Washington State Route 99 (SR-99) runs the 49 miles between Fife and Everett; it is a small remnant of the former US-99, which ran from the Washington/Oregon border to the Peace Arch at the Canadian border. It's Aurora Avenue through most of King County. The route is lined with cheap old motels, casinos and strip clubs; many drug dealers and prostitutes call it home. Gary Ridgway (aka the Green River Killer) picked up many of his victims in this area. Still, it's not without its charms. It's an imperfectly preserved sliver of Pacific Northwest history.
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