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This powerpoint is about some basics of West Virginia, like the state bird and motto, the capital, and some tourist attractions. Done by Callie Miller and Brooke Mullhausen.

This powerpoint is about some basics of West Virginia, like the state bird and motto, the capital, and some tourist attractions. Done by Callie Miller and Brooke Mullhausen.

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  • 1. West Virginia By Brooke Mullhausen and Callie Miller Business Presentations 11-10-09 Official State Website Getlt.com/west-virginia
  • 2. Introducing......West Virginia
    •  
      • State Capital
      • Geographic Location
      • History
      • State Flag
      • population
      • Tourist Attractions
      • Climate
      • Major Cities
      • Colleges
      • Current Events
      • Famous People Born There
      • State Motto, Bird, etc.
      • Nickname
      • Fun Facts
      • And more!
  • 3. History
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    • -The Battle of Shepherdstown was the largest battle in what is now West Vriginia.
    • - West Virginia became the 35th state of the Union on June 20, 1863.
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  • 4. West Virginia at its Best
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  • 5.
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      •   Coal
      • Natural Gas
      • Stone
      •   Petroleum
      •   Sand
      • Gravel  
    Natural Resources
  • 6. The state flag is called "A White Field". The 2 men mean farming and mining. Below them are 2 rifles with a "Liberty Cap" on them.   
  • 7. State Motto:
    •   Mountaineers are always free.
    State Nickname: Mountain State
  • 8. State.....
      • Flower
        • Rhododendron
      •   Tree
        • Sugar Maple                                                        
      • Bird
        • Cardinal
      •   Animal                                                    
        • Black Bear
      •   Colors
        • Blue and Gold  
  • 9. Population
    • -In 2008 the estimate number of people in West Virginia was around 1,814,468.  
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  • 10. Famous People Born in WV:
      • Chuck Yeager
        • Aviator
      • Cyrus Vance
        • Politician
      •   Don Knotts
        • Actor
      • Brad Paisley
        • Country Singer
  • 11. Tourist Attractions
    • -Wineries and Distilleries
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    • -History and Heritage
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    • -Theater and Performing Arts in West Virginia
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    • -Fairs and Festivals in West Virginia
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    • -State Parks
  • 12. West Virginia Sports
    • The football team of West Virginia is the Mountaineers. They made it to national chamionship from 2007-2008.
  • 13. Cities and Colleges
    • Major Cities
      •   Charleston
      • Huntington
      • Parkersburg 
      •   Wheeling
      • Morgantown 
    • Major Colleges                                          
      • DeVry University
      • West Virginia State University
      •   West Virginia Junior College
      •   Concord University
      • Fairmount State University
  • 14.   Climate
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    • -West Virginia has a humid continental climate, with hot summers and cool to cold winters.
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    • -The yearly average is 53°F (12°C).
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    • -The highest temperture ever recorded was 112F
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    • -The lowest temperture ever recorded was -37F
  • 15. West Virginia Location
    • The capital is
    • Charleston
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    •   It's 24,231
    • square miles.
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    • It's bordered by Ohio ,
    • Pennsylvania , and Maryland .
  • 16. Major Industries
    • -Chemical products
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    • -Mining
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    • -Clay
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    • -Primary Metals
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    • -Stone
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    • -Glass Products
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    • -Tourism
  • 17. Current Events:
      • Eight men were charged in Charleston for using corn and donuts to lure and kill black bears.
        • October 27, 2009
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      • A truck driver from Konova was charged over an accident that left a man dead after his wheelchair was struck by the tractor trailer.
        • October 26, 2009
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  • 18. Fun Facts about West Virginia
      • West Virginia has the oldest population of any state.
      • The world's largest sycamore tree is in West Virginia.
      • 75% of West Virginia is covered by forests.
      • The Golden Delicious apple originated in West Virginia.
      • The first brick street in the world was laid in Charleston.
  • 19. Summary
    • -Capital of Charleston
    • - Main college is West Virginia University
    • -State Nick name is Mountain State
    • - One of the major industries is mining
    • -Humid continental climate
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    • -Motto is "Mountaineers are always free."
    • - Brad Paisley was born in West Virginia.
    • -West Virginia's football team is the Mountaineers
    • - Golden Delicious apple originated from West Virginia
  • 20. Citations
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      • www.50states.com
      • www.sundaygazettemail.com
      • kids.britannica.com
      •   http://www.eduplace.com/ss/maps/usa.html
      • http://www.globalcomputing.com/states.html
      • http://www.google.com/
      • infoplease.com/ipa
  • 21. The End