Olympic Peninsula


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Olympic Peninsula

A rugged peninsula of northwest Washington bounded by the Pacific Ocean, the Strait of Juan de Fuca, and Puget Sound. The Olympic Mountains, rising to 2,429 m (7,969 ft), occupy much of the peninsula and are surrounded by glaciers and rainforest.
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Olympic Peninsula

n
(Placename) a large peninsula of W Washington
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Olym′pic Penin′sula


n.
a peninsula in NW Washington, between the Pacific Ocean and Puget Sound.
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* Olympic Peninsula Title Co., Port Angeles, Wash.; fined $250
With habitat loss and widespread poisons for predator control dealing additional blows to already severely diminished populations, wolverines and fishers were eliminated from the Washington Cascades, and fishers were also extinguished from the Olympic Peninsula (where wolverines never occurred).
Newport Academy plans to build out the residential treatment offerings at the campus, which is located on 20-plus acres amid the natural beauty of the Olympic Peninsula.
More than a foot of snow (30.5 cm) was recorded in some areas, including on the Olympic Peninsula, in the nation's latest bout of winter weather.
Favorite Spot: The Olympic Peninsula. "It's a rain forest with these huge mountains that always have snow, but there are also ocean beaches.
Meanwhile, an estimated $4.8 million in public works projects in Clallam and Jefferson counties on the Olympic Peninsula came to a halt because of the strike, the Peninsula Daily News reported.
I spent a good part of my childhood summers in an oceanfront lodge on the Olympic Peninsula in my native Washington state.
Company founders Peter and Sheila Stewart were raising their family in Kalispell, while Sheila Stewart jointly owned property with her brother in Port Angeles on the Olympic Peninsula. Frugals started in Port Angeles and then expanded to Tacoma and nearby Auburn.
He interweaves family history on both sides of his marriage (his uncle was a student of Aldo Leopold) as he describes his familyAEs efforts to restore Tarboo Creek, a degraded salmon stream on their property in WashingtonAEs Olympic Peninsula. The book is illustrated with charming b&w drawings by Susan Leopold Freeman, granddaughter of Aldo Leopold.
By using recordings of those who spoke the language in the 1960s, a handful of people in the Olympic Peninsula tribe are slowly and painstakingly piecing it back together - and teaching it to a new generation.
Two are our neighbors, the Olympic Peninsula and Yosemite National Park.
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