One of the worlds greatest 'reads' is Bill Spydell's
book "Sons of the Profits." (Profits, as in money) The book is totally tounge in cheek about the early history of the City of Seattle and a must read. Our Doc Maynard was also the town drunk. Ever wonder why all the streets in downtown Seattle follow Elliot bay and everything else is on a north-south axis?
There really was a "slid row."
Wonderful read .... even the forth or fifth time.