Skagit Valley

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This article is about the region in the U.S. state of Washington. For the park in British Columbia, Canada, see Skagit Valley Provincial Park.
Snow geese taking flight over the valley.
Tulips on a farm in Skagit Valley.

The Skagit Valley lies in the northwestern corner of the state of Washington, USA. Its defining feature is the Skagit River, which snakes through local communities which include the seat of Skagit County, Mount Vernon, as well as Sedro-Woolley, Concrete, Lyman-Hamilton, and Burlington.

The local newspaper is Skagit Valley Herald, published in Mount Vernon, Washington.

Between 1967 and 1983, there was a plan by Puget Sound Power and Light Co. to build two nuclear power plants in Skagit Valley, but due to controversy, these plans were shelved.[1][2]

Tulip festival[edit]

The Skagit Valley Tulip Festival is a spring festival attended by thousands of visitors.

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.samishisland.net/history.htm retrieved 2007-08-06
  2. ^ http://www.samishisland.net/documents/Nuclear%20Power%20Controversy%20in%20Skagit%20County.htm | Nuclear Power Controversy in Skagit County, 1967 to 1983 | retrieved 2007-08-06

Further reading[edit]

  • Tulipmania : the Skagit Valley Tulip Festival : official festival guidebook, 1989, ISBN 0-89087-584-7
  • Skagit Valley fare : a cookbook celebrating beauty and bounty in the Pacific Northwest, 1996, ISBN 0-9615580-5-9

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 48°30′N 122°02′W / 48.500°N 122.033°W / 48.500; -122.033