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Forks is a community rich in logging heritage. Situated on a prairie between the forks of rivers, the town sits amidst the beauty of the vast rain forest of Washington State's Olympic Peninsula's West End. Settled in the mid-1870s by pioneer homesteading farmers, Forks's name reflects its location at the confluence of the Calawah, Bogachiel, and Sol Duc Rivers. The town's annual average rainfall of approximately 120 inches is legendary, making it the rainiest incorporated city in the contiguous states. Forks is a hub for Olympic Peninsula visitors, drawn by world-class salmon and steelhead fishing and by the wonders of the Olympic National Park and the sea stack–lined Pacific Coast. Most recently, Forks has made a name for itself as the home to vampires and werewolves in Stephenie Meyer's best-selling Twilight series.
ISBN: 9780738575537
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Washington
Series: Images of America
Images: 182
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
The Forks Timber Museum was constructed in 1990 by Forks High School carpentry students to preserve and interpret the heritage of the town's logging and milling history. The museum building is a treasure chest of artifacts, interpretive displays, exhibits, photographs, and illustrations that tell the town's story. Many of the images in this book were selected from the Forks Timber Museum's collection of historical photographs.
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