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Have you ever taken a vacation to Washington? Maybe you already reside there? Whichever it may be, you can learn some quick facts about Washington right here; just continue reading on. Joey and Jinger love learning cool facts about each of the different states in the United States. They would like me to share some of those cool facts with you! Each and every Thursday, I will be posting cool facts about each of the fifty states in the United States. The states will be done in alphabetical (ABC) order! Last week we posted facts about Washington. This week we are posting cool facts about Washington state. The countdown is on, only three (3) more states to blog about! That means there is only three more weeks to go… Yay!!!
Did you know that Washington was the forty-second (42nd) state to join the union? Yep, that is right! Washington officially joined the union on November 11, 1889. Washington is located in the Northwest region of the United States. Washington shares a border with two (2) states: Idaho and Oregon. Washington also shares borders with the Pacific Ocean and Canda. Washington is the eighteenth (18th) largest state in the United States. That means Washington is one of the bigger sized states in the United States of America. There are about 7,785,780 people that live in the state of Washington.
Did you know that the population of the United States is estimated to be about 334,362,081 people? (At the time of this writing)
Washington famous person alert:
Did you know Anne Charlotte McClain was born in Spokane, Washington? Anne Charlotte McClain is an Astronaut and a lieutenant colonel in the Army. To learn more about Anne Charlotte McClain: CLICK HERE
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Quick Facts about Washington:
1. A few things Washington is known for are: the birth place of Starbucks coffee, beautiful landscapes, and Native American Heritage. Washington has a few state nicknames, and they are: the Evergreen State and the Green Tree State. The Washington state motto is “Alki” or “Al-ki”. “Alki” or “Al-ki” is a Native American word that means, “Bye and Bye”. The abbreviation for Washington is WA.
2. The capital of Washington is Olympia. Olympia officially became the capital of Washington on November 28, 1853. Richmond has an estimated population of about 55,920 people.
3. The Washington state bird is the American Goldfinch. The American Goldfinch was chosen as the state bird for Washington in 1951. The male American Goldfinches are a bright beautiful yellow bird. They have black on their forehead and wings. They have some white on their tails and wings. You can look at pictures of and read more about the American Goldfinch here: CLICK HERE
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4. Washington’s official state flower is the Pacific rhododendron. The Pacific rhododendron is a perennial evergreen shrub/bush that can be found growing in various places throughout the state of Washington. The Pacific rhododendron is a beautiful pink colored flower that blooms on the evergreen shrub/bush!! The flowers start blooming in the months of April and May. It became the official state flower in 1959.
5. The current state flag of Washington was officially adopted on March 5, 1923. Washington’s state flag has a green background. Washington’s state seal appears on the center of the flag.
6. Some crops that are grown in Washington are: apples, asparagus, blueberries, lentils, peas, hay, potatoes, and wheat.
7. Some cool places to visit while in Washington are: Mount Rainier National Park, North Cascades National Park, and the beautiful Jade Lake.
8. Some animals that live in Washington are: bears, coyotes, elk, mountain goats, raccoons, and snowshoe hares.
9. Washington can get very hot and very cold depending on the time of year. The hottest temperature ever recorded in Washington was 120 degrees Fahrenheit in Hanford, Washington on June 29, 2021. The coldest temperature ever recorded in Washington was -48 degrees (negative 48 degrees below zero) Fahrenheit in Mazama, Washington on December 30, 1968.
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Books about Washington:
1. Let's Count Washington by David W. Miles
2. Larry Loves Seattle! by John Skewes
3. Washington The Evergreen State by Kristin Schuetz
4. Know Your State Activity Book Washington by Megan Hansen Moench
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Tune in next week to learn some cool facts about West Virginia! Thank you for taking the time to learn some cool facts by reading my blog post!! If you find a mistake, please let me know. "Wisdom is not a product of schooling but of the lifelong attempt to acquire it." — Albert Einstein
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