Shaper of Seattle

Reginald Heber Thomson's Pacific Northwest

By William H. Wilson, Jr.
(Washington State University Press, Paperback, 9780874223019, 231pp.)

Publication Date: December 2009

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Despite Seattle's dismal infrastructure upon his 1881 arrival, a young, ambitious, and educated Reginald Heber Thomson recognized the fledgling city's potential. Throughout the following decades, his dedicated guidance produced a clean, reliable water supply, a workable sewage system, regraded streets, and more. Shaper of Seattle recounts the life and work of an extraordinary man and his devotion to the Emerald City.

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