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State Nicknames

Every US state has a nickname (or two, or more), the table below shows all nicknames. You will find more facts about every state below the main table. State Name Its Nickname Alabama Yellowhammer State Alaska The Last Frontier Arizona The Grand Canyon State Arkansas The Natural State California The Golden State Colorado The Centennial …

50 Iconic Tourist Attractions in All 50 American States

Alabama – Selma Bridge Selma Bridge is the site where in 1965 the infamous conflict of Bloody Sunday occurred. Demonstrators for civil rights were attacked by an armed policeman when they wanted to march to Alabama’s state capital Montgomery. Selma Bridge became a designated National Historic Landmark in 2013. Alaska – Alaska Range and Denali …

Nevada Facts

Every year, the state of Nevada receives enough tourists that it easily can outnumber the population of a couple of states. Some only come here for the gambling (Nevada is home to the world’s most popular entertainment and gambling center, Las Vegas) but many also come to enjoy the state’s vast and beautiful plains, deserts, …

New Mexico Facts

Novelist┬áD H. Lawrence wrote: ….I believe that visiting New Mexico was by far the most impressive experience in the outside world I ever had. This definitely has changed me for ever…. ….The very moment I was seeing the brilliant, proud morning shining high over the deserts of ┬áSanta Fe, there was something that made my …

Hawaii Facts

It is not known when exactly Polynesian people set foot on the beautiful Hawaii islands for the first time, and probably we’ll never know, but what we do know is that it must have occurred after the start of the Christian era. Linguistic and cultural records and research are also clearly indicating that the first …

North Carolina Facts

Local writer Sam Irvin, Jr., wrote: ….In my unbiased, honest judgment, the Good Lord will be placing the Garden of Eden within North Carolina’s borders when He will restore it to Earth. He will definitely do so as in North Carolina He will need to make so few changes to achieve perfection…. North Carolina is …

Maine Facts

Potatoes, submarines, and lobsters make a pretty uncommon combination, but the state of Maine has been recognized and famed for all three. The coast of so-called ‘hundred-harbor’ Maine contains beautiful lighthouses, quiet picturesque fishing villages, sandy beaches, and just off the coast you can find thousands of small islands. Maine’s coast is really among the …

Alaska Facts

Alaska is by far America’s largest state, and Texas, Montana, and California could easily fit in it, but 48 states have a larger population. Alaska is reaching so far west that international date lines had to be adjusted to keep the entire state within the same day. It is so vast that Rhode Island would …

Oklahoma Facts

Oklahoma’s recorded history begins in 1541, when Spanish explorer Coronado and his party ventured through the area on his special assignment to discover the treasures of the ‘Lost City of Gold.’ The area that later became the state of Oklahoma was transferred to the Union when the United Stated managed to close one of the …

Minnesota Facts

The state of Minnesota modestly presents itself as the land of 10,000 lakes, but the state actually comes with over 15,000 lakes. Some historic experts believe that the state’s history goes all the way back to the days of the Viking explorers around the 1300’s, and indeed has Minnesota for a long time attracted many …