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Published on May 16, 2008

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Washington : Mackenon Washington Symbols of Washington : Symbols of Washington The state bird is: Willow Goldfinch The state flower is: Coast Rhododendron The state tree is: Western Hemlock State Flag : State Flag The flag has a lot of green representing Washington's many evergreen forest. The Washington seal is on the flag and has a portrait of George Washington for respect. State Nickname : State Nickname The state nickname is The Evergreen State. Washington got it’s nickname because Washington has the most conifers in the U.S.A. State History : State History First Inhabitants The first inhabitants were the Yakima tribe and the Salish tribe. Exploration The first explorer was George Vancouver and he explored Puget sound for England. The first settlement was Fort Vancouver. It was built in 1844 as a fur trading post. State History, continued : State History, continued Territorial Days The congress created the Washington territory in 1853 and Olympia became the capital. Statehood : This state became the 42nd state in the United States in November 11,1889. The first Governor of the state was Elisha P. Ferry. Statehood Government : Government National Government Maria Cantwell U.S. Representatives-8 U.S. Senators-2 State Government Senators-49 Patty Murray Representatives-98 U.S. Senators Government, Continued U.S. Rep. : Government, Continued U.S. Rep. Rick Larsen Jim McDermott Cathy McMorris Brian Baird Norman D. Dicks Doc Hastings Jay Inslee Dave Reichart Maps : Maps Population : Population 1950: 2,378,963 1960: 2,853,214 1970: 3,413,,244 1980: 4,132,204 1990: 4,866,692 2000 5,894,121 Economy : Economy Chief products of the state include: Timber is Washington’s biggest agricultural product. Western Hemlock and Douglas Fir are the leader in farming. Washington’s mining includes gold, coal, ores, crude petroleum, natural gas, metals, stone, clay, sand, gravel. Washington’s manufactured goods include passenger airplanes, freighters, barges, passenger ferries, and computer hardware. Weather : Weather The average high temperature in July is: 75.6° The average high temperature in January is: 30.6° The average yearly precipitation is:135 inches Natural Resources : Natural Resources Water Washington is located right next to the Pacific ocean. The Columbia river is a major part of Washington’s fresh water system. Minerals The Minerals are coal, sand, gravel, stone, gold, and gemstones. Natural Resources, continued : Natural Resources, continued Plant Life Forest cover over half of Washington. In the Western part of Washington soft wood trees grow like Douglas Fir and Sitka Spruce. Animal Life Name and describe some of the wild animals. Places to Visit : Places to Visit I would want to visit Mount St. Helens because it is a huge volcano that erupted May 18, A.M. Plus it is still active to this day. Famous People : Famous People Bill Gates works and lives in Washington. He founded Microsoft. Bill is worth 41 billion dollars. State Motto : State Motto The state motto is Alki {Bye-Bye}. Washington picked this was first used by pioneers in Seattle. ALKI Works Cited : Works Cited The Capstone Book, The World Book Encyclopedia {1984 version}, Computer {Access Washington, Washington mining}.

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