4-4 The State of Arkansas

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The great state of Arkansas became a state on June 15, 1836 as the 25th state.  The state capital is Little Rock.  Originally part of the Louisiana Purchase of 1803, Arkansas was organized into a territory in 1819 with the northern, eastern and southern borders it shares today.  The origin of state's name is the French interpretation of a Sioux word "acansa," meaning "downstream place."

Emblem/Symbol Name of Emblem/Symbol Adopted
Motto Regnat Populus (The People Rule)  
Nickname The Natural State  
State Bird Mockingbird 1929
State Flower Apple Blossom 1901
State Song Arkansas 1987
State Tree Pine 1939
State Flag

State Gem Diamond 1967
State Insect Honey Bee 1973
State Instrument Fiddle 1985
State Rock Quartz Crystal 1967
State Mineral Bauxite 1967
State Beverage Milk 1985

Complete the questions below.

1.  Arkansas became a state on June 15, .

2.  It's motto is Regnat Populus, ().

3.  The state capital is .

4.  The origin of state's name is the French interpretation of a Sioux word "acansa," meaning "."

5.  The state nickname is .

6.  The state bird is the .

7.  The state mineral is the .

8,  The state flower is the .

9.  The state gem is the .

10.  The state tree is the .



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