In the mid-19th century, the area that is now Portland, Oregon, wasn’t much more than an endless stand of ancient evergreens rising around the banks of the Willamette River. One day in 1843 or 1844, while traveling from Fort Vancouver to Oregon City by canoe, a pioneer from Tennessee and a lawyer from Boston stopped to rest in a pleasant site that had been cleared of trees.
You can spend MLK Jr Day enjoying nature at one of Washington’s beautiful national parks. Enter one of five national parks for FREE on January 21, one of Washington State National Parks’ fee free days!
June 14 is a special day in America – it’s Flag Day, commemorating the adoption of the United States flag in 1777. A day to fly your American flag proudly. And it’s the US Army’s birthday – 237 years ago the Continental Army was formed, beginning a rich heritage of successfully defending this great country. See the WA state celebrations for the US Army and Old Glory!
If you’ve got a three-day weekend… there’s no reason to stay in town! Get out and explore one of these fun (and many FREE) WA events!