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It is part of the Seattle metropolitan area. Bellevue, Bothell, Kenmore, Kirkland, Redmond, and Woodinville are suburban cities that are considered part of the "Eastside", as they are situated on the east side of Lake Washington. Based on per capita income, Bothell ranks 78th of areas in the state of Washington to be ranked.
The Sammamish were relocated after the Puget Sound War in to reservations and non-reservation lands. InColumbus S. Greenleaf and George R. Wilson filed land claims in the area formerly inhabited by the Sammamish near present-day Bothell, and built homes. Eight families followed over the next six years. InCanadian George Brackett bought land and began commercial logging out of a camp located on the north bank of the Sammamish River in what is now the heart of downtown Bothell. A store, school, and sawmill followed over the next several years.
InBrackett sold 80 acres 32 ha to David Bothell, a settler from Pennsylvania. The town's first postmaster, who bought his property from Bothell, named the town in his honor in Later that same year, a local railroad was built through the town to transport coal from Issaquah. Bothell was officially incorporated on April 14, Bothell continued to grow as logging expanded and boat traffic brought increasing amounts of goods and passengers up and down the river. As more people moved into the area, the Army Corps of Engineers decided to dredge and straighten the river in the years shortly after Bothell's incorporation.
Most boat traffic came to an abrupt end only a few years later when Lake Washington was lowered in Water transport also shifted to trucks after a brick road was built from Seattle. The logging economy declined quickly around the same time, and the local economy shifted to farming. These new neighborhoods and a series of annexations dramatically expanded Bothell's population from about in to over 30, as of Bothell was mostly a bedroom community for people working in Seattle until the s when business development brought new jobs to create a regional employment center with about 20, jobs, many in high technology sectors such as biotechnology and software development.
Ina campus of the University of Washington opened in Bothell. A major fire in downtown broke out at the Mercantile Building on July 22,and damaged and closed more than 20 businesses.
The fire dealt a blow to the redevelopment program and required state aid for rebuilding. According to the City of Bothell, the city has a total area of Bothell is a geographical oddity in that it straddles two counties King County and Snohomish County. Because most streets in Bothell are ed and not named, streets that cross the county line often change s.
Prior tothe nearby city of Woodinville was unincorporated, and some of its neighborhoods were considered part of Bothell and were being considered for annexation. The people of Woodinville voted in to incorporate, and incorporation was official early the next year. Bothell has a temperate oceanic climate, with cool summers and cool but not cold winters.
Winter sees much more rainfall than summer and winters in Bothell much like the rest of the PNW are very cloudy and overcast. Summers are drier and cool to warm. Bothell's Pop Keeney Stadium hosts games for several local high schools, including Inglemoor, Woodinville, and Bothell High Schools, even though the stadium was originally Bothell High School's and serves as its most important tenant. Football games at Pop Keeney have become major cultural and, to an extent, spiritual, gatherings for the community. In NovemberBothell High School's football team tied the national record for most overtime periods 9 in a quarter-final game against Pasco, which they won The record was set in Michigan inbetween Southeastern Detroit and Northeastern, with Southeastern winning, The team also had its first appearance in the state finals later that same season, which resulted in defeat to Oak Harbor High School.
They recorded a 4th-place finish. In the Bothell Alumni club raised money to get a state of the art scoreboard for Pop Keeney Stadium. In it was installed, only the 2nd in the state of Washington of its type. A new aquatic center may replace it, as part of Bothell's core redevelopment. However, in the late s, disease attacked the tree, and the top had to be removed. In the Seattle rock documentary "Hype! Inabout 5, to 7, people gathered for a parade and outdoor concert Looking for west Bothell Washington fun the Veterans Memorial Amphitheater at Bothell Landing in honor of local American Idol contestant Blake Lewis.
As of the census ofthere were 33, people, 13, households, and 8, families residing in the city. The population density was 2, There were 14, housing units at an average density of 1, The racial makeup of the city was Hispanic or Latino of any race were 8. There were 13, households of which The average household size was 2.
The median age in the city was The gender makeup of the city was As of the census ofthere were 30, people, 11, households, and 7, families residing in the city. There were 12, housing units at an average density of 1, As of the censusthere are 11, households, out of which In the city the population was spread out with The median age was 36 years.
For every females there were For every females age 18 and over, there were About 3. In the U. Bothell, Washington facts for kids Kids Encyclopedia Facts.
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