Thursday, March 31

Quick Facts about Arkansas

Howdy everyone! Who is ready to learn some cool facts about Arkansas??

It is time to learn about the states! I will be posting facts about each of the fifty states in the United States. The states will be done in alphabetical order! Last week we posted about Arizona. This week we are posting facts about Arkansas.

Did you know that Arkansas is the 25th state to join the union? Yep, that is right. Arkansas officially joined the union on June 15, 1836! Arkansas is located in the Southern region of the United States. Arkansas is bordered by six other states: Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Oklahoma, Tennessee, and Texas. Arkansas is the twenty-nineth (29th) largest state in the United States. There are just over 3 million people living in Arkansas. That is a lot of people!!


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Facts about Arkansas:

1. A few things Arkansas is known for are its beautiful rivers, lakes, and hot springs. The nickname for the state of Arkansas is: The Natural State. The Arkansas state motto is Regnat populus which means the people rule. The abbreviation for Arkansas is AR.

2. The capital of Arkansas is Little Rock. Little Rock became the capital of Arkansas on October 18, 1820. Little Rock has a population of around 197,950 people.

3. The Arkansas state bird is the Northern Mocking bird. The Northern Mocking bird is gray and white in coloring.

4. The Arkansas official state flower is the Apple blossom. The Apple blossoms bloom on apple trees. The Apple blossom is white and pink in coloring. The flowers are beautiful!

5. The Arkansas state flag became the official flag on February 26, 1913. There have been a few redesigns of the Arkansas state flag over the years. The flag that Arkansas uses now has been the official flag of the state since 1924. The Arkansas state flag features twenty-five white stars that symbolize that Arkansas was the 25th state to join the union. The diamond represents the fact that Arkansas is the nation’s first and only diamond mining/producing state. There are four blue stars on the diamond. One sits on top of the words Arkansas and three are underneath the words. The colors of the flag are red, blue, and white.

6. Some crops that are grown in Arkansas are: corn, cotton, rice, soy beans, and wheat.

7. Hot Springs National Park has 47 natural hot springs and it is located in Hot Springs, Arkansas. Hot Springs in a resort city in Arkansas.

8. Some of the animals that live in Arkansas are black bears, alligators, bob cats, snowy owls, coyotes, and foxes.

9. Arkansas can get very hot and very cold depending on the time of year. The hottest temperature ever record in Arkansas was 120 degrees Fahrenheit in the Ozark, Arkansas on August 10, 1936. The coldest temperature ever recorded in Arkansas was -29 degrees Fahrenheit (29 degrees below zero) in Pond, Arkansas on February 13, 1905.


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Books about Arkansas:

1. Good Night Arkansas by Adam Gamble

2. Arkansas (A True Book: My United States) by Martin Gitlin

3. Night-Night Arkansas by Katherine Sully

4. An Arkansas History for Young People by Shay E. Hopper

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You can also watch Mimi read quick facts to you about Arkansas on her YouTube channel by CLICKING HERE.

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