La Push, Washington
Forks, Washington
La Push is a small unincorporated community in Clallam County. It's home to the Quileute Native American Tribe and is located along the Quileute River. La Push is know for it's surfing and whale-watching, as well as natural beauty. The name La Push is an infusion of the French la bouche, meaning "mouth," into Chinook Jargon. It describes the town's location at the mouth of the river.

La Push is home to the westernmost ZIP Code in the Contiguous United States, 98350.

According to legend, the Quileute Tribe was created from wolves by a supernatural transformer. The tribe's lineage stretches back thousands of years to the Ice Age, making them possibly the oldest inhabitants of the Pacific Northwest. The Quileute Tribe has recreated it's traditional skills and crafts, which are taought a school along with the unique language, which is unrelated to any root language in the world, and one of only five in the world without nasal sounds.

The popular Quileute Days takes place July 17-19 in La Push. The tribal celebration of cultural heritage and modern lifestyle includes a fireworks display, traditional salmon bake, dancing and songs, arts and craft display and food concessions.

 

 

 

 

CLIMATE
Forks
U.S.
Rainfall
118.8
36.6
Snowfall
13.1
25.2
Precip Days
212
101
Sunny Days
131
205
Avg.July High
71.6
86.5
Avg. July Low
33.7
20.8
Comfort Index (higher=better)
90
44
UV Index
2.7
4.3
Elevation ft.
351
1062

 

 

 

 


Forks is a city in Clallam Country - located on the Olympic Peninsula, close to Olympic National Parks Pacific Ocean Beaches and the Hoh River Rain Forest. It is the largest city between Port Angeles and Aberdeen on Highwy 101 and the only major center of commerce between them.

Forks is named after the forks in the nearby Quillayute, Bogachiel, Calawah and Sol Duc rivers. For many years, the city's economy was fuled by the local timber industry, nicknamed the 'logging capitol of the world'. Of late, Forks has had to rely on the nearby Clallam Bay Correctional Center and Olympic Corrections Center as a source of jobs.

In recent years, the city has gained notability for being a key setting in Stephenie Meyer's Twilight series.Forks is a popular destination for sport fishers who fish for salmon and
rainbow trout in nearby rivers. It is also
supported by visitors to the Olympic National Park.

Forks was officially incorporated in 1945. It is the home of the
nation's longest Fourth of July celebration called,
"Forks' Old Fashioned 4th of July."

 

     
     
     

 

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