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A fun fact for each of our United States
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Author unknown~submitted by Kay Seiler, Greenville


ALABAMA  - Was the first place to have  9-1-1, started in 1968.

ALASKA   -  One out of every 64 people has a pilot’s license.

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 U.S.

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 University

DELAWARE   -  Has more scientists and engineers than any other state.

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 in 1892.

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 state.

NEW HAMPSHIRE - Birthplace of Tupperware, invented in 1938 by Earl Tupper.

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 University.

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 farm.

SOUTH DAKOTA   -  Is the only state that’s never had an earthquake.

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 McDonald’s.

VIRGINIA  -  Home of the world’s largest office building... The Pentagon.

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!!!

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