History of Washington State

Try to answer these questions about the history of the state of Washington.
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Last updated: July 6, 2017
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What type of Native American art was made by carving trees?
Totem Poles
What two American explorers reached the Pacific Ocean on November 15,1805?
Lewis and Clark
What online book seller was founded in Seattle in 1994?
What volcano killed 57 people when it erupted in 1980?
Mount St. Helens
What gold rush caused many people to flock to Seattle on their way to Canada?
Klondike Gold Rush
What musician committed suicide in his Seattle home in 1994?
Kurt Cobain
What national beverage chain started near Seattle's Pike Place Market in 1971?
What Seattle landmark was built for the World's Fair of 1962?
Space Needle
What airplane company was founded in Seattle in 1916?
What mountain was climbed for the first time in 1870?
Mount Rainier
What holiday was first celebrated in Spokane on June 19, 1910?
Father's Day
What software company was started by Bill Gates and Paul Allen?
What British sea captain explored Puget Sound in 1792?
George Vancouver
What radioactive material was produced in Richland, Washington for the Manhattan Project?
What did Washington and Colorado become the first states to legalize in 2012?
What river was dammed by the Grand Coulee Dam in the 1930s?
Columbia River
Two serial killers have killed over 10 people in the state. Who were they?
Ted Bundy
Green River Killer
Level 58
Jul 10, 2017
With 2:25 to should be expected of a native.
Level 80
Dec 28, 2017
2:37 to spare, but I'm an Oregon native--we're smarter.
Level 87
Sep 20, 2018
4:01 to spare. I'm from D.C.
Level 68
Jul 24, 2017
yay, washington :)
Level 74
Aug 31, 2017
please separate Clack and Lewis. two guess them together is rather hard.
Level 84
Oct 18, 2017
It's probably hard if you try Clack in place of Clark, indeed.
Level 44
Sep 16, 2019
Everyone knows them as Lewis and Clark. They're a package. If you know one you definitely know the other.
Level 88
Dec 28, 2017
No micro$oft accepted :(
Level 65
Dec 28, 2017
Can't believe I missed Fathers day. Only holiday in June I could think of was Flag Day.
Level 87
Aug 2, 2018
It's okay, nobody ever remembers Father's Day until the last second.
Level 44
Sep 16, 2019
I thought Juneteenth
Level 73
Dec 28, 2017
"Clark and Lewis" is not accepted... Not sure why the order "Lewis and Clark" became the standard.
Level 86
Jul 18, 2021
I propose rephrasing "What online book seller was founded in Seattle in 1994?" as "What amorphous, monopolistic online retailer started out selling books for the sole purpose of surreptitiously mining the data of educated (i.e., affluent) consumers, in 1994?"