Washington State History
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In 1774, Spanish explorer Juan Perez makes the first European record of the Washington Coast.
British explorer James Cook names Cape Flattery on March 22, 1778
In 1787, Charles W. Barkley enters and names the strait of Juan de Fuca believeing it to be the northwest passage
Spanish explorer Francisco Eliza charts the Strait of Juan de Fuca and the Strait of Georgia in 1791
On May 7, 1792, Captain Robert Gray enters Gray's Harbor
British Explorer George Vancouver and his officers Peter Puget and Joseph Whidbey begin charting Puget Sound in May 19, 1792
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