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Washington State Patch


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Washington was named after President George Washington. It is the only U.S. state named after a president.

Fun Facts about Washington:
*Washington state produces more apples than any other state in the union.

*Seattle is home to the first revolving restaurant in the 48 contiguous United States (and the second revolving restaurant in the world). Located atop the Space Needle, at a height of 500 feet above sea level, the restaurant was opened in 1961.

*The highest point in Washington is Mount Rainier. It was named after Peter Rainier, a British soldier who fought against the Americans in the Revolutionary War.

*The oldest operating gas station in the United States is in Zillah.

* Washington's state insect is the Green Darner Dragonfly.

* The world's first soft-serve ice cream machine was located in an Olympia Dairy Queen. Starbucks, the biggest coffee chain in the world was founded in Seattle.

*The Lewis and Clark expedition entered the state on October 10, 1805.

*Washington is home to four of the five longest floating bridges in the world.

* Popular games Pictionary, Pickle-ball, and Cranium were all invented in Washington.

* Early prominent industries in the state included agriculture, lumber, shipping, fishing, salmon canning and mining





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