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1. Delaware Dec. 7, 1787 Small Wonder Ladybug
2. Pennsylvania Dec. 12, 1787 Keystone State Firefly
3. New Jersey Dec. 18, 1787 Garden State Honeybee
4. Georgia Jan. 2, 1788 Peach State Honeybee
5. Connecticut Jan. 9, 1788 Constitution State
6. Massachusetts Feb. 6, 1788 Bay State Ladybug
7. Maryland Apr. 28, 1788 Free State Checkerspot Butterfly
8. South Carolina May 23, 1788 Palmetto State Carolina Mantid
9. New Hampshire June 21, 1788 Granite State Ladybug
10. Virginia June 25, 1788 The Old Dominion Tiger Swallowtail Butterfly
11. New York July 26, 1788 Empire State Ladybug
12. North Carolina Nov. 21, 1789 Tar Heel State Honeybee
13. Rhode Island May 29, 1790 The Ocean State
14. Vermont Mar. 4, 1791 Green Mountain State Honeybee
15. Kentucky June 1, 1792 Bluegrass State Viceroy Butterfly
16. Tennessee June 1, 1796 Volunteer State
17. Ohio Mar. 1, 1803 Buckeye State Ladybug
18. Louisiana Apr. 30, 1812 Pelican State Honeybee
19. Indiana Dec. 11, 1816 Hoosier State
20. Mississippi Dec. 10, 1817 Magnolia State Spicebush Swallowtail
21. Illinois Dec. 3, 1818 Prairie State Monarch Butterfly
22. Alabama Dec. 14, 1819 Yellowhammer State Monarch Butterfly
23. Maine Mar. 15, 1820 Pine Tree State Honeybee
24. Missouri Aug. 10, 1821 Show-me State Honeybee
25. Arkansas June 15, 1836 The Natural State Honeybee
26. Michigan Jan. 26, 1837 Wolverine State
27. Florida Mar. 3, 1845 Sunshine State Zebra Longwing
28. Texas Dec. 29, 1845 Lone Star State
29. Iowa Dec. 28, 1846 Hawkeye State
30. Wisconsin May 29, 1848 Badger State Honeybee
31. California Sept. 9, 1850 Golden State Dogface Butterfly
32. Minnesota May 11, 1858 Land of 10,000 Lakes Monarch Butterfly
33. Oregon Feb. 14, 1859 Beaver State Swallowtail Butterfly
34. Kansas Jan. 29, 1861 Sunflower State Honeybee
35. West Virginia June 20, 1863 Mountain State Honeybee
36. Nevada Oct. 31, 1864 Sagebrush State
37. Nebraska Mar. 1, 1867 Cornhusker State Honeybee
38. Colorado Aug. 1, 1876 Centennial State Hairstreak Butterfly
39. North Dakota Nov. 2, 1889 Sioux State
40. South Dakota Nov. 2, 1889 Coyote State Honeybee
41. Montana Nov. 8, 1889 Treasure State Mourning Cloak
42. Washington Nov. 11, 1889 Evergreen State Green Darner Butterfly
43. Idaho July 3, 1890 Gem State Monarch Butterfly
44. Wyoming July 10, 1890 Equality State
45. Utah Jan. 4, 1896 Beehive State
46. Oklahoma Nov. 16, 1907 Sooner State Honeybee
47. New Mexico Jan. 6, 1912 Land of Enchantment Tarantula Hawk Wasp
48. Arizona Feb. 14, 1912 Grand Canyon State 2 Tailed Swallowtail
49. Alaska Jan. 3, 1959 Land of the Midnight Sun
50. Hawaii Aug. 21, 1959 Aloha State 4 Spot Skinner Butterfly



Alabama George Washington Carver, who discovered more than 300 uses for peanuts

Alaska The longest coastline in the U.S., 6,640 miles, greater than that of all other states combined

Arizona The most telescopes in the world, in Tucson
Arkansas The only active diamond mine in the U.S.

California “General Sherman,” a 3,500-year-old tree, and a stand of bristlecone pines 4,000 years old are the world's oldest living things

Colorado The world's largest silver nugget (1,840 pounds) found in 1894 near Aspen

Connecticut The first American cookbook, published in Hartford in 1796: American Cookery by Amelia Simmons

Delaware The first log cabins in North America, built in 1683 by Swedish immigrants

Florida U.S. spacecraft launchings from Cape Canaveral, formerly Cape Kennedy

Georgia The Girl Scouts, founded in Savannah by Juliette Gordon Low in 1912

Hawaii The only royal palace in the U.S. (Iolani)

Idaho The longest main street in America, 33 miles, in Island Park

Illinois The tallest building in the U.S., Sears Tower, in Chicago

Indiana The famous car race: the Indy 500

Iowa The shortest and steepest railroad in the U.S., Dubuque: 60° incline, 296 feet

Kansas Helium discovered in 1905 at the University of Kansas

Kentucky The largest underground cave in the world: 300 miles long, the Mammoth-Flint Cave system

Louisiana The most crayfish: 98% of the world's crayfish

Maine The most easterly point in the U.S., West Quoddy Head1

Maryland The first umbrella factory in the U.S., 1928, Baltimore

Massachusetts The first World Series, 1903: the Boston “Americans” (became the Red Sox in 1908) vs. the Pittsburg Pirates (Pittsburgh had no “h” between 1890–1911)

Michigan The Cereal Bowl of America, Battle Creek, produces most cereal in the U.S.

Minnesota The oldest rock in the world, 3.8 billion years old, found in Minnesota River valley

Mississippi Coca-Cola, first bottled in 1894 in Vicksburg

Missouri Mark Twain and some of his characters, such as Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn
Montana Grasshopper Glacier, named for the grasshoppers that can still be seen frozen in ice

Nebraska The only roller skating museum in the world, in Lincoln

Nevada Rare fish such as the Devils Hole pup, found only in Devils Hole, and other rare fish from prehistoric lakes; also the driest state

New Hampshire Artificial rain, first used near Concord in 1947 to fight a forest fire

New Jersey The world's first drive-in movie theater, built in 1933 near Camden

New Mexico “Smokey Bear,” a cub orphaned by fire in 1950, buried in Smokey Bear Historical State Park in 1976

New York The first presidential inauguration: George Washington took the oath of office in New York City on April 30, 1789.

North Carolina Virginia Dare, the first English child born in America, on Roanoake Island in 1587

North Dakota The geographic center of North America, in Pierce County, near Balta

Ohio The first electric traffic lights, invented and installed in Cleveland in 1914

Oklahoma The first parking meter, installed in Oklahoma City in 1935

Oregon The world's smallest park, totaling 452 inches, created in Portland on St. Patrick's Day for leprechauns and snail races

Pennsylvania The first magazine in America: the American Magazine, published in Philadelphia for 3 months in 1741

Rhode Island Rhode Island Red chickens, first bred in 1854; the start of poultry as a major American industry

South Carolina The first tea farm in the U.S., created in 1890 near Summerville

South Dakota The world's largest natural, indoor warmwater pool, Evans' Plunge in Hot Springs

Tennessee Graceland, the estate and gravesite of Elvis Presley

Texas NASA, in Houston, headquarters for all piloted U.S. space projects

Utah Rainbow Bridge, the largest natural stone bridge in the world, 290 feet high, 275 feet across

Vermont The largest production of maple syrup in the U.S.

Virginia The only full-length statue of George Washington, placed in capitol in 1796

Washington Lunar Rover, the vehicle used by astronauts on the moon; Boeing, in Seattle, makes aircraft and spacecraft

West Virginia Marbles; most of the country's glass marbles made around Parkersburg

Wisconsin The typewriter, invented in Milwaukee in 1867

Wyoming The “Register of the Desert,” a huge granite boulder covering 27 acres with 5,000 early pioneer names carved on it

In New York, at the top of a skyscraper it is possible for people to see snow falling while people on the ground see rain?
Passports issued by the US after January 1, 2007 have always-on radio frequency identification chips?
Shopping is the most popular domestic trip activity by American travelers?
There are almost two million women veterans in the US?
The average American woman weighs 140 pounds?
The average clothing size for women in America is size 14?
The longest street in San Francisco is Geary Boulevard?
There are 43 named hills in San Francisco?
The only living coral reefs in the US (hawaii not included) is in the Florida Keys?
The first African American ever to receive the Congressional Medal of Honor was William H. Carney in 1900?
The White House in Washington DC has 132 rooms?
The state of Maryland has no natural lakes?
There are 125 drinking fountains in Central Park, New York?
George W. Bush and John Kerry are related?
The Florida Keys is home to 882 islands?
In 1913 over one million cars where registered in the US?
The state motto of Alaska is "north to the future"?
On January 3, 1959 Alaska became the 49th state?
The former vice-president Al Gore and Tommy Lee Jones were roommates at Harvard?
The first zoo in America was opened in Philadelphia in 1874?
In average over 60000 people fly over the US every hour?
Route 20 is the longest highway in the US?
The most superstitious president in the US history are belived to be Theodore Roosevelt?
The oldest city in the US is St. Augustine in Florida?
American green cards are not green. In 1964 they where green?
Henry Bronk gave name to The Bronx in New York?
The first submarine attack in history took place in New York Harbor in 1776?
Many of the American Quakers relocated to Costa Rica in 1951?
The first telephone book was published in New Haven, Connecticut in 1878. The book was only one page long and had fifty names in it?
San Francisco Cable cars are the only mobile National Monuments?
The ZIP code 12345 is assigned to a company in Schenectady, New York - General Electric?
The highest city in the United States is Leadville, Colorado(10,200 feet)?
90% of New York City cabbies are recently arrived immigrants?
Americans throw away 44 million newspapers every day?
A 1997 Gallup poll discovered that 24 percent of American workers would, if they could, fire their boss?
During a lifetime an American Man will spend about 3,500 hours shaving?
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