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Bothell is a city in Washington of around 33,000. It's on the Sammamish River near Woodinville, just 4 or 5 miles northeast of Seattle.

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  1. The town's first postmaster, who bought his property from David Bothell, a settler from Pennsylvania, named the town in his honor.
  2. Bothell is home to Cascadia College and the University of Washington, Bothell. The two institutions share the same campus, which opened in the year 2000.
  3. In December 1962, LIFE Magazine recognized Bothell's 112-foot Christmas tree as the largest living Christmas tree in the world. However, in the late 1970s, disease attacked the tree, and the top had to be removed.
  4. In 2007, about 5,000 to 7,000 people gathered for a parade and outdoor concert at the Veterans Memorial Amphitheater at Bothell Landing in honor of local American Idol contestant Blake Lewis.
  5. Zach LaVine, professional basketball player for the Minnesota Timberwolves and back-to-back NBA slam dunk contest winner, attended Bothell High School.

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