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Everything You Need to Know About the State of Washington (WA)

Granted statehood in 1889, Washington was named in honor of George Washington; it is the only U.S. state named after a president. The state’s coastal location and excellent harbors have contributed to its role as a leader in trade with Alaska, Canada, and countries of the Pacific Rim. The majestic Mount Rainier soars above Seattle and is the highest peak in the continental United States. Another Washingtonlandmark, Mount St. Helens erupted in 1980, the deadliest and most economically destructive volcanic event in U.S. history. The Evergreen State is the nation’s leading producer of apples and is the home of the coffee chain Starbucks. Famous Washingtonians include musician Jimi Hendrix, entertainer Bing Crosby, and computer pioneer Bill Gates.

On January 26, 1700, a large earthquake 60 to 70 miles off the coast of the Pacific Northwest caused a tsunami roughly 33 feet high to engulf the Washington coastline. Ten hours later, the tsunami hit the main island of Japan with 6-to-10 foot swells.
In 1836, Marcus and Narcissa Whitman established a mission at Waiilatpu on the Walla Walla River to bring Christianity to the Cayuse Indians. When an increasing number of colonists migrated to the area and an epidemic of measles spared the lives of white children but killed almost all Cayuse offspring, Chief Tiloukaikt and several members of his tribe became infuriated, and, on November 29, 1847, killed the Whitmans along with 12 other settlers. The Whitman Massacre, as it became known, resulted in the Cayuse War and, ultimately, the dissolution of the Cayuse tribe.
Seattle’s Great Fire, which destroyed 64 acres and many businesses, began on June 6, 1889, after a pot of glue from a cabinet shop burst into flames.
In an attempt at honoring her father—a Civil War veteran who had raised six children by himself after his wife died in childbirth—Spokane resident Sonora Smart Dodd garnered support for the first statewide Father’s Day celebration on June 19, 1910. Afterward, Dodd continued to press for a national observance; although the idea was backed by President Woodrow Wilson in 1916 and President Calvin Coolidge in 1924, Father’s Day did not become a federal holiday until 1972.
Boeing’s Everett factory, where twin-aisle airplanes are manufactured, is the world’s largest building by volume, covering 98.3 acres and encompassing 472 million cubic feet of space. More than 100,000 people tour the plant each year.
Washington is the nation’s leading producer of apples, pears, sweet cherries, red raspberries, and hops. In 2010, the state’s apple harvest generated $1.44 billion.
Three national parks and 68 state parks border Puget Sound, which spans 2,500 miles of shoreline and helps to generate $20 billion of economic activity for the state of Washington.
The Seattle Space Needle, built for the 1962 World’s Fair, is an iconic part of the city’s skyline and features a rotating restaurant at the top.

Washington Transportation Information

  • Washington Rail Transport
  • Washington Roads
  • Washington Air Transport
  • Washington Marine Transport
  • Washington Rail Transport

    Works Cited

    Wikipedia – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Washington_(state).

    Accessed March 12, 2020.

    History.com – https://www.history.com/topics/us-states/washington.

    Editors,Updated:October17,2019|Original:December18,2009

    Accessed March 12, 2020.

    The economic vitality of Washington state requires a strong rail system capable of providing its businesses, ports, and farms with competitive access to national and international markets.

    There are over 3,000 miles of railroad lines in Washington, providing mobility for both freight and passengers throughout the state. Two Class I railroads, the BNSF Railway and the Union Pacific Railroad, as well as 23 short-line railroads, operate in Washington.

    The Palouse River and Coulee City (PCC) Rail System, owned by WSDOT, is the longest short-line freight rail system in Washington. WSDOT contracts with private railroads to operate each of the branches.

    The state of Washington administers freight rail grant and loan programs to support capital needs. The Freight Rail Assistance Program (FRAP) provides grants to both the public and private sectors. The Freight Rail Investment Bank (FRIB) is a loan program available to public sector projects.

    The Washington Grain Train program helps farmers get their goods to market by helping carry thousands of tons of grain to deepwater ports along the Columbia River and Puget Sound.

  • Washington Roads

    Works Cited

    Wikipedia – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Washington_(state).

    Accessed March 12, 2020.

    History.com – https://www.history.com/topics/us-states/washington.

    Editors,Updated:October17,2019|Original:December18,2009

    Accessed March 12, 2020.

    The Interstate Highways in Washington is a group of seven designated Interstate Highways within the state of Washington in the Pacific Northwest region of the United States. The highways, totaling 764 miles (1,230 km) and spanning the state,[n 1] are owned and maintained by the Washington State Department of Transportation. They were designated and primarily funded by the federal government, with road standards and numbering handled by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO)

    These highways connect every city in the state with a population of over 100,000 (Seattle, Spokane, Tacoma, Vancouver, Bellevue, and Everett) as well as the state capital, Olympia.

    Interstate 90 (I-90) is the longest primary Interstate Highway in Washington, which connects Seattle to Spokane and the Idaho border, measuring 297.52 mi (478.81 km), while I-82, connecting the Oregon border city of Umatilla to Ellensburg via Yakima, is the shortest at 132.57 mi (213.35 km). The longest auxiliary Interstate Highway in Washington is I-405, a bypass of Seattle through the Eastside, at 30.30 mi (48.76 km), and the shortest is I-705, a spur into downtown Tacoma, at 1.50 mi (2.41 km). One route, I-605, has been proposed over the years to form another Eastside bypass, however, there are no plans to construct this fifth auxiliary route.

  • Washington Air Transport

    Works Cited

    Wikipedia – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Washington_(state).

    Accessed March 12, 2020.

    History.com – https://www.history.com/topics/us-states/washington.

    Editors,Updated:October17,2019|Original:December18,2009

    Accessed March 12, 2020.

    Washington Airlines was founded to operate under a concept that STOL operations could enhance airport capacity without significant infrastructure costs. In 1968 Albert Scott Crossfield demonstrated the concept of flying 160 operations between Boston, La Guardia and Washington National for Eastern Airlines. There was a worldwide interest in the concept of STOL operations within cities with limited land for expansion. New York had $126 million planned for the construction of STOL runways in 1970.

    The company was founded by Butler Aviation International and Pan Maryland Airways. Butler had franchise rights to sell Dornier Do 28 aircraft in America and chose the aircraft for their STOL service. After five months in service between BWI, DCA and IAD the company was losing money with load factors of 20% and a total net loss of $100,000. Washington Airlines ceased operations on 26 September 1969.

  • Washington Marine Transport

    Works Cited

    Wikipedia – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Washington_(state).

    Accessed March 12, 2020.

    History.com – https://www.history.com/topics/us-states/washington.

    Editors,Updated:October17,2019|Original:December18,2009

    Accessed March 12, 2020.

    There are extensive waterways in the midst of Washington’s largest cities, including Seattle, Bellevue, Tacoma, and Olympia. The state highways incorporate an extensive network of bridges and the largest ferry system in the United States to serve transportation needs in the Puget Sound area. Washington’s marine highway constitutes a fleet of twenty-eight ferries that navigate Puget Sound and its inland waterways to 20 different ports of call, completing close to 147,000 sailings each year. Washington is home to four of the five longest floating bridges in the world: the Evergreen Point Floating Bridge, Lacey V. Murrow Memorial Bridge and Homer M. Hadley Memorial Bridge over Lake Washington, and the Hood Canal Bridge which connects the Olympic Peninsula and Kitsap Peninsula. Washington has a number of seaports on the Pacific Ocean, including Seattle, Tacoma, Kalama, Anacortes, Vancouver, Longview, Greys County, Olympia, and Port Angeles.

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