There are many interesting facts about Washington that you may or may not be familiar with. Indeed, most folks know Starbucks Coffee started in the Evergreen State. In fact, so did the sporting goods company, Eddie Bauer. That said, few people know Washington was home to the first fully automatic car wash in America.

The next time you drive through a fully automated car wash, remember that this modern convenience got its start with Elephant Car Wash right here in Washington. Do you wash your car by hand, or prefer the convenience of a car wash? Let us know in the comments.

There are many other interesting things about Washington you might not know. Check out our previous article to learn more quirky facts about the Evergreen State.

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