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The location of Pullman is, Washington

Pullman is located at 46°43′57″N, 117°10′18″W (46.732614, -117.171790)GR1. Elevation 2552 ft or 778 m above sea level. Adapted from Wikipedias WA county maps by Bumm13. ... A foot (plural: feet or foot;[1] symbol or abbreviation: ft or, sometimes, ′ – a prime) is a unit of length, in a number of different systems, including English units, Imperial units, and United States customary units. ... This article is about the unit of length. ...


Pullman is a city in Whitman County, Washington, United States. The population was 24,675 at the 2000 census. Whitman County is a county located in the state of Washington. ... For the capital city of the United States, see Washington, D.C.. For other uses, see Washington (disambiguation). ...


The main campus of Washington State University is located in Pullman. Washington State University (WSU) is a major public research university in Pullman, Washington. ...

Bryan Tower on the Pullman WSU campus at twilight.
Bryan Tower on the Pullman WSU campus at twilight.

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History

The city of Pullman was incorporated in 1886 with a population of 250 people. It was originally named Three Forks, after the three small rivers that converge there: Missouri Flat Creek, Dry Fork, and the South Fork of the Palouse River. The city was later renamed after railroad car maker George Pullman. A river that runs from Northwest Idaho to the Snake River in southest Washington. ... George Mortimer Pullman (March 3, 1831 – October 19, 1897) was an American inventor and industrialist. ...


In 1961, Pullman became a non-chartered code city under the Mayor-Council form of government. The city has an elected mayor with an elected seven-member council and an appointed administrative officer, the city supervisor. The current mayor is Glenn A. Johnson who doubles as a professor at WSU's Edward R. Murrow School of Communication and is also the long-time WSU Cougars Football announcer in Martin Stadium and Basketball announcer at Beasley Coliseum. Martin Stadium is the primary field of Washington State Universitys Cougar football team. ... Beasley Coliseum is a 12,058-seat multi-purpose arena in Pullman, Washington. ...


Formation

The early history of Pullman is disputed.


One account holds that in September of 1877, Daniel G. McKenzie and family arrived from Kansas and settled in the area of the Palouse prairie called Three Forks. Several other families, including the Bolin Farr family, arrived a short time later, and set up their homesteads next to the McKenzies. 1877 (MDCCCLXXVII) was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... Official language(s) English[2] Capital Topeka Largest city Wichita Area  Ranked 15th  - Total 82,277 sq mi (213,096 km²)  - Width 211 miles (340 km)  - Length 417 miles (645 km)  - % water 0. ... The Palouse is a region of hi peopleEastern Washington, North Central Idaho, and, in some definitions, extending south into northeast Oregon. ...


Alternatively, a man named Chris Keizur, during an 1875 search for a homestead site, camped beside a meadow where three creeks joined. He later claimed the area as a homestead, and called it Three Forks Ranch. By this account, Keizur's first neighbors came two years later, in 1877, and settled homesteads cornering on his own. The town of Three Forks got its start from these homesteads. It was Chris Keizur who set aside a tract of land and platted it as town lots. 1875 (MDCCCLXXV) was a common year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... 1877 (MDCCCLXXVII) was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ...


The first post office and store were not established until 1881. Either railroad car magnate George Pullman was already a friend of Keizur, or it was hoped George Pullman would become a benefactor to the town, so instead of Three Forks, the townsite was called Pullman in his honour. Early settler Orville Stewart suggested the name of Pullman, in June 1881. Because of delays at the United States Postal Service in granting the request, Stewart ran the Post Office with some of his own money. Six months later, the Postal Service established an official Post Office at the town of Pullman. Year 1881 (MDCCCLXXXI) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar). ... George Mortimer Pullman (March 3, 1831 – October 19, 1897) was an American inventor and industrialist. ... George Mortimer Pullman (March 3, 1831 – October 19, 1897) was an American inventor and industrialist. ... For other uses, see June (disambiguation). ... Year 1881 (MDCCCLXXXI) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar). ...


The town came out of public ownership in 1881; private title to the land was severed, and the town was platted. Year 1881 (MDCCCLXXXI) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar). ...


Further reading

  • MacGibbon, Elma (1904). "Columbia River and Pullman", Leaves of knowledge (DJVU), Washington State Library's Classics in Washington History collection, Shaw & Borden. 

Local events

WSU's Beasley Performing Arts Coliseum provides a venue that attracts big-name entertainment to the region. There are also locally produced campus music and theater events, as well as productions of the Regional Theatre of the Palouse and the Pullman Civic Theatre. Washington State University (WSU) is a major public research university in Pullman, Washington. ... Washington State University (WSU) is a major public research university in Pullman, Washington. ... Regional Theatre of the Palouse (RTOP) is an established non-profit theater company based in Pullman, Washington. ...


The Washington-Idaho Symphony performs in Pullman and in the Lewiston-Clarkston area. The Idaho Washington Concert Chorale performs in the region, occasionally in Pullman. A highlight of the regional music scene is the Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival on the campus of the University of Idaho in nearby Moscow. About the Festival The University of Idaho takes great pride in its 39-year tradition of hosting the Lionel Hampton International Jazz Festival. ... The University of Idaho is the states prominent institution of higher learning, located in the rural city of Moscow in Latah County. ... Motto: Heart of the Arts Coordinates: Country United States State Idaho County Latah Settled 1871 Incorporated (town) 1887 Government  - Type Council-Mayor  - Mayor Nancy Chaney  - City Supervisor Gary J. Reidner Area  - City  6. ...


The university art museum hosts world-class art exhibits. Washington State University (WSU) is a major public research university in Pullman, Washington. ...


The Pullman holds a 4th of July fireworks celebration.


The city is home to the National Lentil Festival, held annually during harvest season. Each year, the cheerful citizens of Pullman, Washington merrily congregate to enjoy, celebrate, and revel in the gentle pleasures afforded us by the mighty lentil. ...


In town and on the WSU campus there are Pac 10 football, basketball and other sports, as well as activity-filled football weekends. Every 2 years, WSU and Pullman host the Apple Cup football competition. Washington State University (WSU) is a major public research university in Pullman, Washington. ... The Pacific Ten Conference (Pac-10) is a college athletic conference which operates in the western United States. ... Washington State University (WSU) is a major public research university in Pullman, Washington. ... The Apple Cup is the annual college football game between cross-state rivals the University of Washington (UW) and Washington State University (WSU), the two largest universities in Washington. ...


Neighborhoods

Entrance sign to Pullman, WA
Entrance sign to Pullman, WA

Pullman sits on four major hills that divide the city into nearly equal quarters: Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ...

  • Military Hill (north west)
  • Pioneer Hill (south east)
  • College Hill (north east)
  • Sunnyside Hill (south west)

An expanding high-tech industry is located on the north end of the city, anchored by Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories (SEL), founded by Edmund Schweitzer, a Ph.D. graduate of WSU. SEL and other firms are located within the 107-acre Pullman Industrial Park, run by the Port of Whitman County. Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories, Inc. ... Edmund O. Schweitzer, III (born 1947, Evanston, Illinois), is an electrical engineer, inventor, and founder of Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories. ... Washington State University (WSU) is a major public research university in Pullman, Washington. ... Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories, Inc. ...


Eight miles east of Pullman is the town of Moscow, Idaho, home of the University of Idaho, and sister city to Pullman. Motto: Heart of the Arts Coordinates: Country United States State Idaho County Latah Settled 1871 Incorporated (town) 1887 Government  - Type Council-Mayor  - Mayor Nancy Chaney  - City Supervisor Gary J. Reidner Area  - City  6. ... The University of Idaho is the states prominent institution of higher learning, located in the rural city of Moscow in Latah County. ...


Schools

The Pullman School District consists of the following: Pullman School District No. ...

  • Franklin primary school
  • Jefferson primary school
  • Sunnyside primary school
  • Lincoln Middle School
  • Pullman High School

Pullman High School (PHS) is attended by about 700 students, and is the city's only public high school. It is located on Military Hill, and the mascot for its athletic teams is the Greyhound. PHS offers honors and advanced placement courses, plus Running Start course work through WSU and area community colleges. Pullman High School is a U.S. public high school in the city of Pullman, Washington. ... Pullman High School is a U.S. public high school in the city of Pullman, Washington. ... Pullman High School is a U.S. public high school in the city of Pullman, Washington. ... The Running Start program is an effort by the state of Washington to reward high-performing high school students by providing them with early admission to college. ... Washington State University (WSU) is a major public research university in Pullman, Washington. ...


Washington State University

Pullman is the site of the largest and original campus of Washington State University (WSU), an NCAA Division I school. A member of the Pac 10 Conference. WSU is well known for its veterinary medicine, engineering, agriculture, pharmacy and communications schools. Washington State University (WSU) is a major public research university in Pullman, Washington. ... Washington State University (WSU) is a major public research university in Pullman, Washington. ... The Pacific Ten Conference (Pac-10) is a college athletic conference which operates in the western United States. ... Washington State University (WSU) is a major public research university in Pullman, Washington. ...


Geography, Climate, and Demographics

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 23.3 km² (9.0 mi²), all land. The water supply is a natural aquifer. 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. ...


The surrounding region called the Palouse prairie, or simply the Palouse, is noteworthy for its fertile rolling hills where winter and spring wheat, barley, lentils and peas are grown. The Palouse is a region of hi peopleEastern Washington, North Central Idaho, and, in some definitions, extending south into northeast Oregon. ... The Palouse is a region of hi peopleEastern Washington, North Central Idaho, and, in some definitions, extending south into northeast Oregon. ...


Climate

The Pullman area is dry and clear for much of the year, with hot dry summers and cold wet winters. Based on records kept from 1940 to 2005 by the Western Regional Climate Center, Pullman's average annual rainfall is 21 inches while the average annual snowfall is 28 inches. The warmest month is August with 82 degrees the average maximum temperature, while January is the coldest month with 22.7 degrees the average minimum temperature. The Palouse is a region of hi peopleEastern Washington, North Central Idaho, and, in some definitions, extending south into northeast Oregon. ...


Demographics

As of the 2000 censusGR2, there were 24,675 people, 8,828 households, and 3,601 families residing in the city The population was 24,675 at the 2000 census. This statistic does not include a college residence hall that was accidentally mis-allocated to the town of Endicott, across the county[1]. The population density was 1,058.6/km² (2,740.8/mi²). Year 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full 2000 Gregorian calendar). ... Image:1870 census Lindauer Weber 01. ... A halls of residence, British English (almost always halls and not hall) or a residence hall (North American English) is a type of residential accommodation for large numbers of students. ... Endicott is a town in Whitman County, Washington, United States. ...


The racial makeup of the city was:

Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.86% of the 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. ... 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. ... 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 2000 Census found 9,398 housing units at an average density of 403.2/km² (1,043.9/mi²). There were 8,828 households out of which:

  • 59.2% were non-families
  • 33.0% were married couples living together
  • 31.1% of all households were made up of individuals
  • 20.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them
  • 5.8% had a female householder with no husband present
  • 3.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older (included in the 31.1% of households made up of individuals)

The average household size was 2.23 and the average family size was 2.87. 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. ...


The city's age distribution is dominated by the presence of WSU students: Washington State University (WSU) is a major public research university in Pullman, Washington. ...

  • 13.1% under the age of 18
  • 49.4% from 18 to 24
  • 22.8% from 25 to 44
  • 10.3% from 45 to 64
  • 4.5% who were 65 years of age or older.

The median age was 22 years, which is also typical of a university town. For every 100 females there are 104.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 104.7 males. A University town or University city, like a College town, is a community which is dominated by its university population which includes students, professors and other university employees. ...


The median income for a household in the city was $20,652, and the median income for a family was $46,165. Males had a median income of $36,743 versus $29,192 for females. The per capita income for the city was $13,448. About 15.3% of families and 37.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 20.0% of those under age 18 and 3.6% of those age 65 or over. However, traditional poverty measures can be misleading when applied to communities primarily populated by college students. 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. ...


Transportation

Pullman is served by the Pullman-Moscow Regional Airport located 2 miles east of Pullman and 4 miles west of Moscow, Idaho. Horizon Air offers four flights daily from Pullman-Moscow to Seattle and four flights daily from Seattle to Pullman-Moscow. The airport was designed by DOH Associates, Architects and Planners of Wenatchee. Pullman-Moscow Regional Airport (IATA: PUW, ICAO: KPUW) is a public airport located in Whitman County in the U.S. state of Washington, two miles east of Pullman, Washington and four miles west of Moscow, Idaho. ... Wenatchee (IPA: ) is located at the confluence of the Wenatchee and Columbia rivers near the eastern foothills of the Cascade Mountain range in the U.S. State of Washington. ...


Shuttle service to Spokane International Airport is available. Major bus routes, including Greyhound, pass through Pullman. Pullman is also served by Pullman Transit which provides service for many students of the university who do not live on campus and also provides service to the residents of Pullman. Students can get on the bus by showing their student ID card, as all students pay a fee for use of the bus system which is included in their fees when attending WSU. Spokane International Airport (IATA: GEG, ICAO: KGEG) is a public airport located in Spokane County, five miles (8 km) southwest of the city of Spokane, Washington, USA. Known as Sunset Field before 1941, it was purchased from the county by the Department of Defense and renamed Geiger Field after Major... The acronym WSU stands for at least four different Universities in the United States. ...


Notable people

Robert Chester La Follette, (March 31, 1897-May 24, 1993) was an American painter. ... William Leroy La Follette (November 30, 1860-December 20, 1934) was a member of the United States House of Representatives representing Washington. ... The United States House of Representatives (or simply the House) is one of the two chambers of the United States Congress; the other is the Senate. ...

External links


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