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Cape Disappointment, Washington - FoggiestSince Washington is one of the most overcast states in the country, it's no surprise that its residents have named towns all over the state with deeply depressing names. The most depressing name of all though has to go to Cape Disappointment whose very existence implicates a huge letdown.
British fur trader John Meares supposedly named the dreariest of dreary towns back in 1788 when he thought the area was only a bay. He turned his ship back and missed discovering the Columbia River. What a disappointment.
Residents of Cape Disappointment live a hazy life with 106 days of fog a year. Brave tourists willing to visit the cape may find its name literally true, especially if they camp on the beach at the Cape Disappointment State Park in a flimsy tent. Believe it or not, this area was actually one of the most populated places in aboriginal North America, that is, before Europeans showed up with their contagious and fatal diseases.
What'd you expect, a place named like this is never going to have a happy ending.
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