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State Bird: Willow Goldfinch or Wild Canary
State Fish: Steelhead Trout
State Insect: Green Darner Dragonfly
Tree: Western Hemlock
Motto: Alki (Bye and bye)
State Song: "Washington, My Home"
State Gem: Petrified Wood
State Dance: Square Dance
State Fruit: Apples
State Fossil: Columbian Mammoth
Origin of State Name: Named after the first president of the U.S., George Washington.
Nickname for State: The Evergreen State.
Nickname for residents: Washingtonians