Cary Moon and Jenny Durkan: 10 things all Seattleites should know

What do you need to know to be civically and culturally literate about Seattle? We asked a few locals to make their top 10 lists, including mayoral candidates Cary Moon and Jenny Durkan. Here are the things each of them thinks all Seattleites should know about their city, with links to find out more…

Cary Moon 

  1. Redlining history in Seattle
  2. Japanese internment and the Panama Hotel
  3. L.E.M.S. Bookstore
  4. Seattle’s Gang of Four
  5. The glorious and humble Pike Place Market
  6. “We’re still here” – history and present of the Duwamish people
  7. Why and how grunge music happened here
  8. The general strike of 1919
  9. Our watery ecosystem: Salmon and the Salish Sea
  10. What to do in an earthquake

Jenny Durkan

  1. The Duwamish people
  2. The Four Amigos
  3. Defeat of Initiative 13 to marriage equality
  4. Lenny Wilkens, Spencer Haywood, and Downtown Freddy Brown
  5. SST Program
  6. 2004 Gubernatorial election result (Every vote counts!)
  7. History of Metro
  8. Waterfront tunnel
  9. Running of the Rainiers
  10. 1882 Chinese Exclusion Act, Japanese Internment, and Korematsu

We’ll be publishing a list put together by you, our readers, on Friday. Got ideas for what should be on it? Let us know — send us an email at [email protected].