Washington is the only U.S. state named after a president. Washington is the northwestern-most state of the contiguous United States. Its northern border lies mainly along the 49th parallel, with the Canadian province of British Columbia to the north.
Mount Rainier National Park,
Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument,
North Cascades National Park,
Olympic National Park,
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The Seattle area has been inhabited for at least 4,000 years, but European settlement began only in the mid-19th century. The first permanent white settlers arrived in 1851. Seattle today is the birthplace of grunge music and has a reputation for heavy coffee consumption ...
The site of Olympia was home to Lushootseed-speaking peoples for thousands of years. The first recorded visit by Europeans was in 1792 when a crew from the British Vancouver Expedition charted the site. The town settled on the name Olympia due to its view of the Olympic Mountains to the northwest ...
Spokane was settled in 1871 as 'Spokan Falls', drawing on the Native American tribe known as the Spokane, which means Children of the Sun. Spokane's official nickname is the 'Lilac City', named after the flowers that have flourished since their introduction to the area in the early 20th century ...
Tacoma adopted its name after the nearby Mount Rainier, originally called Mount Tacoma or Mount Tahoma. It is known as the 'City of Destiny' because the area was chosen to be the western terminus of the Northern Pacific Railroad in the late 1800s ...
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Mount Adams is a stratovolcano in the Cascade Range and the second-highest mountain in the state of Washington. Adams is a member of the Cascade Volcanic Arc and is located in a remote wilderness 35 miles east of Mount St. Helens. The Mount Adams Wilderness comprises the upper and western part of the volcano's cone ...
Mount Rainier National Park|
Mount Rainier National Park is located in Washington state. The park contains 368 square miles including all of Mount Rainier, a 14,411-foot stratovolcano. The highest point in the Cascade Range, around it are valleys, waterfalls, subalpine wildflower meadows, old growth forest and more than 26 glaciers ...
Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument|
Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument is a U.S. National Monument that includes the area around Mount St. Helens. It was established in 1982 by U.S. President Ronald Reagan following the 1980 eruption of Mount St. Helens. The 110,000 acres were set-aside for research, recreation, and education ...
North Cascades National Park|
North Cascades National Park consists of 684,000 acres of the Cascade Range with its rugged mountain peaks. Several national wilderness areas and British Columbia parkland also adjoin the Park. Approximately 93 percent of the park was designated as wilderness in the Washington Wilderness Act of 1988 ...
Olympic National Park|
Olympic National Park is located in the U.S. state of Washington, in the Olympic Peninsula. The park can be divided into three basic regions: the Pacific coastline, the Olympic Mountains, and the temperate rainforest. U.S. President Theodore Roosevelt originally created Olympic National Monument in 1909 ...
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