The Evergreen State

Washington State Nickname (unofficial)


Washington quarter

Washington became the 42nd state in 1889. The Washington quarter features a leaping salmon, Mount Rainier, western hemlocks (the state tree), and Washington's nickname The Evergreen State (public domain image on Wikipedia).

The Evergreen State

Washington was nicknamed The Evergreen State by pioneer C.T. Conover (Seattle realtor and historian) for its abundant evergreen forests (the nickname is not officially adopted by Washington legislature).



Chart of annual rainfall in Washington state from Wikipedia

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