26 May 2010
Washington State is the 42nd state to enter the Union on November 11th, 1889. It is known for being the Evergreen state. It was given this nickname because of its abundant evergreen forests. The state bird is the Willow goldfinch which is sometimes called the yellow canary. The state fruit is the apple and the vegetable is the Walla Walla Sweet Onion. The vegetable was recently selected in 2007 as the state vegetable. Washington is a leading lumber producer and it also known for its farming. Washington’s flag has a deep green background with the state seal in the center, the state seal is a picture of George Washington.
Washington was named after President George Washington. The congress did not select the name for the state, but the citizens chose to name it after the first president because they honored him. Washington State is the only state in which it is named after a president. Washington D.C. is also named after him for the same reason. Being that George Washington was the first president in the United States it was an honor to name their state after him.
Washington State is nicknamed the Evergreen state because of it has many evergreen trees. It also received the nickname because of the high ranked rainfall makes the west of the Cascade Mountains a rain forest. Another reason is because of the states many national parks, protected wildlife, and forests. Washington’s abundant evergreen forest is the main reason it carries the nickname as the Evergreen State.
The state bird which is the Willow goldfinch was selected by school children in 1928. Although it was a nice chose several other states have already chosen the same bird as their state bird. It was decided to let the Wa...
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Washington has a lot of historical parks there. One of them is Ebey’s national historical reserve. It was one of the most historical reserves created in 1978. Another park is Fort Vancouver. It is a gem of a park whose story as an economic and cultural center - told, in part, through engaging programs and a world-class archaeology collection fascinatingly portends that of the modern-day Pacific Northwest. They are visited a lot and they very historical.
Washington State University was founded in Pullman 1890. WSU classified as one of the universities out of 96 to have a very high research activity. Not only that but U.S News and World Report ranks the University among the top 60 universities. The school symbol is the well known, was originally designed in 1936 by Randall Johnson, a 1937 WSU alumnus.
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