As the Evergreen State, it is appropriate that Washington is the only state to use a green background for its flag. It is also the only state with a picture of a president on it - George Washington. In the center is the state seal, designed in 1889 by Charles Talcott. When the Daughters of the American Revolution wanted a flag to send to American soldiers fighting in Europe in 1916, this was the one finally adopted in 1923.
Flag Adopted: 1923
State Nickname: The Evergreen State or The Chinook State
State Motto: Alki, meaing "By and by"
Area: 68,139 square miles
Approximate Population: 4.2 million
Largest City: Seattle
Major Products: timber, wheat, livestock, fish
State Bird: Willow Goldfinch
State Tree: Western Hemlock