Why Is Seattle Referred to as the Emerald City?

Answer Seattle in King County, Washington, was named the Emerald City as a marketing slogan. The name was originally intended to promote the city by referring to its setting in the lush nature of the Puge... Read More »

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Why is Ireland called the Emerald Isle?

Ireland has a temperate climate---it rarely has ice or snow---and a year-round growing season, particularly in the southern part of the country. No one knows who first christened Ireland the Emeral... Read More »

What country is called the Emerald Isle?

The country of Ireland is often referred to as the Emerald Isle. With it's plush and green country sides, according to O' Connell, the 1795 poem, "Erin" by William Drennan, was the first... Read More »

City of Seattle Schools?

Often known as the capital of the Pacific Northwest, the city of Seattle, Washington, was home to an estimated population of 616,000 in 2010. To serve such a large population base, the city offers ... Read More »

Is Seattle the Windy City?

No, Chicago is known as the Windy City. The nickname may be the brainchild of the Chicago Tribune, which during the late 19th century promoted the city as a summer-resort town. Before then Chicago ... Read More »