Monday, August 31, 2015


We just learned about the US State of Virginia.

Washington is a state in the north west part of the US, bordering Canada to the north, and the Pacific Ocean to the west.

It was named after President George Washington, and is the only state named after a president.
Its nickname is The Evergreen State because of the number of evergreen trees.
Its motto is Al-ki or Alki, which means bye and bye in the Chinook language.

(from: wikipedia - washington (state))

The seal of the state of Washington has a green background and a picture of George Washington.
It is the only state with a green background on it's flag, and the only state flag with a picture of a president on it.

(from: wikipedia - flag of washington)

The North Cascades mountain range is in Washington

(from: wikipedia - north cascades national park)

In the city of Seattle there is a tower called the Space Needle that is 600 feet high, and has 25 lightning rods on it.
When it was built in 1962, it was the tallest building west of the Mississippi.

(from: wikipedia - space needle)

There are seven volcanoes in Washington, including Mount St. Helens which erupted in 1980.

(from: wikipedia - mount st. helens)

The first starbucks coffee shop was started in Seattle Washington, in Pike Place Market

(from: wikipedia - starbucks)

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