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Washington Icons: 50 Classic Views of the Evergreen Stateby Harriet Baskas
Synopses & Reviews
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.
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.
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.
The Down Jacket
Grand Coulee Dam
Mount Rainier and Mount St. Helens
Pike Place Market
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.
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