NATIONAL WASHINGTON DAY

On May 10, National Washington Day recognizes The Evergreen State.

In a ten-day period, President Benjamin Harrison signed legislation growing the nation by four new states. Washington would become the fourth of those and the 42nd state. During his tenure, two more would join the union.

Lonely Planet Washington, Oregon & the Pacific Northwest (Regional Guide) Paperback – February 18, 2020

by Lonely Planet  (Author), Becky Ohlsen (Author), &
Lonely Planet Washington, Oregon & the Pacific Northwest (Regional Guide)

by Lonely Planet  (Author), Becky Ohlsen (Author)

The state’s history is filled with battles for possession over land. Some between countries and others for between individuals. The history of San Juan Island and the battle for its possession started over the death of a pig. While still a territory, Washington came to near blows over an eager settler, a boundary and a potato-rooting English boar. Today it is known as the Pig War of 1859.

Washington's History, Revised Edition: The People, Land, and Events of the Far Northwest (Westwinds Press Pocket Guide) Hardcover – October 23, 2018

by Harry Ritter (Author)
Washington’s History, Revised Edition: The People, Land, and Events of the Far Northwest (Westwinds Press Pocket Guide)

by Harry Ritter (Author)

Obscure wars aside, Washington’s northwest beauty is dominated by other more earthshattering events and views.  Volcanic mountains and rainforests fill the landscape. The Evergreen State’s views of the Pacific Ocean do not disappoint. From whale watching and city life, there is plenty to see and do in every corner of the state.

Washington State Official

State Capital – Olympia
State Nickname – The Evergreen State
State Motto – Into the Future
State Fish – Sterlhead Trout
State Gemstone – Petrified Wood
State Tree – Western Hemlock
State Fossil – Columbian Mammoth
State Flower – Coast Rhododendron
State Vegetable – Walla Walla Sweet Onion
State Amphibian – Pacific Chorus frog
State Song – Washington, My Home
State Animal – Olympic Marmot
State Bird – Willow Goldfinch

Some of the most peaceful and quiet places in the United States are found in Olympic National Park. One Square Inch of Silence helps to preserve and hopefully expand these naturally silent spaces on Earth. One location is marked by a single red stone along the Hoh River Trail.

Washington Flavor

Cedar Planked Salmon
Fish & Chips
Apples
Rainier Cherries
Walla Walla Sweet Onions
Applets & Cotlets
Huckleberries
Red Raspberries
Theo Chocolate
Cascade Potato Chips

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Troll’s Knoll – Seattle

Treehouse Point – Issaquah

Nutty Narrows Bridge – Longview
This bridge in Longview, Washington saves lives. Squirrel lives. If you celebrate Squirrel Appreciation Day, this bridge is for you.

Red Wagon – Spokane
Many parks around the country have playgrounds, but how many have a giant Radio Flyer Red Wagon sculpture? Riverfront Park in Spokane has one that is also the playground. The handle is a slide! The park offers many more attractions, too. Check it out!


Alice Ball – Chemist -(July 24, 1892 – December 31, 1916)



Mardy Murie – Naturalist – (August 18, 1902 – October 19, 2003)



Bing Crosby – Singer – (May 3, 1903 – October 14, 1977)





Audrey Wurdemann – Poet – (January 1, 1911 – May 20, 1960)




Chuck Jones – Animator – (September 21, 1912 – February 22, 2002)





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Stroke of Genius: A Collection of Paintings and Musings on Life, Love and Art Hardcover – March 1, 2007

by Chuck Jones  (Author), Marian Jones (Editor)


Stroke of Genius: A Collection of Paintings and Musings on Life, Love and Art

by Chuck Jones  (Author), Marian Jones (Editor)

Minoru Yamasaki – Architect – (December 1, 1912 – February 6, 1986)

Minoru Yamasaki: Humanist Architecture for a Modernist World Hardcover – November 28, 2017

by Dale Allen Gyure  (Author)
Minoru Yamasaki: Humanist Architecture for a Modernist World

by Dale Allen Gyure  (Author)

Carol Channing – Actress – (January 31, 1921 – )

Just Lucky I Guess: A Memoir of Sorts Hardcover – October 8, 2002

by Carol Channing  (Author)
Just Lucky I Guess: A Memoir of Sorts

by Carol Channing  (Author)
Carol Channing & Pearl Bailey on Broadway

Carol Channing (Actor), Pearl Bailey (Actor)
Carol Channing & Pearl Bailey on Broadway

Carol Channing (Actor), Pearl Bailey (Actor)

Bob Barker – Game show host – (December 12, 1923-)

Priceless Memories Hardcover – April 6, 2009

by Bob Barker  (Author), Digby Diehl (Author)
Priceless Memories

by Bob Barker  (Author), Digby Diehl (Author)

Adam West – Actor -(September 19, 1928 – June 9, 2017)

Batman: The Complete Television Series (DVD)

Standard Edition

Box Set

Various (Actor, Director) 
Batman: The Complete Television Series

Standard Edition

Box Set

Various (Actor, Director) 

Robert Joffrey – Dancer – (December 24, 1930 – March 25, 1988)

The Joffrey Ballet: Robert Joffrey and the Making of an American Dance Company EXCERPT: The Nutcracker Kindle Edition

by Sasha Anawalt  (Author) 
The Joffrey Ballet: Robert Joffrey and the Making of an American Dance Company EXCERPT: The Nutcracker Kindle Edition

by Sasha Anawalt  (Author) 


Judy Collins – Singer – (May 1, 1939-)

Both Sides Now - the Very Best of

Judy Collins 
Both Sides Now – the Very Best of

Judy Collins 


Forever Anthology

Judy Collins  
Forever Anthology

Judy Collins  


Jimi Hendrix – Guitarist – (November 27, 1942 – September 18, 1970)

Starting At Zero: His Own Story Hardcover – November 5, 2013

by Jimi Hendrix  (Author)
Starting At Zero: His Own Story

by Jimi Hendrix  (Author)
The Hendrix store
The Hendrix Store

Linda Buck – Biologist – ( January 29, 1947 -)

Linda Buck Biologist
Linda Buck – Biologist

Kenny Loggins – Singer – (January 7, 1948-)

The Essential Kenny Loggins

Limited Edition, Ltd Rmst ed.

Remastered

Kenny Loggins
The Essential Kenny Loggins

Limited Edition, Ltd Rmst ed.

Remastered

Kenny Loggins



Paul Allen – Businessman – (January 21, 1953 -)

Idea Man: A Memoir by the Cofounder of Microsoft Kindle Edition

by Paul Allen  (Author)  
Idea Man: A Memoir by the Cofounder of Microsoft

by Paul Allen  (Author)  

Bill Gates – Businessman – (October 28, 1955 – )

Gates: How Microsoft's Mogul Reinvented an Industry--and Made Himself the Richest Man in America Hardcover – December 1, 1992

by Stephen Manes  (Author), Paul Andrews (Author)
Gates: How Microsoft’s Mogul Reinvented an Industry–and Made Himself the Richest Man in America

by Stephen Manes  (Author), Paul Andrews (Author)

Fred Couples – Golfer – (October 3, 1959 -)

The Elements of Scoring: A Master's Guide to the Art of Scoring Your Best When You're Not Playing Your Best Paperback – April 27, 2000

by Raymond Floyd (Author), Fred Couples (Author
The Elements of Scoring: A Master’s Guide to the Art of Scoring Your Best When You’re Not Playing Your Best

by Raymond Floyd (Author), Fred Couples (Author

John Elway – Football Player – (June 28, 1960 -)

Elway: A Relentless Life Hardcover – September 15, 2020

by Jason Cole (Author)
Elway: A Relentless Life

by Jason Cole (Author)

Chuck Palahniuk – Author – (February 21, 1962)

Fight Club: A Novel Kindle Edition

by Chuck Palahniuk  (Author) 
Fight Club: A Novel Kindle Edition

by Chuck Palahniuk  (Author) 


Fight Club (10th Anniversary Edition) [Blu-ray]

10th Anniversary Edition, 0th Anniversary Edition

Edward Norton (Actor), Brad Pitt (Actor), & 1 more  
Fight Club (10th Anniversary Edition)


Edward Norton (Actor), Brad Pitt (Actor), & 1 more  

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Jennifer lives happily in North Florida with her husband Scott and after a stroke and two brain surgeries her mom. While not blessed with children they dote on their four legged children four cats. I started writing after spinal surgery required second round of physical therapy to learn to walk yet again. While reading is a favorite hobby writing is something new with the launch of this blog and hopefully a fiction novel in the future.

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