READ! a firsthand account of the trials and tribulations of Seattle founding residents! Political rivalries! Native tribe encounters! Devastating fire! IMAGINE! a Seattle of mud and trees and nary a single coffeehouse! LEARN! just what it took to build a metropolis out of raw material and natural elements in an environment where nature reigns with a firm grip! Arthur Denny's chronicle of events in the first days of Seattle and his later success as a businessman and politician, originally published in 1903, has found a place in the Rediscovery Editions library after decades of being unavailable.