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State motto- Ditat Deus Arizona Alaska Joined the Union in 1959 Capital name-Juneau State Bird- Willow ptarmigan State Song- "Alaska`s Flag State motto-"North to the Future" Alaska originated from the word alashak. meaning peninsula State Flag color
Blue Abbreviation- AK. State Flower- Forget Me Not Pop. of state 722,718 State tree- Sitka Spruce state nickname-"The last Frontier" Agriculture- Barley, Hay, oats and potatoes in the field. timber throughout the 25 million acres. Juneau Alabama Alabama got its name from the Creek Indians meaning "tribal town" state flag The state motto is Audemus jura nostra defendere We Dare Defend Our Rights population is 4,447,100 state song: Alabama

Nickname : Yellowhammer state yellow hammer is the state bird Goined union 1890 State abreviation-Az State capital- Pheonix Date joined union-Feb. 14th 1912 state Bird- Cactus wren state nickname- Sun devils State Flower- Saguaro State tree- Parkinsonia Florida Population of State- 6,482,505 Origin of State Name- "Arizuma" which is aztec for "Silver- Bearing State Flag- Arizona State Song- "Arizona" AG info- Dairy products, Hogs in specific for animals, almost all vegetables state bird: yellow hammer
state nickname: yellow hammer
State abbreviation: AL capital:
Montgomery flower:Camellia japonica Song : Alabama Agriculture: Poultry and eggs, cattle, nursery stock, peanuts, cotton, vegetables, milk, soybeans.
Industry: Paper, lumber and wood products, mining, rubber and plastic products, transportation equipment, apparel. state tree:Longleaf Pine state tree Arkansas Capital City: Little Rock Bird: Mockingbird flag Motto: Regnat populus
The people rule Song: Arkansas Oh, Arkansas Tree: Loblolly PineTree: Loblolly PineFlower: Appleblossom Agriculture: Poultry and eggs, soybeans, sorghum, cattle, cotton, rice, hogs, milk.
Industry: Food processing, electric equipment, fabricated metal products, machinery, paper products, bromine, vanadium. state abberviation : AR Colorado State Motto
Nil Sine Numine State abbreviation- CO State Capital- Denver State Bird- Lark Bunting State Flag State Motto- The centennial State Date Joined Union- Aug. 1, 1876 Ag. Info- Cattle and calves, Corn and grain, wheat, dairy, hay State Tree- Blue Spruce How Colorado Got its name- The spanish were the first to call it that meaning Red Colored Earth State Song- Where the columnbines grow California Bird: CaliforniaValley Quail Agriculture: Vegetables, fruits and nuts, dairy products, cattle, nursery stock, grapes.
Industry: Electronic components and equipment, aerospace, film production, food processing, petroleum, computers and computer software, tourism. Flower: California Poppy Origin of state's name: Named by Spanish after Califia, amythical paradise in a Spanish romance, written by Montalvo in 1510. Population 33,871,648; Song: I Love You, California Tree: Redwood Motto: Eureka
I have found it CA state appeviation Capital City: Dover Bird: Blue Hen Chicken Delaware Delaware added 1638 California added 1769 Agriculture: Poultry, nursery stock, soybeans, dairy products, corn.
Industry: Chemical products, food processing, paper products, rubber and plastic products, scientific instruments, printing and publishing. Flower: Peach Blossom 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 Population: 783,600 Song: Our Delaware flag Connecticut State song- Yankee Doodle Became state January 9, 1788 State bird- American Robin State Tree- White oak State Abbreveation- CT 3,580,709- State Pop. Kalmia latifolia State Motto- Qui Transtulit Sustinet • Connecticut’s weather is relatively mild• On average, there are only 12 days
a year when the temperature goes above 90°, and about six days when it falls
to zero or below. • The growing season is fairly long, with the first killing frost
generally in mid-October and the last in mid-April.• Despite Connecticut’s small
size, there is some variety in climate, with temperatures in the northern hills as
much as 10° lower than those in the central valley year-round.• The state has
moderate rainfall, with an equal distribution of precipitation among the four seasons.• Florida Capital City: Tallahassee Admission to Statehood: March 3, 1845 Bird: Mockingbird Agriculture: Citrus, vegetables, nursery stock, cattle, sugarcane, dairy product Flower: Orange blossom Motto: In God We Trust Origin of state's name: Named on Easter 1513 by Ponce de Leonfor Pascua Florida, meaning "Flowery Easter"Song: Swanee River Population: Quick facts 15,982,378 Song: Swanee River Tree: Cabbage Palmetto Georgia
G.A. Bird: Brown Thrasher and/or Northern bobwhite 9,815,210-state pop. Wisdom, Justice, and Moderation- Motto State Tree- Live oak State Song- Georgia on My Mind Cherokee Rose- State Flower Capitol- Atlanta January 2nd, 1788- Ga joined union Georgia was named after King George II of england ag. Info- Canola, Cotton, grains, soy beans, peanuts, and tobacco are the main food source Idaho- I.D. Capitol- Boise "Home of Boise State" State Bird- Mountain BLUE Bird Esto perpetua- State mottto State Flower- Philadelphus lewisii Western White Pine- State Tree State Song- Here we Have idaho July 3rd 1890- Date joined union State origin- From a steamboat that traveled the coloumbia river State Ag.- Best known for beef and potatoes. leads nation in trout production. Fl Hawaii Capital City: Honolulu Bird: Nene Agriculture: Sugarcane, pineapples, nursery stock, livestock, macadamia nuts. Flower: Hibiscus or Pua Aloalo Motto: Ua mau ke ea o ka aina I ka pono
The life of the land is perpetuated in righteousness Nickname: Aloha State Population:1,211,537; Song: Hawaii Ponoi - Hawaii's Own Tree: Kukui - Candlenut Illinois Springfield- Capitol Deccember 3rd, 1818- date joined union State song- Illinois State Pop.- 12,419,293 Origin of State Name- Algonquin Indian for "Warriors" State Bird- Cardinal State Tree- White oak State Motto- State Sovereignty, national Union State Nickname- Prarie Sate Agriculture- Corn, soybeans, hogs, cattle, dairy products, and wheat State Flower- Purple Violet Iowa Capital City: Des Moines Bird: Eastern Goldfinch Agriculture: Hogs, corn, soybeans, oats, cattle, dairy products. Flower: Wild Prairie Rose Motto: Our liberties we prize and our rights we will maintain Nickname: Hawkeye State Capital City: Frankfort Kentucky Admission to Statehood: June 1, 1792 Bird: Cardinal 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 Motto: United we stand, divided we fall Origin of state's name: Based on the Iroquois Indian word "Ken-tah-ten," meaning "land of tomorrow" Population:4,041,769 Song: My Old Kentucky Home Tree: Yellow-poplar state flag Louisiana Capitol- Baton Ruoge nickname- Pelican State State Bird- Brown Pelican State Flower- Magnolia State POP.- 4,574,836 Origin of State Name- nmed after La louisinna, a explorer sent by king louis xiv State Motto- Union, Justice, and confidence Date joined union- April 30, 1812 State Agriculture- Seafood, cotton, soybeans, cattle, suregeance, poultry and eggs. state tree Kansas State Capitol- Topeka State Nickname-- Sunflower State State Pop- 2,688, 418 State motto-To the stars through difficulties State Flower- Sunflower State Tree- Cotton wood Date Joined Union- january 29, 1861 Origin of state name- Siuox indian for south people State Bird- Western Meadowlark Minnesota State Capitol- Saint Paul State Pop.- 4,919,479 State Bird- Common Loon State Tree- Red Pine State Song- Hail! Minnesota Origin Of state name- Dokota Sioux Indian word meaing "Sky tinted Water" May 11, 1858- admission to statehood State Nickname- North star state State Moto- The Star of the North State Flower- Pinkand White lady's Slipper Mississippi 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. Motto: Virtute et armis
By valor and arms 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 Tree: Southern Magnolia Mississippi State flag Flower: Magnolia Maryland Capital City: Annapolis Admission to Statehood: April 28, 1788 Bird: Baltimore Oriole Economy:
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 state flag Motto: "Fatti maschii parole femine," loosely translated "manly deeds, womanly words," but more accurately translated as "strong deeds, gentle words." Origin of state's name: Named to honor Henrietta Maria, wife of England's King Charles I Song: Maryland, My Maryland Tree White oak Alabama AL
Alaska AK
Arizona AZ
Arkansas AR
California CA
Colorado CO
Connecticut CT
Delaware DE
Florida FL
Georgia GA
Hawaii HI
Idaho ID
Illinois IL
Indiana IN
Iowa IA
Kansas KS
Kentucky KY
Louisiana LA
Maine ME
Maryland MD
Massachusetts MA
Michigan MI
Minnesota MN
Mississippi MS
Missouri MO
Montana MT
Nebraska NE
Nevada NV
New Hampshire NH
New Jersey NJ
New Mexico NM
New York NY
North Carolina NC
North Dakota ND
Ohio OH
Oklahoma OK
Oregon OR
Pennsylvania PA
Rhode Island RI
South Carolina SC
South Dakota SD
Tennessee TN
Texas TX
Utah UT
Vermont VT
Virginia VA
Washington WA
West Virginia WV
Wisconsin WI
Wyoming WY State apreviations state flag Population:5,296,486 States Project Missouri Capital City: Jefferson City Admission to Statehood: August 10, 1821 Bird: Bluebird Economy:
Agriculture: Cattle, soybeans, hogs, dairy products, corn, poultry and eggs.
Industry: Transportation equipment, food processing, chemical products, electric equipment, fabricated metal products. Motto: Salus populi suprema lex esto
The welfare of the people shall be the supreme law Origin of state's name: Named after Missouri Indian tribe whosename means "town of the large canoes" Song: Missouri Waltz Tree: Flowering Dogwood Indiana Capital City: Indianapolis Admission to Statehood: December 11,1816 Bird: Cardinal Economy:
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 Song: On the banks of the Wabash Origin of state's name: "Land of the Indians" Tree: Yellow-poplar state flag Texas State Cap.- Austin State Bird- Mocking Bird State Motto- Friendship 20,851,820- State Population Tree- Pecan Nick Name- Lone Star State Dec. 29, 1845- Admission to Statehood Cattle, dairy products, wheat, nursery, poultry State Abbreviation- TX Michigan State Abbreviation- MI State Bird- Robbin State Tree- Eastern Whitepine State Pop. -9,938,444 State Nickname- Wolverine State State Motto- Si quaeris peninsulam amoenam, circumspice Oregon Capital: Salem Bird: Western Meadowlark State flag Flower: Oregon Grape Motto: Alis Volat Propi is
She Flies With Her Own Wings Origin and meaning of name unknown Population 3,421,399 Song: Oregon, My Oregon Rose Nevada Tennessee Virginia Capital city : Richmond State flag Admission to Statehood: June 25, 1788 Cardinal Economy: Agriculture: Cattle, poultry, dairy products, tobacco, hogs, soybeans.
Industry: Transportation equipment, textiles, food processing, printing, electric equipment, chemicals. flower is the dogwood Motto: Sic Semper TyrannisThus Always to Tyrants Cap - Carson City State Bird- Mountain Bluebird State Tree- Bristlecone Pine Pop. - 1, 998, 257 State nickname - The Silver State Abbreviation- NA Motto- All for our country Agriculture- Cattle, dairy, hay, potatoe's Date joined union- October 31, 1864 Flower- Sagebrush Nickname: Old Dominion State Oklahoma Population:7,078,515 Tree: Flowering Dogwood Origin of state's name: Named for England's "Virgin Queen,"Elizabeth I Song: Carry Me Back to Old Virginia Nickname: Beaver State Economy: Agriculture: Cattle, vegetables, nursery stock, fruits and nuts, dairy products, wheat.
Industry: Lumber and wood products, tourism, food processing, paper products, machinery, scientific instruments. Tree: Douglas Fir Capital City: Olympia Washington 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 Flower: PinkRhododendron Motto is Alki Bye and Bye Named after George Washington the Evergreen State Population: 5,894,121 Song: Washington, My Home Tree: Western Hemlock state flag Montana Abbreviation- MT Capital- Helen State Bird- western meadowlark State abbreviation: TN State capital: Nashville Joined union June 1st 1796 State bird: Northern mockingbird State song: "Tennessee" Agriculture :Tobacco plants, Cotton,cattle, calves, broilers (meat chickens), soy- beans, corn, and greenhouse/nursery products State flower: Iris Nickname: The volunteer state Motto: Agriculture and commerce State tree: yellow poplar Population: 6,403,353 Origin of name: after the Tanasi indians that used to live there State flag State tree-ponderosa pine State Flower- bitterroot State origin- based on spanish words for "mountainous nickname- Treasure state Motto- gold and silver Population - 902, 195 Admission to statehood- November 8, 1889 Agriculture- cattle, wheat, barley, hay, hogs state abbreviation- ok State Flower- Mistle toe State tree-Red bud State bird- scissor tailed- fly catcher Admission to statehood- Nov. 16, 1967 New Mexico State Abbreviation - NM
State Capital - Santa Fe
Largest City - Albuquerque
Area - 121,593 square miles [New Mexico is the 5th biggest state in the USA]
Population - 1,819,046 (as of 2000) [New Mexico is the 36th most populous state in the USA]
Name for Residents - New Mexicans
Major Industries - mining (potash, copper, silver, uranium), oil, natural gas, tourism Origin of the Name New Mexico - Named by the Spanish, in reference to Mexico
State Nickname - Land of Enchantment
State Motto - "Crescit eundo" - It grows as it goes
State Song - O, Fair New Mexico
State bird: road runner State tree: pinyon pine Flower: Yucca flower Utah State Abbreviation - UT
State Capital - Salt Lake City
Largest City - Salt Lake City
Area - 84,904 square miles [Utah is the 13th biggest state in the USA]
Population - 2,233,169 (as of 2000) [Utah is the 34th most populous state in the USA]
Name for Residents - Utahans or Utahns
Major Industries - oil, natural gas, mining (coal, copper, iron ore, silver, gold), steel-making, farming (cattle, sheep, dairy products), tourism (especially skiing) Origin of the Name Utah - The name Utah is from the Ute Indians.
State Nickname - Beehive State
State Motto - "Industry"
State Song - Utah, We Love Thee Flower: Sego lily
Tree: Blue Spruce Bird: The Common American Gull Wyoming State Abbreviation - WY
State Capital - Cheyenne
Population - 493,782
Name for Residents - Wyomingites
Major Industries - farming (cattle, sheep), mining (coal, uranium), oil, natural gas, tourism
Origin of the Name Wyoming - The name Wyoming may be derived from the Delaware Indian word "Maughwauwama," which means "large plains."
State Nickname - Equality State
State Motto - "Equal Rights"
State Song - "Wyoming"
Bird: Western Meadowlark
Flower: Indian Paintbrush
Tree: Cottonwood North Dakota State Abbreviation - ND
State Capital - Bismarck
Largest City - Fargo
Area - 70,704 square miles [North Dakota is the 19th biggest state in the USA]
Population - 642,200 (as of 2000) [North Dakota is the 47th most populous state in the USA]
Name for Residents - North Dakotans
Major Industries - farming (wheat, barley, oats, flaxseed), cattle, mining (lignite, soft coal), electrical power generation
Origin of the Name North Dakota - Dakota was what the Sioux Indians called themselves.
State Nickname - Peace Garden State, Flickertail State, Roughrider State
State Motto - " Liberty and union, now and forever, one and inseparable"
State Song - North Dakota Hymn
Bird: Western Meadowlark
Flower: Wild Prairie Rose
Tree: American Elm Capital City: Pierre South Dakota Bird: Ring-necked Pheasant Economy: Agriculture: Cattle, hogs, wheat, soybeans, milk, corn.
Industry: Food processing, machinery, lumber and wood products, tourism. Flower: PasqueFlower Under God People rule Nickname: Mount Rushmore State Population:754,844 Song is Hail South Dakota Tree: White Spruce SD Motto: Our liberties we prize and our rights we will maintain 2,926,324 state Population Song: The Song of Iowa 1 Delaware December 7, 1787
2 Pennsylvania December 12, 1787
3 New Jersey December 18, 1787
4 Georgia January 2, 1788
5 Connecticut January 9, 1788
6 Massachusetts February 6, 1788
7 Maryland April 28, 1788
8 South Carolina May 23, 1788
9 New Hampshire June 21, 1788
10 Virginia June 25, 1788
11 New York July 26, 1788
12 North Carolina November 21, 1789
13 Rhode Island May 29, 1790
14 Vermont March 4, 1791
15 Kentucky June 1, 1792
16 Tennessee June 1, 1796
17 Ohio March 1, 1803
18 Louisiana April 30, 1812
19 Indiana December 11, 1816
20 Mississippi December 10, 1817
21 Illinois December 3, 1818
22 Alabama December 14, 1819
23 Maine March 15, 1820
24 Missouri August 10, 1821
25 Arkansas June 15, 1836
26 Michigan January 26, 1837
27 Florida March 3, 1845
28 Texas December 29, 1845
29 Iowa December 28, 1846
30 Wisconsin May 29, 1848
31 California September 9, 1850
32 Minnesota May 11, 1858
33 Oregon February 14, 1859
34 Kansas January 29, 1861
35 West Virginia June 20, 1863
36 Nevada October 31, 1864
37 Nebraska March 1, 1867
38 Colorado August 1, 1876
39 North Dakota November 2, 1889
40 South Dakota November 2, 1889
41 Montana November 8, 1889
42 Washington November 11, 1889
43 Idaho July 3, 1890
44 Wyoming July 10, 1890
45 Utah January 4, 1896
46 Oklahoma November 16, 1907
47 New Mexico January 6, 1912
48 Arizona February 14, 1912
49 Alaska January 3, 1959
50 Hawaii August 21, 1959 Admition into statehood Wisconsin State Abbreviation - WI
State Capital - Madison
Area - 65,503 square miles [Wisconsin is the 23rd biggest state in the USA]
Population - 5,363,675 (as of 2000) [Wisconsin is the 18th most populous state in the USA]
Name for Residents - Wisconsinites
Major Industries - dairy products (milk, butter, cheese), farming (corn), machinery, paper manufacturing, beer, tourism Origin of the Name Wisconsin - Wisconsin is from an Indian word, but the origin is uncertain. It is perhaps an Algonquian Indian word that means "long river," a Chippewa/Ojibwa/Anishinabe word, "Ouisconsin," that means "grassy place," or "gathering of the waters."
State Nickname - Badger State
State Motto - "Forward"
State Song - On, Wisconsin! Bird: Robin
Flower: Wood Violet
Tree: Sugar Maple Ohio State Abbreviation - OH
State Capital - Columbus
Largest City - Columbus
Area - 44,828 square miles [Ohio is the 34th biggest state in the USA]
Population - 11,353,140 (as of 2000) [Ohio is the seventh most populous state in the USA, after California, New York, Texas, Florida, Illinois and Pennsylvania]
Name for Residents - Ohioans
Major Industries - manufacturing (steel, cars, airplanes, rubber products, chemicals, plastics), farming, mining (coal) Origin of the Name Ohio - Ohio derives from the Iroquois Indian word meaning "good river" or "large river."
State Nickname - Buckeye State
State Motto - "With God, All Things Are Possible"
State Song - Beautiful Ohio
Bird: Cardinal
Flower: Scarlet Carnation
Tree: Ohio buckeye West Virginia State Abbreviation - WV
State Capital - Charleston
Largest City - Charleston
Area - 24,231 square miles [West Virginia is the 41st biggest state in the USA]
Population - 1,808,344 (as of 2000) [West Virginia is the 37th most populous state in the USA]
Name for Residents - West Virginians
Major Industries - mining (coal), livestock, chemical manufacturing, glass products, tourism
Origin of the Name West Virginia - West Virginia was named for Queen Elizabeth I of England (she was known as the Virgin Queen). Sir Walter Raleigh may have suggested this name around 1584.
State Nickname - Mountain State
State Motto - "Montani semper liberi" - Mountaineers are always free
State Song - West Virginia My Home, The West Virginia Hills, This Is My West Virginia
Bird: Cardinal
Flower: Rhododendron
Tree: Sugar Maple State Abbreviation - NY
State Capital - Albany
Population - 18,976,457
Name for Residents - New Yorkers
Major Industries - finance, communications, international trade, publishing, fashion, communications, farming (fruit and dairy), tourism
Origin of the Name New York - The English took over of the area that had been called "New Netherland" in 1664, and renamed it New York to honor the Duke of York (York is a city in England).
State Nickname - The Empire State
State Motto - Excelsior (Ever Upwards)
State Song - "I Love New York"
Bird: Bluebird
Tree: Sugar maple New York South Carolina State Abbreviation - SC
State Capital - Columbia
Largest City - Columbia
Population - 4,012,012
Name for Residents - South Carolinians
Major Industries - farming (tobacco, soybeans), textiles, manufacturing chemicals, processed foods, machinery, electronics, paper products, tourism
Origin of the Name South Carolina - South Carolina was named to honor King Charles I (Carolus is Latin for Charles).
State Nickname - Palmetto State
State Motto - "Dum Spiro Spero" - While I breathe, I hope
State Song - Carolina
Bird: Great Carolina Wren
Flower: Yellow Jessamine
Tree: Cabbage Palmetto Maine Abbreviation- ME Capital- Maine state flower- Whitepine cone and tassel State tree- eastern white pine state motto- I lead Agriculture- Seafood, eggs, poultry, potatoes, dairy products, apples, blueberries state bird- chickadee State nickname- Pine tree state Origin of name- state is a mainland Nebraska State Abbreviation - NE
State Capital - Lincoln
Largest City - Omaha
Population - 1,711,263
Name for Residents - Nebraskans
Major Industries - farming (corn, soybeans, wheat, sorghum), grain processing, meat-packing the Air
Origin of the Name Nebraska - The name Nebraska is from an Oto Indian word that means "flat water" (referring to the Platte River, which means "flat river" in French)
State Nickname - Cornhusker State, The Tree Planters' State
State Motto - "Equality before the law"
State Song - Beautiful Nebraska
Tree: Sugar maple
Flower: Rose
Bird: Bluebird West Virginia State Abbreviation - WV
State Capital - Charleston
Largest City - Charleston
Area - 24,231 square miles [West Virginia is the 41st biggest state in the USA]
Population - 1,808,344 (as of 2000) [West Virginia is the 37th most populous state in the USA]
Name for Residents - West Virginians
Major Industries - mining (coal), livestock, chemical manufacturing, glass products, tourism
Origin of the Name West Virginia - West Virginia was named for Queen Elizabeth I of England (she was known as the Virgin Queen). Sir Walter Raleigh may have suggested this name around 1584.
State Nickname - Mountain State
State Motto - "Montani semper liberi" - Mountaineers are always free
State Song - West Virginia My Home, The West Virginia Hills, This Is My West Virginia
Bird: Cardinal
Flower: Rhododendron
Tree: Sugar Maple Pennsylvania State Abbreviation - PA
State Capital - Harrisburg
Largest City - Philadelphia
Population - 12,281,054
Name for Residents - Pennsylvanians
Major Industries - steel, farming (corn, oats, soybeans, mushrooms), mining (iron, portland cement, lime, stone), electronics equipment, cars, pharmaceuticals
Origin of the Name Pennsylvania - This state was named to honor Admiral William Penn and his son, William Penn, Pennsylvania's founder.
State Nickname - Keystone State
State Motto - "Virtue, Liberty, and Independence"
State Song - Pennsylvania, lyrics by Eddie Khoury, music by Ronnie Bonner
Bird: Ruffed Grouse
Flower: Mountain Laurel
Tree: Eastern Hemlock New Hampshire State Abbreviation - NH
State Capital - Concord
Largest City - Manchester
Area - 9,351 square miles
Population - 1,235,786
Name for Residents - New Hampshirites
Major Industries - textiles, lumber, tourism, electronic equipment, software
Origin of the Name New Hampshire - New Hampshire was named for Hampshire, England, by Captain John Mason.
State Nickname - Granite State
State Motto - "Live Free or Die"
State Song - Old New Hampshire
Bird: Purple Finch
Flower: Purple lilac
Tree: Paper birch Vermont State Abbreviation - VT
State Capital - Montpelier
Largest City - Burlington
Area - 9,615 square miles [Vermont is the 45th biggest state in the USA]
Population - 608,827 (as of 2000) [Vermont is the 49th most populous state in the USA]
Name for Residents - Vermonters
Major Industries - maple syrup, farming (dairy), tourism, electronics, forest products (especially paper)
Origin of the Name Vermont - The name Vermont comes from the French words for green mountain, "mont vert."
State Nickname - Green Mountain State
State Motto - "Freedom and Unity "
State Song - These Green Mountains
Bird: Hermit Thrush
Flower: Red Clover
Tree: Sugar Maple Massachusetts State Abbreviation - MA
State Capital - Boston Population - 6,349,097 State Muffin Corn Muffin Origin of the Name Massachusetts - Massachusetts was named for an Algonquian Indian word that means "a big hill place."
State Nickname - Bay State
State Motto - "Ense petit placidam sub libertate quietem" - ( By the sword we seek peace, but peace only under liberty)
State Song - All Hail to Massachusetts State Bird:Black-Capped Chickadee State Tree

American elm state flag Mayflower Mayflower State Abbreviation - RI
State Capital - Providence Rhode Island Population - 1,048,319 Major Industries - textiles, jewelry, rubber products, machinery, tourism
Origin of the Name Rhode Island - Rhode Island was either named for the Isle of Rhodes (in the Mediterranean Sea) or for its red clay (the Dutch explorer Adriaen Block may have named it "Rood Eylandt" meaning Red Island, in Dutch).
State Nickname - The Ocean State, Little Rhody
State Motto - "Hope"
State Song - Rhode Island, It's for Me State Flag
Rhode Island's official flag was adopted in 1897. The flag is white, fringed with yellow on three sides. A yellow anchor is circled by 13 yellow stars (the stars symbolize the original 13 colonies). A blue ribbon is under the anchor and reads, "HOPE." The anchor was first adopted as a seal for Rhode Island in 1647, when the four original towns of Rhode Island (Providence, Warwick, Portsmouth, and Newport) united under a single charter. State Bird

Rhode Island Red State Flower

State Tree

Red maple New Jersey State Abbreviation - NJ
State Capital - Trenton Origin of the Name New Jersey - New Jersey was named by James, Duke of York (the brother of King Charles II of England), who was given New Jersey by his brother. James later gave New Jersey to Lord John Berkeley and Sir George Carteret. James named the colony New Jersey to honor Carteret, who had been the Governor of Jersey, a British island in the English Channel.
State Nickname - Garden State
State Motto - "Liberty and Prosperity"
State Song - none! State Bird

Eastern goldfinch State Flower
Purple violet

State Tree
Northern Red Oak Flag Delaware State Abbreviation - DE
State Capital - Dover
Population - 783,600
Major Industries - business, agriculture and tourism
Origin of the Name Delaware - Delaware was named to honor the early Virginia governor, Lord De La Warr.
State Nickname - First State (this is because on Dec. 7, 1787, Delaware was the first of the 12 US states to ratify the new US Constitution), Diamond State, Blue Hen State, Small Wonder
State Motto - "Liberty and Independence"
State Song - Our Delaware
State Bird Blue hen chicken
State Flower Peach blossom
State Tree American holly Admission to Statehood Don't Worry Mon, Be Happy! Pop. -3,450,654 Economy- Cattle, wheat, milk, poultry, cotton Nickname- sooner State Motto- Labor conquers all things State Capital- Oklahoma city Adrian Peterson Graduated from oklahoma as a running back, who now plays for the minnestoa vikings
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