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Washington Icons: 50 Classic Views of the Evergreen State
     

Washington Icons: 50 Classic Views of the Evergreen State

by Harriet Baskas
 

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

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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, Ivar’s 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 State’s 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780762749683
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
04/23/2010
Series:
Icons Series
Edition description:
First
Pages:
112
Product dimensions:
7.38(w) x 7.36(h) x 0.58(d)

Meet the Author

Harriet Baskas is the author of six travel books, including Washington Curiosities and Oregon Curiosities for Globe Pequot Press. She is also an award-winning public radio producer and a regular columnist on msnbc.com and USAToday.com.

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