Lighting of the Falls

Lighting of the Falls (HM2E1B)

Location: Rockport, WA 98283 Whatcom County
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Country: United States of America
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N 48° 40.535', W 121° 14.36'

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Superintendent of Lighting J.D. Ross was fascinated with artistic lighting early in his life. In 1929, the US Forest Service granted Ross permission to manage Ladder Creek Falls in order to illuminate the falls with changing colors. " make... a wonderful sight!"
By 1930, lights at the falls were "in all the varying colors of the rainbow — a spectacle never to be forgotten."
Music drifted through the gardens from hidden speakers to set the mood. The gardens and falls were "a paradise of color in the wilderness" and when the garden was "accented by music and lights, it created an exotic scene in an unlikely place."
HM NumberHM2E1B
Placed BySeattle City Light
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Date Added Sunday, February 3rd, 2019 at 4:01pm PST -08:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)10U E 629611 N 5392888
Decimal Degrees48.67558333, -121.23933333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 48° 40.535', W 121° 14.36'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds48° 40' 32.1" N, 121° 14' 21.6" W
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Area Code(s)360
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near WA-20, Rockport WA 98283, US
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