Washington State is the only state in the union named after a president, but did you know that "Washington" was their second choice for a state name? ("Columbia" was their first choice, but it was nixed by D. C. politicians before it, too, adopted the Washington mantle.) That's a pretty cool distinction, as is having the largest amount of marble and tallest masonry dome of any state Capitol, as well as the largest bronze Tiffany light collection in the world. Pictured also are Lt. Gov. Brad Owen's office, Pat McDonald (assistant to the Secretary of State and resident historian) and lots of George, etc.