How Did Water Become Land?

How Did Water Become Land? (HM2LR5)

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N 47° 35.908', W 122° 19.969'

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Workers moved 80 million cubic yards of earth from the hills to the tidelands. By hand.

In the 1890s, Seattle boomed from sleepy village to significant metropolis. Accelerated by the arrival of transcontinental railroads and the Klondike Gold rush, the city's growth was hindered by mucky wetlands and raw sewage.

With grand dreams, city leaders hatched a plan to protect the city from both nature and disease: add a modern water system and fill the tidelands and soil from the surrounding hills.
HM NumberHM2LR5
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Date Added Friday, October 11th, 2019 at 2:03pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)10G E 550153 N 4728111
Decimal Degrees-47.59846667, -122.33281667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 47° 35.908', W 122° 19.969'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds47° 35' 54.48" N, 122° 19' 58.14" W
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