Watch the glaciers advance and recede. Follow the path of lahars. Watch the city transform from native village to metropolis. The Burke Museum's Waterlines project gives a lively look at the Seattle area's past, and the forces that still shape the present. And if you want more of the same, check out The Puget Sound River History Project.
Photo: Bird's eye view of Seattle, 1878. Drawn by E.S. Glover. Library of Congress Geography and Map Division