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West Virginia

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