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  • By: Courtney

  • MenuHistoryImportantpeopleFun FactsSitesOfficial symbols SourcesWhy?

  • Bill Gates is the Microsoft founderand the richest man in the world.

  • Captain George Vancouer was also one of the firstcaptains to discover Washington state.

  • Captain James Cook was one of the captains thatdiscovered Washington State.

  • The eruption cost billions of dollars in damage Mount St. Helens is on volcano inWashington the last eruption was May.19,1980

  • The Seattle Space Needle was built for the 1980 World fair

  • Average annual precipitation 38 inches (97cm) Average January temperature 31F (-1C)Average July temperature 66F (19C)Record high temperature 118F (48C)Record low temperature -48F (-44C)

  • 5,894,121 people are in Washington and growing by millions

  • The Rhododendron is the flower of Washington state Goldfinch is the bird of Washington stateThe Green Doer Dragonfly is the Washingtons state insect

  • Stein, R.Conrad. Washington. Chicago: Childrens Press,1992.Chadwick, Kevin. Historic Washington. The World Book Encyclopedia. Chicago: Childens Press, 2003 States and Capitals. 50states. 2005. Online. Available http://www.50states.com/. 30 November 2005. Axelrod, Karen. America The Beautiful, 13 March 2004.Online.Available http://www.esboces/SLS/vrc.cfm 30 November 2005

  • Because it has cool events like the Kite Festival, the world fair in September. The cities like Seattle and other cities. And the people you will meet they are great!