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Louisiana

Tuesday, April 28, 2015      2 comments

Louisiana, 19th 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      4 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      4 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

Florida

Sunday, April 19, 2015      7 comments

Florida, alphabetically the 9th state, became the 27th state in 1845. Very agricultural - orange groves and cowboys - now it seems to be known mostly for Disney World, Universal Studios, and other resorts. Nickname: The Sunshine State (nobody ca... Read more

Delaware

Saturday, April 18, 2015      7 comments

Delaware, 8th state alphabetically, nicknamed "First State" as it was the first to ratify the Constitution, the second smallest state. It only has 3 counties in it, but has 10 universities and colleges. The state bird is the Blue Hen Chicken. Vi... Read more

Connecticut

Friday, April 17, 2015      8 comments

One of the original colonies, Connecticut was the 5th state of the union. I always have this Currier and Ives picture of horse sleighs in the snow when I think of Connecticut, never think of Yale. Read more

Colorado

Thursday, April 16, 2015      6 comments

The 38th state of the union, Colorado is known as the "Centenial State" because it joined the union in 1876. Rocky Mountain High By John Denver, 1972. (BTW, he denie... Read more

California

Wednesday, April 15, 2015      8 comments

Fifth alphabetically, the largest state by population, California was the 31st to join the union. Hotel California by The Eagles, 1976 Read more

Southern Nights - Arkansas

Tuesday, April 14, 2015      5 comments

Arkansas, 4th state alphabetically, 25th in the union, is a southern state perceived by many to be the home of hillbillies and the Ozarks. Many famous people have come from Arkansas, including President Bill Clinton, Sam Walton of Walmart, and ... Read more


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