Address: 810 State Route 20, Sedro Woolley, WA 98284
Phone: (360) 854-7200
Annual visitors: 30,326 (2017)
Travel tip: The least visited national park in Washington, it has a great deal to offer including a spectacular rain forest. @tripadvisor
Nearest city: Mount Vernon
Stephen Mather, (seated at center) the first Director of the National Park Service, is the namesake for the vast wilderness area that now encompasses almost all of the park.
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1919 | President Wilson is felled by a stroke
Less than a year after the close of the First World War, and just weeks after collapsing during a hectic speaking tour in support of the Treaty of Versailles, the 28th US president suffers a catastrophic stroke. Woodrow Wilson is partially paralyzed and will never completely recover.1959 | TV’s next stop is a show of shadow and substance as ‘Twilight Zone’ premieres
‘The place is here, the time is now, and the journey into the shadows that we’re about to watch could be our journey.’ So intones Rod Serling as his new anthology series, ‘The Twilight Zone,’ premieres on CBS. The science-fiction-fantasy show will develop a cult following with this and its 155 additional episodes.1995 | Alanis Morissette’s ‘Jagged Little Pill’ reaches No. 1 on Billboard
Three months after releasing her third album, Alanis Morissette becomes the first Canadian woman to sit atop the Billboard 200 album chart. Billboard will later name ‘Jagged Little Pill’ the No. 1 album of the 90s.
Date: Oct 02, 1835
Texas Flag—Come and Take It. This flag was raised by Texas settlers at the Battle of Gonzales in October 1835 after Mexico attempted to retrieve a cannon which had been granted to the town of Gonzales for protection against raids by native tribes.