More State Stuff!

As you may recall, a few days ago I posted about weird laws, still on the books, for each State.  Today’s subject is:
Fun Facts for Each State
Hope ya like ’em!
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 759 square miles, Jacksonville is The  U.S.‘s largest city.

GEORGIA … It was here, in 1886, that pharmacist Jo hn 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 … The Chicago River is dyed green every St.Patrick’s Day 

INDIANA …. Home to Santa Claus, Indiana , Which get a half million letters to Santa every year.

IOWA …. Winnebagos 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 after 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. OH !!!!

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.

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.



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4 Responses to More State Stuff!

  1. -Grumps- says:

    Newfoundland has the time thingy all figured out. They keep they’s clocks set to the half-hour mid-point between standard and savings time, and leave it at that. Seems to me about as good a plan as any. Comical some ‘a these little geographical tidbits. Ie: The state what comes very last in the alphabetical order being the very First “allowing” women to vote. Take good care Bob. Ciao Fer Now.

  2. GreatGranny says:

    Fun Facts are fun to know, very interesting…thanks. Wow ! Alabama the first to use 911, didn’t know this.

  3. Sue says:

    Fun things I didn’t know! HA! Hey, how about those Lakers???!!!!

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