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Put on Your Travel Shoes: Down the West Coast and Onward to Points East

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&raquo Download Audio(mp3) By Jerilyn Watson 2007-4-15 VOICE ONE: Welcome to THIS IS AMERICA in VOA Spe

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by jerilyn watson
2007-4-15

voice one:

welcome to this is america in voa special english. i'm bob doughty with gwen outen. get ready for a ride. and hold on to your camera. today we take you on a lightning-fast trip to seven states in fifteen minutes.

(music)

voice one:

we start in washington. not the capital city, but the state of washington on the other side of the country. it is in the pacific northwest, on the border with canada. it is the only state named after a president. george washington was the first president of the united states.

washington state entered the union in eighteen-eighty-nine. it is a major shipping port for asia. fishing is another big industry. so is technology. washington state is home to the biggest maker of computer programs, microsoft. boeing still makes airplanes here. but its headquarters are now in chicago.

mountains divide washington state. the east is heavily agricultural, but the west gets most of the rain.

voice two:

mount rainier

washington is called the evergreen state. it has lots of trees that keep their leaves all year. those trees are important to the forest products industry. they are also important to the many people who hike through forests and climb mountains. the highest one here is mount rainier, in western washington. it stands almost four-thousand-four-hundred meters above sea level.

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