A Gas Works Park Primer

Hearkening back to the 20thcentury adage that everything you need to know you learned in kindergarten, here is the Gas Works story in the style of a children’s book. (The dates are included for reference.)

The gas company pooped in the sandbox for fifty years. (1906-1956)

Oh no! There’s lots of poop in the sandbox!

The city of Seattle bought the sandbox. (1962)

Their important friend Richard Haag said, “Let’s spread it around. Then no one can tell there’s poop in the sandbox. Maybe it’ll even go away!”

The city did what Richard Haag wanted. Then the mayor sent out a note to everyone in Seattle. Continue reading “A Gas Works Park Primer”