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Pacific Northwest Trivia

Weird, Wacky & Wild

by (author) Lisa Wojna, Gina Spadoni, Mark Thorburn & Tyler Mudrey

illustrated by Roger Garcia, Peter Tyler & Patrick Henaff

Publisher
Blue Bike Books
Initial publish date
Feb 2019
Category
Trivia, Pacific Northwest
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9781926700922
    Publish Date
    Feb 2019
    List Price
    $19.95

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Description

Pacific Northwest Trivia is a readable, entertaining potpourri of fascinating facts about a region of ecological diversity, captivating history, a progressive political culture with hints of separatism and colorful characters: • The world’s largest strawberry shortcake, weighing 5700 pounds, is served to more than 15,000 people at the Lebanon Strawberry Festival in June • Adam West, of Batman fame, was born in Walla Walla, Washington, and played the lead character in that campy TV series from 1966 to 1968 • Despite being a semi-arid to arid climate, summer in Idaho is known for its wildflower blooms, covering literally thousands of acres • The site of the nation’s only fatal nuclear reactor meltdown is just one of the more than 50 nuclear reactors built at the national testing site near Idaho Falls • Bertha Knight Landes (1868–1943), the nation’s first female mayor, served as Seattle’s mayor from 1926 to 1928 • The name for the city of Portland was settled by that most scientific of methods: a coin-toss.

About the authors

Bestselling author Lisa Wojna has authored or co-authored more than 20 books for Blue Bike Books, including Weird Canadian Laws and the Bathroom Book of Canadian Quotes. She has also written many other non-fiction books. Having worked in the community newspaper industry as a writer and journalist, she has traveled all over Canada from the windy prairies of Manitoba to northern British Columbia and even to the wilds of Africa. Although writing and photography have been a central part of her life for as long as she can remember, it’s the people behind every story that are her motivation and give her the most fulfillment.

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