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An alphabetical presentation of short facts and pictorial information regarding all the usa, in addition to U.S. territories and possessions.

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Below left: Hikers view the Ozarks from Whitaker Point in Newton County. Below right: A family relaxes on a dock at Lake Chicot State Park. Arkansas Born in Arkansas ★ Glen Campbell, singer ★ Jay Hanna “Dizzy” Dean, baseball player ★ Johnny Cash, singer ★ James W. S. S. 0 people per sq. mi. S. average people per sq. mi. 250,000–500,000 500,000–1,000,000 1,000,000+ 50 0 Ethnicity Population Density Population by County Arkansas’s large deposits of bauxite, an and attracts many visitors to the Ozark ore used to make aluminum, make mining Folk Center State Park.

Barriers to migration routes, such as rivers, mountains, and deserts, led to the evolution of many isolated species and varieties of animals. Northern parts of the state experience cool and mild weather conditions, while the southwestern coast is warmer. The southeastern part of the state, home of the Mojave and Colorado Deserts, is dry and hot in spring and summer, but cold in winter. THE PAST Immigrants from China helped build the California Pacific Railroad. Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo continued the California’s history is as diverse as its search to the north and arrived in California geography.

S. Representatives: 52 (until 2003) State tree: California redwood State flower: golden poppy HI State reptile: California desert tortoise Highest point: Mount Whitney, 14,494 ft. THE PLACE California is known for its geographical diversity and extremes. It is the thirdlargest state in area, after Alaska and Texas. It contains the highest point in the continental states—Mount Whitney—and also the lowest point—Death Valley. Much of California is mountainous and forested, but there are also farmlands and extensive desert areas, including the Mojave, and Colorado Deserts.

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