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These riders were all huddled under the bus shelter as a morning shower subsided and the sun peeked out. This bus stop is in the Rainier Beach neighborhood in the south of Seattle. The diverse backgrounds of people in this area are well represented in this grouping. There is more apparent ethic diversity in the south than in the north end of town, which was heavily settled by northern Europeans early on and remains more homogeneous than the south. Many bus shelters throughout Seattle feature art work that represents the neighborhood or that was done by artists or residents of the area under the bus shelter mural program of the city and county transit programs. This shelter honors local heroes.