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New York


11th State (July 26, 1788), New England The Northeast U.S.

State Abbreviation: NY

Nickname: Empire state

Origin of Name: In honor of the English Duke of York.

 

 

 

 

New York State Symbols :

Capital: Albany
Motto: Excelsior (Ever Upward)
New York State Seal
Animal:
Beaver
Beverage:
Milk
Bird:
Eastern Bluebird
Bush: Lilac
Fish (fresh water): Brook or Speckled Trout
Fish (salt water): Striped bass
Flower: Rose
Fossil: Sea Scorpian
Fruit: Apple
Gemstone: Garnet
Insect: Ladybug
Muffin: Apple Muffin
Reptile: Common snapping turtle
Shell: Bay Scallop
Song: I Love New York
Tree: Sugar Maple

New York Flag Map

New York State Symbols
Information Sheet
and Color Pages (pdf)

USA New York Map

 

Things to Know

United States Senators from New York.

Mount Marcy
A peak in the Adirondack Mountains and the highest point in New York.

The Adirondack Mountains are located in upstate New York.

The Erie Canal
Waterway that connects Lake Erie to the Hudson River.

Niagara Falls
Interesting facts and pictures about the falls and the river that makes them.

Major Rivers: Hudson River , Mohawk River, Genesee River

Americas Library: New York History

New York Agriculture

Famous New Yorkers

Hiawatha and Deganawida , Founded the Iroquois Confereracy

Martin Van Buren , 8th President
Printable fact sheet on President Martin Van Buren provides you with photos and personal information.

Millard Fillmore , 13th President
Printable fact sheet on President Millard Fillmore provides you with photos and personal information.

Theodore Roosevelt , 26th President
Printable fact sheet on President Theodore Roosevelt provides you with photos and personal information.

Franklin D. Roosevelt , 32nd President
Printable fact sheet on President Franklin D. Roosevelt provides you with photos and personal information.

Sam Wilson , Uncle Sam

Washington Irving , Author-famous character Rip Van Winkle

Norman Rockwell , painter and illustrator

Aaron Copland , composer

Walt Whitman , poet

Lou Gehrig , baseball player

George Eastman , inventor of roll film and founder of Eastman Kodak Company

Michael Jordan , basketball player

Things to Do

New York State Bird and State Flower Printable Color Page.
Before printing under File in Page Setup set margins to zero.

Statue of Liberty color page

Sites to See

New York State for Kids
State facts, games, color pages, and more.

Iroquois History
The original homeland of the Iroquois was in upstate New York between the Adirondack Mountains and Niagara Falls.

Fort Ticonderoga
Read about Fort Ticonderoga during the Revolutionary War.

Ellis Island
In New York Harbor, Ellis Island was the landing spot for more than 12 million immigrants to the United States.

Empire State Building
When completed in 1931 the Empire State Building was the tallest building in the world--one-fifth of a mile high!

Brooklyn Bridge
The Brooklyn Bridge opened in 1883 and was the largest suspension bridge in the world.

Susan B. Anthony House
She fought hard to end slavery in the years before the Civil War and battled to improve the political status of women.

Brooklyn Expedition
The Brooklyn Expedition is an educational website jointly created by the Brooklyn Children's Museum, Brooklyn Museum of Art and Brooklyn Public Library. It is a highly interactive and visually driven site designed for students, their teachers and families.

New York City Underground
Go below the streets of New York City and marvel at what it takes to pump life into 'the city that never sleeps.

The Caskill Center
Explore the Catskill Region

Gore Mountain Garnet
Gore Mountain is famous for its large garnet ore.

Things To Do-Other Sites

New York State Quarter
Read about the New York State Quarter and print
out the color page.

New York State Flag

Stories

New York folktales

Rip Van Winkle

Online Games

Snowmonsters Gore Mountain

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