Sounds like good bedtime reading for stevenl. From Book Reviews 4 Seniors:
Beacon Rock "is the biggest single rock in the world next to Gibraltar . . . Lake Washington Floating Bridge is the longest and heaviest floating structure in the world. . . . The full-scale replica of Stonehenge, not to mention the Teapot Gas Station in Zillah, [and] the statue of Lenin in the Fremont neighborhood of Seattle. . . ."
Although rodeos can be found throughout the state, "the majority are held in eastern Washington," the almanac says. "The two best known are the Ellensburg Rodeo, held each Labor Day weekend, and the Omak Stampede, with its famous and controversial . . . suicide race. The race consists of 20 riders going hell-bent for leather down a steep embankment, fording the river, climbing back up the other side, and racing to the rodeo grounds."
Facts about Olympia center on the city's role as capital of the state and include its Korean War Veterans' Memorial "built in 1993 on the East Campus across the footbridge from the State Capitol Visitor Center" and its Vietnam Veterans' Memorial "built in 1987 on the hillside east of the Insurance Building."