In 1560, Spanish Explorer Francisco de Coronado took a search party from New Spain overseas. When they hit what is
today Arizona,Coronado sent Peter de Tovar to search for gold and Hopi Indians. On 1775, the Spaniards built a presidio
in present day Tuscon.In 1864, The United States and Mexico went to war. Mexico lost that war. Since the US won that
war, the US gained all of the land from Texas to California including most of Arizona.In 1848, because of the gold rush
in California people started coming over look for valuables. They started making transportation to move westward. In
1854, the Gadsen Purchase paid Mexico 10 million dollars they could have the land south of the Gila River. In 1912,
President Taft signed papers for Arizona to be the 48th state in the Union.
Arizona has an area of 113,909 square miles. The Indian name Arizona means “small but ever flowing springs”.
Arizona has high plateaus, short mountain ranges, deep canyons, and hot deserts. Cacti and lizards are common. The
most important river is the Colorado.Arizona can be divided into three major regions: the Plateau region, the Mountain
region, and the Basin and Range region. Arizona is one of the least populated states.
Arizona's most valuble mineral is copper which is worth 1 billion dollars a year. Principal crops are cotton,lettuce,
cauliflower, broccoli, and sorghum. Arizona’s most valuable farm products are cattle,calves, and dairy goods. Arizona
is: one of the top producers of cotton, second in producing lemons, and third in producing oranges, grapefruit, and
Two Tourist Attractions In Arizona are The Grand Canyon ( one of the 7 natural Wonders of
and the Petrified Forest Natural Parks One major Event in Arizona is in the Spring when
Baseball Come in the spring for training. They also have the Arizona Diamond
Backs ( baseball) games.
Florida Produces 75% of America’s Citrus Fruit. Oranges are the best-selling crop in Florida.The most
valuable crop in Florida is sugarcane. Florida’s produce list includes bananas, avocados, mangoes, papayas,
strawberries, melons, soybeans, corn, cotton, oats, wheat, celery, and tomatoes. Seventy-nine percent of
Florida’s money comes from tourism which is counted as an industry.
Florida is 54,090 square miles. The lowest point is sea level. Florida is divided into 6 regions: Coastal
Lowland, Western Highlands, Marianna Lowlands, Central Highlands, Tallahassee Hill Region, and the
Everglades-Big Cypress Swamp and the Okeechobee Swamp. Lake Okeechobee is the largest lake in Florida.
Florida’s summers are humid and dry. The highest temperature was 109 F. The lowest temperature was -2 F.
In 1513, Ponce de Leon discovers Florida and makes it Spainish Territory. Hernando de Soto lands in Tampa
Bay in 1539. In, 1763 the French and Indian War and Spain gave England Florida because of the Treaty of
Paris. The US buys Florida from Spain in 1819. Territory of Florida is organized in 1821. In 1835 the Seminole
Indian War took place. In 1845 Florida becomes the 27th state and its capital is Tallahassee.
Florida is known for its tourist attractions are are
some:NASA Space Station, Sea World, Disney
World, Fort Lauderdale, EPCOT Center, and
Miami Beach. Other people come for the events
here are some: The Orange Bowl Festival, the
Gator Bowl game,the Orlando Magic (basketball)
and Miami Dolphins (football) games, and Spring
Training for major league baseball teams.
In Georgia, valuable crops are soybeans, tobacco, wheat, and cotton. Georgia is the leading producer in
peaches, broilers, and eggs. The most important industries are textile mills, and pulp mills. In 1886, a man
named John Styth
Pemberton made a soft drink in his back yard. Today it is one of the best-selling sodas, Coco-Cola.
Georgia is 58,910 sq.. miles. Its lowest point is sea level on the Atlantic Coast. The Savannah River is
Georgia’s longest river. Georgia is divided into 3 regions the North Mountains, the Central Piedmont Plateau,
and the Southern Coastal Plain. Mountains found in Georgia are are the Appalachian Mountains and the Blue
In 1539, Hernado de Soto explored Georgia. In 1861, Georgia seceded from the Union. In 1846, General
Sherman captured Atlanta and Savannah on his march to sea, during the Civil War. Georgia was readmitted to
the Union in 1870.
There aren’t many tourist attractions in Georgia. There are 45
different state parks, Atlanta Hawks (basketball), Georgia Bulldogs
and Georgia Tech (college football) and the Atlanta Braves (
baseball) games. Of course, you can picnic, fish, hike, hunt camp,