Interesting Facts About Washington

  • Starbucks, the biggest coffee chain in the world was founded in Seattle.
  • Washington has over 1,000 dams.
  • Washington is home to Boeing, the world’s largest aircraft maker.
  • Lewis and Clark explored the Columbia River area of what is now Washington in 1805-06.
  • Medina is the home of the world’s wealthiest man, Microsoft’s Bill Gates.
  • The state of Washington is the only state to be named after a United States president.
  • Microsoft Corporation is located in Redmond.