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.
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.
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.
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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.
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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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)
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.