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5 Interesting Facts About West Virginia

West Virginia was the 38th state and one of only two states admitted to the Union during the Civil War. It is considered the southernmost Northern state and the northernmost Southern state. The first Mother’s Day was held in West Virginia. It is also home to the largest sycamore tree in the country.  How Virginia Split …

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5 Interesting Facts About Virginia

Virginia was one of the Thirteen Original Colonies and where some of the earliest colonists settled. It was named for Queen Elizabeth I who was known as the Virgin Queen. The Virginia General Assembly is the oldest continuous law-making body in the New World. Both the American Revolution and the Civil War ended in Virginia.  …

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5 Interesting Facts About Tennessee

Tennessee became the 16th state in 1796. People from Tennessee are sometimes referred to as “Butternuts” due to the tan uniforms they wore during the Civil War. Tennessee was the last state to leave the Union for the Confederacy. Nashville, Tennessee is known as the Music Capital and the Home of Country Music due to the …

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5 Interesting Facts About South Dakota

South Dakota is known for being the home of Mount Rushmore. It has plains and mountains and breathtaking scenic beauty. It is a major producer of corn and potatoes. There is a large bison population that many tourists come to see. While it is now known as the Mount Rushmore State, it was once known …

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5 Interesting Facts About Iowa

Iowa is a Midwestern state. It became the 29th state in 1846. Iowa has more hogs than people and is the largest producer of corn in the United States. It has more golf courses per capita than any other state. The state was named for the Ioway people, a Native American tribe that once inhabited the …

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5 Interesting Facts About Rhode Island

Rhode Island was the last of the Thirteen Original Colonies. Until 2020, the full name of the state was Rhode Island and Providence Plantations. It is the smallest state. Rhode Island was home to the first cotton mill in America. It was the first colony to declare independence and the last state to ratify the …

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5 Interesting Facts About Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania was founded by William Penn and is named for his father, also William Penn. He wanted to call it Sylvania which is Latin for “woodlands”. It is known as the “Keystone State” due to its location among the Thirteen Original Colonies. As well as the prominent role it played during the Revolutionary War.   Congelier House In …

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5 Interesting Facts About Oklahoma

The name Oklahoma comes from two Choctaw words, “okla” and “humma” meaning “red people”. Oklahoma was a part of the Louisiana purchase and became the 46th state in 1907. It is the only state that produces Iodine. The state flower is the Mistletoe.   Shopping Cart The handy shopping cart that everyone uses at the grocery store …

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5 Interesting Facts About Ohio

The state of Ohio was named for the river “Ohio”, which in Seneca means “The Great River”. It is home to some of the greatest inventors, the Wright Brothers and Thomas Edison. Ohio is one of the top manufacturing states. Ohio is also home to one of the largest Amish populations.   Bessie Like many other …

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5 Interesting Facts About North Carolina

North Carolina was the 12th state in the Union and the second to last to secede during the Civil War. It is where the Wright Brothers first took flight and Babe Ruth’s first homerun. It is home to beautiful beaches as well as gorgeous mountains and lakes. It is also the largest producer of sweet potatoes …

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