Thursday, May 15, 2008

Thursday Thirteen #17

Thirteen Things About the Town I Live In

1. It's named Everett after the son of one of the town's founders, Charles Colby.

2. It was home to the Weyerhauser Lumber Mill in the early 1900's. Nowadays there's the Kimberly-Clark paper mill.

3. In 1916 it became the site of the Everett Massacre, known also as Bloody Sunday. It was bad, but not quite as bad as Dublin's Bloody Sunday in 1920.

4. In 2004, Everett had 62 rapes, which works out to 63.4 rapes per 100,000 people, twice the national average rate of 32.2 rapes per 100,000 people. Makes you feel all proud of your town, huh?

5. It's the hometown of Kenny Loggins.

6. It's also the hometown of convicted Al-Qaeda enabler Ryan G. Anderson. Another thing to be so very proud of.

7. It's home to Boeing's Everett Factory, the largest building in the world volume-wise, not height-wise.

8. There's a war memorial and an armed forces memorial, both of which I had no idea existed until I looked at Everett's Wiki page.

9. Three of our largest streets are named after the founders of the town, Charles L. Colby, Henry Hewitt, and Colgate Hoyt.

10. Our average temperature high for the year is 59 degrees.

11. There's a Naval station.

12. It's pretty much as boring as it sounds.

13. I can't even find anything interesting enough to put for 13. We have a mall . . . Yay?


TLC said...

It doesn't sound that bad, really. I imagine you don't want to stay there?

My T13 is up, too.

Frank said...

Right on! Power to the people! I support the fellow-traveller wobblies!

Yer dad

mesmith said...

Well, you guys live there... so there's that!?! And you have a Target and you're close to the Can A Dee En border. And I was going to say I wouldn't be too proud of the whole Kenny Loggins thing but then I realized I was thinking of that bore Kenny G... so never mind.

verabear said...

Interesting town you got there ;)