State of the Month: Washington
Washington state was the 42nd state to join the union on November 11, 1889 and was named after American founding father, George Washington. It is the only state named after a United States president. The Evergreen states terrain spans from the Pacific Coast Beaches, through the forested islands in the Puget Sound, across the arid Horse Heaven Hills and up to the snow-capped Cascade Mountains. Washington has five major volcanos as part of the Cascade Range: Mount Baker, Glacier Peak, Mount Rainier, Mount Adams and Mount St. Helens. One of the world’s most scenic places, many of Washington’s waters, mountains and forests are protected by the state’s three national parks, approximately 120 state parks, several wildlife areas, recreation areas and preserves. Looking for America the Beautiful? Well you will find it here!
Besides it’s beautiful terrain what else is Washington known for? Well, the Evergreen state is the largest producer of apples, pears, sweet cherries, red raspberries and hops. Did you know the popular games Pictionary, Pickle-ball and Cranium were all invented here? Washington is also the birthplace of both Jimi Hendrix (Seattle) and Bing Crosby (Tacoma). Its largest city, Seattle, hailed as the birth place of grunge, is famous for its innovative music scene, booming tech industry and famous coffee houses as well as landmarks like the futuristic Space Needle, Pike Place Market and the Seattle Aquarium. The 605 ft. Space Needle opened the first day of the World’s Fair on April 21, 1962 and is the first revolving restaurant in the continental United States. Look no further than below for more fun, creative ingenuity from August’s state of the Month, Washington!