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Mississippi

Monday, May 04, 2015      0 comments

Mississippi, the Hospitality State, also the Magnolia State, 20h to join the union, 24th alphabetically. Southern state, full of beauty, humidity, agriculture and heat. Last in many state listings, giving rise to the saying "Thank God for Missi... Read more

Minnesota

Sunday, May 03, 2015      6 comments

Minnesota, Land of 10,000 Lakes (also called North Star State and The Gopher State). The 32nd state to join the union, 23d alphabetically. Nearly 60% of the population lives in the "Twin Cities", Minneapolis-Saint Paul. That works out well, as t... Read more

Michigan

Saturday, May 02, 2015      7 comments

Michigan, the only state where when the natives give directions, they hold up the left hand and point to sections with the other hand. 26th to join the union, 22nd alphabetically. Four of the 5 Great Lakes border Michigan - Erie, Huron, Michiga... Read more

Massachusetts

Friday, May 01, 2015      6 comments

Officially one of the four Commonwealths, instead of states, Massachusetts is up in the New England region of the USA. It is one of most populous states, but about 2/3 of the population lives in Greater Boston. My bad, I think I said Maine had P... Read more

Maryland

Thursday, April 30, 2015      8 comments

Maryland, another of the original 13 colonies, 7th to ratify the constitution, 20th alphabetically. The long straight line at the top of the state is part of the Mason-Dixon line. Nicknamed variously Old Line State, Free State, and Chesapeke Bay... Read more

Maine

Wednesday, April 29, 2015      9 comments

23d state of the union, 19th alphabetically. The only state bordered by only one other state - New Hampshire, also the only state with a one syllable name. Most northern state of the contiguous states. Anybody remember Plymouth Rock? Read more

Louisiana

Tuesday, April 28, 2015      6 comments

Louisiana, 18th state alphabetically, 18th to join the union. Nicknames: Bayou State, Child of the Mississippi, Creole State, Pelican State (official), Sportsman's Paradise, and Sugar State. The largest city is New Orleans. Joke: Is the capital ... Read more

Kentucky

Monday, April 27, 2015      5 comments

Doing the "K's" back to back - bad nights at work last 2 nights, got home exhausted and didn't post Kansas until late. Having slept all day, I'm posting Kentucky early. Kentucky was originally part of Virginia. It's the 17th alphabetical... Read more

Kansas

Sunday, April 26, 2015      5 comments

Kansas, officially the Sunflower State, also called the Wheat State. 16th alphabetically, 34th to join the Union. One of the most productive agricultural states, producing corn, wheat, sorgum and sunflowers. The geographic center of the 48 conti... Read more

Iowa

Saturday, April 25, 2015      7 comments

Iowa, 15th alphabetically, 29th state to join the union, the Hawkeye State, part of "Ameica's Heartland". The only state whose 2 letter abreviation is all vowels: IA. Big agricultural state. This is the song "Iowa Stubborn" from The Music Man,... Read more

Indiana

Friday, April 24, 2015      7 comments

Indiana, the Hoozier State, 19th state admitted to the union, home of the Indianapolis 500 (a 500 mile race held over Memorial Day weekend). Lucky 13 alphabetically. ... Read more

Illinois

Thursday, April 23, 2015      7 comments

Illinois, 23d state to join the union, 12th in our alphabetical tour of USA. Known as the Land of Lincoln, and the Prairie State. The capital city is Springfield, but Chicago is the most populous city (3d largest in the US, after New York City a... Read more

Idaho

Wednesday, April 22, 2015      7 comments

Idaho, 43d state to join the union, 12th alphabetically. It's located in the northwestern region of the United States. Word association: Idaho .... potato. Did you come up with anything else? Read more

Hawaii

Tuesday, April 21, 2015      11 comments

Hawaii (alternate spelling Hawai'i), 11th alphabetically, is the last state to be added to the United States, in 1959 (yes, I remember when it was added). Hawaii has many unique attributes - the only state composed entirely of islands; is locat... Read more

Georgia

Monday, April 20, 2015      7 comments

Georgia, last of the original 13 colonies, 10th alphabetically, 4th to ratify the Constitution. Part of the original Confederate States in 1861, and the last of them to be restored to the Union in 1870. Known as the Peach State and Empire State... Read more


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