Monday, 13 January 2020

State of the Month: Washington

Here is the next (and not far from last now) instalment of my monthly feature going through the States of the United States in alphabetical order to check out how they got named, what their flag is like and other things of interest. 

Location – top left hand side

Nicknames – Evergreen State


Capital –Olympia (but Seattle is larger)

Unusual town name – Humptulips

Flower – Rhododendron

Bird – American Goldfinch

Signature foods – Smoked Salmon, Apples, Razor clams

Famous places to visit – Granite mountain, Diablo Lake, Jade Lake, Mount St Helens, Cape Flattery, Seattle Historic District

Famous businesses/brands – Starbucks, Boeing, Microsoft, UPS

Famous people from Washington – Bill Gates, Paul Allen, Jeff Bezos, Bing Crosby, Kurt Cobain

Go to this Pinboard to see the States of the Month so far

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