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Southwest Stories: South Park, from Farm to Factory Sunday, Sep. 17, 2017, 2 – 3 p.m.
Southwest Stories:  South Park, from Farm to Factory
Event typeLibrary Program
WhereSouth Park Branch
AudienceAdults
LanguageEnglish
SummaryJoin South Park resident and author Anna Marti for a lively discussion of this vibrant neighborhood's unique history, from fishing camps to fertile farmland to today's distinctive industrial/residential mix.
DescriptionSituated on the Duwamish River, South Park has a rich tradition of farming and industry. It was along these banks that the Duwamish tribe set up fishing camps and grew crops, a practice that continued with generations of farmers who were drawn to the fertile land. With the first land claim in 1851, South Park became home to some of Seattle’s original settlers. Today, its diverse history makes it one of the few Seattle neighborhoods to have both industrial and residential land zones coexisting in the same area.

Our speaker, Anna Marti, is a 5th generation Seattlelite who has lived in the South Park Neighborhood for 20 years. She collaborated on a book about the South Park Neighborhood in 2006. She continues to find opportunities to celebrate South Park history and the Duwamish River while working to balance the needs of a growing city and the need to restore the Duwamish River.
NotesLibrary events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required.
Contact InfoSouth Park Branch 206-615-1688 or Ask a Librarian
Room CapacitySpace is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms.
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