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Virginia

Entered the Union: June 25, 1788 (10) Capital: Richmond
Origin of Name: in honor of Elizabeth “Virgin Queen” of England
State Nickname: The Old Dominion • Mother of Presidents
State Motto: Sic semper tyrannis (Thus always to tyrants)
State Flower Dogwood State Bird: Cardinal
State Tree: Dogwood State Fish: Brook Trout
State Dog: American Foxhound State Shell: Oyster
State Butterfly: Tiger Swallowtail State Beverage: Milk
State Song"Carry Me Back to Old Virginia"
National Forests: 2 • State Forests: 16 • State Parks: 44
Famous For: Presidential homes, Arlington Military Cemetary, Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel, Chincoteague Ponies

Famous Virginians: George Washington • Thomas Jefferson • James Madison • James Monroe • William H. Harrison • John Tyler • Zachary Taylor • Woodrow Wilson (Presidents), William Clark & Meriwether Lewis (Explorers), Henry ClayPatrick Henry (Statesmen), Sam Houston (President of Texas), Robert E. Lee (Confederate General), Richard Byrd (Polar Explorer), John Marshall (US Supreme Court Justice), Cyrus McCormick (Inventor), Booker T. Washington (Educator), Arthur Ashe (Tennis), Ella Fitzgerald • Pearl Bailey • Roy Clark (Singers), Warren Beatty • George C. Scott (Actors), Moses Malone (Basketball), Sam Snead (Golfer),

 

Fort Chiswell RV Park, Max Meadows

Ride from Max Meadows, Virginia To Ripley, West Virginia

 


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