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Washington “Must-See”           ワシントン州の簡単な紹介  

Washington Map +                   ワシントン州の地図等
Coulee Dam National Recreation Area1) , northeast of Grand Coulee Dam

Mt. Rainer National Park1, 2), Longmire                              Mt. Rainer 国立公園

North Cascades National Park1, 2), Woolley                       North Cascades国立公園

Olympic National Park1, 2, 3), Port Angeles                         Olympic国立公園
The most western point in the continental U.S.: Cape Alava, Washington in Olympic National Park
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Olympic National Park, Washington
Olympic National Park - Bing Images
Olympic National Park 3-minute Tour - YouTube  |  Olympic National Park - YouTube  | 
Olympic National Park - Wikipedia
Mammals of Olympic National Park - Wikipedia  |  Amphibians and reptiles of Olympic National Park - Wikipedia

our National Park page  |  our MN & WI Park and Nature Center page

Seafair1), Seattle  July-August
Late June - Early August Seafair, Seattle, Washington (WA) Seattle's Summer Festival (
シアトルの夏祭り: Parades, Hydroplane races,
the Blue Angles, etc) < www.seafair.com >

Seattle Center1, 3)    Space Needle (1962 Century 21 Exposition)

Northwest Folklife Festival3), Seattle   every Memorial Weekend

Pike Place Market3), Seattle

Sun Juan Islands3)

Washington State International Kite Festival3)
,  Long Beach, every August   See our Kite Festival photos

16017 191115  Seattle Sounders lift second MLS Cup in 4 years vs. Toronto FC Major League Soccer - YouTube
MLSsoccer.com  Nov. 10, 2019
2019 MLS Cup Playoffs - Wikipedia
Major League Soccer - Wikipedia  MLS
Seattle Sounders FC
Seattle, Washington
Sports  2019

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This is America's most iconic road trip - GrindTV.com  -  U.S. Route 101 on the West Coast beats Route 66 any day  -  Kade Krichko, 08/29/2014
States & D.C. Info  |  California  |  Oregon

15498 190514  Overall Best States Rankings | US News Best States  2019  
Minnesota ranked third-best state in the U.S. by U.S. News - StarTribune.com
#1  Washington  #2  New Hampshire  #3  Minnesota  #4  Utah  #5  Vermont
America  |  Travel

Brief History1)
Lewis & Clark reach Pacific Ocean (1805)
Meriwether Lewis and William Clark | U.S. and Great Britain put the 49th Parallel boundary between Canada and Washington (1846) | Grand Coulee Dam opens (1942) | Century 21 Exposition, (Space Needle, 1962, Seattle) | Expo’ 74 (1974, Spokane)  | Mt. St. Helens eruption (1980)

House resolves to stop sharing Oregon - Jan 05, 1846 - HISTORY.com
Oregon Treaty - Wikipedia
Expansion Expansion by Purchase and Treaty Slide 09 Oregon Treaty - YouTube
Oregon Territory - Manifest Destiny Choose Your Own Adventure - YouTube
Presidents:  James K. Polk    #11
Oregon Territory - Wikipedia
Washington  |  Oregon  |  Idaho

UK (now Canada)

November 7, 1940  Tacoma Narrows Bridge Collapse Gallopin' Gertie - YouTube
Tacoma Narrows Bridge (1940) - Wikipedia
10 Biggest Bridge Collapses Ever - YouTube

August 1st: Anniversary of I-35W Bridge Tragedy Aug. 1, 2007, Minneapolis, MN

Famous People1)
Bing Crosby, Seattle, and more. Click
here for more info on Famous People in Washington.   
born c. 1786    Chief Seattle 
Chief Seattle's speech (by Mark Sawalha) - YouTube
Chief Seattle dies near the city named for him - Jun 07, 1866 - HISTORY.com
Chief Seattle - Wikipedia
c. 1786 – June 7, 1866, a Suquamish Tribe (Suquamish) and Dkhw'Duw'Absh (Duwamish) chief. A prominent figure among his people, he pursued a path of accommodation to white settlers, forming a personal relationship with "Doc" Maynard. The city of Seattle, in the U.S. state of Washington, was named after him.
Native Americans  |  Washington
Presidents    Franklin Pierce    #14

First Anglo women settle west of the Rockies - Sep 01, 1836 - HISTORY.com
PBS - THE WEST - Marcus and Narcissa Whitman

Native Americans  |  Washington  |  Idaho

born January 26, 1891    Wilder Penfield
Wilder Penfield’s 127th birthday  Google Doodle
Google celebrates Wilder Penfield, a scientist who used burnt toast to learn about the brain - The Verge video
Wilder Penfield - Wikipedia 
OM CC CMG FRS, January 26, 1891 – April 5, 1976, an American Canadian neurosurgeon. He expanded brain surgery's methods and techniques, including mapping the functions of various regions of the brain such as the cortical homunculus.
Washington  |  Wisconsin

January 31, 1921    Carol Channing
January 16, 1964 “Hello, Dolly!” Starring Carol Channing Opened on Broadway and Went on to Win 10 Tony Awards - Lifetime
Hello, Dolly! (musical) - Wikipedia 
Carol Channing - IMDb

"Before the Parade Passes By" - Hello, Dolly! (Original Broadway Production, 1964) - YouTube
Hello Dolly Carol Channing - YouTube
Carol Channing Biography - Biography
Carol Channing - Wikipedia 
January 31, 1921 – January 15, 2019, an American actress, singer, dancer and comedienne. Known for starring in Broadway and film musicals, her characters typically radiated a fervent expressiveness and an easily identifiable voice, whether singing or for comedic effect.
R.I.P.    January 15, 2019    Carol Channing
Carol Channing, Broadway legend, dead at 97 - YouTube 
Seattle, Washington  |  San Francisco, California  |  Vermont

born November 27, 1942    Jimi Hendrix
The Jimi Hendrix Experience - Foxey Lady (Miami Pop 1968) - YouTube
Jimi Hendrix - Guitarist, Songwriter, Singer - Biography.com
Jimi Hendrix The Official Jimi Hendrix Site
Jimi Hendrix - Wikipedia 
November 27, 1942 – September 18, 1970, an American rock guitarist, singer, and songwriter. Although his mainstream career spanned only four years, he is widely regarded as one of the most influential electric guitarists in the history of popular music, and one of the most celebrated musicians of the 20th century. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame describes him as "arguably the greatest instrumentalist in the history of rock music". ...
Rock & Roll
: Jimi Hendrix  Music  |  Washington 

born January 21, 1953    Paul Allen
Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen's death leaves Bill Gates 'heartbroken' - YouTube
Paul Allen on Gates, Microsoft - YouTube
Paul Allen - Wikipedia 
January 21, 1953 – October 15, 2018, an American business magnate, investor and philanthropist. He co-founded the technology company Microsoft alongside Bill Gates in 1975.
Seattle, Washington

R.I.P.    October 15, 2018    Paul Allen
Microsoft Co-Founder Paul Allen Dies At 65 - NPR

born October 28, 1955    Bill Gates    
Biography.com  Bill Gates
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Being Bill Gates American Genius - YouTube
American Genius Series 1 1of8 Jobs vs Gates (2015) - YouTube

Seattle, Washington

Washington |  Seattle  | Spokane | Tacoma | Vancouver | Bellevue |  Olympia (Capital)

Largest Cities in Washington

Visiting & Recreation | Tourism

Top 10 Attractions  |  Top 10 Destinations


Bumbershoot, Seattle  on Labor Day weekend
Puyallup Fair, Puyallup

9706 150718  Seattle: Come for the coffee, stay for the handsome men - AOL.com  07/17/2015
America  |  Washington

7197 140917  Top 10 Oktoberfests -- National Geographic From the National Geographic book Four Seasons of Travel
1  Kitchener-Waterloo, Ontario, Canada  Oktoberfest  ;  2  Cincinnati and Columbus, Ohio  Oktoberfest Zinzinnati  |  Columbus Oktoberfest • September 26-28, 2014  ; 
Leavenworth, Washington  Oktoberfest  ;  4  Colonia Tovar, Venezuela  ;  5  Blumenau, Brazil  ;  6  Bangalore, India  ;  7  Hong Kong, China;  8  Dubai, United Arab Emirates;  9  Brisbane, Australia  ;  10  Port Elizabeth, South Africa

More Events, for example, chick out
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6643 140712  The 10 Smartest Cities In North America  (Fast Company Co.Exist, Boyd Cohen)
1. Seattle, Washington, 2. (tie) Boston, Massachusetts, 2. (tie) San Francisco, California, 4. Washington D.C., 5. New York, New York, 6. Toronto, Canada, 7, Vancouver, Canada, 8. Portland, Oregon, 9. Chicago, Illinois, 10. Montreal, Canada

State Info  |  50 States & DC

6626 140711  In Pictures: America's Most Relaxed Cities  (Forbes, 11/02/2010) 
1. Minneapolis - St. Paul, Minnesota, 2. Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 3. Boston, Massachusetts, 4. Portland, Oregon, 5. Columbus, Ohio, 6. Denver, Colorado, 7. (tie) Seattle, Washington, 7 (tie) Cincinnati, Ohio, 9. Kansas City, Missouri, 10. San Jose, California

Photos: 10 most stressed out cities - chicagotribune.com 
1. Washington, D.C., 2. New York City, New York, 3. Miami, Florida, 4. San Francisco, California, 5. Jersey City, New Jersey, 6. Oakland, California, 7. Chicago, Illinois, 8. Newark, New Jersey, 9. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 10. Los Angels, California

State Info

5254 140304  Snowstorm makes a great excuse for massive Washington, D.C. snowball fight on MSN Video  (MSN Video, Reuters, Gavino Garay, 03/03/2014)
Washington, D.C. page
World's Largest Snowball Fight - Contour Cameras - Snow Day - YouTube  Seattle, Washington
Did J-Si Break the Record for the World's Largest Snowball Fight? - AOL On  2014 St. Paul Winter Carnival, Minnesota

1608 130503  US school cancels classes due to 'exceptionally nice' weather  (Telegraph, Google)   "Cool! We think it makes sense."

4941 140203  Feb. 2, 2014  2014 Super Bowl - Super Bowl XLVIII - NFL.com  Seattle Seahawks win Super Bowl XLVIII
Seattle Seahawks beat Denver Broncos, 43-8, to win Super Bowl XLVIII  (Fox News, AP, 02/02/2014)
Renée Fleming, Queen Latifah Open Super Bowl With Patriotic Anthems: Watch  (Billboard, Marc Schneider, 02/02/2014)

4939 140202  2014 Super Bowl - Super Bowl XLVIII - NFL.com
New York, New Jersey ready for Super Bowl close-up  (Chicago Tribune, Scott Malone and Victoria Cavaliere | Reuters, 02/02/2014)
Official Website of MetLife Stadium, Home of Super Bowl 48, New York Giants and New York Jets
MetLife Stadium - Wikipedia, New Jersey  /  New York
Super Bowl XLVIII - Wikipedia
National anthem: Renee Fleming; Halftime show: Bruno Mars, Red Hot Chili Peppers
4927 140131  10 Super Bowl Ads to Watch out For  (ABC News, Mae Anderson - AP, 01/31/2014 )
Super Bowl XLVIII predictions -- ESPN TV-radio picks for the big game - ESPN  01/31/2014
4918 140130  Super Bowl XLVIII: New Jersey Symphony to accompany Renee Fleming  (LA Times, David Ng, 01/29/2014)
Eastman school excited for Fleming's anthem - 13WHAM  abc, 01/27/2014
Renee Fleming O mio babbino caro Gianni Schicchi - YouTube
Renée Fleming - Wikipedia
2014 Super Bowl - Super Bowl XLVIII - NFL.com  Sunday, February 2, 2014: Denver Broncos, Colorado vs. Seattle Seahawks, Washington
NFL Photos: NFL Games | Super BowlNFL Fans | NFL Cheerleaders | NFL Team MascotsNFL Fans Tailgate | Super Bowl Party
For more info on Super Bowl, read our Super Bowl page, and/or  Letter|レター  22 (in Japanese), 19 (in Japanese) 109 (2004), 151 (2005), 181 (2006)

6139 140526  Colorado mudslide: Astonishing footage shows miles of devastation - Los Angeles Times   Matt Pearce, 05/26/2014  Grand Mesa, Colorado
Mudslide - Wikipedia

Landslide - Wikipedia
5509 140330  14 dead, 176 missing in Washington landslide  (USA TODAY, Heather Graf, King-TV, Seattle-Tacoma, Washington, 03/25/2014)
Natural Disasters Mudslides - Bing Images
Mudslides Explained: Behind the Washington State Disaster  ... How Are Mudslides Prevented? (National Geographic, Brian Clark Howard, 03/24/2014)
Landslides 101  video   National Geographic
Landslides and Mudslides | CDC

6574 140706  Best state in America: Washington, for being ahead of the cycling pack - The Washington Post  Opinions, Reid Wilson, 07/03/2014

6637 140712  The best American cities for foodies - Restaurants and Trends -Food-Drink-MSN Living  Conde Nast Traveler
1. New York City, NY, 2. Napa, CA, 3. San Francisco, CA, 4. Charleston, SC, 5. New Orleans, LA, 6. Chicago, IL, 7. Carmel-By-The-Sea, CA, 8. Santa Fe, NM, 9. Healdsburg, CA, 10. Boston, MA, 11. Aspen, CO, 12. Las Vegas, NV, 13. Seattle, WA, 14. Newport, RI, 15. Savannah, GA, 16. Austin, TX, 17. Naples, FL, 18. Telluride, CO, 19. (tie) Portland, ME, 19. (tie) San Diego, CA

State Info  |  50 States & DC  |  Eat

7543 141027  Best Places to Retire - Money.com  TIME, Daniel Bortz and Sarah Max
Best Place to Keep Costs Low - Winner: Bella Vista, Arkansas; Runner-Ups: Sioux Falls, South Dakota and Morgantown, West Virginia
Best Place for an Encore Career - Winner: Iowa City, Iowa; Runner-Ups: Bozeman, Montana and Casper, Wyoming
Best Place for a Well-rounded Retirement - Winner: Northfield, Minnesota; Runner-Ups: Belingham, Washington and Manchester, New Hampshire

States & D.C.

7736 141116  5 stingiest cities in America — bah humbug! - Yahoo Finance  Catey Hill, MarketWatch, 11/13/2014   1.  New York City, New York, 2.  Atlanta, Georgia, 3. Dallas, Texas, 4.  Boston, Massachusetts, 5.  Seattle, Washington
Deloitte's 2014 annual holiday survey Making a list, clicking it twice - Deloitte University Press  Alison Kenney Paul, Rod Sides & Susan K. Hogan, 10/28/2014

8718 150311  World-famous 'Up'-style house that became symbol of defiance is finally about to fall  Yahoo Homes, 03/11/2015  Seattle, Washington
Holdout (architecture) - Wikipedia

Edith Macefield - Wikipedia
America  |  Houses

1) Inge N. Dobelis (Project Editor): America: land of Beauty and Splendor (New York/Montreal: Reader’s Digest, 1992)
2) “Our National Parks  -  Celebrating America’s Nature Splendor”, Life 9 (2009) No. 7 August 21
3) Laura Sutherland with Family Travel Forum: Amazing Places to Take Your Kids(Illinois: Publications International, Ltd., 2008)

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