Ten fun facts about Washington


Fact 1
Washington is the only state to be formally named after a United States President, George Washington.

Fact 2
The first revolving restaurant in the United States was opened in 1961 in Seattle, Washington.

Fact 3
The world’s largest building is located in Everett, Washington. It is a Boeing assembly plant.


Fact 4
The oldest and still standing and operating gas station in the United States is located in Zillah in Washington.

Fact 5
The wealthiest man in the United States as of 2013, Bill Gates of Microsoft, hails from Medina in Washington.

Fact 6
Before becoming a state the area of land that makes up Washington was known as Columbia. Once it became state the name was changed so that people would not confuse the place with The District of Columbia.

Fact 7
Two world-wide famous musicians were born in this state. They are Jimi Hendrix who was born in Seattle and Bing Crosby who was born in Tacoma.

Fact 8
The very first soft-serve ice cream machine to be put into use was operated at the Olympia Dairy Queen.

Fact 9
Starbucks, which is one of the largest coffee chains in the world, was originally started in Seattle, Washington.

Fact 10
The first settlement in the state was New Market in 1846. The place where this settlement now stands is known as Tumwater.


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Short about Washington
Is a state located in the northwestern part of the United States


Fast facts
Number of households
2,619,995
Population
6,895,318
Per capita income
$30,661
Life expectancy in number of years
79.9
Statehood
November 11, 1889
Capital
Olympia
Largest city
Seattle
Number of billionaires
12
State dance
Square Dance
State bird
Willow goldfinch
State mammal
Olympic marmot
State fish
Steelhead trout
State tree
Western Hemlock
State flower
Coast rhododendron