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Korean delegation visits Snoqualmie
What does Snoqualmie have to show the world? Quite a bit, actually.
Twenty-six visitors from the Republic of Korea took in an itinerary of picturesque and progressive places, from Snoqualmie Falls to Snoqualmie Ridge, as part of a May 25 visit.
The South Korean delegation, from the Ministry of Government Administration and Home Affairs, was originally slated to visit 13 sites including the city's wastewater treatment plant, peat bog walking area, Centennial Fields and the historic downtown, but the full list had to be trimmed for time because of delays on the bus ride down from Vancouver, B.C.
On the viewing deck of Snoqualmie Falls, nearly every visitor whipped out a camera to capture the iconic waterfall.
Kim Yung-Hoon, mayor of the Korean city of Jeju, population 400,000, said his focus is how to combine natural resources, nature and living conditions. Snoqualmie, he said, has developed fast but kept its "fantastic nature."