Washington Territory citizens vote for statehood on November 5, 1878.

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  • Posted 10/30/2003
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On November 5, 1878, the voters of the Territory of Washington approve a resolution asking the U.S. Congress for admission to statehood. Congress declines. Eleven more years pass before statehood is achieved.


J. Orin Oliphant, "Bills Illustrating the Movement for the Admission of Washington into the Union," The Pacific Northwest Quarterly, Vol. 37, No. 4, (1946), 340.

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