinese immigrants first came to the Pacific Northwest in the 1850s, and by the 1860s, some had settled in Seattle.

Canada 245The first Chinese quarters were near Yesler’s Mill on the waterfront. According to Chinese oral history, the waterfront was the first Chinatown, where the Chinese dock workers lived. In 1886 whites drove out most of Seattle’s Chinese population. However, some took shelter with Native Americans on the reservations while others came under the protection of white employers and a judge. The Great Seattle Fire of 1889 further hindered the community. Eventually, the Chinese re-established new quarters farther inland, along Washington St. and Second Avenue South. This was the second Chinatown. Land values rose, especially with impending construction of the Smith Tower, and the people of Chinatown moved again, to the present and third location along King Street. Only the Hop Sing Tong managed to retain its building on 2nd and Washington. It sold this building about 2006 in order to purchase the former China Gate building in the current Chinatown.

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Near the end of the 19th century, Japanese immigrants also began arriving, settling on the south side of the district on the other side of the railroad tracks. Part of present-day Dearborn Street, between 8th and 12th avenues, was known as Mikado Street, after the Japanese word for “emperor.” Japanese Americans developed Nihonmachi, or Japantown, on Main Street, two blocks north of King Street. By the mid-1920s, Nihonmachi extended from 4th Avenue along Main to 7th Avenue, with clusters of businesses along Jackson, King, Weller, Lane, and Dearborn streets.

Tinman loves to visit areas of Culinary Delight and stopped in a quaint little Tea Shoppe to examine the wares and speak to the delightful proprietor..

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He inquired as to where she and her friends would dine for luncheon in the Chinatown District….without hesitation, she replied….”The Purple Dot!!”

Hmmmm, Purple Dot, thought the Tin Man….wonder how authentic this is ……….hmmmmm

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AHHHHHH…..Dim Sum……YUMMY……and the tables were packed with local Asians only….a good sign…

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Beautiful Table Setting…….here come the carts filled with steaming baskets of Dim Sum….

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Pure Delights………Tin Man has not had Chicken Feet since he went to visit Dorothy in Kansas….

The food and service were so delightful, Tin Man went back two days in a row…….

Walking through Chinatown is like riding a Culinary Roller Coaster…

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Dragons Adorned the Lamp Posts….

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Seattle’s Chinatown is a most delightful small Chinatown, filled with marvelous people and amazing Culinary Delights…

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What Does It Really Mean

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Recently the Washington Post listed their winners for Alternate Meanings of Words

Let’s take a look at some common words and find their alternate meanings……..

Coffee, noun.  The Person upon whom one coughs

 

Flabbergasted, adjective.  Appalled by discovering how much weight one has gained.

 

abdicate, verb.  To give up all hope of EVER having a flat stomach.

 

Esplanade, verb.  To attempt an explanation while drunk.

Willy-nilly, adjective.    Impotent

Negligent, adjective.   Absent-mindedly answering the door when wearing only a nightgown.

Control, noun.  A short, ugly inmate

Lymph, verb.   To walk with a lisp

Gargoyle, noun.   Olive-flavored mouth wash.

Flatulence, noun.  Emergency vehicle that picks up someone who has been run over by a steamroller.

Balderdash, noun.   A rapidly receding hairline.

Testicle, noun.  A humorous question on an exam.

Rectitude, noun.  The formal, dignified bearing adopted by proctologists.

Pokemon, noun .  A Rastafarian proctologist

Oyster, noun.   A person who sprinkles their conversation with Yiddishisms.

Frisbeetarianism, noun.  The belief that, after death, the soul flies up onto the roof and gets stuck there.

Circumvent, noun.  An opening in the front of boxer shorts worn by Jewish men.

Arbitrator, noun.  A cook that leaves Arby’s to work at McDonalds

Avoidable, adjective.  What a bull fighter tries to do

Bernadette, verb.  The act of torching a mortgage

Burglarize, noun.  What a crook sees with

Eyedropper, noun.  A clumsy Ophthalmologist

 

Paradox, noun.  Two physicians

Pharmacist, noun.  A helper on a farm

Selfish, verb.  What the owner of a seafood store does

Sudafed, verb.  Brought litigation against a government official

Polarize, noun.  What penguins see with

Parasites, noun.  What you see from the top of the Eiffel Tower