U.S.A

The Fifty States

By: Thomas Lau

Alabama

Montgomery

[mont-guhm-uh-ree] 

[al-uh-bam-uh

 

 

 

Fun Fact:

 

Alabama workers built

 

the rocketship that sent

 

astronauts to the moon.

 

Alaska

[uh-las-kuh]

Juneau

[joo-noh] 

 

Fun Fact:

 

The state of Rhode

 

Island could fit into

 

Alaska 425 times.

[ar-uh-zoh-nuh

Arizona

Pheonix

[fee-niks] 

 

Fun Fact: 

 

Arizona is the

 

home of the

 

Grand Canyon

Little Rock

[lit-l-rok] 

Arkansas

[ahr-kuh n-saw]

 

Fun Fact:

 

The pine tree is the

 

official state tree. It

 

was designated in1939.

California

[kal-uh-fawrn-yuh]

Sacremento

[sak-ruh-men-toh]

 

Fun Fact:

 

The world first

 

 McDonalds restaurant

 

opened in San

 

Bernardino, California.

Colorado

[kol-uh-rad-oh]

Denver

[den-ver]

 

Fun Fact:

 

The United States Air

 

Force Academy is

 

located in Colorado

 

Springs.

 

Connecticut

[kuh-net-i-kuh t] 

Hartford 

[hahrt-ferd] 

 

Fun Fact:

 

First portable typewriter

 

was produced in 

 

Connecticut in 1843.

Delaware

[del-uh-wair] 

 

Fun Fact:

 

The world’s largest Lego tower was

 

built in Wilmington,standing 11

 

stories tall and made of more than

 

500,000 bricks.This 112 foot

 

masterpiece beat out the previous

 

106 foot champion in Prague. 

Dover

[doh-ver]

Tallahassee

[tal-uh-has-ee]

Florida

[flawr-i-duh]

 

Fun Fact:

 

You may besurprised to

 

learn that ,Jacksonville

 

Florida is the largest city

 

in the United States.

Atlanta

[at-lan-tuh

Georgia

[jawr-juh]

 

Fun Fact:

 

Cumberland Island, Georgia,

 

is inhabited by wild horses.

Hawaii

[huh-wahy-ee]

 

 

Fun Fact:

 

Hawaii is home to the

 

worlds LARGEST

 

Volcanoes

 

 

 

Honolulu

[hon-uh-loo-loo]

Idaho

[ahy-duh-hoh]

Boise

[boi-zee]

Fun Fact:

It has the continent’s largest concentration of birds of prey.

Springfield 

[spring-feeld]

Illinois

[il-uh-noi ]

 

Fun Fact:

 

The first

 

Aquarium opened

 

in Chicago, 1893.

Indiana

[in-dee-an-uh]

Indianapolis

[in-dee-uh-nap-uh-lis]

Fun Fact:

The state of Indiana was named after the Native Americans. Indiana means "Indian Land"

Iowa

[ahy-uh-wuh]

Des Moines

[duh moin

Iowa is the only state in the United States that has two vowels as its state abbreviation (IA)