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Wednesday, April 24, 2019  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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Tulip farming in Skagit Valley, Washington

For hundreds of years tulips have been packaged and transported around the world – a testament to people’s love for the colorful blossom. First domesticated in the Ottoman Empire, tulips quickly became a status symbol in the Ottoman royal court. In fact, the word tulip is derived from the word turban – a nod toward the visual similarity between the two.