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Subject: : Trivia For Each State

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[SIZE=12pt]Very interesting. Some trivia about something unique about each of our states... [/SIZE]

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[SIZE=12pt]ALABAMA[/SIZE] . Was the first place to have 9-1-1, started in 1968.

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[SIZE=12pt]ALASKA[/SIZE] .. One out of every 64 people has a pilot's license.

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[SIZE=12pt]ARIZONA[/SIZE] ... Is the only state in the continental U.S that doesn't follow Daylight Savings Time.

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[SIZE=12pt]ARKANSAS[/SIZE] .. Has the only active diamond mine in th e U.S.

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[SIZE=12pt]CALIFORNIA[/SIZE] .. Its economy is so large that if it were a country, it would rank seventh in the entire world.

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[SIZE=12pt]COLORADO[/SIZE] . In 1976 it became the only state to turn down the Olympics.

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[SIZE=12pt]CONNECTICUT[/SIZE] .. The Frisbee was invented here at Yale University.

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[SIZE=12pt]DELAWARE[/SIZE] ... Has more scientists and engineers than any other state.

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[SIZE=12pt]FLORIDA[/SIZE] .. At 759 square miles, Jacksonville is the US'S larg est city.

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[SIZE=12pt]GEORGIA[/SIZE] . It was here, in 1886, that pharmacist John Pemberton made the first vat of Coca-Cola.

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[SIZE=12pt]HAWAII[/SIZE] ... Hawaiian's live, on average, five years longer than residents in any other state.

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[SIZE=12pt]IDAHO TV was invented in Rigby, Idaho, in 1922. [/SIZE]

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[SIZE=12pt]ILLINOIS[/SIZE] .. The Chicago River is dyed green every St. Patrick's Day.

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[SIZE=12pt]INDIANA Home to Santa Claus, Indiana, which get a half million letters to Santa every year. [/SIZE]

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[SIZE=12pt]IOWA[/SIZE] .. Winnebagos get their name from Winnebago County Also, it is the only state that begins with two vowels.

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[SIZE=12pt]KANSAS[/SIZE] .. Liberal, Kansas, has an exact replica of the house in The Wizard of Oz

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[SIZE=12pt]KENTUCKY[/SIZE] ... Has more than $6 billion in gold underneath Fort Knox.

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[SIZE=12pt]LOUISIANA[/SIZE] . Has parishes instead of counties because they were originally Spanish church un its.

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[SIZE=12pt]MAINE[/SIZE] ... It's so big, it covers as many square miles as the other five New England states combined.

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[SIZE=12pt]MARYLAND[/SIZE] .. King Williams School opened in 1696. It was the first school in the United States.

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[SIZE=12pt]MASSACHUSETTS[/SIZE] .. The Fig Newton is named after Newton, Massachusetts.

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[SIZE=12pt]MICHIGAN[/SIZE] .. Fremont, home to Gerber, is the baby food capital of the world.

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[SIZE=12pt]MINNESOTA[/SIZE] .. Bloomington's Mall of America is so big, if you spent

10 minutes in each store, you'd be there nearly four days.

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[SIZE=12pt]MISSISSIPPI[/SIZE] - President Teddy Roosevelt refused to shoot a bear here That's how the teddy bear got its name.

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[SIZE=12pt]MISSOURI[/SIZE] ... Is the birthplace of the ice cream cone.

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[SIZE=12pt]MONTANA[/SIZE] .. A sapphire from Montana is one of the Crown Jewels of England.

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[SIZE=12pt]NEBRASKA[/SIZE] ... More triplets are born here than in any other st ate.

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[SIZE=12pt]NEVADA[/SIZE] .. Has more hotel rooms than any other place in the world.

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[SIZE=12pt]NEW HAMPSHIRE[/SIZE] . Birthplace of Tupperware, invented in

1938 by Earl Tupper.

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[SIZE=12pt]NEW JERSEY Has the most shopping malls in one area in the world. [/SIZE]

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[SIZE=12pt]NEW MEXICO[/SIZE] ... Smokey the Bear was rescued from a 1950 forest fire here.

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[SIZE=12pt]NEW YORK[/SIZE] .. Is home to the nation's oldest cattle ranch, started in

1747 in Montauk.

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[SIZE=12pt]NORTH CAROLINA[/SIZE] . Home of the first Krispy Kreme doughnut.

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[SIZE=12pt]NORTH DAKOTA[/SIZE] .. Rigby, North Dakota, is the exact geographic center of North America.

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[SIZE=12pt]OHIO[/SIZE] . The hot dog was invented here in 1900.

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[SIZE=12pt]OKLAHOMA[/SIZE] .. The grounds of the state capital are covered by operating oil wells.

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[SIZE=12pt]OREGON[/SIZE] ... Has the most ghost towns in the country.

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[SIZE=12pt]PENNSYLVANIA[/SIZE] .. The "smiley" was first used in 1980 by compu ter scientists at Carnegie Mellon University.

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[SIZE=12pt]RHODE[/SIZE] ISLAND ... The nation's oldest bar, the White Horse Tavern, opened here in 1673

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[SIZE=12pt]SOUTH CAROLINA[/SIZE] . Sumter County is home to the world's largest gingko farm.

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[SIZE=12pt]SOUTH DAKOTA[/SIZE] .. Is the only state that's never had an earthquake.

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[SIZE=12pt]TENNESSEE[/SIZE] .. Nashville's Grand Ole Opry is the longest running live radio show in the world.

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[SIZE=12pt]TEXAS[/SIZE] .. Dr. Pepper was invented in Waco back in 1885.

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[SIZE=12pt]UTAH[/SIZE] . The first Kentucky Fried Chicken restaurant opened here in

1952

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[SIZE=12pt]VERMONT Montpelier is the only state capital without a McDonald's. [/SIZE]

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[SIZE=12pt]VIRGINIA[/SIZE] . Home of the world's largest office building, the Pentagon.

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[SIZE=12pt]WASHINGTON[/SIZE] . Seattle has the highest proportion of college graduates of any other US city.

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[SIZE=12pt]WASHINGTON[/SIZE] D.C. .. Was t he first planned capital in the world.

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[SIZE=12pt]WEST VIRGINIA[/SIZE] ... Had the world's first brick paved street, Summers Street, laid in Charleston in 1870.

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[SIZE=12pt]WISCONSIN[/SIZE] .. The ice cream sundae was invented here in

1881 to get around Blue Laws prohibiting ice cream from being sold on Sundays.

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[SIZE=12pt]WYOMING[/SIZE] ... Was the first state to allow women to vote.
 

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Interesting, what an interesting Ohio fact, the hot dog was invented here ...seems so little compared to the rest of the states facts


from the hotdog state ,,,,

 

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Oh that was pretty cool!!! I agree with the New Jersey info!!! Instead of the Garden State, we will soon be called the strip mall state!
 

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Interesting, what an interesting Ohio fact, the hot dog was invented here ...seems so little compared to the rest of the states facts


from the hotdog state ,,,,


Hey, what would the world be like without hotdogs? Imagine a baseball game, hotdog-less, lol!


Very cool trivia, thanks for sharing!
 

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That was neat! I'm printing it up and having my 5th grader take it to school.
 
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