Entered the Union: May 29, 1790
As the 13th state
Nickname: The Ocean State
Flower: Violet (unofficial)
Bird: Rhode Island Red
Song: Rhode Island
Sports Teams: None.
Origin of Name: From the Greek Island of Rhodes.
Major Industries: The manufacture of primary metals and metal fabrication; jewelry and silverware; and textiles.
Historical Sites: The Roger Williams National Memorial in Providence.
Points of Interest: Samuel Slater's Mill in Pawtucket and the General
Bordering States: Massachusetts, the Atlantic Ocean, and Connecticut.