Thursday, March 24, 2011


Kansas is known as the sunflower state.  This region of plains and prairie is the breadbasket of the country, growing more wheat than any other state in the union. 
The state of Kansas was named after the river.
The Kansas River was named by the French after the Kansas, Omaha, and Kaw.  Kansas was the 34th state to become part of the United States.  It was admitted on January 29, 1861.  Kansas is the 15th biggest state.  The capital of Kansas is Topeka.  It is located on the Eastern side of the state.  When I hear of Kansas I think of a huge piece of flat land.  I have drove through Kansas many times and it is so boring!  It seems like it takes forever to get through it.  Some of Kansas major industries include aircraft manufacturing, automobile manufacturing, and agriculture.  The agriculture products include wheat and other grains. 

Tuesday, March 15, 2011


Florida is somewhere I have wanted to visit for a long time.  I think I might actually be able to go this summer.  Panama City Beach, Key West, Miami, Tampa and Orlando would be some of the places I would like to go.  Florida is a very popular vacation spot.  There is a ton of beaches.  Tallahassee is the state capital of Florida which is located in the northwest part of the state.  Florida was the twenty-seventh state to become part of the United States.  It became a state on March 3, 1845.  Some of Florida's major industries include tourism, electronics, and agriculture.  Florida is known for growing oranges, grapefruit, and tomatoes.  Hopefully I get to visit this beautiful state this summer!

Tuesday, March 8, 2011


Wisconsin is the state directly above Illinois.  The state capital is Madison and I always remember that because they kind of rhyme in a way.  They also have the same endings.  Wisconsin was the 30th state to join the United States.  It was admitted on May 29, 1848.  Some of Wisconsin's major industries include farming, machinery, beer, tourism, and dairy products.  The most popular dairy products would be milk, butter, and cheese.  Wisconsin is probably most known as the dairy state.  This state has a continental climate.  Summers are warm and winters are very cold.  I went on vacation three years ago to Wisconsin.  We visited as far north as you can go.  It was a small town called St. Germain.  I was there over the fourth of July weekend and every morning it was freezing outside and in the afternoons if the sun was out then it was hot but if it wasn't then it was pretty cold.  I had a lot of fun and I would probably go back. 

Wednesday, March 2, 2011


Maryland is one of the original thirteen states. Maryland lies at the center of the Eastern Seasboard.  It was one of the first states to become part of the United States.  It was the seventh state to join us.  Maryland became a state on April 28, 1788.  The state capital is Annapolis, but the largest city is Baltimore.  Maryland is known for many major industries. Some of them are farming, mining, fishing, and government services.  The Coastal Plain covers about half of Maryland's land area.