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Monroe is a city in Snohomish County, Washington, United States. As of the 2004 census, the city population was 15,178. Snohomish County is a county located in the U.S. state of Washington. ... For the capital city of the United States, see Washington, D.C.. For other uses, see Washington (disambiguation). ...

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History

Although settlers had entered the region and established homesteads close to the banks of the Skykomish River as early as the 1860s, the city of Monroe, Washington was founded in the 1880s coinciding with arrival of the Great Northern Railroad which pushed over the Cascade Mountain Range at Stevens Pass and worked its way down the Skykomish River Valley. [1] Skykomish River at Monroe, Washington in December, 2004 The Skykomish River is a river which drains the west side of the Cascade Mountains in the northeast corner of King County, Washington. ... Great Northern may refer to: the Great Northern Diver, Gavia adamsii, a bird the Great Northern War, a war fought by Russia, Denmark-Norway, and Saxony-Poland against Sweden the Great Northern Railway, an Irish railway the Great Northern Railway, a United States railroad the Great Northern Railway, a British... Mount Adams in Washington state The Cascade Range is a mountainous region famous for its chain of tall volcanos called the High Cascades that run north-south along the west coast of North America from British Columbia to the Shasta Cascade area of northern California. ... Stevens Pass (el. ...


Prior to that time the main settlement in the area had been located about one mile West of where the downtown eventually grew up and was known as Park Place. However, the city’s merchants relocated when the railroad survey was completed to have better access to the new transportation corridor. The new development was originally known as Tye City, but became Monroe when Park Place’s main store, the one containing the U.S. Post Office, relocated and took up the name "Monroe at Park Place”in honor of James Monroe the nation's fifth president. Because the U.S. Postal Department would not allow any new post offices to use double names, the post office, and eventually the town, became known simply as“Monroe.”[2] For other persons named James Monroe, see James Monroe (disambiguation). ...


By 1893 the city had become an important stop on the rail line and was best known for the GN Greenhouses which grew flowers for the passengers to purchase. That same year, Snohomish County built the County Poor Farm where today’s Evergreen State Fairgrounds are located and a the first hospital was built where Valley General Hospital stands today. 1894 saw the construction of the first high bridge over the Skykomish river and 1896 the construction of the first church. In 1899 the grammar school was relocated from its old site in Park Place to a new site in Monroe and the town’s newspaper, The Monroe Monitor, began publication on January 14 of the same year. On September 16, 1901 a fire destroyed the only complete block of business in the city. Wildflowers A flower is the reproductive organ of those plants classified as angiosperms ( flowering plants; Division Magnoliophyta). ... Snohomish County is a county located in the state of Washington. ... For the architectural structure, see Church (building). ...


The economic area of the city saw a series of development as well. While the city was still in its infancy, many sawmills were constructed to take advantage of the area’s old growth cedar and cedar shakes became the main product. However as the timber played out and the logging industry slowly moved away, agriculture became the area’s new industry and berry farms began to flourish. Because of the lush valley grasses, dairy farms too moved into the area and soon several creameries began production. Evidence of this industry can still be seen today as the giant smokestack of the Carnation (brand) Condensery, a factory which was destroyed by fire in the 1940s, still stands in the middle of what is today a grocery store parking lot at the intersection of Main Street and US Route 2. It is a lone reminder of this forgotton industrial era and, despite its age, it remains much taller than any other structure in the city. This article or section should include material from Saw mill A sawmill is a facility where logs are cut into boards. ... Old growth forest, sometimes called late seral forest or ancient forest is an area of forest that has attained great age and exhibits unique biological features. ... Species Cedrus deodara Cedrus libani    var. ... Several types of berries from the market. ... A dairy farm near Oxford, New York in the United States. ... Carnation is a brand of, and registered trademark for, evaporated milk, milk-flavoring mixes, flavored beverages, flavor syrups, hot cocoa mixes, instant breakfasts, and ice cream novelties. ... U.S. Route 2 is an east-west U.S. Route spanning 2,579 miles across the northern continental United States. ...


The City of Monroe officially voted to incorporated on December 20, 1902 and the new city counted 325 people in its population. In 1910, around the same time as the construction of the Carnation Condensery, Washington State chose Monroe as the site of the Washington State Reformatory It was originally built to house young offenders, keeping them separate from the hardcore older offenders. In 1981, the Special Offender Center was opened to treat offenders with mental health issues. Twin Rivers Correctional Center opened in 1994 as a 500-bed medium-custody facility. The Minimum-Security Unit opened in 1997 to house minimum-custody offenders. In 1998, the four facilities merged into the Monroe Correctional Complex under one Superintendent. The facilities were re-named the Washington State Reformatory Unit (WSRU), Twin Rivers Unit (providing the state's only male sex-offender treatment program in the prison system), Special Offender Unit (for mental health treatment) and the Minimum-Security Unit retained its name. The Intensive Management Unit (IMU) will open in 2007 as the newest addition to the Monroe Correctional Complex. The 100-bed Intensive Management Unit will house behaviorally difficult-to-manage offenders in a highly-controlled environment. Since the reformatory first opened, the prison has employed a large number of locals. [1] For the capital city of the United States, see Washington, D.C.. For other uses, see Washington (disambiguation). ... A reformatory is a juvenile prison where legal minors are sent by (juvenile or general) courts to spend a custodial sentence, separate from the bad example of and abuse by adult (often hardened) convicts, usually gender-separated (mainly boys). ...


The Great Depression struck Monroe as it did elsewhere in the nation and much of the town's industry closed down, As a result, the city fathers applied for national funds and established programs to help the town. The funds built a school, which can still be seen on Main Street as well as road improvements. In 1941, the first fair was held in Monroe, known as the Cavalcade of the Valleys, at the County Poor Farm. Although interrupted by World War II, the fair resumed in 1946 and remains an important part of the city’s culture today. The Great Depression was a global economic slump that began in 1929 and bottomed in 1933. ... Combatants Allied powers: China France Great Britain Soviet Union United States and others Axis powers: Germany Italy Japan and others Commanders Chiang Kai-shek Charles de Gaulle Winston Churchill Joseph Stalin Franklin Roosevelt Adolf Hitler Benito Mussolini Hideki Tōjō Casualties Military dead: 17,000,000 Civilian dead: 33,000...


After the depression and war, industry did not return to the city and the town became ever more oriented towards agriculture. it continued to grow, albeit slowly, throughout much of the 1950s and 60s. In April 1965 a major earthquake struck Western Washington and the original Monroe High School and its annex were so severely damaged that they later had to be demolished. The new High School opened in 1968 and served the city until a new larger High School had to be built in 1999. [3] Western Washington is a region of the United States defined as that part of Washington west of the Cascade Mountains. ... Monroe High School is part of the School District of Monroe in Green County, Wisconsin. ...


In the 1970s Monroe became the terminus for State Route 522 which offers a more direct connection to Interstate 405 and larger cities to the South. This has opened the city up and helped to establish it as a true bedroom community. The Highway meets up with State Route 2 in the town and the intersection is often filled with intrastate traffic. Interstate 405 is the designation of three different tertiary interstate routes of Interstate 5. ... Commuters waiting for the morning train in Maplewood, New Jersey A bedroom community, dormitory town, or commuter town is a community that is primarily residential in character, with most of its workers commuting to a nearby town or city to earn their livelihood. ...


The past decade has seen Monroe grow to unexpected new proportions as many large strip malls and major retailers have built new complexes along Highway 2. The city's residential areas have greatly expanded as well and the highway has become the scene of major gridlock, especially during summer months and holidays as people pass thorugh the town as they try to escape from the city. At the time of this writing, a bypass is being considered but no firm plans have been agreed upon. Gridlock is a term describing an inability to move on a transport network. ...


The new developments have added to the city and the influx of people into the surrounding area has changed, but not erased much of the city’s charm. The old part of town stands much as it always has, on Main Street away from the busy highway, and has managed to preserve much of its small town character. Trains still regularly pass through the town on their way across Steven’s Pass and the sound of their horns is a common feature of life in the city. This article is about trains in rail transport. ...


Monroe has also been host to a few Hollywood films, such as The Ring, The Ring Two, and The Butterfly Effect. “The Ring” redirects here. ... “The Ring 2” redirects here. ... This article or section contains a plot summary that is overly long or excessively detailed compared to the rest of the article. ...


Once per year from 1995 until 2000, the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series held a race at the Evergreen Speedway located at the Evergreen State Fairgrounds. The NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series is a popular NASCAR racing series that features modified pickup trucks. ... There are very few or no other articles that link to this one. ...


References

  1. ^ Monroe Historical Society. Monroe Historical Society. Retrieved on 2007-08-27.
  2. ^ The Memories of Hiram Ellsworth Pearsall. Monroe Historical Society. Retrieved on 2007-08-27.
  3. ^ Monroe Historical Time Line. Monroe Historical Society. Retrieved on 2007-08-27.

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Geography

Location of Monroe, Washington

Monroe is located at 47°51′28″N, 121°59′18″W (47.857722, -121.988364)GR1. Adapted from Wikipedias WA county maps by Bumm13. ...


According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 15.0 km² (5.8 mi²). 15.0 km² (5.8 mi²) of it is land and 0.1 km² (0.04 mi²) of it (0.52%) 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. ...


Demographics

As of the censusGR2 of 2000, there were 13,795 people, 4,173 households, and 3,058 families residing in the city. The population density was 921.5/km² (2,388.4/mi²). There were 4,427 housing units at an average density of 295.7/km² (766.5/mi²). The racial makeup of the city was 86.13% White, 3.15% African American, 1.32% Native American, 2.38% Asian, 0.31% Pacific Islander, 4.01% from other races, and 2.70% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 9.66% of the population. Image:1870 census Lindauer Weber 01. ... 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 4,173 households out of which 45.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.8% were married couples living together, 10.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.7% were non-families. 20.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.83 and the average family size was 3.26. 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 27.4% under the age of 18, 8.9% from 18 to 24, 41.4% from 25 to 44, 14.2% from 45 to 64, and 8.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 31 years. For every 100 females there were 126.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 137.3 males.


The median income for a household in the city was $50,390, and the median income for a family was $55,793. Males had a median income of $39,847 versus $31,633 for females. The per capita income for the city was $18,912. About 5.6% of families and 8.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 9.2% of those under age 18 and 14.7% 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. ...


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