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WASHINGTON

Washington is a constituent state of the United States of America which is also known as the state of glaciers. The state is located at the northwest corner of the nation. The Wasington border extends the Canadian province of British Columbia to the north, Idaho to the east, Oregon to the south and the Pacific Ocean to the west.

The territorial seal of Washington in the 19th century had an aesthetic natural inclusion of sea and mountains, a woman in the foreground symbolizing hope with the bound of a log cabin alongside wagon and fir forest. In 1889 at the time of statehood, the design was replaced. The other design was simple yet striking with the name of the state, date of association to the union and portrait of George Washington which was adopted on July 4, 1889. It was recommended by Charles Talcott, a jeweller called up to engrave the seal. Later, Mrs. Stephen J. Chadwick, who was also a member of Daughters of the American Revolution, framed the background green as the representation of the “Evergreen State” with a portrait of George Washington in the center in 1915. The flag design was observed in the training ship of Washington State Nautical School in 1920.

The state legislature finally adopted the flag in 1923 with the central placement of the state seal. The fringe was originally decorated in greens but later after 1925, the fringe of gold was placed upon the flag for certain occasions and celebrations. On April 19, 1967, a more precise and aesthetic definition was put on the flag. Lawfully, the seals are placed on both sides of the flag, but for normal practice the flag is single-sided. The green background of the flag makes it very much distinguished and unique among the other states of the US.