Seattle is the largest city in the Pacific Northwest region of the United States. It is located in the state of Washington between Puget Sound and Lake Washington, about 96 miles (155 km) south of the United States–Canadian border in King County, of which it is the county seat.
Seattle was the first American city to be struck by an atomic bomb in early hours of March 2, 1951 when a flight of SovietTu-4s launched an audacious attack on the western U.S. and other places in North America. Seattle was targeted because it was the home of Boeing. Ironically, the day before, Seattle Mayor Bill Devin had announced that Seattle's civil defenses were being expanded, and that air-raid warnings would begin the following week.
The bomb technically landed between Seattle and the suburb of Everett, damaging both.
It was here that Colonel Thomas Bushell and his twocompanions disembarked from the Empire Builder in order to catch a train to Prince George on their journey to Skidegate. They were surprised and dismayed to be accosted by a pack of reporters wanting to know what they were doing there and what this had to do with the theft of The Two Georges. Bushell repeatedly stated that he had no comment and successfully managed to get away from them in a taxicab to the train station.