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  1. 1. The Great State of Washington By: Peyton Motter and Wes Storey Business Presentation 10-15-13
  2. 2. Table of Contents History of State 1 History of State 2 Geographical Information Major Industries/Services Natural Resources Tourists Attractions Major Cities, and Colleges Current Events Famous People The State... Summary Citations
  3. 3. History of Washington ● The history of Washington includes thousands of years of Native American history before Europeans began to establish territorial claims. ● Celebrated their 100th year anniversary last year ● In 1889, Washington Became the 42nd state of the United States.
  4. 4. History of Washington ● The Lewis and Clark expedition, under direction from President Thomas Jefferson, entered the state on October 10, 1805. ● The first European record of a landing on the Washington coast was in 1774 by Spaniard Juan Pérez. ● Animal and human bones 13,000 years old have been found across Washington.
  5. 5. Geographical Information ● Washington is located in the North by the Canadian province of British Columbia; is North of Oregon; is West of Idaho; and is on the West Coast ● Mild Climate: Warming and drying of air results in near desert conditions in the lowest section of the Columbia Basin. The that air flows upward towards the Rocky Mountains causes a lot of precipitation to occur ● Population: 6,724,540 ● Size: 71,362 square miles
  6. 6. Major Industries/Services ● Lumber ● Agriculture ● Hydroelectric energy ● Technology The lumber industry has been a major part of Washington for many years. The Grand Coulee Dam in Washington
  7. 7. Natural Resources ● Timber ● Farm Produce ● Fish ● Hydroelectric Power
  8. 8. Tourist Attractions ★ Olympic national park ★ Mount Baker Highway ★ North Cascades Scenic Highway ★ Mount St. Helens Volcanic Monument ★ Seattle Center ★ Riverfront Park ★ Mount Rainier National Park
  9. 9. Major cities, colleges ● Major Colleges ○ University of Washington- Founded in 1890 in Pullman, one of the nation’s top public research institutions ○ Washington State University- Established 1861 in Seattle, one of the nation's top medical schools ○ Gonzaga University- Established 1887 in Spokane, private liberal arts college ● Major Cities ○ Seattle- Starbucks, the biggest coffee chain in the world started here; population: 634,535 ○ Olympia- The world's first soft-serve ice cream machine is located here; population: 46,478
  10. 10. Current Events ● A Mill Creek-based real-estate developer has been fined for the third time for mismanagement of construction sites that destroyed salmon habitat. ● March 28, 2013 - Massive landslide hits Washington State, The landslide cut access to 17 homes, and residents have been taken out by boat
  11. 11. Famous People ● Bill Gates ○ software executive, Seattle-Is worth $72 billion, dropped out of Harvard, Co-founder of Microsoft ● Jimi Hendrix ○ guitarist, Seattle- most influential electric guitarists in the history of popular music ● Bob Barker ○ TV host, Darrington- Former American television game show host, The Price is Right
  12. 12. The State... ● The state motto is Al-ki or Alki, a Chinook Indian word meaning "bye and bye" or "hope for the future." ● Flower- coast rhododendron (1892) ● Bird- willow goldfinch (1951) ● Fish- steelhead trout (1969) ● Tree-western hemlock (1947) ● Name- In honor of George Washington ● Song- Washington, My Home
  13. 13. Summary ➔Washington State: ◆ Named after George Washington ◆It has many famous people like Jimi Hendrix and Bill Gates ◆ The state motto is Al-ki or Alki ◆It’s capital is Olympia. ◆ It’s home to the Mount St. Helen’s Volcano Monument
  14. 14. Citations ● http://www.parks.wa.gov/parks/ ● http://www.wikipedia.org/ ● www.ediblecommunities.com ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● www.humphreylumber.com http://unitedstatestouristattractions.com/content/states/washington-state-tourist-attractions.asp http://www.infoplease.com/us-states/washington.html http://www.leg.wa.gov/documents/Legislature/StudentsPage/kids/alki.htm http://www.50states.com/washingt.htm#.UkXAeYZQGSp ttp://www.chacha.com/question/what-is-a-washington-state-current-event http://collegeplan.org/cpnow/links/unilinks.htm http://www.gonzaga.edu/About/ataglance.asp http://www.washington.edu/ http://about.wsu.edu/about/ http://www.ehow.com/list_7211053_list-natural-resources-washington-state.html http://www.wrcc.dri.edu/narratives/WASHINGTON.htm http://gonw.about.com/od/attractionswa/tp/Top-10-Washington-State-Attractions.htm http://www.bing.com/search?q=washington+state+size&src=IETopResult&FORM=IE10TR&adlt=strict http://www.city-data.com/states/Washington-Location-size-and-extent.html http://www.access.wa.gov/ www.nerdwallet.com blog.tenthamendmentcenter.com ● ● ● ●