Admission to the Union: 11 Nov 1889
The History of Washington includes thousands of years of Native American history before Europeans and Americans arrived and began to establish territorial claims. The region was part of Oregon Territory from 1848 to 1853, after which it was separated from Oregon and established as Washington Territory. In 1889, Washington became the 42nd state of the United States.
State Flower: Coastal Rhododendron
State Tree: Eastern Hemlock
State Bird: Willow Goldfinch