Washington StateThe Evergreen StateState Motto: Alki (Bye and Bye)By Jalen D.
Map and Bordering States• Washington is located in the Northwest region of the UnitedStates.• Bordering States: to the south is Oregon, to the east is Idaho.• Bordering Country: to the north is British Columbia, Canada.• The Pacific ocean is to the west.
State CapitalGovernorPopulation:•The state capital is Olympia.•The state Governor is Jay Inslee.•The population is 6,830,038 . 13 mostpopulous state.•The three largest cities are Seattle, Spokane,and last Tacoma.
State Facts• State Flower: CoastRhododendron• State Bird: Willow Finch• State Tree: Western Hemlock• State Gem: Petrified Wood• State Fish: Steelhead Trout
Geography• The Olympic mountains (a part of theRockies) are located in the NW part of thestate. The highest peak is Mount Olympus.• The Cascade range the Rockies containsMount Rainer. It is actually a volcano and isthe highest peak in the state.• The region east of the cascade is called theColumbia plateau. Cities such as Spokane,Walla Walla and Yakima are located on thePlateau. The Yakima, Columbia and Spokanerivers flow through the area.•The Strait of Juan de Fuca leads from thepacific ocean into Puget Sound. Three of thestates major cities (Seattle, Tacoma, and thecapital, Olympia) are near the Sound.•The longest river in Washington is theColumbia River, it empties into the PacificOcean.•The Snake River, Lewis River, Spokane River,Klickitat River and Cowlitz River are just someof the rivers that flow into the Columbia River.•The largest natural lake in Washington is LakeChelan, just one of more than a thousandrivers.
Industry/Agriculture• Farming is an important part ofWashington’s economy.• Washington is the first when itcomes to many farm products,such as pears, cherries,raspberries, lentils and hops.• Washington is home to many ofthe major companies, likeBoeing, Costco, Starbucks,Nordstrom and Amazon.com.
Famous Washingtonians• Bill Gates, co-founder of Microsoft,was born in Seattle,WA.• Chief Seattle was anAmerican IndianLeader of theDuwamish andSuquamish tribes inPuget Sound.• Hilary Swank is an actress andshe grew up in Bellingham,WA.
Olympic NationalPark•This park is located in PortAngeles, WA and has forests,lakes, glaciers and amazingviews of the Pacific coastline.•Here you can hike, camp, fish,hunt, bike, and just relax.•Most people visit here duringthe summer.•Entrance fees are $5 perperson or $15 per vehicle.
Museum of Flight•The museum if located in Seattle,WA. And has more than fifty aircraftson display.•This is home to the first presidentialjet and an Apollo space commandmodule.•The best time to visit this museum isin the spring and summer. The cost isbetween $10 and $18 per person.
Seattle Seahawks•The Seahawks are one of the NFL’selite teams and they play in Seattle,WA.•Many people believe they play witha 12th man on the field because theirfans make their home field hard toplay in.•Each ticket cost on average $67 pergame.•The Seahawks play from Septemberthrough January.
Conclusion• Washington is a greatstate because it is theonly state named after apresident.• I chose this state becauseit is my last name.• I have learned about theColumbia River, theMuseum of Flight, andthat some of the mostfamous people, like BillGates, was born or livedin Washington.
Resources• Benduhn, T., & Otfinoski, S. (2011). It’s My State!New York: Marshall Cavendish Corporation.• Stein, C. (2009). Washington. New York:Scholastic Inc.• Webster, C. (2003). Washington. New York:Scholastic Inc.• www.wa.gov• www.google.com/images• www.nps.gov/olympic• www.museumoflight.org• www.seahawks.com