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Washington Icons: 50 Classic Views of the Evergreen State

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Rain, coffee, Mount St. Helens­­—­and, yes, apples. Each of these is inextricably intertwined with the history and culture of Washington State, and yet there are many more richly revealing stories of places, inventions, and foods on offer. Washington Icons profiles fifty classic symbols of this extraordinary state, revealing little-known facts, longtime secrets, and historical legends.

Cherries, Cougar Gold cheese, Ivars seafood chowder, Walla Walla sweet onions, and Aplets and Cotlets also fit the description of Washington specialties. Lesser-known but equally iconic are the Fremont Troll and the Giant Radio Flyer Wagon. And no book on Washington would be complete without a peek at the famous Pike Place Market, the Space Needle, and a chance glimpse of the legendary Big Foot.

More than one hundred color photographs complement the essays in celebration of the Evergreen States people, places, inventions, and other incomparable elements that give this state its character. This lively, entertaining, and beautifully illustrated book offers a slice of home to residents and makes a wonderful remembrance of visits to this corner of the Pacific Northwest.

Synopsis:

Fifty essays and more than one hundred color photographs comprise this celebration of the Evergreen State's people, places, inventions, and other iconic and unique elements that make up the great state of Washington. This lively, entertaining, and beautifully illustrated book offers a slice of home to residents and makes a wonderful remembrance of visits to this corner of the Pacific Northwest.
 

Synopsis:

The Best of the Evergreen State
 
What makes Washington, Washington? With this entertaining collection of photos, anecdotes, and little-known facts, find out the story behind fifty of the Evergreen States best-known and beloved icons.
 
Apples

Bigfoot

The Down Jacket

Grand Coulee Dam

Mount Rainier and Mount St. Helens

Olympia Oysters

Pike Place Market

Salmon

Space Needle

Starbucks

And much more!

 
Native Washingtonians and first-time visitors alike will cherish this timeless celebration of Washingtons incomparable spirit.

About the Author

Harriet Baskas is a writer and an award-winning radio producer. She reviews airports for Expedia.com and is a regular travel columnist for USATODAY.com, writing about airports and travel etiquette. She is the author of Stuck at the Airport (2001, Fireside/Simon & Schuster) as well as numerous books on travel in the Pacific Northwest, where she makes her home in Seattle, Washintgon.
 
A regular contributor to National Public Radio, reporting most often on museums and unusual collections, Baskas is currently finishing up a twenty-six-part series, The Hidden Treasures Radio Project, all about objects and collections in museums that the public rarely gets to see.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780762749683
Subtitle:
50 Classic Views of the Evergreen State
Author:
Baskas, Harriet
Author:
Woog, Adam
Publisher:
Globe Pequot
Subject:
Washington (state)
Subject:
Washington (State) Description and travel.
Subject:
United States - State & Local - General
Subject:
United States - West - Pacific (General)
Subject:
Photoessays & Documentaries
Subject:
United States - Pacific - Washington
Subject:
Pictorials
Subject:
United States / West / Pacific (AK, CA, HI, NV, OR, WA)
Subject:
Pacific Northwest-Washington
Subject:
United States - General
Subject:
TRAVEL / General
Edition Description:
First
Series:
Icons
Publication Date:
20100423
Binding:
Hardback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
100 color photos
Pages:
112
Dimensions:
7 x 7 in

Related Subjects

History and Social Science » Pacific Northwest » Washington » General
Travel » North America » United States » Western States

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"Synopsis" by ,
Fifty essays and more than one hundred color photographs comprise this celebration of the Evergreen State's people, places, inventions, and other iconic and unique elements that make up the great state of Washington. This lively, entertaining, and beautifully illustrated book offers a slice of home to residents and makes a wonderful remembrance of visits to this corner of the Pacific Northwest.
 
"Synopsis" by ,
The Best of the Evergreen State
 
What makes Washington, Washington? With this entertaining collection of photos, anecdotes, and little-known facts, find out the story behind fifty of the Evergreen States best-known and beloved icons.
 
Apples

Bigfoot

The Down Jacket

Grand Coulee Dam

Mount Rainier and Mount St. Helens

Olympia Oysters

Pike Place Market

Salmon

Space Needle

Starbucks

And much more!

 
Native Washingtonians and first-time visitors alike will cherish this timeless celebration of Washingtons incomparable spirit.

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