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Mount Vernon, Washington
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    (1870- )
    Founded by settlers Jasper Gates and Joseph Dwelley
    County seat of Skagit County, Washington
    Incorporated as a city (July 5, 1893)
    Population: 31,743 (2010 census
    Named after George Washington's Virginia plantation estate
    Following the Panic of 1893, it had a slow growth development.
    It is often threatened by flooding of the Skagit River.
    It has been struck by three fire disasters (1891, 1900 and 1903).
    It took 8 years after a failed attempt to finally have a water system (1902).
    It has hosted the annual Tulip Festival every April since 1984.
    Its Lincoln Theatre in the downtown area is one of over 95 in the U.S. to still keep its original Wurlitzer theatre organ.
    It is the birthplace of actor Jim Caviezel, The Manhattan Transfer's Cheryl Bentyne, Mark Hendrickson of MLB/NBA fame and St. Louis Blues forward T. J. Oshie.
    'The New Rating Guide to Life in America's Small Cities' ranked it as #1 Best Small City in America (1998).
    Some people get around easily by bicycle here.

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