In the early 1900s, Seattle decided that they needed more flat land, so they got some shovels and horse carts and shit and went and leveled out a hill or two on the edge of town. That's what this is. And when I say hill, well, note the ladders at the bottom for the scale we're talking about. Get enough people on a project, you can do anything. That's both one of our greatest strengths and our greatest weaknesses as a species.
1910, photographer Asahel Curtis
from Vintage Seattle