At some point last year, I thought it would be fun to share a little bit of info about my home state, for research purposes for other writers!
Now I’m thinking I may do a series on this, because there’s a lot of info I want to cover. For now, I’ll be previewing stuff, and then I’ll go into a little more depth with each post.
Basic Things To Know
Washington became the 42nd state on November 11, 1889. Population: 7.536 million.
Olympia – capital. Population: 51,609.
Seattle – largest city. Population: 724,745.
Governor – Jay Inslee
The nickname ‘Evergreen State’ is unofficial, as is the motto Al-ki/Alki (Bye and Bye).
Not everyone likes Starbucks.
Western WA – wet and cloudy.
Eastern WA – dry and windy.
Basically. Honestly, I’ve only been to Eastern WA in the summer, so I can’t really speak for the other seasons.
Western WA on the other hand likes to stuff all four seasons into one month. Sometimes in one day.
Eastside – dry, humid, desert. Really windy. We also have lakes.
Can’t forget the mountains.
Other State Stuff
State Song: Washington, My Home.
State fruit: Apple. Considering this state is the largest producer of apples in the country, it’s not surprising.
State bird – Willow Goldfinch, also known as the American Goldfinch.
State tree: Western Hemlock.
State flower: Pacific Rhododendron.
I think that may be all for now. It is just a prelude, of course.
So, what do you all think?
(All pictures ©Hannah Killian 2018, 2019, and 2020)