When did it became state • West virginia was the 35th state in the U.S.A. it became a state on June 20th , 1863
Important people Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson ( 1824-1863) Jackson was born in Clarksburg, West Virginia. He was a Confederate general and won at the First Battle of Bull Run during the Civil War. He was accidentally killed by one of his own men at Chancellorsville.
West virginia capital charleston Charleston was named one of the “Five Great American Cities” by Parade magazine.
location The west virginia is located in the eastern U.S. West Virginia is bordered on the N by Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Maryland on the E and S by Virginia; and on the W by Kentucky and Ohio
Nick name • Mountain state The Appalachian mountains extend through the eastern portion of the state
State bird • Cardinal * The female Northern Cardinal sings, often from the nest. The song may give the male information about when to bring food to the nest.
State flower • Rhododendron maximum Rosebay Rhododendron is found in the woods of eastern North America
Main product • The west virginia’s main product is mining(coal), livestock, chemical manufacturing and glass products
population • Between 1990 and 2000, West Virginia's population grew from 1,793,477 to 1,808,344, an increase of 0.8%. It is the 37th most populous state in the U.S.A.
Washington Washington state is the only state named for a president
capital Olympia is a major cultural center of the Puget Sound region
location It situated on the northeast of U.S. idaho borders the state on the eastern side, Pacific Ocean surrounds it from the west .
When did it became state It was admitted to the Union as the forty-second state in 1889.
population Washington is the 15th most populous state in the U.S.A. the populationbtoday is 5,894,121 (as of 2000)
Nick name It was nicknamed “The Evergreen State” by C.T. Conover, for its abandant evergreen forests
State bird The willow goldfinch (American goldfinch) was adopted as the official state bird of the State of Washington in 1951.
State flower In 1959, the law was amended, through the efforts of Mr. Leonard Frisbie, to specify Rhododendron macropyllum as the specific variety of rhododendron intended to represent Washington State.
Main product Agriculture is big business in Washington state and the Microsoft products are the popular products in this state
Important people Born on Oct. 28, 1955, Gates grew up in Seattle WA, and he is a chairman of Microsoft Company