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ALASKA Bird: Willow Ptarmigan Capital City: Juneau Nickname: The Last Frontier STATE FLAG MOTTO: NORTH TO THE FUTURE Flower: Forget Me Not Myosotis alpestris Tree: Sitkaspruce Picea sitchensis Agriculture: Seafood, nursery stock, dairy products, vegetables, livestock. Industry: Petroleum and natural gas, gold and other mining, food processing, lumber and wood products, tourism. Origin of state's name: Based on an Aleut word "alaxsxaq" literally meaning "object toward which the action of the sea is directed" or more simply "the mainland." Admission to Statehood: January 3, 1959 Song: Alaska's Flag Sheet Music words by: Marie Drake
music by: Elinor Dusenbury Population: 626,932 ALABAMA Arizona Abreviation: AK Capital City: Phoenix Admission to Statehood: February 14, 1912 AZ Bird: Cactus Wren STATE FLAG: STATE CAPITAL: MONTGOMERY ADMISSION TO STATEHOOD: DECEMBER 14,1819 STATE POPULATION:4,447,100 AGRICULTURE: peanuts, cotton,vegetables,and soybeans Origin of states name: means "tribal town" in the Creek Indian language STATE TREE: Longleaf Pine Motto: We dare defend our rights Abbreviation: AL STATE FLOWER: Camellia STATE BIRD: Yellowhammer NICKNAME: Yellowhammer state STATE SONG: ALABAMA by Tutwiler and Gussen ARKANSAS STATE FLAG: STATE POPULATION: 2,673400 STATE CAPITAL: Little Rock Tree: Loblolly Pine Bird: Mockingbird ABREVIATION: AR state flag Admission to Statehood: June 15,1836 STATE SONG: Arkansas by Wayland Holyfield Song: Arizona Sheet Musicwords by: Margret R. Clifford
music by: Maurice Blumenthal Agriculture: Cattle, cotton, dairy products, lettuce, nursery stock, hay Flower: Saguaro cactus blossom Carnegiea gigantea Nickname: The Grand Canyon State Motto: Ditat DeusGod enriches Tree: Yellow Palo verde Parkinsonia (Cercidium) microphyllum Population: 5,130,632 Origin of state's name: Spanish interpretation of "arizuma," an Aztec Indian word meaning "silver-bearing." Also based on Pima Indianword "arizonac" for "little spring place." AGRICULTURE: Soybeans, sorghum, cotton, rice NICKNAME: The natural state FLOWER: Apple blossom MOTTO: The people rule ORGIN OF STATE NAME: "acansa", meaning "downstream place." CALIFORNIA Abbreviation: CA CAPITAL: Sacramento Admission to statehood: 9 Sept. 1850 Bird: California Valley Quail State song: I love You California by: F.B. Silverwood Agriculture: Vegetables, fruits, nuts, dairy products, cattle, nursery stock, grapes Flower: California Poppy Nickname: Golden State Motto: Eureka- I have found it Tree: Redwood Population: 33,871,648 Origin of the name: named by the Spanish after califia, amythical paradise in a Spanish romance, written by Montalvo in 1510 COLORADO CO Flower: Rocky Mountain Columbine Aquilegia caerules 'Glauca' Admission to Statehood: August 1, 1876 Population: 4,301,261 Motto: Nil sine NumineNothing without Providence Nicknames: Centennial State / Colorful Colorado Agriculture: Cattle, wheat, dairy products, corn, hay. STATE FLAG Tree: Blue Spruce Picea pungens Origin of state's name: Taken from the Spanish for the "colorred" and was applied to the Colorado river Song: Where the Columbines Grow words by: A. J. Flynn Bird: Lark Bunting Capital City: Denver FLORIDA FL STATE FLAG Population: 15,982,378 Admission to Statehood: March 3, 1845 Origin of state's name: Named on Easter 1513 by Ponce de Leonfor Pascua Florida, meaning "Flowery Easter" Nickname: Sunshine State Agriculture: Citrus, vegetables, nursery stock, cattle, sugarcane, dairy products Motto: In God We Trust Tree: Cabbage Palmetto Sabal palmetto Song: Swanee River Sheet Musicmusic and words by: StephenC. Foster Flower: Orange blossom Bird: Mockingbird Capital City: Tallahassee CONNECTICUT Hartford DATE JOINED UNION January 9, 1788 State bird: robin Tree: White Oak Song: Yankee Doodle Agriculture: Nursery stock, eggs, dairy products, cattle. State flag Flower: Mountain laurel Nickname: Constitution State Motto: Qui transtulit sustinet
He who transplanted still sustains State population: 3,405,565 Origin of state's name: Based on Mohican and Algonquin Indian words for a "place beside a long river". ABBREVIATION: CT HAWAII HI Capital City: Honolulu Admission to Statehood: August 21, 1959 Bird: Nene Agriculture: Sugarcane, pineapples, nursery stock, livestock, macadamia nuts.
Industry: Tourism, food processing, apparel, fabricated metal products, stone, clay, and glass products. Flower: Hibiscus or Pua Aloalo Motto: Ua mau ke ea o ka aina I ka ponoThe life of the land is perpetuated in righteousness Nickname: Aloha State Origin of state's name: Could be based on native Hawaiian wordfor homeland, "Owhyhee Population: 1,211,537; Song: Hawaii Ponoi - Hawaii's Own Sheet Musicwords by: Kalakaua
music by: Henri Berger Tree: Kukui - Candlenut Aleurites moluccana STATE FLAG GEORGIA TEENESEE TN Capital City: Atlanta FLAG ABBRIEVIATION: GA Admission to Statehood: January 2, 1788 Bird: Brown Thrasher Song: Georgia on My Mind Agriculture: Poultry and eggs, peanuts, cattle, hogs, dairy products, vegetables. Flower: Cherokee Rose Nickname: Peach State Motto: Wisdom, justice, and moderation Tree: Live oak POPULATION 8,186,453 Origin of state's name: Named for King George II of England INDIANA IN Capital City: Indianapolis Bird: Cardinal Agriculture: Corn, soybeans, hogs, cattle, dairy products, eggs.
Industry: Steel, electric equipment, transportation equipment, chemical products, petroleum and coal products, machinery. Flower: Peony Motto: The crossroads of America Nickname: Hoosier State Origin of state's name: "Land of the Indians Population: Quick facts 6,080,485 Song: On the banks of the Wabash Sheet Musicwords and music by: Paul Dresser Tree: Yellow-poplar IDAHO ABBREVIATION: ID Capital City: Boise Admission to Statehood: July 3, 1890 Bird: Mountain Bluebird Song: Here We Have Idaho music by: Sallie Hume-Douglas Agriculture: Cattle, potatoes, dairy products, wheat, sugar beets, barley. Flower: Syringa Nickname: Gem State Motto: It is forever Tree: Western WhitePine Population: 1,293,953 Origin of state's name: Idaho is a coined or invented word, and is not a derivation of an Indian phrase "E Dah Hoe (How)" supposedly meaning "gem of the mountains." ILLINIOS STATE FLAG: ABBREVIATION:IL Capital City: Springfield Admission to Statehood: December 3, 1818 Bird: Cardinal Song: Illinois music by: Archibald Johnston Agriculture: Corn, soybeans, hogs, cattle, dairy products, wheat. Tree: White Oak Flower: Purple Violet Nickname: Prairie State Motto: State Sovereignty, National Union Population: 12,419,293 Origin of state's name: Algonquin Indian for "warriors" KANSAS KS KENTUCKY KY
Admission to Statehood: June 1, 1792 Capital City: Frankfort Bird: Cardinal Economy:
Agriculture: Horses, cattle, tobacco, dairy products, hogs, soybeans, corn.
Industry: Transportation equipment, chemical products, electric equipment, machinery, food processing, tobacco products, coal, tourism. Flower: Goldenrod Solidago altissima Motto: United we stand, divided we fall Nickname: Bluegrass State Population: 4,041,769 Song: My Old Kentucky Home Tree: Yellow-poplar Liriodendron tulipifera LOUISIANA FLAG: FLOWER: MAGNOLLA BIRD: Eastern Brown Pelican Tree: Bald Cypress ABBREVIATION: LA CAPITAL: BATON ROUGE Admission to Statehood: April 30, 1812 Song: Give Me Louisiana Agriculture: Seafood, cotton, soybeans, cattle, sugarcane, poultry and eggs, dairy products, rice. Nickname: Pelican State Motto: Union, justice, and confidence Population: 4,468,976 Origin of state's name: Named in honor of France's King Louis XIV IOWA Flower: Wild Prairie Rose Capital City: Des Moines Bird: Eastern Goldfinch FLAG Tree: Oak ABBREIVIATION: IA Admission to Statehood: December 28, 1846 Song: The Song of Iowa Agriculture: Hogs, corn, soybeans, oats, cattle, dairy products Nickname: Hawkeye State Motto: Our liberties we prize and our rights we will maintain Population: 2,926,324 MAINE, ME Song: State Song of Maine MARYLAND
MD Capital City: Annapolis Admission to Statehood: April 28, 1788 Bird: Baltimore Oriole Agriculture: Seafood, poultry and eggs, dairy products, nursery stock, cattle, soybeans, corn.
Industry: Electric equipment, food processing, chemical products, printing and publishing, transportation equipment, machinery, primary metals, coal, tourism. Flower: Black-eyed susan Rudbeckia hirta Motto: "Fatti maschii parole femine," loosely translated "manly deeds, womanly words," but more accurately translated as "strong deeds, gentle words." Nickname: Old Line State Origin of state's name: Named to honor Henrietta Maria, wife of England's King Charles I Population: 5,296,486 Song: Maryland, My Maryland Sheet Music
words by: James R. Randall Tree: White Oak Quercus alba Capital City: Augusta Bird: Chickadee Flower: Whitepine cone and tassel Tree: Eastern White pine Population: 1,274,923 FLAG: Agriculture: Seafood, poultry and eggs, potatoes, dairy products, cattle, blueberries, apples Admission to Statehood: March 15, 1820 Origin of state's name: Assumed to be a reference to the state region being a mainland, different from its many surrounding islands. Nickname: Pine Tree State Motto: Dirigo: I lead Michigan Capital City: Lansing Abbreviation: MI Tree: Eastern whitepine Flower: AppleBlossom Bird: Robin Admission to Statehood: January 26, 1837 Song: Michigan, My Michigan Agriculture: Dairy products, apples, blueberries, cattle, vegetables, hogs, corn, nursery stock, soybeans. Nickname: Wolverine State / Great Lakes State Motto: If you seek a pleasant peninsula, look about you. Population: 9,938,444 Origin of state's name: Based on Chippewa Indian word "meicigama" meaning "great water" and refers to the Great Lakes. Massatuchetrs Capital City: Boston Admission to Statehood: February 6, 1788 Bird: Chickadee Economy: Agriculture: Seafood, nursery stock, dairy products, cranberries, vegetables.
Industry: Machinery, electric equipment, scientific instruments, printing and publishing, tourism Flag:
On a white field is a blue shield emblazoned with the image of a Native American, Massachuset. He holds a bow in one hand and an arrow in the other. The arrow is pointing downward representing peace. The white star represents Massachusetts as one of the original thirteen states. Around the shield is a blue ribbon with the motto: "By the Sword We Seek Peace, but Peace Only Under Liberty". Above the shield is a arm and sword, representing the first part of the motto. Flag adopted 1915, amended 1971 Flower: Mayflower Epigaea regens Motto: Ense petit placidam sub libertate quietemBy the sword we seek peace, but peace only under liberty Nickname: Bay State Origin of state's name: Named after local Indian tribe whose name means "a large hill place" Population: 6,349,097; 13th, 12/00 Song: All Hail to Massachusetts Sheet Musicwords and music by: Arthur Marsh Tree: American Elm Ulmus americana MISSISSIPPI MS Capital City: Jackson Admission to Statehood: December 10, 1817 Bird: Mockingbird Economy:
Agriculture: Cotton, poultry, cattle, catfish, soybeans, dairy products, rice.
Industry: Apparel, furniture, lumber and wood products, food processing, electrical machinery, transportation equipment. Flag:
The committee to design a State Flag was appointed by legislative action February 7, 1894, and provided that the flag reported by the committee should become the official flag. The committee recommended for the flag "one with width two-thirds of its length; with the union square, in width two-thirds of the width of the flag; the ground of the union to be red and a broad blue saltier thereon, bordered with white and emblazoned with thirteen (13) mullets or five-pointed stars, corresponding with the number of the original States of the Union; the field to be divided into three bars of equal width, the upper one blue, the center one white, and the lower one extending the whole length of the flag. Flower: Magnolia Magnolia grandiflora Motto: Virtute et armis
By valor and arms Nickname: Magnolia State Origin of state's name: Possible based on Chippewa Indian words "mici zibi," loosely meaning great river Population: 2,844,658 Song: Go Mis-sis-sip-pi Sheet Music
words and music by: Houston Davis Tree: Southern Magnolia Magnolia grandiflora Minnesota Abbreviation: MN Capital city: Saint Paul Admission to Statehood: May 11, 1858 Bird: Common Loon MO Flower: Pinkand white lady's-slipper Tree: Red Pine Song: Hail! Minnesota Agriculture: Dairy products, corn, cattle, soybeans, hogs, wheat, turkeys. Origin of state's name: Based on the Dakota Sioux Indian word for "sky-tinted water," referring to the Minnesota River or the state's many lakes Nickname: North Star State Population: 4,919,479 DELEWARE Capital City: Dover Bird: Blue Hen Chicken Admission to Statehood: December 7, 1787 Economy:
Agriculture: Poultry, nursery stock, soybeans, dairy products, corn.
Industry: Chemical products, food processing, paper products, rubber and plastic products, scientific instruments, printing and publishing. Flag:
Adopted on July 24, 1913, the Delaware state flag has a background of colonial blue surrounding a diamond of buff color in which the coat of arms of the state is placed. Below the diamond are the words "December 7, 1787," indicating the day on which Delaware was the first state to ratify the United States constitution. Because of this action, Delaware became the first state in the Union, and is, therefore, accorded the first position in such national events as presidential inaugurations. According to members of the original commission established to design the flag, the shades of buff and colonial blue represent those of the uniform of General George Washington. Inside the diamond, the flag recognizes the importance of commerce {the ship} and agriculture {wheat, corn, the ox and the farmer} to the state. Tribute is also paid to the revolutionary war soldiers. The words in the ribbon banner read Liberty and Independence. Flower: Peach Blossom Prunus persica Motto: Liberty and Independence Nicknames: First State / Diamond State / Blue Hen State/ Small Wonder Origin of state's name: Named after an early Virginia governor, Lord De La Warr Song: Our Delaware Tree: American Holly Ilex opaca Capital City: Topeka Bird: Western Meadowlark Flower: Sunflower Tree: Cottonwood Admission to Statehood: January 29, 1861 Agriculture: Cattle, wheat, sorghum, soybeans, hogs, corn. Song: Home on the Range Motto: To the stars through difficulties Nickname: Sunflower State Population: 2,688,418 Origin of state's name: From the Sioux Indian for "south wind people" NEW JERSEY NJ Capital City: Trenton Bird: Eastern Goldfinch Economy:
Agriculture: Nursery stock, horses, vegetables, fruits and nuts, seafood, dairy products.
Industry: Chemical products, food processing, electric equipment, printing and publishing, tourism. Flag:
The State flag of New Jersey is buff colored. The state coat of arms is emblazoned in the center. The shield has three plows with a horse's head above it. Two women represent the goddesses of Liberty and Agriculture. A ribbon at the bottom includes the year of independence in 1776 and reads: Liberty and Prosperity. The New Jersey state flag was formally adopted in 1896. Get this Flag Flower: Violet Viola sororia Motto: Liberty and Prosperity Nickname: Garden State Song: I'm From New Jersey Tree: Northern Red Oak North Carolina NC Capital City: Raleigh Admission to Statehood: November 21, 1789 Bird: Cardinal Economy:
Agriculture: Poultry and eggs, tobacco, hogs, milk, nursery stock, cattle, soybeans.
Industry: Tobacco products, textile goods, chemical products, electric equipment, machinery, tourism. Flag:
That the flag of North Carolinashall consist of a blue union, containing in the center thereof a white star with the letter N in gilt on the left and the letter C in gilt on the right of said star, the circle containing the same to be one-third the width of the union. The fly of the flag shall consist of two equally proportioned bars; the upper bar to be red, the lower bar to be white; that the length of the bars horizontally shall be equal to the perpendicular length of the union, and the total length of the flag shall be one-third more than its width. That above the star in the center of the union there shall be a gilt scroll in semi-circular form, containing in black letters this inscription "May 20th, 1775", and that below the star there shall be a similar scroll containing in black letters the inscription: "April 12th, 1776" Flower: Dogwood Cornus florida Motto: Esse quam videri
To be, rather than to seem Origin of state's name: Taken from "Carolus," the Latin word for Charles and named after England's King Charles I Population: 8,049,313 Song: The Old North State Tree: Longleaf Pine Pinus Oklahoma OK Capital City: Oklahoma City Admission to Statehood: November 16, 1907 Bird: Scissor-tailedFlycatcher Economy:
Agriculture: Cattle, wheat, milk, poultry, cotton.
Industry: Transportation equipment, machinery, electric products, rubber and plastic products, food processing. Flag:
The Oklahoma state flag honors more than 60 groups of Native Americans and their ancestors. The blue field comes from a flag carried by Choctaw soldiers during the civil war. The center shield is the battle shield of an Osage warrior. It is made of buffalo hide and decorated with eagle feathers. Two symbols of peace lie across the shield. One is the calumet, or peace pipe. The other is an olive branch. Crosses on the shield are Native American signs for stars, representing high ideals. Motto: Labor omnia vincit
Labor conquers all things Nickname: Sooner State Origin of state's name: Based on Choctaw Indian words for "redman" Tree: Redbud Cercis canadensis Capital City: Jefferson City Missouri PENNSYLVANIA Capital City: Harrisburg Admission to Statehood: December 12, 1787 Bird: Ruffed Grouse Economy: Agriculture: Dairy products, poultry, cattle, nursery stock, mushrooms, hogs, hay.
Industry: Food processing, chemical products, machinery, electric equipment, touri Flag:
Pennsylvania's State Flag is composed of a blue field on which is embroidered the State Coat of Arms. The first State Flag bearing the State Coat of Arms was authorized by the General Assembly in 1799. An act of the General Assembly of June 13, 1907, standardized the flag and required that the blue field match the blue of Old Glory. Get this Flag Motto: Virtue, Liberty, and Independence Nickname: Keystone State Origin of state's name: Named in honor of Admiral William Penn, father of the state's founder, William Penn Tree: Eastern Hemlock Tsuga canadensis RHODE ISLAND Bird: Rhode Island Red Capital City: Providence Admission to Statehood: May 29, 1790 Economy:
Agriculture: Nursery stock, vegetables, dairy products, eggs.
Industry: Fashion jewelry, fabricated metal products, electric equipment, machinery, shipbuilding and boatbuilding, tourism. Flag:
Placed on a white field is a circle of thirteen gold stars representing the first thirteen states. The stars surround a gold ship's anchor. The state's motto "Hope" is on a blue ribbon below the anchor.
Get this Flag Flower: Violet Viol Motto: Hope Nickname: The Ocean State Origin of state's name: Possibly named in honor of the Greek Island of Rhodes or was named Roode Eylandt by Adriaen Block, Dutch explorer, because of its red clay. Tree: RedMaple Acer rubrum Capital City: Nashville Admission to Statehood: June 1, 1796 Bird: Mockingbird Economy:
Agriculture: Soybeans, cotton, tobacco, livestock and livestock products, dairy products, cattle, hogs.
Industry: Chemicals, transportation equipment, rubber, plastics. Flag:
The three stars on the flag represent the three different land forms in Tennessee. Mountains in the east, highlands in the middle and lowlands in the west. On the flag these regions are bound together in an unbroken circle. The field is crimson with a blue background for the stars. The final blue strip relieves the sameness of the crimson field and prevents the flag from showing too much crimson when it is limp Flower: Iris Iridaceae Motto: Agriculture and Commerce Nickname: Volunteer State Origin of state's name: Named after Cherokee Indian villages called "Tanasi" Songs: 50states List Sheet Music
The Tennessee Waltz
Tennessee, My Homeland
When It's Iris Time in Tennessee
My Tennessee
Rocky Top Tree: Yellow-poplar Liriodendron tulipifera Admission to Statehood: August 10, 1821 Agriculture: Cattle, soybeans, hogs, dairy products, corn, poultry and eggs. Bird: Bluebird Tree: Flowering Dogwood Flower: Hawthorn Song: Missouri Waltz Nickname: Show Me State Motto:The welfare of the people shall be the supreme law Population: 5,595,211 Origin of state's name: Named after Missouri Indian tribe whosename means "town of the large canoes" Capital City: Helena Admission to Statehood: November 8,1889 Bird: Western Meadowlark Tree: Ponderosa pine Flower: Bitterroot Agriculture: Cattle, wheat, barley, sugar beets, hay, hogs. MT Song: Montana Nickname: Treasure State Motto: Gold and Silver Population: 902,195 Origin of state's name: Based on Spanish word for "mountainous" UTAH UT
Capital City: Salt Lake City Bird: The Common American Gull Admission to Statehood: January 4, 1896 Economy:
Agriculture: Cattle, dairy products, hay, turkeys.
Industry: Machinery, aerospace, mining, food processing, electric equipment, tourism. Flag:
On a blue field, appears the state seal. In the center of the seal is a beehive, the state emblem, with a sego lily growing on either side. The sego lily stands for peace. The state motto "Industry" means steady effort. A national flag shows that Utah supports the United States. The eagle stands for protection in peace and war. The date 1847 represents the year that Brigham Young led a group of people to the Salt Lake Valley to reestablish in Utah, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter day Saints, also know as The Mormons. The date 1896 represents the year that Utah gained admission to the Union of the United States. Get this Flag
Flower: Sego lily Calochortus nuttalli Motto: Industry Nickname: The Beehive State Origin of state's name: Taken from the name of the Ute Indians, whose name means "people of the mountains" Song: Utah, We Love Thee Tree: Blue Spruce Picea pungens VIRGINIA VA Capital City: Richmond Admission to Statehood: June 25, 1788 Bird: Cardinal Economy:
Agriculture: Cattle, poultry, dairy products, tobacco, hogs, soybeans.
Industry: Transportation equipment, textiles, food processing, printing, electric equipment, chemicals. Flag:
A deep blue field contains the seal of Virginia with the Latin motto "Sic Semper Tyrannis" - "Thus Always to Tyrants". Adopted in 1776. The two figures are acting out the meaning of the motto. Both are dressed as warriors. The woman, Virtue, represents Virginia. The man holding a scourge and chain shows that he is a tyrant. His fallen crown is nearby. Get this Flag Flower: Dogwood Cornus florida Motto: Sic Semper Tyrannis
Thus Always to Tyrants Nickname: Old Dominion State Origin of state's name: Named for England's "Virgin Queen,"Elizabeth I Song: Carry Me Back to Old Virginia Tree: Flowering Dogwood Cornus florida WASHINTON WT Capital City: Olympia Admission to Statehood: November 11, 1889 Bird: Willow Goldfinch Economy:
Agriculture: Seafood, dairy products, apples, cattle, wheat, potatoes, nursery stock.
Industry: Aerospace, software development, food processing, paper products, lumber and wood products, chemical products, tourism. Flag:
The state flag and the state seal are similar. Passed in 1923, Washington state law describes the flag as having dark green bunting with a state seal in the center. It is the only state flag that is green. It is also the only state flag with a picture of a president.
Get this Flag Motto: Alki
Bye and Bye Nickname: The Evergreen State Origin of state's name: Named after George Washington Song: Washington, My Home Tree: Western Hemlock Nebraska Capital City: Lincoln NE Admission to Statehood: March 1, 1867 Bird: Western Meadowlark Song: Beautiful Nebraska Agriculture: Cattle, corn, hogs, soybeans, wheat, sorghum. Flower: Goldenrod Nickname: Cornhusker State Motto: Equality before the law Tree: Cottonwood Population: 1,711,263 Origin of state's name: Name based on an Oto Indian word that means "flat water," referring to the Platte River Capital City: Carson City NEVADA NV Admission to Statehood: October 31, 1864 Bird: Mountain Bluebird Song: Home Means Nevada Agriculture: Cattle, hay, dairy products, potatoes. Flower: Sagebrush Nickname: The Silver State Motto: All for our country Tree: bristlecone pine NEW HAMPSHIRE NH Capital City: Concord Admission to Statehood: June 21, 1788 Bird: Purple Finch Song: Old New Hampshire Agriculture: Dairy products, nursery stock, cattle, apples, eggs. Flower: Purple lilac Motto: Live free or die Tree: Paper birch Population: 1,235,786 NEW MEXICO Capital City: Santa Fe Bird: Roadrunner Flower: Yucca flower Tree: Pinyon Pine NM Admission to Statehood: January 6, 1912 Song: O, Fair New Mexico Origin of state's name: Named by the Spanish for lands north of the Rio Grande River Agriculture: Cattle, dairy products, hay, nursery stock, chilies. Nickname: Land of Enchantment Motto: It grows as it goes Population: 1,819,046 NEW YORK NY Capital City: Albany Bird: Bluebird Flower: Rose Tree: Sugar maple Nickname: Empire State Origin of state's name: Named after England's Duke of York Motto: Excelsior Agriculture: Dairy products, cattle and other livestock, vegetables, nursery stock, apples. Admission to Statehood: July 26, 1788 NORTH DAKOTA ND Capital City: Bismarck Admission to Statehood: November 2,1889 Bird: Western Meadowlark Economy:
Agriculture: Wheat, cattle, barley, sunflowers, milk, sugar beets.
Industry: Food processing, machinery, mining, tourism. Flag:
North Dakota's dark blue field displays a bald eagle holding an olive branch and a bundle of arrows in its claws. In its beak, the eagle carries a ribbon with the words "One nation made up of many states". The shield on its breast has thirteen stars, representing the original thirteen states. The fan shaped design above the eagle represents the birth of a new nation, the United States. The name "North Dakota" appears on a red scroll below the eagle. Get this Flag Flower: Wild Prairie Rose Motto: Liberty and union, now and forever, one and inseparable. Nickname: Peace Garden State / Flickertail State / Roughrider State Origin of state's name: Dakota is the Sioux Indian word for "friend" Population: 642,200 Song: North Dakota Hymn Tree: American Elm TEXAS TX Capital City: Austin Admission to Statehood: December 29, 1845 Bird: Mockingbird Economy:
Agriculture: Cattle, cotton, dairy products, nursery stock, poultry, sorghum, corn, wheat.
Industry: Chemical products, petroleum and natural gas, food processing, electric equipment, machinery, mining, tourism. OHIO Capital City: Columbus Bird: Cardinal Flower: ScarletCarnation Tree: Ohio buckeye Admission to Statehood: March 1, 1803 Motto: With God, all things are possible Nickname: Buckeye State OH Origin of state's name: From the Iroquois Indian word for "goodriver" Song: Beautiful Ohio Population: 11,353,140 Agriculture: Soybeans, dairy products, corn, tomatoes, hogs, cattle, poultry and eggs. WISCONSIN MC ORGOEN SOUTH CAROLINA sc SOUTH DAKOTA SD VERMONT WEST VIRGINIA WV WYOMING wy 50 states project
By: aubrey and brett Capital City: Columbia Admission to Statehood: May 23, 1788 Bird: Great CarolinaWren Economy: Agriculture: Tobacco, poultry, cattle, dairy products, soybeans, hogs.
Industry: Textile goods, chemical products, paper products, machinery, tourism. Flag:
Asked by the Revolutionary Council of Safety in the fall of 1775 to design a flag for the use of South Carolina troops, Col. William Moultrie chose a blue which matched the color of their uniforms and a crescent which reproduced the silver emblem worn on the front of their caps. The palmetto tree was added later to represent Moultrie's heroic defense of the palmetto-log fort on Sullivan's Island against the attack of the British fleet on June 28, 1776. Get this Flag Flower: YellowJessamine Mottoes: Animis Opibusque Parati / Dum Spiro SperoPrepared in mind and resources / While I breathe, I hope Nickname: Palmetto State Origin of state's name: Named in honor of England's King Charles I Song: Carolina Tree: Cabbage Palmetto Sabal palmetto Capital City: Pierre
Admission to Statehood: November 2, 1889
Bird: Ring-necked Pheasant 50states List
Economy: Agriculture: Cattle, hogs, wheat, soybeans, milk, corn.
Industry: Food processing, machinery, lumber and wood products, tourism.
The South Dakota flag features the state seal surrounded by a golden blazing sun in a field of sky blue. Letters reading "South Dakota, The Mount Rushmore State" -- the official state nickname -- are arranged in a circle around the sun. Get this Flag
Flower: PasqueFlower Pulsatilla hirsutissima
Motto: Under God the people rule
Nickname: Mount Rushmore State
Origin of state's name: South Dakota is the land of the famous Sioux or Dacotah Indians. Dakota Territory and later South Dakotans were named for the tribe.
Population: Quick facts 754,844; 46th, 12/00
Song: Hail, South Dakota 50states List Sheet Musicwords and music by: Deecort Hammit
Tree: White Spruce Picea glauca Capital City: Cheyenne Admission to Statehood: July 10, 1890 Bird: Western Meadowlark Economy:
Agriculture: Cattle, sugar beets, sheep, hay, wheat.
Industry: Mining, chemical products, lumber and wood products, printing and publishing, machinery, tourism. Flag:
A bison on a blue field bordered in white and red. The state seal branded on the bison. The woman represents the state motto "Equal Rights" and the two men represent cattle ranchers and miners. The words "Livestock", "Mines", "Grains" and "Oil" represent Wyoming's wealth. The eagle and shield show support for the United States. The dates 1869 and 1890 tell when Wyoming organized as a territory of the United States and when it became a state. Get this Flag Flower: Indian Paintbrush Castilleja linariaefolia Motto: Equal rights Nickname: Equality State Origin of state's name: Based on an Algonquin or Delaware Indian word meaning "large prairie place" Song: Wyoming Tree: Cottonwood Capital City: Charleston
Admission to Statehood: June 20, 1863
Bird: Cardinal 50states List
Agriculture: Cattle, dairy products, poultry, apples.
Industry: Chemical products, mining, primary metals, stone, clay, and glass products, tourism.
A white field is bordered in dark blue. West Virginia's flag displays a rock containing the date June 20, 1863, the day West Virginia became a state. The two men represent farming and mining. Below them are two rifles with a "Liberty Cap" on top the rifles. A banner ribbon includes the state motto "Mountaineers Are Always Free". Around the picture are a wreath of rhododendron and the name of the state on a red ribbon. Get this Flag
Flower: Rhododendron Rhododendron maximum
Motto: Montani semper liberi
Mountaineers are always free
Nickname: Mountain State
Origin of state's name: Named after England's Queen Elizabeth I, the "Virgin Queen"
Population: 1,808,344; 37th, 12/00 -
Song: 50states List Sheet Music
West Virginia My Home
The West Virginia Hills
This Is My West Virginia
Tree: Sugar Maple Acer saccharum
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