Saturday/ Ellensburg and the Wildcats

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Central Washington Univesity’s mascot is a ‘wildcat’.
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Two beautiful huskies at the Kittitas County Farmers market in downtown Ellensburg. Initiative 522 (poster on the table in the background) is to label genetically modified food.
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The historic Davidson Building in downtown Ellensburg, completed in 1890.
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Just for fun : here is the same building, circa 1905.
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This is a beautiful brick building on North Main Street that houses several businesses.
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Here is the beautiful Art Deco entrance to the National Bank of Ellensburg Building. The building was constructed in 1930.
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The ‘sitting bull’ statue with cowboy hat radiates a ‘bullish’ personality. A little unnerving, not?
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This is Barge Hall, the main administrative building of Central Washington University. The institution was established in 1891 as the Washington State Normal School.
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Bouillon Hall houses the CWU Testing Center.
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Learn. Do. Live. Sign on a lamp post outside the library.
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Nicholson Pavilion has basketball courts inside. We’re headed to Tomlinson Stadium close by for the football game.
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The Wildcat mascot is saying hi to the radio station blaring music and announcements.
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The start of the game. On the far left there was a billow of white fire extinguisher cloud to add some drama for the entrance of the Wildcats football team. Crimson and black are their colors.  They finally came through 27-24 after a deficit of 3-17 !
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Bryan and I are headed back to Seattle. This is Old Highway Ten that goes through the town of Cle Ellum before it joins up with I-90 to go over the Cascades.  The landscape and vegetation is very, very different from Western Washington across the Cascades.
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We have arrived in Seattle. The artwork marks the entrance into the Mount Baker tunnel on I-90 that leads into the Mt Baker neighborhood.

On Saturday morning we did a little tour of historic downtown Ellensburg (the established in 1883). We stopped for a short time at the Kittitas County Farmers Market as well. Then we went to Central Washington Univeristy’s Tomlinson Stadium for a football game.  The CWU Wildcats took on Dixie State University (from Utah) in its annual Homecoming contest. Homecoming is the tradition of welcoming back alumni of a school.


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