Monday Mystery

How did you do answering those ten questions about Washington history and geography?  Here are the answers:

  1. I-90 spans 3022 miles going from Seattle to Boston.
  2. Tri-Cities are comprised of Kennewick, Pasco and Richland.
  3. The “kettles” near Kettle Falls on the upper Columbia River were made by large stones swirled in the current to make “kettles” in the rock; they are now under water.
  4. Lake Roosevelt, the man-made lake formed behind Grand Coulee Dam, is the state’s largest river….. it is also the Columbia River.
  5. The Hoh River is a river in the S. state of Washington, located on the Olympic Peninsula. About 56 miles (90 km) long,[3] the Hoh River originates at the Hoh Glacier on Mount Olympus and flows west through the Olympic Mountains of Olympic National Park and Olympic National Forest, then through the foothills in a broad valley, emptying into the Pacific Ocean at the Hoh Indian Reservation.
  6. Vampires in Forks? Have you read the Twilight series? You tell me.
  7. Deception Pass was so named when a group of sailors led by Joseph Whidbey, part of the Vancouver Expedition, found and mapped Deception Pass on June 7, 1792.[2]George Vancouver gave it the name “Deception” because it had misled him into thinking Whidbey Island was a peninsula.
  8. Baldy was given the more dignified name of Mt. Spokane in 1912.
  9. Spotted Owls in the forests? I’ve never seen one…have you?
  10. According to a big sign on I-90 going east after crossing the Vantage Bridge, Grant County claims that honor.

2 comments on “Monday Mystery

  1. Patty Olsen says:

    I have seen Northern Spotted Owls in a friends wood lot behind his house. They are about 18″ high and maybe a couple of pounds. They were in his wood lot because they eat moles, mice, voles and other rodents & squirrels. Their feathers are dark brown with white spots. His competition is the larger Barred Owl.
    My friend Virgil said, they stayed in his trees because the owls food is found among the small trees with underbrush where varmints live as opposed to Old Growth whose canopy blocks the sun preventing vegetation from surviving.

  2. Patty Olsen says:

    I was curious about #4. Largest lake in WA & I took your advice and Googled it.
    Lake Chelan is the largest natural lake & man-made lake in WA due to the Sullivan Earthen Dam. #2 Lake is Lake Washington.

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