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Washington – the Evergreen State

   
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Washington Printables
 

Washington Color-me State Quarter

Washington Printable Blank Map

Washington Printable Blank Flag

Washington Printable Fact Sheet

Washington Printable Scavenger Hunt

Western States Printable Label-me Map

Western Ranges Label-me Map

 
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Western Meadowlark

Washington State Bird: American Goldfinch

 

The American West

Washington State Bird: American Goldfinch

Washington State Interactive Scavenger Hunt

 
Top Five Facts
 

1. ) Washington is the only state to be named after a president.

2. ) Washington is the nation’s leading producer of apples.

3. ) The Boeing factory, in Everett, Washington, is the world’s largest building by volume.

4. ) Starbucks, the world’s largest coffee chain, was founded in Seattle.

5. ) In 1980, Washington’s Mt. St. Helens erupted. It was the most deadly and powerful volcanic eruption in American history, said to be equal in power to 27,000 atomic bombs.

 
Washington in History
 

Washington Territory Stamp

1775: Spaniard Don Bruno de Heceta lands near the mouth of the Quinalt River and claims area for Russia.

1792: Captain Robert Gray found and named the Columbia River.

1792 -1794: British explorer George Vancouver maps the coast of Washington.

1804-1805: Lewis and Clark, sent by Thomas Jefferson to explore the Louisiana Purchase and find a northwest passage to the Pacific Ocean, built Fort Clatsop on the Columbia River. They sent word that there were many fur-bearing animals.

1811: First American settlement in eastern Washington is established at Okanogan by David Stuart for the Pacific Fur Company.

1846: The Oregon Treaty settled a major boundary dispute between The United States and Great Britain.

1847: Native Americans in eastern Washington massacre a missionary settlement in the Walla Walla Valley formed by Marcus and Narcissa Whitman. The massacre became known as the Whitman Massacre.

1850-1858: American military forces defeat Native Americans in the region in the Cayuse and Yakima Wars, opening the region to mass settlement.

1850 -1870’s: Settlers using the Oregon Trail descend upon the Puget Sound region and settle. The region’s lumber and fur trades, combined with the discovery of gold in the Fraser River, attract thousands.

1853: Seattle, originally called Duwamps, is founded.

1889: Washington becomes the 42nd state.

1897: The Klondike Gold Rush reaches Seattle, making the city a major supply and transportation center. Seattle is instantly transformed into a thriving city.

1926: Bertha Knight Landes is elected mayor of Seattle making it the first major city to elect a woman as mayor.

1971: Starbucks is founded in Seattle by two teachers and a writer.

1975: Bill Gates and Paul Allen form Microsoft Corp.

1980: Mount St. Helens erupts flattening many miles of forests and killing 57 people. The eruption was so powerful that ash was deposited in eleven states and the ash column reached a height of 12 miles. The eruption was the most destructive in American history and was the equivalent of 800 billion tons of TNT.

 
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Lewis and Clark in Depth

This is one of the web’s most comprehensive exhibits on the Lewis and Clark expedition for kids. It contains numerous printable and interactive activities as well as a guided tour along the trail.

 

Cayuse War/Whitman Massacre

 
Washington People
 
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Chinook Nation Flag
 

Chinook Nation

Bill Gates

 
Totem Poles
 
Native American groups in Washington carved totem poles. Click on the image below to make your own totem pole.
 
 
Washington in Detail
 
Spokane, Washington
 
Downtown Spokane, Washington
 

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Olympic National Park

Mt. Rainier National Park

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Selected Washington Video – Mt. Rainier National Park