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Encyclopedia > Kelso, Washington

Kelso is a city in Cowlitz County, Washington, United States. The population was 11,895 at the 2000 census. It is part of the 'Longview, Washington Metropolitan Statistical Area'. It is the county seat of Cowlitz CountyGR6. Kelso shares a long border with Longview, Washington, and is near Mount St. Helens. Cowlitz County is a county located in the state of Washington. ... Official language(s) English Capital Olympia Largest city Seattle Area  Ranked 18th  - Total 71,342 sq mi (184,827 km²)  - Width 240 miles (385 km)  - Length 360 miles (580 km)  - % water 6. ... Longview is a city in Cowlitz County, Washington, United States. ... In the United States, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has produced a formal definition of metropolitan areas, which are organized around county boundaries. ... A county seat is a term for an administrative center for a county, primarily used in the United States. ... Cowlitz County is a county located in the state of Washington. ... Longview is a city in Cowlitz County, Washington, United States. ... For the mountain in California see Mount Saint Helena. Mount St. ...

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History

The original inhabitants of Kelso were Native Americans from the Cowlitz tribe. The Cowlitz people were separated into the Upper (or Taidnapam) and Lower (or Mountain) Cowlitz tribes, who were members of the Sahaptin and Salish language families respectively. In 1855, European explorers noted that there numbered over 6000 individuals of the Cowlitz Tribe. Native Americans in the United States are the indigenous peoples from the regions of North America now encompassed by the continental United States, including parts of Alaska. ... Cowlitz is a term from the language of the Native American tribe of the same name meaning seeker in a spiritual sense. ... Sahaptin is a Sahaptian language (of the Plateau Penutian family) spoken in southern Washington and northern Oregon. ... The Coast Salish are a Salishan-speaking First Nations/Native American culture that inhabited an area centered in southwestern British Columbia in Canada and western Washington in the United States for several millennia up to the time of arrival of the Europeans in the 19th century. ...


The present city of Kelso was founded by Peter Crawford, of Kelso, Scotland, in 1884. It was known as "little Chicago" early in its history because of the large number of taverns and whorehouses that catered to local loggers. The economy continues to be based largely on wood products. The centre of Kelso with its cobbled square. ... Year 1884 (MDCCCLXXXIV) was a leap year starting on Tuesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a leap year starting on Sunday of the 12-day-slower Julian calendar). ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Prostitution is the sale of sexual services (examples: oral sex, sexual intercourse) for money. ... A logger is someone who is employed in the logging industry to cut down and transport trees to market. ...


On May 18, 1980, Kelso residents had front row seats for the eruption of Mt St Helens. Many areas of the city - most notably the Three Rivers Shopping Mall - are built on volcanic ash that was dredged from the Cowlitz River from the mudflow caused by the volcano's eruption. The Cowlitz River is a river in the state of Washington in the United States, a tributary of the Columbia River. ...


In March, 1998, 64 houses in the Aldercrest development began to shift their location; eventually 129 houses were destroyed by this landslide. Investigation showed that these houses had been built on top of an active landslide area, and heavy rains had set the earth into motion. This disaster at Aldercrest led to stricter city zoning ordinances and oversight over geological surveys.[1]. Landslide of soil and regolith in Pakistan A landslide is a geological phenomenon which includes a wide range of ground movement, such as rock falls, deep failure of slopes and shallow debris flows. ... A typical zoning map; this one identifies the zones, or development districts, in the city of Ontario, California Zoning is a North American term for a system of land-use regulation. ...


Geography

Kelso is located at 46°8′31″N, 122°54′22″W (46.142033, -122.906027)GR1. Image File history File links Adapted from Wikipedias WA county maps by Bumm13. ...


According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 21.7 km² (8.4 mi²). 20.9 km² (8.1 mi²) of it is land and 0.8 km² (0.3 mi²) of it (3.46%) is water. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title ) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... A square metre (US spelling: square meter) is by definition the area enclosed by a square with sides each 1 metre long. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ...


Kelso is located on Interstate 5 at Exits 39 and 40, and is 48 miles north of Portland, OR, 125 miles south of Seattle, WA, and an 80 miles to the Pacific Ocean beaches. Mayor Tom Potter County Multnomah County Population (2003) 538,544 Time zone Pacific (UTC−8) Portland is the largest city in Oregon, and county seat of Multnomah County. ... City nickname Emerald City City bird Great Blue Heron City flower Dahlia City mottos The City of Flowers The City of Goodwill City song Seattle, the Peerless City Mayor Greg Nickels County King County Area   - Total   - Land   - Water   - % water 369. ...


Demographics

As of the censusGR2 of 2000, there were 11,895 people, 4,616 households, and 2,991 families residing in the city. The population density was 568.4/km² (1,471.6/mi²). There were 5,067 housing units at an average density of 242.1/km² (626.9/mi²). The racial makeup of the city was 90.14% White, 0.82% African American, 2.05% Native American, 0.94% Asian, 0.21% Pacific Islander, 3.12% from other races, and 2.72% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 6.93% of the population. 1870 US Census for New York City A census is the process of obtaining information about every member of a population (not necessarily a human population). ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ...


There were 4,616 households out of which 33.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 43.0% were married couples living together, 15.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 35.2% were non-families. 28.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.52 and the average family size was 3.05. Marriage is an interpersonal relationship with governmental, social, or religious recognition, usually intimate and sexual, and often created as a contract, or through civil process. ...


In the city the population was spread out with 28.3% under the age of 18, 10.5% from 18 to 24, 29.0% from 25 to 44, 19.8% from 45 to 64, and 12.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 33 years. For every 100 females there were 99.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 98.8 males.


The median income for a household in the city was $29,722, and the median income for a family was $36,784. Males had a median income of $36,271 versus $23,750 for females. The per capita income for the city was $15,162. About 16.4% of families and 19.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 25.1% of those under age 18 and 11.2% of those age 65 or over. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ... Map of countries showing percentage of population who have an income below the national poverty line The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


Intercity Rail Transportation

Amtrak, the national passenger rail system, provides service to the twin cities of Kelso-Longview. The Amtrak station is in Kelso along the Cowlitz River. Amtrak train 11, the southbound Coast Starlight, is scheduled to depart Kelso at 12:29pm with service to Vancouver, Washington, Portland, Oregon, Sacramento, California, Emeryville, California (with bus connection to San Francisco), and Los Angeles. Amtrak train 14, the northbound Coast Starlight, is scheduled to depart Kelso at 5:14pm daily with service to Centralia, Olympia-Lacey, Tacoma and Seattle. Amtrak Cascades trains, operating as far north as Vancouver, British Columbia and as far south as Eugene, Oregon, serve Kelso-Longview several times daily in both directions. Acela Express in West Windsor, NJ Amtrak Cascades service with tilting Talgo trainsets in Seattle, Washington Amtrak train in downtown Orlando, Florida For other uses, see Amtrak (disambiguation). ... The Coast Starlight at San Luis Obispo, California. ... Nickname: Motto: A colorful past, a bright future Location in Washington Coordinates: , Country United States State Washington County Clark County Founded 1825 Incorporated 1857 Government  - Mayor Royce Pollard Area  - City  46. ... Nickname: Location in Multnomah County and the state of Oregon Coordinates: , Country United States State Oregon County Multnomah County Incorporated February 8, 1851 Government  - Mayor Tom Potter Area  - City 376. ... Location of Sacramento in Sacramento County, California County Sacramento Government  - Mayor Heather Fargo Area  - City  99. ... The city of Emeryville highlighted within Alameda County Emeryville is a small city located in Alameda County, California, in the United States. ... This page is a candidate for speedy deletion. ... A view of Union Station familiar to many of downtown Los Angeles visitors. ... Centralia is a city in Lewis County, Washington, United States. ... Coordinates: , County Incorporated January 28, 1859 Government  - Mayor Mark Foutch Area  - City 48. ... Tacoma, with Mount Rainier in background You may be looking for Takoma or Tacoma class frigate. ... “Seattle” redirects here. ... Amtrak Cascades consist in Portland, Oregon. ... This article refers to the city in British Columbia, Canada. ... It has been suggested that Track Town, USA be merged into this article or section. ...


Famous Residents

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Trivia

  • Kelso currently is known as the "smelt capital of the world" because of the large smelt run that the Cowlitz River has in the winter months.
  • Kelso High School's football team is called the "Hilanders", after the town's Scottish heritage. The successful football team is often referred to as "The Scotties."
  • Kelso and Longview comprise the "Twin Cities" of South West Washington
  • Kelso is also known as Three Rivers, because the Columbia, The Cowlitz, and the Coweeman run through it.
  • Michael Kelso the character from the popular Television show "That 70's Show" was named from Kelso, Washington.[verification needed]

Genera Allosmerus Hypomesus Mallotus Osmerus Spirinchus Thaleichthys Smelts are a family, Osmeridae, of small anadromous fish. ... The Daily News is the primary newspaper of Longview, Washington, Kelso, Washington, and much of Cowlitz County, Washington. ... Year 1981 (MCMLXXXI) was a common year starting on Thursday (link displays the 1981 Gregorian calendar). ... The Pulitzer Prize is an American award regarded as the highest national honor in print journalism, literary achievements, and musical composition. ...

Media

Kelso has 3 AM radio stations licensed in the city, and no FM stations with licenses in the city. Kelso is provided with cable television from nearby Longview.


Sister Cities

Kelso has the two sister cities, according to [2] and [3]: Sign denoting twin towns of Neckarsulm, Germany Town twinning is a concept whereby towns or cities in geographically and politically distinct areas are paired with the goal of fostering human contact and cultural links. ...

Image File history File links Flag_of_the_United_Kingdom. ... The centre of Kelso with its cobbled square. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Japan. ... The introduction to this article provides insufficient context for those unfamiliar with the subject matter. ...

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Welcome to the City of Friendly People (549 words)
Kelso is the county seat of Cowlitz County.
Kelso is 48 miles north of Portland, 125 miles south of Seattle, and 80 miles east of the Pacific Ocean.
Kelso is very accessible with a freeway (I-5) through the east portion of the city, an Amtrak station in downtown, Burlington Northern freight service, a municipal airport in South Kelso, and navigable water access via the Columbia River.
Kelso, Washington - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (619 words)
Kelso was founded by Peter Crawford, of Kelso, Scotland, in 1884.
Kelso currently is known as the "smelt capital of the world" because of the large smelt run that the Cowlitz River has in the winter months.
Kelso's primary newspaper is The Daily News, which won a 1981 Pulitzer Prize for its coverage of the St. Helens eruption.
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