|MOHAI, Seattle WA|
Have you ever heard of MOHAI? It is not a rum drink with lime juice and mint. Nor is it a type of goat's wool used to make sweaters. It is, in fact, Seattle's thoroughly revamped Museum Of History And Industry...MOHAI (http://www.mohai.org/).
On the economic front, Seattle evolved from a logging town in the 19th century to an aircraft manufacturer during World War II (see earlier post, Freedom's Forge, 8/10/12). More recently Seattle has been noted for being the home of Starbucks coffee (MOHAI has their first sign), Microsoft and Amazon.
Exploring MOHAI you will find a model of the USS Decatur -- a US Navy sloop-of-war that was launched in 1839 and served in the suppression of the slave trade off the coast of Africa and in the Mexican American war. She also participated in the Battle of Seattle -- a skirmish between settlers and native Americans that took place on January 26, 1856 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Seattle_(1856)). She carried 16 guns and had a crew of about 150.
|USS Decatur, MOHAI|
|Seattle Vice, MOHAI|
|Doughboys Marching through Seattle, MOHAI|
|B-17 "Flying Fortress," Made in Seattle, now at IWM Duxford, UK|
|Mr. Kiwasaki of Auburn had to pack his belongings in this trunk|
|UPS Truck, MOHAI, Seattle|
|Kingdome, "That 70's Venue", MOHAI|
Seattle loves its summer celebration of Seafair with Hydro racing on Lake Washington...
|Rooster Tails on Lake Washington, MOHAI|
You will find a wall of Seattle sports memorabilia including items from the now departed Seattle Supersonics -- the only professional sports team to bring a world championship to Seattle (1979)...
|Seattle Sports Teams, MOHAI|
Here is MOHAI's Grand Opening ad...
Seattle and Prohibition