Click on a county being passed through to see the student-created web page about it, or scroll down to see the state page for New York.
General State Information
State Motto: "Excelsior" (Which literally
means "Ever upward" representing New York's constant view on the future.)
State Fruit: Apple
State Muffin: Apple Muffin---(Where
else do you know that has a state muffin?????)
State Tree: Sugar Maple--(Now only
if people in New York City would sweeten up!!!!!)
The total area
of New York is 49,576 square miles. It contains four mountain ranges:
Adirondack, Catskill, shawangunk, and Taconic. New York has 11 different
regions (see map below). It is located in upper northeast United States,
commonly called "New England". On of the most unique features New
York has is Niagara Falls. Every minute 40 million gallons of water falls
180 feet over a ledge that is 2/3 of a mile wide.
For more up to date news about
New York's current weather,
The colony of
New York became a state on April 20, 1777. Being on of the biggest cities
America had at the time it was made the first capital of the United States
of America. George Washington, the first US president, was inagurated in
New York. During the Civil
War, New York was with the Union, which ened up winning the war.(As
if you didn't know:).)
To this day New York is the United
Nations headquarters and is a world capital.
Most of the thing I have found have
been on New York City. I have done my best not to centralize around it
though. Here is an excellent site that tells more about Western
Other good links
New York's "New Page"
Official New York State Government
Anything and everthing weird you
would never care about.
Geographic's take on New York.