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Native Americans Name Licton Springs

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At one time, the North Seattle area was especially abundant in natural springs, bogs, and marshes and was heavily timbered with Western Hemlock, Red Cedar, and Douglas Fir. A group of mineral springs known as the "painted waters," because of the color given to them by their mineral content, were called "Licton" by the local Native Americans, which gave the neighborhood its name. These Native Americans camped regularly near the springs and used the water and mud as medicine. The springs were a special, spiritually important place for them.


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