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Colorado is known for the Rocky Mountains and how great the skiing is. This state is the highest in the United States with an elevation on 14,000 ft. The home of the rocky mountains manufactures medical instruments. Also, they are a major agriculture and mining state. Colorado is also known for the thousands of buffalo roaming the plains.
Michigan is know for the four Great Lakes. This state is called the “Auto State” because the automobile manufacturing plays a big role in the state. Michigan is also called the “Wolverine State” for the abundance of wolverines that once roamed the earth. The state is divided into two different sections.(Upper and lower peninsula) One section (upper) is all forest pretty much and the other section (lower) is all the cities.
Montana is know for all the mountains and plains in the state. Also, in the Gold Rush the state got the name “ The Treasure State” for all the minerals found. The mining in this state gave the nickname “Bonanza state”. Also, Montana has hoards of cattle almost everywhere. This state is also called the “Big Sky Country” for how broad the sky is.
Nevada gained their statehood in 1864. The population increase in Nevada is from construction, finance, tourism, and gambling. Silver is the primary mineral mined in Nevada, it gives them the name “ Silver State”. Sagebrush is Nevada’s state flower because there is so much of it. This state is also known for the bird the sage hen because it is found in Nevada.
New Jersey was the third state to ratify the constitution in 1787. It was also the first state to ratify the Bill of Rights. This state is the leading industrial state in the country. New Jersey had the nickname “The Garden State” for the floral produce. This state also has the nickname “Jersey Blue State” because in the revolutionary war they had blue uniforms.
Rhode Island is the smallest state of the union. The shoreline on Narragansett Bay runs for 400 miles. Roger Williams founded the Providence Plantation in 1636. Rhode Island is the farthest south in New England. The people from Rhode Island are called Rhode Islanders.
New York is the “Big Apple” and it is known for the performing arts. Also, New York holds Time Square, Fifth Avenue, and the Empire State Building. The Statue of Liberty is in New York. There is also a holiday in may for the anniversary Empire State Building. This state was named after Duke of York, the brother of the English King.
In Oklahoma more than 50 languages are spoken. This state is the home of the Indians. There are five Indian tribes called; Creeks, Chickasaw, Choctaw, Cherokee, and Seminoles. Its history consists of cowboys, Indians, battles, oil discoveries, and dust storms. There are 55 distinct Indian tribes.
Vermont is very independent. Also, this state was the first to outlaw slavery. Vermont is made up of hills and valleys. Also, Vermont as a beautiful scenery that hundreds go to see. Vermont is hope of the “Green Mountains”.
Utah is the home of the Mormons. The 20002 Winter Olympics was in Utah. Early settlers were said to carry “Swarms of Bees”. This state is famous for there lake (The Salt Lake). Utah was founded in 1847.