Histroy of Washington

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    George Washington

    George Washington was the First president of the United States of America. George Washington created all the government practices and sighned the Decleration of Independence
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    Robert Gray

    Robert Gray was an American merchant sea-captain who is known for his achievements in connection with two trading voyages to the northern Pacific coast of North America which pioneered the American maritime fur trade.
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    George Vancouver

    George Vancouver was an officer in the British Royal Navy, best known for his Vancouver Expedition maritime exploration of the North America's northwestern Pacific Coast regions, including the coasts of contemporary Alaska, British Columbia, Washington and Oregon. He also explored the Hawaiian Islands and the southwest coast of Australia.
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    Lewis and Clark Expedition

    Lewis and Clark started their expedition because Jefferson wanted them to explore the Missouri river and also claim discovery of the Pacific Northwest
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    The Oregon Trail

    The Oregon Trail is a 2,000 miles (3,200 km) historic east-west wagon route that connected various towns on the Missouri River to valleys in Oregon and locations in between. It was the oldest of the northern commercial and emigrant trails and was originally discovered and used by fur trappers and traders in the fur trade from about 1811 to 1840.
  • Whitman Massacre

    Whitman Massacre
    The Whitman massacre was the murder in the Oregon Country on November 29, 1847 of U.S. missionaries Dr. Marcus Whitman and his wife Narcissa Whitman, along with eleven others. They were killed by Cayuse and Umatilla Indians
  • Medicine Creek Treaty

    Medicine Creek Treaty
    The treaty granted 2.24 million acres of land to the United States in exchange for establishment of three reservations, cash payments over a period of twenty years, and recognition of traditional native fishing and hunting rights
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    The Pig War

    It started when a American settler shot a trespassing pig belonging to an Englishman. Both men were outraged and called the military, The Americans were outnumbered but won the argument because the English left the Island
  • The Great Seattle Fire

    The Great Seattle Fire
    The great Seattle fire happened after 2:15 P.M. and was caused by John Back when he was heating glue over a gasoline fire. The fire lasted 13 hours. The smoke was so thick that it could be seen from Tacoma
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    The Klondike Gold Rush

    100,000 gold seekers set out for Yukon but only 30,000 completed the trip. The trip was long and had many hazardous trails. When most reached Yukon most were disapointed because there wasn't much gold to be had
  • Centralia Massacre

    Centralia Massacre
    The Centralia Massacre happened during a parade celebrating the first Armistice Day. The conflict was between American Legion workers and the Industrial Workers of the World, the conflict resulted in 6 deaths, many wouinded, and multiple prison terms
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    The Grand Coulee Dam

    Grand Coulee Dam is a gravity dam on the Columbia River in the U.S. state of Washington with the primary purposes of hydroelectric power production and irrigation. It was constructed between 1933 and 1942 with the 'Third Powerplant' built by 1974. It is the largest electric power-producing facility in the United States[4] and one of the largest concrete structures in the world.[1]
  • Microsoft

    Microsoft Corporation is an American public multinational corporation headquartered in Redmond, Washington, USA that develops, manufactures, licenses, and supports a wide range of products and services predominantly related to computing through its various product divisions