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"50 States is a 50 part series where I will take a look at each of the 50 US States"

Washington - The Evergreen State

Washington State Flag

Capital: Olympia

Largest City: Seattle

Admitted: November 11, 1889 - 42nd State

Population: 5,894,121 (2000 Census)

Sports

Baseball

Seattle Mariners (MLB)

American League

AL West Division

Tacoma Rainiers (AAA)

Pacific Coast League

Northern Division

Basketball

Seattle SuperSonics (NBA)

Western Conference

Northwest Division

 

Seattle Storm

WNBA 

Western Conference

Football

Seattle Seahawks (NFL)

National Football Conference

NFC West

Rugby

 

Old Puget Sound Beach RFC

United States Rugby League

Rugby Super League

 

Major NCAA Schools

Gonzaga Bulldons

Spokane, Washington

 

 

University of Washington Huskies

Seattle, Washington

 

 

Washington State Cougars

Pullman, Washington

 

Famous Faces

Bob Barker

TV Gameshow Host

Darrington, Washington

 

Kurt Cobain

Grunge Ruck Icon

Aberdeen, Washington

 

Bing Crosby

Singer, Actor

Tacoma, Washington

 

 Bill Gates

Microsoft Software Executive

Seattle, Washington

 

Jimi Hendrix

Guitarist

Seattle, Washington

 

Drew Bledsoe

NFL Quarterback

Walla Walla, Washington

 

Grady Sizemore

MLB Outfielder

Seattle, Washington

 

John Elway

NFL Quarterback

Port Angeles, Washington

 

10 Quick Facts

1. The state of Washington is the only state to be named after a United States president. 

2. Seattle is home to the first revolving resturant, 1961. 

3. Washington state produces more apples than any other state in the union.

4. Washington state has more glaciers than the 47 other contiguous states combined.

5. Medina is the home of the United States wealthiest man, Microsoft's Bill Gates. 

6. The oldest operating gas station in the United States is in Zillah, Washington.

7. The world's first soft-serve ice cream machine was located in an Olympia Dairy Queen. 

8. Starbucks, the biggest coffee chain in the world was founded in Seattle. 

9. Puget Sound's many islands are served by the largest ferry fleet in the United States.

10. The state of Washington is one of only seven states that does not levy a personal income tax. 

FanNation Representitives

If you are or know someone who is from Washington please let me know so I can add them to the FanNation Representitives section.

Thats it for Edition 3 of 50 States. The Next edition is going to be Nevada. If you are from Nevada or know a member who is from Nevada please contact me so I can include you in the FanNation Representitives section. If you feel I missed something, or would like to be added to the FN Reps section please let me know.

Thanks For Reading

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