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A Fun Fact For Each State (and D.C.) In The USA!

Get to know your country a little bit better, America!

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1. Alabama

The state motto of Alabama is 'We Dare Maintain Our Rights'!
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The state motto of Alabama is 'We Dare Maintain Our Rights'!

3. Arizona

Arizona, among all the states, has the largest percentage of its land set aside and designated as Indian lands.
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Arizona, among all the states, has the largest percentage of its land set aside and designated as Indian lands.

4. Arkansas

Pine Bluff, Arkansas is known as the world center of archery bow production.
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Pine Bluff, Arkansas is known as the world center of archery bow production.

5. California

More turkeys are raised in California than in any other state in the United States.
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More turkeys are raised in California than in any other state in the United States.

6. Colorado

Colorado's state fossil is the stegosaurus.
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Colorado's state fossil is the stegosaurus.

7. Connecticut

Connecticut receives roughly $4 Billion-a-year through tourism.
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Connecticut receives roughly $4 Billion-a-year through tourism.

8. Delaware

The state beverage of Delaware is milk.
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The state beverage of Delaware is milk.

9. District of Columbia

There are 123 public schools in the District of Columbia.
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There are 123 public schools in the District of Columbia.

10. Florida

Florida has over 11,000 miles of various waterways.
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Florida has over 11,000 miles of various waterways.

11. Georgia

Georgia's state marine mammal is the right whale.
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Georgia's state marine mammal is the right whale.

12. Hawaii

Hawaii has its own time zone (Hawaiian Standard Time/HST).
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Hawaii has its own time zone (Hawaiian Standard Time/HST).

13. Idaho

Idaho's state fish is the cutthroat trout.
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Idaho's state fish is the cutthroat trout.

14. Illinois

Illinois became the first state to ratify the 13th Amendment to the Constitution, abolishing slavery.
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Illinois became the first state to ratify the 13th Amendment to the Constitution, abolishing slavery.

15. Indiana

Marcella Gruelle of Indianapolis created the Raggedy Ann doll in 1914.
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Marcella Gruelle of Indianapolis created the Raggedy Ann doll in 1914.

16. Iowa

The state flower of Iowa is the wild rose.
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The state flower of Iowa is the wild rose.

17. Kansas

The state motto of Kansas is Ad astra per aspera (To the stars through difficulties).
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The state motto of Kansas is Ad astra per aspera (To the stars through difficulties).

18. Kentucky

The only monument south of the Ohio River dedicated to Union Soldiers, who died in the Civil War, is located in Vanceburg, Kentucky.
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The only monument south of the Ohio River dedicated to Union Soldiers, who died in the Civil War, is located in Vanceburg, Kentucky.

19. Louisiana

Louisiana has the tallest state capitol building in the United States; the building is 450 feet tall with 34 floors.
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Louisiana has the tallest state capitol building in the United States; the building is 450 feet tall with 34 floors.

20. Maine

Maine's coastline is 3,500 miles.
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Maine's coastline is 3,500 miles.

21. Maryland

Maryland's state sport is jousting.
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Maryland's state sport is jousting.

22. Massachusetts

The Boston subway, built in 1897, is the nation's first.
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The Boston subway, built in 1897, is the nation's first.

23. Michigan

Michigan is known colloquially as 'The Mitten' for obvious reasons.
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Michigan is known colloquially as 'The Mitten' for obvious reasons.

24. Minnesota

Minnesota has 90,000 miles of shoreline (more than California, Florida and Hawaii combined).
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Minnesota has 90,000 miles of shoreline (more than California, Florida and Hawaii combined).

25. Mississippi

The world's largest shrimp is on display at the Old Spanish Fort Museum in Pascagoula.
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The world's largest shrimp is on display at the Old Spanish Fort Museum in Pascagoula.

26. Missouri

The state instrument of Missouri is the fiddle.
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The state instrument of Missouri is the fiddle.

27. Montana

In 1888, Helena had more millionaires per capita than any other city in the world.
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In 1888, Helena had more millionaires per capita than any other city in the world.

28. Nebraska

Nebraska has more underground water reserves than any other state in the continental U.S.
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Nebraska has more underground water reserves than any other state in the continental U.S.

29. Nevada

Nevada is the only state where prostitution is legal.
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Nevada is the only state where prostitution is legal.

30. New Hampshire

New Hampshire's major lake is Lake Winnipesaukee.
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New Hampshire's major lake is Lake Winnipesaukee.

31. New Jersey

New Jersey has the most diners in the world and is sometimes referred to as the diner capital of the world.
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New Jersey has the most diners in the world and is sometimes referred to as the diner capital of the world.

32. New Mexico

The Palace of Governors in Santa Fe, built in 1610, is one of the oldest public buildings in America.
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The Palace of Governors in Santa Fe, built in 1610, is one of the oldest public buildings in America.

33. New York

The first railroad in America ran a distance of 11 miles between Albany and Schenectady.
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The first railroad in America ran a distance of 11 miles between Albany and Schenectady.

34. North Carolina

The first Pepsi was created and served in New Bern, North Carolina in 1898.
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The first Pepsi was created and served in New Bern, North Carolina in 1898.

35. North Dakota

The Lewis and Clark expedition encountered their first grizzly (brown) bears in North Dakota.
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The Lewis and Clark expedition encountered their first grizzly (brown) bears in North Dakota.

36. Ohio

Neil Armstrong, the first man to walk on the moon, was born in Wapakoneta, Ohio in 1930.
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Neil Armstrong, the first man to walk on the moon, was born in Wapakoneta, Ohio in 1930.

37. Oklahoma

The National Cowboy Hall of Fame is located in Oklahoma City.
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The National Cowboy Hall of Fame is located in Oklahoma City.

38. Oregon

Crater Lake is the deepest lake in the United States. It was formed more than 6,500 years ago.
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Crater Lake is the deepest lake in the United States. It was formed more than 6,500 years ago.

39. Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania is the only original colony not bordered by the Atlantic Ocean.
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Pennsylvania is the only original colony not bordered by the Atlantic Ocean.

40. Rhode Island

The White Horse Tavern was built in 1673 and is the oldest operating tavern in the United States.
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The White Horse Tavern was built in 1673 and is the oldest operating tavern in the United States.

41. South Carolina

The state dance of South Carolina is the Shag!
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The state dance of South Carolina is the Shag!

42. South Dakota

Mitchell, South Dakota is the home of the world's only Corn Palace.
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Mitchell, South Dakota is the home of the world's only Corn Palace.

43. Tennessee

There were more National Guard soldiers deployed from Tennessee for the Gulf War effort than any other state.
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There were more National Guard soldiers deployed from Tennessee for the Gulf War effort than any other state.

44. Texas

Texas comes from the Hasinai Indian word tejas meaning friends or allies.
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Texas comes from the Hasinai Indian word tejas meaning friends or allies.

45. Utah

The average snowfall in the mountains near Salt Lake City is 500 inches.
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The average snowfall in the mountains near Salt Lake City is 500 inches.

46. Vermont

In ratio of cows to people, Vermont has the greatest number of dairy cows in the country.
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In ratio of cows to people, Vermont has the greatest number of dairy cows in the country.

47. Virginia

Over 1/2 the battles fought in the civil war were fought in Virginia. Over 2,200 of the 4,000 battles.
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Over 1/2 the battles fought in the civil war were fought in Virginia. Over 2,200 of the 4,000 battles.

48. Washington

There are 140 public airfields in Washington, including 16 state airports.
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There are 140 public airfields in Washington, including 16 state airports.

49. West Virginia

Coal House, the only residence in the world built entirely of coal, is located in White Sulphur Springs. The house was occupied on June 1, 1961.
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Coal House, the only residence in the world built entirely of coal, is located in White Sulphur Springs. The house was occupied on June 1, 1961.

50. Wisconsin

The Hamburger hall of fame is located in Seymour, Wisconsin.
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The Hamburger hall of fame is located in Seymour, Wisconsin.

51. Wyoming

The first Dude Ranch in Wyoming was the Eaton Ranch, near Wolf, Wyoming. The Eaton's also came up with the term "dude."
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The first Dude Ranch in Wyoming was the Eaton Ranch, near Wolf, Wyoming. The Eaton's also came up with the term "dude."

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