History Of Washington State

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History Of Washington State

History of Washington State

Lewis and ClarkIn 1805, Lewis and Clark became the first Europeans to view the Pacific Ocean. Entering along the Snake and Columbia rivers. From there they traveled along Washington's and Oregon's Coast. When winter came they made camp in Oregon near Astoria. The next spring they headed back east through southern Washington. Near Walla Walla, they met some helpful Native Americans informing them of a short cut. That May they headed home.

Washington Becomes a StateOn November 11, 1889 President Benjamim Harrison declared Washington the 42nd state. Elisha P. Ferry was chosen to be the first govenor. He is known as one of the best govenors in Washinghton and now has a county named after him.

World War II:Bombs and BoeingWashington's Boeing, an airplane manufacturer, created the two B-29 bombers that bombed Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Also, plutonim created in Hanford,Washington was used to make, unknown to the creaters, the atomic bomb dropped on Nagasaki.

Buiding the Space NeedleSeattles iconic landmark, was created during the 1962 Worlds Fair. Built in 400 days, when it was finished it was the tallest building west of the Mississippi River. It is now the official landmark of Seattle.

Mt Saint Helens EruptionOn May 18,1980 tradgedy struck. Mt Saint Helens blew her top, covering Washington and Oregon in ash. The eruption killed 51 people, and created the largest debris avalanche in history.


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