Washington Almanac: Facts About Washington


"The Washington Almanac "TM"" is an essential read for anyone wanting the lowdown facts on the regional history, natural geography, economy, and peoples of the Evergreen State.

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"The Washington Almanac "TM"" is an essential read for anyone wanting the lowdown facts on the regional history, natural geography, economy, and peoples of the Evergreen State.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781558684737
  • Publisher: Graphic Arts Center Publishing Company
  • Publication date: 6/28/2003
  • Series: Washington Almanac Series
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 240
  • Product dimensions: 5.39 (w) x 8.36 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments 5
Permissions/Credits 6
Miscellaneous Facts About Washington 7
Map of Washington 8
African Americans 10
Agriculture 11
Airports 14
American Indians 15
Amphibians and Reptiles 19
Apples 19
Aquaculture 21
Archaeology 21
Archives 22
Area Codes 23
Arts 24
Asian Americans 24
Avalanches 30
Aviation and Aerospace 30
Basalt 32
Beacon Rock 32
Beer 33
Bellingham 34
Birds 34
Boeing 35
Bonneville Power Administration 36
Bridges 37
Cascade Mountains 38
Caves 40
Channeled Scablands 40
Charities 41
Cities and Towns 41
Coffee 44
Columbia Plateau 44
Columbia River 45
Congressional Delegation 46
Constitution 50
Consular Corps 50
Cougar 50
Coulee 50
Counties 51
Crabs 54
Crime 55
Dams 56
Dry Falls 58
Eagles 58
Earthquakes 59
Education 61
Elected Officials 62
Elk 63
Endangered Species 64
Erratics 64
Exports and Imports 65
Ferries 68
Fire Lookouts 69
Fish and Shellfish 69
Fish Hatcheries 71
Forest 73
Forest Products Industry 74
Gambling 76
Geoduck 76
Ghost Towns 76
Glaciers and Glaciation 77
Golf 78
Government 79
Governor 79
Hanford 82
High Technology 84
Hispanic Americans 86
History 87
Horse Racing 92
Hospitals 93
Hot Springs 94
Hunting 96
Hydroplanes 96
International Border 99
Islands 99
Judicial System 101
Lakes and Reservoirs 104
Laws 105
Law Enforcement 106
Legislature 106
Libraries 112
Lighthouses 113
Mammals 115
Marine Pilots and Vessel Traffic Services 116
Microsoft Corporation 116
Mileage 117
Military 117
Mima Mounds 120
Minerals and Gems 121
Mount Rainier 121
Mount St. Helens 122
Mountains 123
Museums 124
Mushrooms 126
National Forests 127
National Marine Sanctuaries 130
National Natural Landmarks 130
National Parks 131
National Register of Historic Places 137
Nature and Wildlife Preserves 140
Newspapers 144
Old-Growth Forests 145
Olympia 145
Olympic Mountains 146
Osceola Mudflow 146
Outdoor Recreation 147
Pacific Coast 147
PAC-10 148
Palouse 150
Petroglyphs and Pictographs 150
Physical Geography 152
Place Names 152
Plants 153
Politics 155
Population 158
Ports 158
Prisons 159
Professional Sports 161
Public Transportation 165
Puget Sound and Inland Waters 165
Radio and Television Stations 167
Railroads 171
Red Tide 173
Rivers 173
Roads and Highways 174
Rodeos 176
Salmon 177
Seattle 178
Skiing and Snowboarding 179
Slug 182
Snake River 182
Special Districts 182
Speed Limits 183
Spokane 183
Spotted Owl 184
State Parks 184
State Symbols 190
Tacoma 192
Taxes 192
Tides 193
Tourism 194
Trails 195
Transportation 197
Tri-Cities 197
Universities and Colleges 197
Vehicle and Driver's Licenses 202
Vital Statistics 203
Volcanoes and Volcanism 204
Voting 205
Walla Walla 206
Water Sports 206
Waterfalls 208
Weather and Climate 208
Weyerhaeuser 213
Whales 214
Wilderness 215
Wildflowers 215
Winds 215
Wine 215
Yakima 216
Zip Codes 217
Zoos and Aquariums 222
News Highlights, 1998-99 224
Further Reading 228
Appendix Washington State Constitution Preamble and Declaration of Rights 231
Index 234
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