Questions tagged [washington-state]

A state in the Pacific Northwest region of the United States.

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Age of majority in Washington state in 1945? [closed]

What was the age of majority in Washington state in 1945?
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Why did Abraham Lincoln decline the governorship of Oregon Territory in 1849?

In 1849, when Abe Lincoln was still a young lawyer, according to my book on Washington State history, he was offered the governorship of Oregon Territory—which, it would seem, was a lucrative position ...
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Why was Seattle chosen for the site of Expo 62?

Settle's greatest landmark, the Space Needle, was built specifically for the "Century 21 Exposition", also known as Expo 62. Nearly 10 million people attended the fair, boosting the region's economy. ...
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What advantages did Catholic missionaries to the Indians have over Protestant missionaries in old Oregon Country?

I remember reading that Catholic missionaries in old Oregon Country made more converts per capita than Protestant missionaries, besides being in general better-received by the Native Americans. What ...
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Why was Hanford, Washington, selected during World War II as the site of America’s first nuclear energy plant?

In 1942, as part of the plan to manufacture atomic bombs to drop on Japan, the U.S. Army began to seek out a suitable location to build a factory for producing plutonium, necessary for the atomic bomb ...
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Why didn’t Japan attack the West Coast of the United States during World War II?

In the early months of World War II, the United Stated spent several millions of dollars to fortify the West Coast against possible Japanese attack, going as far as to stretch a gigantic submarine net ...
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Why was the Nihonmachi sector of Seattle selected for the Yesler Housing Project of the 1930s?

In the late 1930s the Seattle community of Japanese suffered a substantial loss when large parts of Nihonmachi (the city's Japanese district) were confiscated and torn down to make way for the Yesler ...
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Why was Washington State an attractive site for aluminum production during World War II?

Some months ago I read that many aluminum manufacturing plants were attracted to Washington State during the 1930's and 40's. What made Washington so different from other states that these companies ...
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What was the Bone Bill in Washington State?

What was the "Bone Bill" of the 1920's and 30's about? Did it have something to do with power production? I'd also like to know about the Bill's history and significance.