Weird Washington: Your Travel Guide to Washington's Local Legends and Best Kept Secrets

Front Cover
Sterling Publishing Company, Inc., 2008 - Reference - 253 pages
14 Reviews

Ah, Washington: evergreens, coffee, rock, and rain. That's pretty much it, right? Well, no. There is a whole lot of weird going on in our state. Washington is home to some of the weirdest travel destinations, scariest legends, and most colorful folks in the United States.

Because there are so many odd and unusual tales, cemeteries, beasts, and people here, it took two authors to traverse the state to document it all. With cameras and notepads, and apples (of course) in hand, Jefferson Davis and Al Eufrasio boldly ventured the highways and byways, back roads and forests, shorelines and mountaintops to investigate all the state has to offer.

For starters, there are lots of unexplained events here—in fact, we're ranked number two in the whole country for mysterious phenomena: America's only unsolved hijacking happened here; look up, but watch out for raining rocks, mysterious flying men, and UFOs; look down, and you might uncover a body turned to soap in Crescent Lake or deadly monsters in Lake Washington.

Where else can you find a tribute to a giant squirting razor clam? Discover Ozette, our own Pompeii of the Pacific Northwest, cruise by Gospodor's monumental controversy on your way to Gravity Hill, but if that's Bigfoot you see, no worries because here in Washington, Bigfoot saves lives! Investigate the elusive Northwest tree octopus, feed a hungry ghost at Starvation Heights, and see what's not going on in Aberdeen. Yes, Washington is a whole lot weirder than you ever imagined, and Weird Washington is here to show and tell you all about it.

  

What people are saying - Write a review

User ratings

5 stars
5
4 stars
3
3 stars
5
2 stars
0
1 star
1

Review: Weird Washington: Your Travel Guide to Washington's Local Legends and Best Kept Secrets (Weird Travel Guides)

User Review  - Zombaby Cera - Goodreads

The best way to get to know a new state of residence is to read about it in books like this one. Now I've got a whole lists of places I want to visit. Very fun and informative! Read full review

Review: Weird Washington: Your Travel Guide to Washington's Local Legends and Best Kept Secrets (Weird Travel Guides)

User Review  - Tami - Goodreads

I found some really cool places to visit using this book, such a cool guide that I even bought a copy for a friend. Read full review

Selected pages

Contents

Chapter1
10
Chapter2
33
Chapter3
48
Chapter4
67
Chapter5
84
Chapter6
102
Chapter7
122
Chapter8
145
Chapter9
173
Chapter10
184
Chapter11
204
Chapter12
228
Index
248
BackFlap
257
BackCover
258
Copyright

Common terms and phrases

About the author (2008)

Jefferson Davis (1808-1889) was the president of the Confederacy during the American Civil War, served in the House of Representatives and the Senate, and was secretary of war under Franklin Pierce.
William J. Cooper, Jr., is Boyd Professor of History at Louisiana State University. His most recent book is "Jefferson Davis, American, winner of the 2001 "Los Angeles Times Book Prize in Biography and the Jefferson Davis Award. He lives in Baton Rouge.

"From the Hardcover edition.

Mark Moran is an antiques dealer and author, and contributing editor for Antique Trader Weekly. Heas written many antiques and collectibles references including Warmanas McCoy Pottery, Warmanas Cookie Jars and Warmanas Fiesta.

Bibliographic information