didn't know about
Pullman, Washington State
are some of the things or activities that residents
do for fun?
of Lindsay Myron
Home to Washington State University, residents
and visitors alike enjoy a room to breathe lifestyle
with plenty of athletics, arts and culture that a university provides.
Top name concert, theater, and PAC 12 athletics set a sophisticated
atmosphere in an otherwise small town. Brilliant blue skies and
hills beckon you to experience the outdoors with golf, hiking
and biking over 35 miles of paved trails, rock climbing basalt formations,
and photographing the unique topography. Fabulous eateries, farm
grown products and a love for good local beer and wine make dining
out a pleasure and provide the basis for The National Lentil Festival
and other events.
||What's one thing the public probably
does NOT know about Pullman?
of Jerry Prout
Why is this town laid out so funny? Downtown
Pullman has the unique distinction of being surrounded by four hills,
three rivers and two railroads. The present Grand Avenue was originally
a wagon road north to Palouse. The common grid pattern was not an
option due to the topography of Pullman. A rock bluff prevented
east-west streets from continuing eastward, the river prohibited
north-south streets from continuing northward and a steep hill discouraged
streets from continuing westward. This organic layout resembles
a four-leaf clover and confuses many who try to navigate Pullman.
||What has Pullman contributed to
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A community blessed with an abundance of intellectual
capital from the researchers at WSU and access to a highly educated
workforce, Pullman has created a high tech industry in the center
of the wheat fields. There are nearly 40 businesses making names
for themselves in the global marketplace. One of these is Decagon
Devices, recruited to design the soil probe and environmental sensors
that were on NASAs Phoenix spacecraft, which landed on Mars
on May 25, 2008.
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