Washington (/ ˈ w ɒ ʃ ɪ ŋ t ə n / ()), officially the State of Washington, is a state in the Pacific Northwest region of the Western United States.Named for George Washington—the first U.S. president—the state was formed from the western part of the Washington Territory, which was ceded by the British Empire in 1846, in accordance with the Oregon Treaty in the settlement of the ...
Washington was the 42nd state to join the United States, on November 11, 1889. It is often called "Washington State" so that it does not get confused with the nation's capital, Washington, D.C. The name "Washington" comes from President George Washington . The capital of Washington is Olympia.
- November 11, 1889 (42nd)
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- Washington Territory
Washington Territorial Timeline To recognize the 150th anniversary of the birth of Washington, the State Archives has created a historical timeline of the Pacific Northwest and Washington Territory. With the help of pictures and documents from the State Archives, the timeline recounts the major political and social events that evolved ...
Washington made the first announcement of a death from the disease in the U.S. on February 29 and later announced that two deaths there on February 26 were also due to COVID-19. Until mid-March, Washington had the highest absolute number of confirmed cases and the highest number per capita of any state in the country,  until it was surpassed ...
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Washington ( i / ˈwɒʃɪŋtən /) is a state in the Paceefic Northwast region o the Unitit States locatit benorth Oregon, bewast Idaho an besooth the Canadian province o Breetish Columbie, on the coast o the Paceefic Ocean. Washington wis cairvit oot o the wastren pairt o Washington Territory whilk haed been gien ower bi Breetain in 1846 bi ...
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The Washington State Guard is the state defense force of the U.S. state of Washington. It is the third element of the state's military forces which also include the Washington Army National Guard and the Washington Air National Guard.
In early 1855, on the eve of the Yakima War, the legislature of Washington Territory authorized the creation of the Washington Territorial Volunteers, the first militia raised in what would become the state of Washington. The defeat of the U.S. Army that year at the Battle of Top
In the early 20th century Washington saw increasing levels of civil unrest, occasioned in part by the growing influence of the Industrial Workers of the World in the state. Disturbances in Spokane in 1917 prompted Governor Ernest Lister to declare martial law and order a major de
In 1950, three years after the dissolution of the Washington State Guard, provisions of federal law which permitted states to raise military forces separate from their National Guards expired. A 1953 legal opinion penned by the Attorney-General of Washington concluded that "there
The Washington State Guard consists of two brigades. The First Infantry Brigade is located at the Seattle Armory and maintains two battalions in Olympia and Everett. The Second Infantry Brigade is located in Spokane. The WSG HQ is located at Camp Murray in Tacoma, Washington. State Guard soldiers drill in a non-pay status one day a month and two days during the summer. However, WSG soldiers can and have been called up to paid state active duty to support the Washington Military Department in a v
As of 2016 the Washington State Guard had 80 personnel. Officers and enlisted personnel serve on a voluntary basis without pay, unless mobilized by the Governor of Washington, at which time they are paid at the same rate an equivalent rank in the National Guard would be paid. State Guard personnel, however, are eligible for free hunting licenses in Washington.
Article X of the Washington State Constitution authorizes the Washington State Legislature to create a militia and empowers the Governor of Washington with the authority to commission its officers, while Article III of the constitution places the governor as "commander-in-chief of the military in the state except when they shall be called into the service of the United States". The legal status of the State Guard, specifically, is laid-out in Title 38 of the Revised Code of Washington which esta