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New Jersey
Sunday, May 10, 2015      6 comments

New Jersey, The Garden State, of "Jersey Shore" fame (or shame). (Was Snooki a Jersey Wh*re?) Anyway - 30th alphabetically, 3d of the 13 original colonies to ratify the constitution. 4th smallest state, 11th most populous, and the most densely ... Read more
New Hampshire
Saturday, May 09, 2015      5 comments

Another one of the original states, New Hampshire was the 9th to ratify the US constitution, and the first state to have its own constitution. 29th in the alphabetical tour, New Hampshire is the 5th smallest state. The state motto, Live Free o... Read more
Nevada
Friday, May 08, 2015      4 comments

Nevada, the Silver State, is also known as the Battleborn State as it was one of 2 states (West Virginia is the other) to join the union during the Civil War. That makes it the 36th to join, 28th alphabetically. The capital city is Carson City, ... Read more
Nebraska
Thursday, May 07, 2015      8 comments

Nebraska, the Cornhusker State. The 27th alphabetically, 37th to join the union. The capital is Lincoln, while the largest city is Omaha. I wouldn't want to move to either Gross or Roach, Nebraska, altho Valentine might be sweet and Wahoo sounds... Read more
Montana
Wednesday, May 06, 2015      7 comments

Montana, known as Big Sky Country, and the Treasure State. The 26th in our alphabetical tour, 41st to join the union. Montana is the 4th largest in size, but 44th in population and 48th in population density. The capital city is Helena, while Bi... Read more
Missouri
Tuesday, May 05, 2015      5 comments

Missouri, the "Show Me" state, the 24th to join the union, 25th alphabetically. We're halfway thru the states tour. The largest city, St. Louis, became an independent city in 1876, when it seceded from the county of St. Louis. Beautiful country,... Read more
Mississippi
Monday, May 04, 2015      8 comments

Mississippi, the Hospitality State, also the Magnolia State, 20h to join the union, 24th alphabetically. Southern state, full of beauty, humidity, agriculture and heat. Last in many state listings, giving rise to the saying "Thank God for Missi... Read more
Minnesota
Sunday, May 03, 2015      9 comments

Minnesota, Land of 10,000 Lakes (also called North Star State and The Gopher State). The 32nd state to join the union, 23d alphabetically. Nearly 60% of the population lives in the "Twin Cities", Minneapolis-Saint Paul. That works out well, as t... Read more
Michigan
Saturday, May 02, 2015      7 comments

Michigan, the only state where when the natives give directions, they hold up the left hand and point to sections with the other hand. 26th to join the union, 22nd alphabetically. Four of the 5 Great Lakes border Michigan - Erie, Huron, Michiga... Read more
Massachusetts
Friday, May 01, 2015      6 comments

Officially one of the four Commonwealths, instead of states, Massachusetts is up in the New England region of the USA. It is one of most populous states, but about 2/3 of the population lives in Greater Boston. My bad, I think I said Maine had P... Read more
Maryland
Thursday, April 30, 2015      8 comments

Maryland, another of the original 13 colonies, 7th to ratify the constitution, 20th alphabetically. The long straight line at the top of the state is part of the Mason-Dixon line. Nicknamed variously Old Line State, Free State, and Chesapeke Bay... Read more
Maine
Wednesday, April 29, 2015      9 comments

23d state of the union, 19th alphabetically. The only state bordered by only one other state - New Hampshire, also the only state with a one syllable name. Most northern state of the contiguous states. Anybody remember Plymouth Rock? ... Read more
Louisiana
Tuesday, April 28, 2015      6 comments

Louisiana, 18th state alphabetically, 18th to join the union. Nicknames: Bayou State, Child of the Mississippi, Creole State, Pelican State (official), Sportsman's Paradise, and Sugar State. The largest city is New Orleans. Joke: Is the capital ... Read more
Kentucky
Monday, April 27, 2015      5 comments

Doing the "K's" back to back - bad nights at work last 2 nights, got home exhausted and didn't post Kansas until late. Having slept all day, I'm posting Kentucky early. Kentucky was originally part of Virginia. It's the 17th alphabetical... Read more
Kansas
Sunday, April 26, 2015      5 comments

Kansas, officially the Sunflower State, also called the Wheat State. 16th alphabetically, 34th to join the Union. One of the most productive agricultural states, producing corn, wheat, sorgum and sunflowers. The geographic center of the 48 conti... Read more

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