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The Holiday Hills are a series of mostly treeless, loam[1] hills in Spokane County, Washington, in the foothills of the Selkirk Range. The portion of the hills immediately to the east of the adjacent Saltese Flats are known as the Saltese Uplands.

Holiday Hills
Highest point
PeakCarlson Hill
Elevation2,664 ft (812 m)
Coordinates47°39′01″N 117°07′14″W / 47.65018°N 117.1205°W / 47.65018; -117.1205Coordinates: 47°39′01″N 117°07′14″W / 47.65018°N 117.1205°W / 47.65018; -117.1205
Dimensions
Length3.5 mi (5.6 km) NS
Width1.5 mi (2.4 km) EW
Area4.4 sq mi (11 km2)
Geography
CountryUnited States
StateWashington
Parent rangeSelkirk Mountains
Borders onThe Saltese Flats, The Spokane Valley and Liberty Lake
Geology
Type of rockGneiss
Panorama of the treeless Holiday Hills looking east from Eagle Peak.

HistoryEdit

Originally the hills were unnamed, but a resort known as the "Holiday Hills Ski Resort" opened on Carlson Hill in the 1970's, and people began erroneously calling the hill "Holiday Hill"[2]. Eventually this name fell out of use, and the name "Holiday Hills" spread to refer to the surrounding hills as a whole. The name soon also spread to local businesses. Despite the resort and many other businesses eventually closing down, the hills retained their name[3]. "Holiday Road" in Spokane Valley and "Holiday Hills Drive" in Liberty Lake are named after the hills.


ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Web Soil Survey". United States Department of Agriculture. Retrieved 2017-03-16.
  2. ^ "Highlights of Liberty Lake Community History". The City of Liberty Lake. Retrieved 2017-04-08.
  3. ^ "Holiday Hills Dreams End In Pile Of Ashes Big Plans For Valley Resort Never Realized". Spokesman Review. Retrieved 2017-04-08.