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WASHINGTON was named after George Washington, the first President of the United States, and is the only U.S. state named after a president. Washington is commonly called Washington state or occasionally the State of Washington to distinguish it from the U.S. capital. However, Washingtonians (residents of Washington) and many residents of neighboring states and Canadians from southern B.C. normally refer to the state simply as "Washington", while usually referring to the nation's capital as "Washington, D.C." or simply "D.C." Ironically the area was originally called "Columbia" after the Columbia River. However, it was thought this would cause confusion with the District of Columbia, so the area was renamed Washington.
Panther Creek Falls
Panther Creek Falls
Panther Creek Falls
Panther Creek Falls
Reflections of Me :-)
Reflections of Me :-)
Burlington Northern Santa Fe
Burlington Northern Santa Fe
Along hwy 101
Along hwy 101
Snoqualmie Falls
Snoqualmie Falls
Washington State Capitol
Washington State Capitol
Washington State Capitol
Washington State Capitol
Washington State Capitol
Washington State Capitol
Port Townsend, Wa
Port Townsend, Wa