|A fun fact for each of our United States
Interesting, but unverified.
Author unknown~submitted by Kay Seiler, Greenville
FACTS THAT YOU PROBABLY DON’T KNOW.
ALABAMA - Was the first place to have 9-1-1, started in
ALASKA - One out of every 64 people has a pilot’s
ARIZONA - Is the only state in the continental U.S.
that doesn’t follow Daylight Savings Time.
ARKANSAS - Has the only active diamond mine in the
CALIFORNIA - Its economy is so large that if it were
a country, it would rank seventh in the entire world.
COLORADO - In 1976 it became the only state to turn
down the Olympics.
CONNECTICUT - The Frisbee was invented here at Yale
DELAWARE - Has more scientists and engineers than any
FLORIDA - At 874.3 square miles, Jacksonville is the
U.S. ‘s largest city.
GEORGIA - It was here, in 1886, that pharmacist John
Pemberton made the first vat of Coca-Cola.
HAWAII - Hawaiians live, on average, five years
longer than residents in any other state.
IDAHO - . TV was invented in Rigby, Idaho, in 1922.
ILLINOIS - .Has a Governor in jail. one pending jail &
the most corrupt state in the union!
INDIANA - Home to Santa Claus, Indiana , which get a half
million letters to Santa every year.
IOWA - Winnebago get their name from Winnebago County. Also, it
is the only state that begins with two vowels.
KANSAS - Liberal, Kansas, has an exact replica of the
house in The Wizard of Oz.
KENTUCKY - Has more than $6 billion in gold
underneath Fort Knox.
LOUISIANA - Has parishes instead of counties because
they were originally Spanish church units.
MAINE - It’s so big, it covers as many square miles
as the other five New England states combined.
MARYLAND - The Ouija board was created in Baltimore
MASSACHUSETTS - The Fig Newton is named for Newton, Massachusetts.
MICHIGAN - Fremont, home to Gerber, is the baby food
capital of the world.
MINNESOTA - Bloomington ‘s Mall of America is so big,
if you spent 10 minutes in each store, you’d be there nearly four days.
MISSISSIPPI - President Teddy Roosevelt refused to
shoot a bear here... that’s how the teddy bear got its name.
MISSOURI - Is the birthplace of the ice cream cone.
MONTANA - A sapphire from Montana is in the Crown
Jewels of England.
NEBRASKA - More triplets are born here than in any other
NEW HAMPSHIRE - Birthplace of Tupperware, invented in 1938 by Earl
NEW JERSEY - Has the most shopping malls in one area
in the world.
NEW MEXICO - Smokey the Bear was rescued from a 1950
forest fire here.
NEW YORK - Is home to the nation’s oldest cattle
ranch, started in 1747 in Montauk.
NORTH CAROLINA .....Home of the first Krispy Kreme doughnut.
NORTH DAKOTA - Rigby, North Dakota, is the exact
geographic center of North America.
OHIO - The hot dog was invented here in 1900.
OKLAHOMA - The grounds of the state capital are
covered by operating oil wells.
OREGON - Has the most ghost towns in the country.
PENNSYLVANIA - The smiley : )
was first used in 1980 by computer scientists at Carnegie Mellon
RHODE ISLAND - The nation’s oldest bar, the White Horse
Tavern, opened here in 1673.
SOUTH CAROLINA - Sumter County is home to the world’s largest gingko
SOUTH DAKOTA - Is the only state that’s never had an
TENNESSEE - Nashville ‘s Grand Ole Opry is the
longest running live radio show in the world.
TEXAS - Dr. Pepper was invented in Waco back in 1885.
The Hamburger was invented in Arlington, Texas in 1906.
UTAH - The first Kentucky Fried Chicken restaurant opened
here in 1952.
VERMONT - Montpelier is the only state capital without a
VIRGINIA - Home of the world’s largest office building...
WASHINGTON - Seattle has twice as many college graduates as
any other state.
WASHINGTON D.C. - Was the first planned capital in the world.
WEST VIRGINIA - Had the world’s first brick paved street, Summers
Street, laid in Charleston in 1870.
WISCONSIN - The ice cream sundae was invented here in 1881 to get
around Blue Laws prohibiting ice cream from being sold on Sundays.
WYOMING - Was the first state to allow women to vote.
I hope you enjoyed this. I found it interesting!!!