Happy 100th, Boeing! Learn about its West Seattle roots on Sunday

9:20 PM: If you didn’t know Peder Nelson already, you might have met him at West Seattle Summer Fest last weekend – he’s vice president of the Southwest Seattle Historical Society board, and he was taking the 360-degree We Love The Junction photos (among other things, including conducting walking tours). In the SWSHS video clip above, he invites you to SWSHS’s next SouthWest Stories presentation – in honor of The Boeing Company‘s centennial (today!), you can find out about Boeing’s West Seattle roots. Be at the South Park Library (8604 8th Ave. S.) for his presentation at 2 pm Sunday (July 17th).

ADDED 12:30 AM: Unlike the aforementioned event, most of the official Boeing Centennial celebration is private. But here’s an iconic image captured along the way by West Seattle pilot/photographer Long Bach Nguyen:


Those nine jets spanned Boeing models from the 707 to 787.

5 Replies to "Happy 100th, Boeing! Learn about its West Seattle roots on Sunday"

  • dsa July 15, 2016 (9:35 pm)

    We old timers here know Highland Park Way as “Boeing Hill”.  Plant One is the reason.

    • WSB July 15, 2016 (9:48 pm)

      I meant to include that (despite not being an old-timer, only 25 years in WS)! Thank you for adding!

  • Martina July 16, 2016 (3:30 pm)

    PEDER!!!  :D

  • Rusty July 17, 2016 (4:27 pm)

    And… 100 years later, Boeing decides it’s a great idea to do business with Iran (whose government is responsible for over 100 U.S. military deaths in Iraq). 

  • The Last Inspector July 18, 2016 (2:13 pm)

    The only lasting legacy of Boeing is the Boeing/FAA fraud that continues to deliver largely uninspected as required Boeing airplanes to this day that can (if Boeing is lucky) infect the skies for a generation before they crash or are retired.


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