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Notable Washington People
      “One reason a dog can be such a comfort when you're feeling blue is that he
 doesn't try to find out why.”
"As we look ahead into the next century, leaders will be those who empower others. "

~Bill Gates born October 28, 1955 
 Seattle, Washington
Bob Barker
December 12, 1923- 
~Born in Darrington, WA~
 #SpayandNeuter Your Pets"   
Navy Fighter Pilot    Official member Sioux tribe 
Listen to Judy Collins sing 
'Amazing Grace.'   
Collins born May 1, 1939   
Seattle, WA

Ck out new tour with Steven Stills!
https://www.stephenstillsjudycollins.com/
"When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know peace."
                       ~Jimi Hendrix
   November 27, 1942, Seattle, WA
Sept 18, 1970,  London, UK
Adam West "Batman"
Born: September 19, 1928 
Walla Walla, WA

List of Washington state symbols.
Click goldfinch--WA state bird.
Washington
Go Veggie!
Pearl Jam is an American rock band, formed in Seattle, Washington, in 1990. Listen to "Better Man" 

"Hunting is not a sport. In a sport, both sides should know they're in the game." 
                ~Paul Rodriguez

"A kitten is in the animal world what a rosebud is in the garden."
                              -Robert Southey

“Think occasionally of the suffering of which you spare yourself the sight.” 
― Albert Schweitzer
Listen to 
'Twin Peaks.'
"Global warming isn't a prediction.
 It is happening."
          ~James Hansen
 professor directing the Program on Climate Science, Awareness and Solutions of the Earth Institute at Columbia University.
Zev Siegl (left) co- founder Starbucks. 
Zev Siegl is an American entrepreneur. In 1971 he, and teacher Jerry Baldwin, and writer Gordon Bowker established Starbucks Coffee Company and opened the original store, in the Pike Place Market, in Seattle Washington!
                    Bing Crosby 
  Born May 3, 1903, Tacoma, WA
 Died Oct 14, 1977, Alcobendas, Spain
Kurt Donald Cobain was an American musician who was best known as the lead singer, guitarist, and primary songwriter of the rock band Nirvana. 
Born: February 20, 1967, Aberdeen, WA
Died: April 5, 1994, Seattle, WA
Today, there are 29 federally recognized tribes in Washington State.

http://www.washingtontribes.org/
default.aspx?ID=2

http://www.native-languages.org/washington.htm

The State Flag of Washington was adopted August 25, 1923. 
Washington 
Week for the Animals
August 18-26, 2018!
TM
Carol Channing 
Born: January 31, 1921      Seattle, WA
Sally Jewell born 1956      Resides in Renton, WA  
51st U.S. Secretary of Interior
(born February 21, 1956) is a British-American politician and businessperson who served as the 51st United States Secretary of the Interior in the administration of President Barack Obama. She was the second woman to hold the position. 
Education: University of Washington. “Bark Ranger” Gracie is pictured at Glacier National Park with former U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell.
Rick Steves

Richard "Rick" Steves is an American travel writer, author, activist and television personality. He is perhaps most-known as the host of the PBS travel documentary series 
Rick Steves' Europe.
Born: May 10, 1955  
Residence:  Edmonds, WA

"Kenny" Loggins
bornJanuary 7, 1948 
Everett, Washington
Robert Joffrey 
born Abdullah Jaffa Bey Khan
Born: December 24, 1930
Seattle, Washington
Died:March 25, 1988 NYC

 American dancer, teacher, producer, choreographer, and co-founder of the Joffrey Ballet,
August 18-26, 2018
Go Veg
A vegetarian diet is best for you and the animals and the planet!
Ray Charles ...Brilliant musical figure who through his singing and piano playing helped invent soul and R&B music. Ray Charles was born in Georgia and moved to Florida as a child. 

At the age of 5 he began losing his sight gradually, and by age 7 is completely blind. Moved to Florida, where he studied at St. Augustine deaf and blind,and  where he first learned to play the piano. He then moved to Seattle, where he began to be published as a musician!
 Sunset @MountRainierNPS 
by Albert Yang in Washington

Washington is a state in the Pacific Northwest with terrain spanning the snow-capped Cascade Mountains to forested islands in Puget Sound. Its largest city, Seattle, is known for its thriving tech industry, vibrant music scene and famed coffeehouses. Its landmarks include the futuristic Space Needle, century-old Pike Place Market and Seattle Aquarium. Innovative glass art is displayed at Chihuly Garden & Glass. t was admitted to the Union as the 42nd state in 1889.

 Named after George Washington, the first president of the United States. 
Gary Larson,  American cartoonist. 
He is the creator of 
The Far Side born August 14, 1950 in Tacoma, WA.  Hilarious and big-hearted!
Melinda Gates born August 15, 1964 
"I can find God in nature, in animals, in birds and the environment."
            ~Pat Buckley