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Pacific Coast

Scope Notes: 

As of 1998, term is used anywhere in the Pacific region. From 1978-1997 term was used for the region comprising those conterminous U.S. states fronting on the Pacific Ocean. Search in combination with country. Before 2001, also search Pacific Northwest which has been used for the NW United States; for Washington, Oregon, and Idaho; and sometimes for northwestern North America including parts of Canada.