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Winthrop has recaptured the spirit of the Old West with a colorful main street. Rows of false fronted buildings, wooden sidewalks and old-fashioned street lights are reminiscent of the 1890s, when a mining boom brought many settlers to the area.

Poet and author Owen Wister lived in Winthrop in the early 1900s and described some of the sights and citizens in his novel "The Virginian."

Many historic buildings survive today, including a couple pioneer log cabins, newspaper printing shop, saloons, and hotels.

Winthrop is in Okanogan County and lies on Highway 20, the North Cascades Scenic Highway.

There is also a Winthrop, Maine.

Motels, Hotels, and Resorts Hotel Rio Vista | Patterson Lake Cabins | Virginian Resort | Virginian Resort | Westar Lodge and Retreat | Derry's Resort on Pearrygin Lake |
Sports and Sporting Events Rocking Horse Ranch |
Wildlife Viewing North Cascades Safari | Packers Rendezvous and '49er Day Parade |

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05/27 Coming to The area
Apple Blossom Festival Wenatchee WA April1-May5 A delicious part of the Apple Blossom Festival is the Washington State Apple Blossom Festival Food Fair.
Leavenworth Spring Bird Fest Leavenworth WA May16-19 Learn about the wide variety of migratory birds that come here for a brief, but important part of their year: the breeding season. Hear the songs sung only during the breeding season.
Issaquah Salmon Days Festival Issaquah WA October5-6 Celebrating the amazing return of the salmon each Fall to our Pacific Northwest lakes, streams and historic downtown hatchery.