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How did Seattle neighborhoods get their names?

Mental Floss did some digging for their recent article on 'How Seattle Neighborhoods Got Their Names' - and it's really worth a read.

We all know the neighborhoods with their distinct personalities now, but what qualifying characteristics caused their names back in the day? You'll be shocked at Alki Point's original name, and which neighborhood got its name from a lost coin toss.

We'll give you one of the better tidbits - Beacon Hill's original name was 'Greenish-Yellow Spine.' We kid you not.

Check out the article and background details on how your neighborhood got its name.