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The Beauties of the State of Washington A Book for Tourists by Harry F. Giles

The Beauties of the State of Washington by Harry F. Giles is a comprehensive guidebook that serves as the perfect companion for tourists looking to immerse themselves in the natural wonders of Washington State. This book effortlessly captures the allure and charm of this breathtaking region, providing readers with a rich blend of historical context, detailed descriptions, and stunning visuals.

Giles' passion for the subject matter shines through in his vivid writing style. From the very first page, readers are transported into the magical world of Washington, as the author expertly paints a picture of the state's diverse landscapes, from towering mountains to lush forests and pristine coastal areas. The prose is so engaging and lyrical that one can almost feel the misty rain on their skin and catch a whiff of the fragrant wildflowers that dot the scenery.

While the book certainly stands out due to its beautiful prose and poetic descriptions, it also excels in its ability to inform and educate readers. Giles has meticulously researched every aspect of this vast state, providing a wealth of historical insights, intriguing trivia, and practical tips for travelers. Whether it's detailing the fascinating Native American culture, recounting the exploration of early settlers, or outlining the best hiking trails in each region, the author leaves no stone unturned.

The organization of the book is commendable, with each chapter dedicated to a specific region or topic, making it easy for readers to navigate and plan their itinerary accordingly. The inclusion of detailed maps and practical information about accommodations, dining options, and recreational activities further enhances the usefulness of this guidebook. Moreover, the breathtaking photographs scattered throughout the book only serve to ignite readers' wanderlust and inspire them to embark on their own Washington adventure.

One minor critique is that some readers may find the book's focus on natural beauty slightly overwhelming, as it glosses over other aspects of Washington State, such as its fascinating cities, cultural attractions, and vibrant communities. However, it is important to note that the author's intention is clearly stated in the title – to showcase the state's most mesmerizing natural landscapes – and he does so with unparalleled expertise.

In conclusion, The Beauties of the State of Washington by Harry F. Giles is an outstanding guidebook that perfectly captures the enchantment and diversity of this magnificent state. Giles' descriptive and captivating writing style, combined with his extensive knowledge and love for the subject matter, make this book an absolute delight to read. Whether you are a seasoned traveler or planning your first trip to Washington, this comprehensive guide is a must-have for anyone seeking to explore the wonders of the Evergreen State.

First Page:

THE BEAUTIES

OF THE

STATE OF WASHINGTON

[Illustration]

BY HARRY F. GILES DEPUTY COMMISSIONER

STATE BUREAU STATISTICS & IMMIGRATION I.M. HOWELL SECRETARY OF STATE EX OFFICIO COMMISSIONER.

[Illustration: THE RHODODENDRON, WASHINGTON'S STATE FLOWER

" Flowers rich as morning's sunrise hue "

Copyright by Asahel Curtis ]

[Illustration: STATE OF WASHINGTON

DEPARTMENT OF STATE

BUREAU OF STATISTICS & IMMIGRATION I.M. HOWELL, SECRETARY OF STATE EX OFFICIO COMMISSIONER

THE BEAUTIES of the STATE of WASHINGTON

A BOOK FOR TOURISTS BY HARRY F. GILES, DEPUTY COMMISSIONER]

[Illustration: SEAL OF THE STATE OF WASHINGTON]

OLYMPIA FRANK M. LAMBORN, PUBLIC PRINTER 1915

TABLE OF CONTENTS.

Page List of Full Page Illustrations 3 The Evergreen State 5 Our Mountains 9 Washington Forests 15 The Climate 19 Puget Sound 25 38 Ideal for... Continue reading book >>




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