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Courtesy: Seattle University  
Release:  10/22/2010

Prospective Student-Athletes

Seattle is home to the first revolving restaurant, 1961.

Medina is the home of the United States wealthiest man, Microsoft's Bill Gates.

Microsoft Corporation is located in Redmond.

The Governor Albert D. Rosellini Bridge at Evergreen Point is the longest floating bridge in the world. The bridge connects Seattle and Medina across Lake Washington.

Starbucks, the biggest coffee chain in the world was founded in Seattle.

Seattle was the first American city to put police on bicycles. Seattle has the highest percentage of people riding bikes to work compared to other US cities its size.

The Farmer's Market at Pike Place Market is the longest continuously operating farmer's market in the US (1907).

The world's first gas station opened in 1907 on East Marginal Way.

Seattle has the highest percentage of residents with a college degree or higher.


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