Come to the Pacific Region!

By: Lily Schneider

The Pacific Region

The Pacific Region is five states: Alaska, California, Hawaii, Oregon, and Washington. The Pacific Region has lots of National Parks like Death Valley, Pearl Harbor and much more! Here are some of the states and some landmarks.
United States Pacific Region (Britannica.com)

Alaska

Alaska is the largest state in the United States. It takes up 1/6 of the United States! Alaska has lots of natural gas, gold, silver, and coal. Some important cities in Alaska are Anchorage, Jauneau, and Denali, . In the winter it's frigid. The coldest winter in the United States was in Alaska; it was -80 degrees! In the spring and summer it can reach the mid 60's and 70's. So, if you like colder weather, Alaska would be the place for you!
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California

California is the most populated state in the United States. California is known for natural gas, silver, and gold. 1 in 8 people in America live in California! That is a lot of people! California is the third largest state in the United States. California was first settled by Native Americans thousands of years ago. Then the Spanish Empire took California in the 16th and 17th centuries. When Mexico became independent from Spain, California was a part of Mexico. During the Mexican-American War, America won California. If it weren't for the war, California still would have been a part of Mexico. In the winter it can get from the 50 to 70 degrees, in the spring in can get from 70 to 90 degrees, in the summer it can get from anywhere in-between 80 to 100 degrees, and in the fall it can get from 60 to the 80 degrees. California has a risk of earthquakes near San Francisco.So, if you like really hot weather, California would be the place for you!
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Hawaii

Hawaii's capital is Honolulu. Hawaii is made up of 8 little islands. Hawaii is the 50th state and also the 8th smallest state. Hawaii is 10,931 square miles and it is the 40th populated state. It has lots of agriculture items in it like pineapples, papayas, bananas, nuts, and coffee beans. Hawaii has lots of volcano's like the famous diamond head. Hawaii can get hot in the summer like the 90's, warm in the spring like the 70's, a little colder in the fall like the 50's, and colder in the winter like in the 20's and mid 30's. So, if you like hot weather Hawaii would be the place for you!
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Oregon

Oregon is the 9th largest state and the 27th most populated state. It is known for it's Douglas firs and Redwoods which are both trees. The capital is Salem but Portland is the most populated city in Oregon. It's highest point is Mount Hood and the lowest point is The Pacific Ocean. Oregon became the 33rd state in February 14,1859. It is known for hazelnuts, wine, wheat, cattle, sheep, dairy products, eggs, and poultry. It can get from 30 to 50 in the fall, it can get in the mid 60's in the spring, it can get in the 70's and 80's in the summer, and it can get from 10 to 20 in the winter. So if you like warm springs and summers and cold falls and winters, Oregon is the place for you!
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Washington

Washington state was named after George Washington. It was established on 1889 by George Washington and it was the 42nd state. It is the 13th most populated state in the United States. Washington's capital is Olympia but the most populated city is Seattle. Washington is known for apples, hops, pears, red raspberries, spearmint oil, and cherries. Some trees are Douglas fir, hemlock, white pine, spruce, larch, and cedar. In the winter it can get 40 degrees to 50 degrees, in the spring it can get 50 degrees to 70 degrees, in the summer it can get 70 degrees to mid 80 degrees, and in the fall it can get 40 degrees to 60 degrees.It also rains a lot in Washington. So, if you like warmer and rainy weather, Washington is the place for you!

-hops: They are flowers with a bitter and tangy flavor
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Sources

-Atlas Intermediate
-Atlas of our Country
-Atlas of the United States Schoolastic By: David Rubel