In 1854, the Washington Territorial Assembly passed its first law. Washington became a State in the Union in 1889.
Washington States population is 6,488,000. With a diverse ethnic make-up, world class colleges and universities and a vibrant economic base, the State of Washington is recognized as one of the best places to live in the nation.
With such attractions as the Cascade Mountains featuring Mt. Rainer and Mt St. Helens, historical Pike Place Market and the Space Needle in Seattle, Lewis and Clark trail, world renowned breweries and wineries, the mighty Columbia River with Grand Coulee Dam and an agricultural base to satisfy any palate, it is no wonder visitors are attracted to Washington State from around the globe.