2.The height of Mt. Rainier is 14410 feet. It is the tallest location in Washington.
4.During 1805-1806 the coastal locations close to Columbia River and the whole region was found out by Lewis and Clark. During 1792-94 George Vancouver went around the area on behalf of UK. In 1792 he was preceded by Captain Robert Gray who did it for USA. The earliest explorer of the area is Bruno Heceta. He represented Spain and visited the area in 1775.
5.Washington has the maximum amount of coffee making devices on a per capita basis out of all the states in USA. This is why it has been nicknamed the coffee capital of USA.
6.Companies in the western part of the state center deal in agriculture, fisheries and forests. Raw materials that are imported are pretty crucial for these set ups as well.
7.In 1986 Mt. Mitchell received 14.26 inches of rainfall. It was the highest amount of rain ever received by a location in the state.
8.In USA, Seattle was the earliest city to have aired on radio a song performed by the famous British band Beatles.
9.Washington has been home to many indigenous American tribes over the years. The eastern part of the state was inhabited by Cayuse, Spokane, Colville and Nez Perce. The other half was the homeland of Chinook, Quinault, Nisqually and Puyallup.
10.Astoria-Megler Bridge stretches for 4.1 miles. Among the straight truss bridges made out of steel it has the maximum length. It encompasses the river that separates Washington from Oregon and is close to the source of River Columbia.
11.From a geographic point of view Washington can be divided into two broad regions. The western area is rainy while the eastern part is mainly dry.
12.Washington exports forest products, hops, aerospace products, mint, apples, wheat and tulips. It is responsible for 5% of goods and services exported by USA, and thus is the biggest exporter in the country.
13.Husky fans, who hail from the University of Washington, started the Wave. It is a famous way of showing appreciation by fans and has been in vogue for the past 25 years.
14.Coast Rhododendron is the officially recognized flower of Washington.
15.The newest assembly factory of Boeing is situated in Everett. It is the hugest building globally.
16.As per the Oregon Treaty, which was signed in 1846, the 49th parallel was agreed to as the territorial boundary between the warring British and American factions. In the 1840s there were territorial disputes between these two entities and there were possibilities of a war. However, this treaty helped douse the tensions and showed an alternative to war.
17.Dr. John McLoughlin had placed an apple tree in 1826. This tree was sown at Old Apple Tree Park in Vancouver and is supposedly the earliest of its kind in the northwestern part of the country.
18.Companies in eastern part of Washington deal in agricultural products like wheat and farm animals.
19.In the previous sporting seasons the scoring charts in Division I of NCAA were led by Adam Morrison. He is a famous basketball player, is a student of Gonzaga University and is from Washington.
20.Peter Rainier was a British soldier during the American War of Independence. Mount Rainier has been named in order to honor him.