Cotton was the driving economic force in the creation of Alabama.
Alaska is one of the best places on earth to see the northern lights.
Arizona is well known for landscape of xerophyte plants such as the cactus.
Arkansas designated the pine tree as the official state tree in 1939.
Hollywood is notable for being the top U.S. film industry area, and local to historic studios.
When snowboarding in Colorado, many terrain parks are designed for specific skill levels.
Home to Yale University! Founded in 1701, Yale is one of the top universities in the world.
With a rich history, The Delaware river has some of the most beautiful views one could witness.
Wherever you go in Florida, you’re never more than 60 miles from the beach.
Georgia is known as the top producer of peaches, pecans, peanuts, and vidalia onions.
The shaka sign, or “hang loose”, is a gesture often associated with Hawaii and surf culture.
Idaho is the number one producer of potatoes, trout, Austrian winter peas, and lentils.
Illinois is home to The Sears Willis Tower; the eighth-tallest building in the world.
Michael Joseph Jackson was born in Gary, Indiana & entertained audiences his entire life.
Strawberry Point is the home of the world’s largest strawberry.
Kansas recognized the sunflower as their official state flower and floral emblem in 1903.
Home to Abraham Lincoln; knob Creek Farm, humble beginnings of our 16th president.
Lawmakers in Louisiana made Mardi Gras a legal state holiday in 1875.
The Maine Lobster is a $1.8 billion industry. Lobsters live to be 100 years old.
Baltimore is the birthplace of the American Railroad. Baltimore is also where Babe Ruth was born.
35 million Americans can trace their family history back to the Mayflower.
Detroit is the birthplace of the automotive industry.
There are 201 Mud Lakes, 154 Long Lakes, and 123 Rice Lakes commonly named in Minnesota.
The Mississippi river’s length is 2,320 miles.
Sanford and Son star Redd Foxx was born in Missouri. One of the greatest shows of all times.
Full of wildlife. The highest point in the state is Granite Peak at 12,799 feet.
Agriculture is the heart and soul of Nebraska. State motto: ‘Equality before the law’.
In March 1931 Governor Fred Balzar signed into law a bill legalizing gambling in the state.
New Hampshire is home to the most amazing moss-covered granite walls, past cascading waterfalls, historic covered bridges, glacial boulders and more.
New Jersey ranks: 5th in blueberry production, 3rd in cranberry production, 3rd in spinach, 3rd in bell peppers, and 4th in peach production.
The White Sands National Monument is made up entirely of gypsum crystals that form dunes which stretch over 275 square miles.
The female form represented by the Statue of Liberty is based on Libertas, the Roman goddess of liberty. She holds a torch and a tabula ansata (tablet) that has the date of the American Declaration of Independence inscribed in it (July 4, 1776).
Vernon Rudolph bought a secret yeast-raised doughnut recipe from a New Orleans French chef, rented a building in what is now historic Old Salem in Winston-Salem, NC, and began selling Krispy Kreme doughnuts to local grocery stores.
Official North Dakota policy is to use the “Sakakawea” spelling based largely on the writings of Russell Reid who researched the subject of Lewis and Clark in the early 1900’s.
The Ohio buckeye is Ohio State’s symbol and is also Ohio’s state tree.
Oklahoma is a Muskogean Indian word, It comes from the Choctaw words oklah homma, which means “red people.”
In 1981, the Oregon Filbert Commission decided to conform to the common standard and began emphasizing “hazelnut.”
Construction of the Pennsylvania State House, which came to be known as Independence Hall, began in 1732.
Rhode Island is known for making silverware and fine jewelry.
Before being known as the Palmetto State, South Carolina was known as, and had emblazoned on their license plates, the Iodine State.
Sculptor Gutzon Borglum began drilling into the 6,200-foot Mount Rushmore in 1927. Creation of the Shrine to Democracy took 14 years and cost a mere $1 million, though it’s now deemed priceless.
Bristol is known as the Birthplace of Country Music.
Texas boasts the nation’s largest herd of whitetail deer.
Utah is the only state whose capital’s name is made of three words. All three words in Salt Lake City have four letters each.
The birth place of Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream company.
Virginia Beach is the largest city in Virginia. Its population is expected to surpass 500,000 residents by 2010.
Washington state produces more apples than any other state in the union.
On February 14, 1824, at Harpers Ferry, John S. Gallaher published the “Ladies Garland,” one of the first papers in the nation devoted mainly to the interests of women.
Monroe is the Swiss Cheese Capital of the World.
Yellowstone is the first official National Park (1872)