By: Julia & Caden
Florida´s state Bird is the Northern Mockingbird.I´ts the only mockingbird commonly found in North America. This bird is mainly a permanent resident, but northern birds may move south during harsh weather. This species has rarely been observed in Europe
Miami is one of the hottest vacation destinations in the world.The only Everglades eco-system in the world is in Miami.
Florida is famous for parks
The famous amusement park Disney World brings lots of tourists to this fascinating state.Disney World has everything from shows to roller coaster, this park is a blast.
Florida´s State flower
The orange blossom was designated State Flower by Concurrent Resolution Nov. 15, 1909 Legislature. It is one of the most fragrant flowers in Florida. Millions of these white flowers perfume the atmosphere throughout central and south Florida during orange blossom time.
Florida´s Football team
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are Florida´s football team.They have won one Super Bowl which was Super Bowl 37 in 2002.The Buccaneers haven´t been back to the Super Bowl since.
Florida gets it´s slogan The Sunshine State because of the beautiful sunshine it gets from it´s enormous beaches of Miami.
How did Florida got its name?
On Easter Sunday, 1513, Juan Ponce de Leon and those with him in three ships saw a small, unknown island. They sailed northwest for three days and then west-northwest for two days more. Again they saw land, but the coast was so long that they knew this was not an island like the one glimpsed five days before.
The lawyers who served the King of Spain thought possession could by cinched by naming places discovered by the explorers; thus, Ponce de Leon was faced with the problem of what to call this land on which he yet had not set foot.
Writing a hundred years later, court historian Antonio de Herrara told how Ponce de Leon solved the problem:
"Believing that land to be an island, they named it
Florida, because it appeared very delightful, having many
pleasant groves, and it was all level; and also because
they discovered it at Easter, which as has been said, the
Spaniards called Pasqua de Flores, or Florida."