Ariel, Washington

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Ariel, Washington
Unincorporated community
Ariel, Washington is located in Washington (state)
Ariel, Washington
Ariel, Washington
Location in the state of Washington
Coordinates: 45°57′24″N 122°34′15″W / 45.95667°N 122.57083°W / 45.95667; -122.57083Coordinates: 45°57′24″N 122°34′15″W / 45.95667°N 122.57083°W / 45.95667; -122.57083
Country  United States of America
State  Washington
County Cowlitz
Elevation[1] 106 m (348 ft)
Time zone PST (UTC−8)
 • Summer (DST) PDT (UTC−7)
ZIP code 98603
Area code(s) 360
FIPS code 53-02515
GNIS feature ID 1510787

Ariel is an unincorporated community in Cowlitz County, Washington. Ariel is located 11 miles (18 km) northeast of the city of Woodland along Washington State Route 503, situated north of the Lewis River and on the southwest bank of Lake Merwin. The Ariel community is part of the Woodland School District, a K-12 school district of about 2,200 students.

Geography[edit]

Ariel is located at 45°57′24″N 122°34′15″W / 45.95667°N 122.57083°W / 45.95667; -122.57083 (45.9567789, -122.5709345).[2]

Culture[edit]

D. B. Cooper Days[edit]

Every year since 2011 the D. B. Cooper Days is held at the Ariel Store and Tavern.[3] The festival is a celebration of the skyjacking case of Dan Cooper, who hijacked a Boeing 727 over the Cascade Mountains with US$200,000 on November 24, 1971.[4][5]

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "USGS—Ariel, Washington". Retrieved 13 June 2014. 
  2. ^ "2013 U.S. Gazetteer Files". census.gov. Retrieved 13 June 2014. 
  3. ^ "D.B. Cooper 40th Anniversary Celebration at the Ariel Tavern". adventurebooks.newsvine.com. 27 November 2011. Retrieved 13 June 2014. 
  4. ^ "Hunt for DB Cooper – Cooper Day Festival in Ariel – 2012". themountainnewswa.net. 26 November 2012. Retrieved 13 June 2014. 
  5. ^ "A hijacker holiday in Washington". bbc.com. 21 November 2012. Retrieved 13 June 2014.