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Olym′pic Penin′sula(n.)

  1. a peninsula in NW Washington, between the Pacific Ocean and Puget Sound.

    Category: Geography (places)

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  1. Olympic Peninsula

    The Olympic Peninsula is the large arm of land in the western Washington state of the U.S., that lies across Puget Sound from Seattle. It is bounded on the west by the Pacific Ocean, the north by the Strait of Juan de Fuca, and the east by Hood Canal. Cape Alava, the westernmost point in the contiguous United States, and Cape Flattery, the northwesternmost point, are on the peninsula. The Olympic Peninsula contained many of the last unexplored places in the contiguous United States. It remained largely unmapped until Arthur Dodwell and Theodore Rixon mapped most of its topography and timber resources between 1898 and 1900.

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