Washington, I love you.
Washington = birthplace of creatives, visionaries, inventors, world servant leaders, philanthropists.
Some facts about my home of Washington.
Washington is one of the nation's most generous states; it is the third-most generous state in America. That ranking is based on the state's number of donations per capita.
Washington has the country's highest percentage rate of residents with a college degree.
Washington: home of Shree, Bill Gates, Melinda Gates, Bing Crosby dreaming of a white Christmas, Ana Mari Cauce, Kim Wyman, Amazon, Starbucks, Costco Wholesale, Microsoft, Nordstrom, T-Mobile. Expedia Group, Zillow Group, MOD Pizza, Banner Bank, Odesza, Seahawk, Mariners.
The nation's first Father's Day was celebrated on June 19, 1910, in the state of Washington.
Washington is the biggest producer of apples, raspberries, and sweet cherries in America. More than 90 percent of America’s red raspberries and close to three out of every five apples in the U.S. were grown in Washington.
Every true coffee lover should know that the first Starbucks was opened in Seattle, Washington’s Pike Place Market in 1971.
In 2018, 1.1 million immigrants (foreign-born individuals) comprised 15 percent of the population.
The six largest reported ancestries in Washington are: German (18.7%), English (12%), Irish (11.4%), Norwegian (6.2%), Mexican (5.6%) and Filipino (3.7%).
One of Washington’s most famous attractions is the Space Needle, built in Seattle in 1961. It’s home to just the second revolving restaurant in the world, where diners eat while enjoying 360 degree rotating views of Seattle.
The Washington State Ferry System is the largest Ferry System in the US and the state's number one tourist attraction.
The world's first soft-serve ice cream machine was located in an Olympia Dairy Queen.
Thousands of years later, many Native American tribes including the Yakima, Chinook, Nez Perce, and Puget Sound Salish lived on the land.
Washington State was named after American founding father George Washington, and that it’s the only state named after a president.
Eighty percent of the glacial ice in the U.S is found in Washington State.