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Title: Our 50 States: Kentucky


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Our 50 States Kentucky
  • Mrs. Logan
  • 4-1-08

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Symbols of Kentucky
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State Nickname
  • Bluegrass is not really blue--it's green--but in
    the spring, bluegrass produces bluish-purple buds
    that when seen in large fields give a rich blue
    cast to the grass. Early pioneers found bluegrass
    growing on Kentucky's rich limestone soil, and
    traders began asking for the seed of the "blue
    grass from Kentucky." The name stuck and today
    Kentucky is known as the Bluegrass State.
  • taken from www.50states.com

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Statehood
This state became the fifteenth state in the
United States on June 1, 1792. The first
governor of the state was Isaac Shelby.
5
Government
State Government The current governor of Kentucky
is Governor Steve Beshear. The lieutenant
governor of Kentucky is Lt. Governor Daniel
Mongiardo.
6
Maps

This map shows the counties of Kentucky.
7
Economy
  • Chief products of the state include
  • Agricultural (farm) products
  • Horses, cattle, tobacco, dairy products, hogs,
    soybeans, corn
  • Mining products
  • coal
  • Manufactured goods
  • Transportation equipment, chemical products,
    electric equipment, machinery, food processing

8
Weather
The average high temperature in July is 88
degrees. The average high temperature in January
is 41 degrees. The average yearly
precipitation is 40.1-50 inches.
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Natural Resources
Water Three major rivers running through Kentucky
are the Mississippi River, the Ohio River and the
Tennessee River. Kentucky also has 11 major
lakes, including Lake Barkley and Lake
Cumberland. Both areas are tourist areas.
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Natural Resources, continued
Plant Life Some of the plants native to Kentucky
are dogwood trees, oak trees, maple trees, ash
trees, rhododendrons, purple coneflowers, phlox,
lilies and black-eyed Susans. Animal
Life Kentucky is rich in deer, squirrels, birds,
and fish, all of which are good for the strong
hunting and fishing traditions. A limited number
of elk have been introduced to the southeastern
regions of the state. Although not wild,
Kentuckys most famous animal is the thoroughbred
racing horse.
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Examples of plants and flowers native to Kentucky


Dogwood Red Maple
Coneflower
Phlox Lily
Black-eyed Susan
12
Places to Visit
I would like to visit Churchill Downs in
Louisville, KY. This is the place where they run
the Kentucky Derby. This very famous race is
Kentuckys claim to fame. People from all over
the world come to Kentucky for this horse race.
You can learn more about the Derby by visiting
this website http//www.churchilldowns.com/
13
Famous People
Muhammad Ali a famous and successful
boxer Abraham Lincoln 16th president of the
United States He also worked to abolish
slavery. Bill Monroe known as the father of
bluegrass music
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Famous Kentuckians

Muhammad Ali
Abraham Lincoln
Bill Monroe
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State Motto
The state motto, United We Stand, Divided We
Fall, was adopted in 1942. This means that if
we stick together as a community, we will stand
strong. If we are a divided community, we will
fail. The motto is believed to be from "The
Liberty Song," popular during the American
Revolution, and a favorite of Isaac Shelby,
Kentucky's first governor.
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Works Cited
www.50states.com www.kentuckyderby.com http//gove
rnor.ky.gov www.google.com www.stateguidesusa.com
www.classbrain.com
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