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  1. Mr. Guyer's Fourth Grade Jessa Mollie Kiran Caitlyn McKenna Avi Sean Peyton Kellen CorinneJordan Scott Molly Maddy Dylan Affan Sarah Austin Michael Daniel Katerina Tommy LeAri Sophia Brodie Elizabeth North Carolina ABC Book

  2. A is for Asheville • Asheville had a tropical storm on the days of July 15th and 16th, 1916 which caused $ 3,000,000 in damage. • Asheville, the town, began in 1784. • Asheville used to be named Morristown but was renamed “Asheville” in 1797. By: Mollie

  3. B is for Black Bears • Black Bears are usually black but can be brown and mistaken for Grizzlies. • Black Bears’ natural foods are plants, fruits, roots, and acorns. • Black Bears live in forests, meadows, and swamps. By: Sean By: Sean By: Sean

  4. C is for Coastal Plain • Fayetteville is a city located in the Coastal Plain of North Carolina. As of 2000 census, the city had a total population of 121,015. • Cape Fear is a coastal plain and tidewater region found in the Coastal Plain of North Carolina centered about the city of Wilmington. • The Sandhills is a strip of ancient beach dunes which divides the Piedmont from the Coastal Plain. By: Daniel

  5. D is for Dogwood • In 1941 The General Assembly confirmed Dogwood as the state flower. • It’s blossoms come in early spring and continue into summer. • Dogwoods can be found in all parts of the state from the mountains to the coast. By: Caitlyn

  6. E is for Emerald • These minerals include some of the most valuable and unique gems in the world. • The largest Emerald ever found in North Carolina was found at Hiddenite, near Statesville. • When cut to 13.14 carats, the stone was valued at the time at $100,000 and became the largest and finest cut emerald on the continent. By: Sarah

  7. F is for Fraser Fir • The Fraser Fir is the official State Christmas Tree of NC. • The Fraser Fir is grown in the Southern Appalachian Mountains. • North Carolina tree farmers make lots of money from people from other states buying Fraser Firs. By: Kellen

  8. G is for Gray Squirrel • The Gray Squirrel is the state mammal. • The Gray Squirrel eats acorns, nuts, seeds, fruits, corn, peanuts, and insects. • Gray Squirrels inhabit city parks, suburbs, and forests. By: McKenna

  9. H is for Honey Bee • The General Assembly in 1973 designated the Honey Bee as the official state insect. • Honey Bees are responsible for more than $2,000,000 worth of honey in this state. • The greatest value of Honey Bees is their role as a major contributor to North Carolina crops. By: Austin

  10. I is for Poison Ivy • Poison Ivy is a plant in the family with three leaves, anacardiaceous. • It is known for its ability to produce urushiol or something that causes an itching rash. • There are different kinds of plants that make people itch like Poison Oak. By: Michael

  11. J is for Jamestown Settlement • Jamestown settlement was a re-creation of the first permanent colony in America. • Jamestown was named James Fort to honor the king. • About 120 colonists had landed in Jamestown in May 1607.By the end of the first winter in America more than half of the colonists died. By: Affan

  12. K is for Kitty Hawk • Kitty Hawk is on a sandy barrier island that is part of the Outer Banks. • Kitty Hawk is best known as the town that the Wright Brothers lived in. • On Kitty Hawk there is the Wright Brothers National Memorial. By: Jordan

  13. L is for Buck Leonard • Buck Leonard was born on September 8, 1907 in Rocky Mount in North Carolina. • Leonard was one of the greatest baseball players ever. • After he played part time for years he joined the Homestead Grays in Pennsylvania when he was 27. By: LeAri

  14. M is for Milk • The General Assembly of 1987 adopted milk as the official state beverage. • People consume over 143 million gallons of milk each year. • Dairy products rank 9th among major farm commodities in North Carolina. By: Molly

  15. N is for Nickname • When Carolina was divided in 1710, the section called south Carolina and the northern part or older part north Carolina. • The word Carolina is from the word Carolus, the Latin form of Charles. • There are two nicknames, The Old North State and The Tar Heel State. By: Thomas

  16. O is for Ocracoke Island Lighthouse • The Ocracoke Island Lighthouse is 75 feet tall. • It was built in 1823. • The lighthouse is visible to ships from 14 miles out at sea. By: Peyton

  17. P is for Plott Hound • The Plott Hound was officially adopted as our state dog on August, 12, 1989. • The Plott Hound breed originated in North Carolina. • The Plott Hound is named after Jonathan Plott. By: Madeline

  18. Q is for Queen Anne's Revenge • The famous pirate Blackbeard named his flagship after Queen Anne’s name. • His ship went aground in 1718. • In 1996 a company in North Carolina found a ship and people think it is Queen Anne’s Revenge. By: Katerina

  19. R is for Raleigh • Raleigh was named after Sir Walter Raleigh. • People moved the capital from New Bern to Raleigh. • The three cities that make the “Research Triangle” are Durham, Chapel Hill, and Raleigh. By: Avi

  20. S is for Dean Smith • By the spring of 1997, Dean Smith had won 877 victories. • Dean Smith taught Michael Jordan how to play basketball. • As coach of the Carolina Tarheels, he won 2 NCAA championship tournaments. By: Scott

  21. T is for Thomas Wolfe • Thomas Wolfe was born on October 3, 1900 in Asheville, North Carolina. • As a boy, Thomas Wolfe wanted to be a writer. • His book “Look Homeward, Angel,” was published in 1929. By: Jessa

  22. U is for University of North Carolina • The University of North Carolina is in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. • UNC is the oldest public university in the United States. • UNC has good athletes, most known for men’s basketball and women’s soccer. By: Elizabeth

  23. V is for George Vanderbilt • George Vanderbilt hired two distinguished designers of the 19th century to help build the Biltmore house. • He hired architect Richard Hunt and landscape designer Fredrick Olmsted. • It took 6 years to build the Biltmore house and in 1895 it still wasn’t finished. It took 3 more years to finish. By: Dylan

  24. W is for Winston Salem • Winston Salem has a population of 185,776 people. • It is the fifth largest city in N.C. • It is located in the Piedmont region where lots of people go. By: Kiran

  25. X is for eXtra facts • State Facts: Capital - Raleigh, Tree - Pine, Reptile - Eastern Box Turtle, Rock - Granite, Colors- Red and Blue, Dog – Plott Hound, Beverage - Milk, Nickname - The Tar Heel State • Mount Mitchell is the highest Mountain east of the Mississippi River. • Mount Mitchell is located in the Black Mountains of Western North Carolina. By: Corinne

  26. Y is for Yadkin River • The Yadkin River is one of the longest rivers in NC. • The Yadkin River rises in the north western part of NC, near Blue Ridge Parkway. • Yadkin County, NC is named after the Yadkin River. By: Sophia

  27. Z is for Zoo • The North Carolina Zoo is 1,458 acres. It is the largest walk-through natural habitat zoo in the country. • The North Carolina Zoo opened in 1976. • The North Carolina Zoo is located in Asheboro in Randolph County. By: Brodie