Stationed outside Seattle, the Hooverville housed thousands of men but very very few children and no women.
With work projects close to the city, Hooverville grew and the WPA settled into the city.
The subsequent retrenchment led to the Seattle General Strike of 1919, the first general strike in the country.
The later dereliction of the area may be a possible origin for the term which later entered the wider American lexicon as Skid Row.) Authorities declared martial law and federal troops arrived to put down the disorder.
The stream of new software, biotechnology, and Internet companies led to an economic revival, which increased the city's population by almost 50,000 between 19. From 1918 to 1951, nearly two dozen jazz nightclubs existed along Jackson Street, from the current Chinatown/International District to the Central District.
The jazz scene developed the early careers of Ray Charles, Quincy Jones, Ernestine Anderson, and others.
The Seattle area developed into a technology center beginning in the 1980s, with companies like Microsoft becoming established in the region.
Internet retailer Amazon was founded in Seattle in 1994.