Random Fact #1:
In 1923, Seattle banned cricket.
Specifically, a city ordinance forbade "the playing of cricket in Seattle parks without the express permission of the City Council".
source: SEATTLE SOUTH ASIAN free newpaper, February 2009, page 17: "Cricket in Seattle: A Brief History", part I by Deb K. Das, ex-Managing Editor, CRICKETER International (N. Amer. Ed).