Arkansas - by John

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Published on May 16, 2008

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Our 50 States:Arkansas : John Sherwood May 5th 2008 Our 50 States:Arkansas Symbols of [name of your state] : Symbols of [name of your state] The state bird is: Mockingbird The state flower is: Apple Blossom The state tree is: Pine State Flag : State Flag The flag was designed by Miss Willie Hocker of Wabbaseka it has been changed five times since it’s original creation. State Nickname : State Nickname Arkansas’s nickname is “The Natural State” because of it’s natural beauty. State History : State History First Inhabitants The main Native American tribes in the Arkansas area were the Osage and Caddo people. Exploration The first European explorer in Arkansas was Hernando de Soto in 1541. Settlement In 1686 French explorers built the Arkansas post. State History, continued : State History, continued Territorial Days In 1803 America purchased Arkansas as a part of the Louisiana Purchase. Many people came work at logging camps. Statehood : This state became the 25th state in the United States in 1803. The first Governor of the state was James Sevier Conway. Statehood Government : Government National Government Mark Pryor and Blanche Lincoln. The representatives Marion Berry , Mike Ross and Vic Snyder. State Government The current Arkansas governor is Mike Beebe. Maps : Maps Capitol Little Rock Population : Population 1950:1,909,511 1960:1,786,272 1970:1,923,322 1980:2,286,419 1990:2,350,725 2000:2,673,400 Over the past fifty years the population has increased by 763,889 people. Economy : Economy Chief products of the state include: Logging and mining Farming Manufacturing/Packaging goods Weather : Weather The average high temperature in July is: 78° - 84° The average high temperature in January is: 36° - 48° The average yearly precipitation is: 78 inches. Natural Resources : Natural Resources Water Arkansas River, White River and St. Francis river are major rivers Lake Chicot and Lake ouchita are major lakes. Minerals Petroleum soft and hard coal natural gas and gemstones are all common minerals in Arkansas. Natural Resources, continued : Natural Resources, continued Places to Visit : Places to Visit I would like to visit crater diamond Park to search for diamonds. The best part is you get to keep anything you find. Famous People : Famous People William (Bill )Clinton was both Arkansas governor and president of the United States of America. Scottie Pippen played professional basket ball from 1987 – 2004. Maya Angelou is a famous poet who won two Grammies for best spoken or non music album. State Motto : State Motto The original motto was Regnat Populi (The People Rules) but in 1909 it was changed to Regnat Populus (The People Rule). Works Cited : Works Cited Encyclopedia Arkansas by Patricia K. Kummer Us house and senate website

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