Compass American Guides Washington: 4th Edition

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Fodor’s. 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 America’s most spectacular destinations! Follow your Compass to “get” there.

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Overview

Fodor’s. 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 America’s 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 state’s natural splendors, from birds and wildflowers to rain forests and the mighty Columbia River

•Stunning color images and spectacular archival prints and photographs

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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

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781400007387
  • Publisher: Fodor's Travel Publications, Inc.
  • Publication date: 7/29/2008
  • Series: Compass American Guides
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 320
  • Sales rank: 509,208
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 7.90 (h) x 0.90 (d)

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
Today’s 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 ............ 12—13
Historic Washington ............ 24—25
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 ............ 220—221
Spokane ............ 251
Southeast ............ 258—259
Yakima Valley Food and Wine Tour ............ 264

Sidebars and Topical Essays
History Timeline ............ 30—31
Day Trips by Ferry ............ 60—61
Homes Away from Home ............ 66
Makah Whale Hunters ............ 97
Scent of Cedar ............ 102
Washington Oysters ............ 124—125
Oyster Recipes ............ 127
Buying Washington Seafood ............ 131—133
Apple and Cheese Tour ............ 158—161
The Pig War ............ 176
Evening in the San Juans ............ 179
Weyerhaeuser ............ 187
Wildflowers ............ 200—201
Apples of Endless Variety ............ 227
Geology and the Columbia Plateau ............ 242
Yakima Valley Food and Wine Tour ............ 264—268
Washington’s 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 Road’s 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

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