Thursday, November 21, 2013

USA ~Arkansas - map ~

First of two great new additions to my US state map cards... known as the  "The Natural State" because of its natural beauty, clear lakes, streams abundance of natural wildlife...Thanks Chuck!!

 With nice US flower "forever" stamps!!
©Bluff City Post Cards
Capital: Little Rock
Origin of Name: French interpretation of the Algonquin Indian word "ookansa," (referring to the Quapaw Tribe who lived in Arkansas) meaning "south wind"
State Motto: Regnat populus (The people rule)
State Bird: Mockingbird
State Nickname: The Natural State
State Flower: Apple Blossom
State Insect: Honeybee
State Mammal: White-tailed Deer
State Instrument: Fiddle
State Song: “Arkansas”
National Parks: 1 • National Forests: 2 •
State Parks: 51
Famous for: America's only Diamond Mine, Hot Springs National Park

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