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Washington State Nickname:

Washington state quarter - click to see all state quarters
Washington became the 42nd state in 1889 (see STATEHOOD ORDER). Washington's state quarter features a leaping salmon , Mount Rainier, western hemlocks (the state tree), and Washington's nickname: The Evergreen State. Public domain image on Wikipedia - see all 50 STATE QUARTERS.

"The Evergreen State"

Washington was nicknamed The Evergreen State by pioneer C.T. Conover (Seattle realtor and historian) for its abundant evergreen forests (not officially adopted by Washington legislature). Also see Washington's state tree - western hemlock.

Rainfall in the Evergreen state - click to see all state nicknames
Chart of annual rainfall in Washington state from Wikipedia
Mt. Rainier in Washington state - click to see all state nicknames
Washington state's Mt. Rainier reflected in Reflection Lake -
photo by Kelvin Kay on Wikipedia - published under terms of
the GNU Free Documentation license Version 1.2 or later

Source:
State Symbols of Washington: Washington State Legislature
Mt. Rainier photo by Kelvin Kay / Wikipedia
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