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    State Facts

    Do you know of any cool facts about your state, that other people might not know of? Or you find interesting?

    Here are some facts about Wisconsin, you may know some already.

    *Wisconsin is the cranberry capital of the WORLD. We produce over 2.1 billion barrels of cranberries!!
    *Wisconsin is commonly known for cows, cheese, and beer
    *The state bird is the American Robin
    *Wisconsin became a state in 1848
    *The state tree is the Maple
    *The length of Wisconsin is 300 miles, the width is 280 miles
    *Wisconsin has 14,927 lakes
    *There is 108,000 miles of road in Wisconsin
    *Horicon Marsh is the largest freshwater Cattail Marsh in the U.S.,
    covering more than 32,000 acres.
    *Wisconsin produces over 2.5 billion pound of cheese a year!!!
    *Colby and brick cheese were the first two cheeses produced in Wisconsin
    *Wisconsin is the largest producer of Ginseng in the U.S
    *The first malted milk was made in Racine, Wisconsin in 1883
    *Door county, Wisconsin, has more shoreline than anyother county in the United States. Over 250 miles.
    *Wisconsin's deepest lake is Wazee Lake (by our cottage), it is over 300 feet deep. SCARRY! NEVER GOING TO SWIM/BOAT THERE!!!
    *Georgia O'Keefe (a famous painter, deceased) was from
    Wisconsin
    *Harry Houdini, a famous magician, was raised in Wisconsin
    *Carl Eliason, of St. Germain, Wisconsin, is the inventor of the snowmobile.


    Kinda neat huh, share your state facts!!!
    LAURA {Human}, FRANNY {Boxer}, PEANUT, BUSTER, & NIBBLES {Rabbits}



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    LOL I live in Wisconsin, too. So I can't... sorry!

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    B.C. is a haven for bird watchers. It's estimated that over one million birds use the Pacific Flyway, two of the many species that use this corridor are the rufous hummingbirds and the Snow geese.


    Animals include moose, Rocky Mountain elk, deer, woodland caribou, bighorn sheep, mountain goats, black bears, grizzly bears, cougars, and the hoary marmots. Subspecies of the black bear include the Kermode white bear that lives in the Terrace-Kitimat region and the glacier bear that's found in the northwest area of the province.


    Sea life is abundant in B.C. coastal waters. Pacific gray whales migrate along the west coast of Vancouver Island, orcas (killer whales) live in the east coast water of Vancouver Island. Occasionally minke whales are seen, and recently humpback whales have been spotted. Harbour seals are common. There are Stellar and California sea lion colonies.


    Five different species of salmon live in Pacific waters. Lingcod and halibut are also found in waters along the coast. B.C. inland streams and lakes offer cutthroat, rainbow and Dolly Varden trout and kokanee salmon.


    British Columbia is the third largest and most westerly province in Canada, it's larger than any of the U.S. states, except Alaska, and is four times larger than Great Britain. The Yukon and Northwest Territories form B.C.'s northern border that stretches for 1062 km (669 mi.) along the 60th parallel, and to the east B.C. and the province of Alberta share a common boundary that runs in a northerly and southerly direction, as it follows the Rocky Mountains for 1545 km (973 mi.). To the south, British Columbia's neighbours are the states of Washington, Idaho and Montana, this border on the 49th parallel is 650 km (409 mi.) long. Forming the west boundary of B.C. is the Pacific Ocean. The distance of this coastline that includes the mainland and all islands is more than 27,000 km (16,900 mi.).


    B.C.'s total land and freshwater area is 95 million hectares, larger than France and Germany combined. Only 30 countries are larger. British Columbia occupies about 10 per cent of Canada's land surface.

    Since 1992 alone, over 4.8 million hectares of B.C. have been permanently protected, creating more than 340 new parks and protected areas and additions to existing sites. 10.8 million hectares --11.36 per cent of the province -- have now been set aside.

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    Neat!! We have moose way up by Upper Michigan. I wish I could see one, I love moose!!
    LAURA {Human}, FRANNY {Boxer}, PEANUT, BUSTER, & NIBBLES {Rabbits}



    Thanks Roxyluvsme13!




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    Hmm, sounds like fun!
    Here's what I dug up:

    New York, the *Empire State*:

    *New York was named after the Duke of York of England.
    *Our state motto is excelsior ("Ever upward").
    *New York city is one of, if not the largest city in the United States.
    *"Uncle Sam," the national symbol, originated in Troy in the early 1800's.
    *Radio City Music Hall, in New York City, is the world's largest indoor theater, seating 5,900.
    *The first escalator was manufactored in New York City in 1899.
    *The World Trade Center had the world's second tallest skyscrapers.
    *The National Baseball Hall of Fame is in Cooperstown.
    *New York City's theaters, museums, and concert halls make it a leading cultural center.
    • Brittany (noun) - Brit-knee = Just a girl that loves her kitties.


    My furfamily (from top left, clockwise): Malley (age 10- "the Eldest"); Oreo (age 10 - "the Subway Jared of Cats");
    Bandit (age 6 - "the Sweetie"); Missy (age 3 - "the Scaredy-Kat"); *Rocky (age 2 - "the Baby"); & *Sophia (age 4 - "the Princess").
    And of course I can`t forget my beta fish, *Regulus, who is almost two years old!
    { * = my fur(and fin)babies; the others belong to my parents/sister but are of course part of the family! }

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    Er....

    not many people know this but...

    FLORIDA COMPLETELY SUCKS.
    darnit. lol

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    And strive for your desire"

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    I just searched google for some Washington facts Here's a little list I found...

    * On May 18, 1980, Mount Saint Helens erupted in Washington, resulting in 57 deaths and billions of dollars in damage.

    * According to the 1990 census, more than half the residents of metropolitan Seattle were born outside Washington.


    * In 1997 Gary Locke became the first Asian American governor in the continental United States.


    * Governor Gary Locke is the first Chinese-American governor in U.S. history.


    * In addition to its state song, Washington also has an official state folk song: "Roll on Columbia, Roll On."


    * Washington is number one in the country in the production of these fruits and vegetables: apples, lentils, dry edible peas, hops, pears, red raspberries, spearmint oil, and sweet cherries.


    * Washington is home to Boeing, the world's largest aircraft maker.


    * Washington has over 1,000 dams.


    * Lewis and Clark explored the Columbia River area of what is now Washington in 1805-06.


    * The state of Washington is the only state to be named after a United States president.


    * Microsoft Corporation is located in Redmond.


    * Starbucks, the biggest coffee chain in the world was founded in Seattle.


    * Medina is the home of the United States wealthiest man, Microsoft's Bill Gates.

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    Interesting thread!!!
    I just dug up some Pennsylvania facts:

    ~The Constitution, Declaration of Independence, and Gettysburg Address were all written in PA

    ~Nickname is the Keystone state

    ~Pennsylvania leads the nation in covered bridges, hunters, state game lands, mushroom production, meat packing plants, potato chip production, pretzel bakeries, and sausage production

    ~the name means "Penn's Woods", it was named after the father of Admiral William Penn

    ~our motto is: Virtue, Liberty, and Independence

    ~state animal--whitetail deer

    ~state beverage--milk

    ~state bird--ruffed grouse

    ~state flower--mountain laurel

    ~state dog--Great Dane

    ~state fish--brook trout

    ~state insect--firefly

    ~state tree--Hemlock

    ~Christmas tree capitol of the world: Indiana County, PA

    ~geographical center of the state--Centry County (hence the name--that's where I live)

    ~310 miles east to west; 180 miles north to south

    ~50 natural lakes, 2500 man-made lakes

    ~population--12,009,000

    Pennsylvania firsts:
    hospital, library, zoo, newspaper, state capitol (Harrisburg), television broadcast, cable tv, radio broadcast, banana split, and paper mill
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    Originally posted by lovemyshiba


    ~state dog--Great Dane



    I did not know state's how a state dog- that's cool!

    A few Ohio facts:
    Nickname: The Buckeye State
    State Bird-Cardinal
    State beverage- Tomato juice
    Sate Animal- White-Tailed deer
    State Fossil- Trilobite
    State Gemstone-Flint
    State Insect-Lady Bug
    State Motto: "With God, All Things Are Possible"
    State Name: comes from the Ohio River. It is an Iroquoian word meaning "great river"
    State seal:

    State Song: Beautiful Ohio
    State Tree: Buckeye
    State Wildflower: White Trillium

    Geography:
    The state of Ohio encompasses 41,330 square miles.
    Ohio contains 88 counties.
    Ashtabula is Ohio’s largest county with 711 square miles.
    Lake is Ohio’s smallest county with 232 square miles.
    Highest geographical point is Campbell Hill located in Bellefontaine at 1,550 ft.
    Lowest geographical point is the Ohio River at 433 ft.
    The geographic center of the state is located in Centerburg
    in Knox County.

    Hisotorical Facts:
    -Marietta was Ohio’s first permanent settlement. It was founded in 1788 by General Rufus Putnam and named in honor of Marie Antoinette, then queen of France.

    -Chillicothe was Ohio’s first capital. The Chillicothe statehouse was the first stone building erected in Ohio.

    -The nation’s first interracial, coeducational college, Oberlin College, was founded in Oberlin in 1833.

    -Cleveland became the world’s first city to be lighted
    electrically in 1879 when Charles Brush successfully demonstrated arc lights on the streets.
    -Ohio University, founded in 1804 in Athens, was the first university in Ohio and the Northwest Territory.

    -In Marietta, John Gilman first used x-rays in surgery in 1896.

    -8 Former President's were born inOhio, giving the state the nickname "the Mother of Presidents"
    The 8 are: William Henry Harrison, Ulysses S. Grant, Rutherford B. Hayes, Benjamin Harrison, William McKinley, William H. Taft, and Warren G. Harding
    Last edited by Cincy'sMom; 05-04-2003 at 12:16 PM.

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    Originally posted by Cincy'sMom
    I did not know state's how a state dog- that's cool!

    Neither did I, until I found the facts--I wonder if we can find out other state's dogs???
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    There are about 10 states that have state dogs. I inquired about getting one from Indiana and was laughed at...big surprise.

    MA is....big surprise here....Boston Terrier
    MD is Cheasapeake Bay Retriever

    I know that SC and WI have state dogs too, but I can't remember what they are. Nova Scotia has a provincial dog...the Duck Trolling Retriever.


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    Here is some stuff about Indiana...I'll post more tomorrow when I get to school....I have bunches of stuff there....

    Indiana
    Facts, Map and State Symbols
    Indiana Flag Printout/Quiz

    Indiana was the 19th state in the USA; it became a state on December 11, 1816.
    State Abbreviation - IN
    State Capital - Indianapolis
    Largest City - Indianapolis
    Area - 36,420 square miles [Indiana is the 38th biggest state in the USA]
    Population - 6,080,485 (as of 2000) [Indiana is the 14th most populous state in the USA]
    Major Industries - agriculture (corn, soybeans, wheat), manufacturing, mining (coal, limestone), steel-making

    Major Rivers - Ohio River, Wabash River, White River, Tippecanoe River
    Major Lakes - Mississinewa Lake, Lake Michigan
    Highest Point - Hoosier Hill, Wayne County (near Richmond in east-central Indiana) - 1,257 feet (383 m) above sea level
    Bordering States - Illinois, Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio

    Origin of the Name Indiana - Indiana is a word that refers to the local Indians.
    State Nickname - Hoosier State
    State Motto - "The Crossroads of America"
    State Song - "On the Banks of the Wabash, Far Away," by Paul Dresser

    Indiana State Symbols and Emblems:
    State Flag

    The official state flag of Indiana was adopted in 1917. It was designed by Paul Hadley of Mooresville, Indiana; he won a flag design contest sponsored by the DAR (Daughters of the American Revolution) for Indiana's 100th anniversary of statehood in 1916. There are 19 golden stars on a blue field. The 13 stars in the outer circle represent the 13 original colonies of the United States of America; the 5 stars in a half circle represent the states admitted prior to Indiana (but after the original 13), and the larger star atop the flame of the torch of Liberty represents Indiana.



    Animal Symbols:
    State Bird



    Cardinal



    Plant Symbols:
    State Flower


    Peony


    State Tree
    Tulip tree



    Earth Symbol:
    State Stone
    Salem limestone



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    state dogs

    I looked up all of the states on a webpage, and this was all I could find for state dogs:
    Louisiana--Catahoula Leopard Dog
    Maryland--Chesapeake Bay Retriever
    Massachusetts--Boston Terrier
    North Carolina--Plott hound (I don't know what this is)
    South Carolina--Boykin Spaniel (don't know what this is either)
    Virginia--American fox Hound
    Wisconsin--American Water Spaniel
    Pennsylvania--Great Dane


    I found pics:
    boykin spaniel

    plott hound
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    New Jersey

    Famous New Jersey natives ~
    Jack Nicholson, Bruce Springsteen, Bon Jovi, Jason Alexander, Queen Latifa, Shaq, Judy Blume, Whitney Houston, Eddie Money, Frank Sinatra, Grover Cleveland, Woodrow Wilson, & Walt Whitman.

    KayAnn Florida can't be that bad. Three friends have recently moved down there and love it!

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    Here is some of Georgia's official things

    Bird - Brown Thrasher
    Butterfly - Tiger Swallowtail
    Crop - Peanut
    Fish - Largemouth Bass
    Flower - Cherokee Rose
    Fossil - Shark Tooth
    Fruit - Peach
    Game Bird - Bobwhite Quail
    Gem - Quartz
    Insect - Honeybee
    Marine Mammal - Right Whale
    Mineral - Staurolite
    Motto - "Wisdom, Justice & Moderation"
    Prepared Food - Grits
    Reptile - Gopher Tortoise
    Seashell - Knobbed Whelk
    Song - "Georgia on My Mind"
    Tree - Live Oak
    Vegetable - Vidalia Sweet Onion
    Waltz - "Our Georgia"
    Wildflower - Azalea

    We have no official dog or cat.
    Scott is owned by 5 cats: Jackson, Fluffy, Twidgit, Ashton, Lexi;
    and 3 dogs: Eli, Sassee, Ginger

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