Friday, October 01, 2010

Received from my boss, I use to work for, years ago.

A Fun Fact for Each State

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 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 ... 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 .... Winnebago’s 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.

I hope you enjoyed this. I found it interesting

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Charles said...

Very Interesting. I liked the Wisconsin one; Clever way to get around Blue laws. Can remember how things were roped off in stores; bet Walmart couldn't sell much on Sundays, if around back then.

Arkansas Patti said...

Interesting. I've yet to visit our diamond mine but it is in my bucket list.

Gramma Ann said...

Well that was a fun post, and to think that Pennsylvania invented the smiley, : ), that is something we all needed to know. hehe

Lady Di Tn said...

Neat facts. The Grand Ole Opry had its reopening this week as it was flooded in the big May flood. There were lots of entertainer on hand for the show. This weekend the back stage will be open to tour for free. Nashville is slowly getting back to normal after the big flood. Now on the hill we would love just a little of the rain the eastern folks are getting as we are VERY VERY DRY. Peace

Renie Burghardt said...

Very interesting, Patty! I have been to the diamond mine in Arkansas. Did not look for diamonds though. Really enjoyed learning all these fun facts.

Have a great evening.

Anna said...

Oh I did Patty enjoy this very much. You always have something if not funny, then very interesting to share with us. Thanks again, and hope all is well. Anna :)

ChrisJ said...

How did the sapphire from Montana get to be among the crown jewels, I wonder. I saw them all once and that one diamond (part of the Hope diamond, I think ?)is enormous. I wouldn't mind visiting the diamond mine also.

Twisted Fencepost said...

Very interesting, Patty.
I have traveled WV's brick paved road many times.

Pat - Arkansas said...

Fascinating bits of information. Thanks for sharing. I knew, of course, about Arkansas' diamond mine. Although I've lived in the state for almost 60 years, I've not been there, although two of my daughters have visited; they found nada, but got really dirty!

Margaret Cloud said...

I really enjoyed these, very informative post.