Capital City: Albany (62 Counties)
Location: 42.665N, 73.799W
Admission to Statehood: July 26, 1788
Constitution: 11th State
Area: 54475 square miles, 27th
Land 47224 square miles, 30th
Water 7251 square miles, 8th
Coastline 127 miles, 14th
Shoreline 1,850 miles, 13th
Great Lakes 3,901 square miles, 3rd
Biographies: Famous New Yorkers
Bird: Bluebird, Flower: Rose, Tree: Sugar maple
Agriculture: Dairy products, cattle & other
livestock, vegetables, nursery stock, apples.
Industry: Printing & publishing, scientific
instruments, electric equipment, machinery,
chemical products, tourism.
Emblazoned on a dark blue field is the
state coat of arms. The goddess Liberty holds a
pole with a Liberty Cap on top. Liberty stands for
freedom. At her feet is a discarded crown,
representing freedom from England at the end of
the revolutionary war. On the right is the
goddess, Justice. She wears a blindfold & carries
the scales of justice. Meaning that everyone
receives equal treatment under the law.
The state motto "Excelsior" on a white ribbon
expresses the idea of reaching upward to higher
goals. On the shield a sun rises over the Hudson
highlands & ships sail the Hudson river.
Above the shield is an eagle resting on a
globe representing the Western Hemisphere.
Geographic Center: Madison
Highest Point: Mt. Marcy; 5,344 feet, 21st
Lowest Point: Atlantic coast; sea level, 3rd
Origin of state's name:
Named after England's Duke of York
Permanent Residents: Find A Grave
Population: Quick facts 18,976,457; 3rd, 12/00
Soil: New York - Honeoye
Song: I love New York - by Steve Karmen
Symbols: NY Symbols
Topography: Highest & most rugged mountains
in the northeast Adirondack upland; Saint
Lawrence-Champlain lowlands extend from
Lake Ontario northeast along the Canadian
border; Hudson-Mohawk lowland follows the
flows of the rivers north & west; Atlantic coastal
plain in the southeast; Appalachian Highlands,
cover half the state westward from the Hudson
Valley, including the Catskill Mountains Finger
Lakes; plateau of Erie-Ontario lowlands.
It was built with 24 tons of scrap steel from the World
Trade Center .
It is the fifth in a new class of warship - designed for missions that
include special operations against terrorists. It will carry a crew of 360 sailors and 700 combat-ready Marines to be delivered ashore by
helicopters and assault craft.
Steel from the World Trade Center was melted down in a foundry in Amite , LA to cast the ship's bow section. When it was poured into the molds on Sept. 9, 2003, "those big rough steelworkers treated it with
total reverence," recalled Navy Capt. Kevin Wensing, who was there.
"It was a spiritual moment for everybody there."
Junior Chavers, foundry operations manager, said that when the trade center steel first arrived, he touched it with his hand and the "hair on
my neck stood up." "It had a big meaning to it for all of us," he said.
"They knocked us down. They can't keep us down. We're going to
The ship's motto? "Never Forget"
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