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History Pacific Northwest

Weird & Wacky Washington Places

by (author) Bree Coven Brown & Lisa Wojna

Publisher
Blue Bike Books
Initial publish date
May 2008
Category
Pacific Northwest, Trivia
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9781897278475
    Publish Date
    May 2008
    List Price
    $18.95

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This book explores Washington's truly peculiar and odd places—natural and supernatural phenomena, bizarre roadside attractions and places whose stories must be experienced to be believed: • A full-scale replica of England's Stonehenge on a hill overlooking Maryville was built to commemorate soldiers killed in World War I • Seattle's famed Ye Olde Curiosity Shop boasts shrunken heads from Ecuador, a two-headed calf and a mermaid • In Skamania County, it is a crime to shoot or slay Bigfoot, and in Metropolitan King County, Sasquatch is a protected species • The town of Conconully, population 200, hosts the Testicle Festival and Cowboy Caviar Fete contest in homage to the prairie cowboy delicacy of bull testicles • A self-kicking machine at Rockport Country Store gives curious visitors a kick in the pants—an unlikely way to attract customers • A 10-foot lizard holding a cross decorates the church of God-Zillah in Zillah, WA, that adopted Godzilla as its mascot and says, “We got him saved.” • During the Omak Stampede and World Famous Suicide Race, Native American riders from the nearby reservation, race their horses down a nearly vertical 210-foot slope and through the icy Okanogan River. And so much more…

About the authors

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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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