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The True History of the “Seattle Freeze”

Here in Seattle, it can get chilly, and not just the weather. Some say Seattleites are too cold, too distant, too unwelcoming. Is that true, or just another local myth? What is The Seattle Freeze and where did it come from? Some trace it back to the tech boom, but it goes back much further, at least 100 years to an era when locals were infamous for icing out newcomers.

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