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Compass American Guides: Washington (Compass American Guide Washington)

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Fodors. For Choice Travel Experiences.

The guide that has it all–spectacular photography, evocative prose, insider tips, and detailed color maps to help you make the most of your trip. Written by a longtime Washington resident, Compass American Guides Washington provides in-depth coverage of the history, culture and character of one of Americas most spectacular destinations! Follow your Compass to “get” there.

•Winery tours in the Yakima Valley, apple tours along the coast, ferry trips to the San Juan Islands, hikes up Mount Rainier, and other great excursions

•Exploration of the states natural splendors, from birds and wildflowers to rain forests and the mighty Columbia River

•Stunning color images and spectacular archival prints and photographs

Visit Fodors.com for more ideas and information, travel deals, vacation planning tips, reviews and to exchange travel advice with other travelers.

What the critics say about Compass American Guides:

“Lushly illustrated and intelligently written.” National Geographic Traveler

“The most literate and elegant series of guides ever written about North America.” Jan Morris

Synopsis:

Evocative, informed writing by local journalists who are longtime residents of Washington contribute to this guide with topical essays and literary excerpts. Outstanding color photography by nationally recognized resident photographers along with archival images throughout and detailed color maps.

Synopsis:

Includes bibliographical references (p. 304-306) and index.

Table of Contents

Overview............ 8

Finding The Perfect Spot............ 15

History ............ 23

Early Settlers and Explorers ............ 23

Americanization of Washington ............ 33

Railroads ............ 35

Statehood and a New Century ............ 37

New Deal Era ............ 40

World War II and Boeing ............ 41

Mount St. Helens Erupts ............ 42

High-Tech Boom ............ 43

Fish and Forests ............ 44

Todays Pleasures ............ 47

Seattle ............ 4

Ambitious Beginnings ............ 50

Pioneer Square ............ 54

International District ............ 56

Downtown and the Waterfront ............ 57

Pike Place Market ............ 62

Regrade and Belltown ............ 67

Seattle Monorail ............ 70

Lake Union ............ 71

Ballard Locks and Ballard ............ 72

Fremont ............ 75

First and Capitol Hills ............ 77

University District ............ 80

Museum of Flight ............ 81

Olympic Peninsula And Pacific Coast ............ 83

Kitsap Peninsula ............ 85

Northeast Olympic Peninsula ............ 87

Olympic National Park ............ 89

Along the Western Straits ............ 96

Ozette Lake and Northern Coast ............ 100

La Push ............ 105

Rain Forests ............ 106

Southern Coast Setting ............ 108

Grays Harbor ............ 109

Willapa Bay ............ 114

Columbia River ............ 116

East up the Columbia ............ 118

Heavenly Oysters ............ 121

How an Oyster Should Taste ............ 122

Oyster Species and Farmers ............ 123

What to Drink with Oysters ............ 126

Shucked or in the Shell? ............ 126

My Favorites ............ 128

Northwest Interior ............ 135

North Cascades ............ 135

Snoqualmie Pass ............ 136

Everett ............ 141

Skagit River Valley ............ 142

North Cascades National Park ............ 148

Chuckanut Drive ............ 149

Maps

Washington Overview ............ 1213

Historic Washington ............ 2425

Seattle-Tacoma ............ 49

Downtown Seattle ............ 58

Olympic Peninsula ............ 84

South Coast ............ 109

Northwest Interior ............ 137

Apple and Cheese Tour ............ 159

San Juan Islands ............ 164

Southern Lowlands ............ 181

Mount Rainier National Park ............ 196

Northeast ............ 220221

Spokane ............ 251

Southeast ............ 258259

Yakima Valley Food and Wine Tour ............ 264

Sidebars and Topical Essays

History Timeline ............ 3031

Day Trips by Ferry ............ 6061

Homes Away from Home ............ 66

Makah Whale Hunters ............ 97

Scent of Cedar ............ 102

Washington Oysters ............ 124125

Oyster Recipes ............ 127

Buying Washington Seafood ............ 131133

Apple and Cheese Tour ............ 158161

The Pig War ............ 176

Evening in the San Juans ............ 179

Weyerhaeuser ............ 187

Wildflowers ............ 200201

Apples of Endless Variety ............ 227

Geology and the Columbia Plateau ............ 242

Yakima Valley Food and Wine Tour ............ 264268

Washingtons 9,000-year-old Fisherman ............ 278

Literary Extracts

Tourist guide on the beauty of the territory ............ 18

Gabriel Franchère on Northwest Indian customs ............ 28

Murray Morgan on Skid Roads Soapy Smith ............ 32

Sen. George McDuffie on the absurdity of Washington statehood ............ 35

Washington booster answers immigrant inquiries ............ 38

Frederick Simpich, Sr. on the state during World War II ............ 40

Ivan Doig on a stolen thrill ............ 92

Jonathan Swift on the oyster ............ 128

Tom Robbins on the Skagit Valley ............ 143

David Guterson on the fictional San Piedro Island ............ 175

Sir George Simpson on the average Washingtonian ............ 210

Nard Jones on home ............ 274

Lawrence Kip on the Nez Percé cavalry ............ 284

Product Details

ISBN:
9780676904970
Author:
Doerper, John
Publisher:
Compass America Guides
Photographer:
Vaughn, Greg
Author:
Vaughn, Greg
Author:
Fodor
Author:
Fodor's
Author:
Hands, Bruce
Author:
Doerper, John
Location:
New York
Subject:
United States - West - Pacific (General)
Subject:
United States - Pacific - Washington
Subject:
Washington
Subject:
United States / West / Pacific (AK, CA, HI, NV, OR, WA)
Copyright:
Edition Number:
3
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Compass American Guide Washington
Series Volume:
413
Publication Date:
20021105
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
7.94x5.60x.78 in. 1.22 lbs.

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