STATEHOOD: 1889; 42nd state
ATTRACTIONS: Olympic National Park, Space Needle, Mount St. Helens
FUN FACT: Washington is the only state to be named after a president.
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Photos: 221A, iStockphoto (flag); maogg, iStockphoto (quarter); Tab1962, Dreamstime (coast rhododendron); Ivkovich, Dreamstime (orca); Michael Mill, Dreamstime (goldfinch)
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