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Georgia Facts

Atlanta, Georgia

Georgia Facts

Georgia Facts

Georgia was the fourth state to be admitted to the union. Residents of the state are called “Georgians.”

Gainesville, Georgia is the Poultry Capital of the World. Did you know it’s illegal to eat chicken with a fork in Gainesville? The ordinance was passed in 1961 and provides that “one must not use utensils of any kind when consuming fried chicken.”

“Georgia on My Mind,” written by Hoagy Carmichael and Stuart Gorrell, was designated the official state song in 1979. The tune is most often associated with singer, songwriter, musician, and composer Ray Charles, who was born in Albany, Georgia.

Famous people from Georgia include songwriter Johnny Mercer, Academy Award winning actress Joanne Woodward, and American civil rights movement leader Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

James Earl “Jimmy” Carter, Jr. is the only native Georgian to be chosen President of the United States. He was born in Plains on October 1, 1924. Jimmy Carter and Martin Luther King, Jr. are the only native Georgians who’ve been honored with the Nobel Peace Prize.

Georgia State Capitol
206 Washington Street SW, Atlanta, GA 30334

Atlanta, Georgia Postcard

Home to the 1996 Summer Olympics

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Atlanta is one of the American South’s most popular travel destinations. Originally planned as a railway junction, the city soon developed into a major economic and cultural hub. It is home to many internationally acclaimed businesses including Coca-Cola and CNN.

Georgia State Symbols

State Bird Brown Thrasher and State Flower Cherokee Rose

Georgia FactsGeorgia State Flower

Where is Georgia?

Can you find Georgia on the United States map? Hint: Georgia is bordered by Alabama, Tennessee, North and South Carolina, and Florida. Southeast Georgia borders the Atlantic Ocean for 100 miles.

Georgia Facts

Georgia State Motto
Wisdom, Justice, and Moderation

Savannah, Georgia Postcard

The Hostess City of the South

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Forsyth Park is a large city park in the historic district of Savannah, Georgia. The park is named for John Forsyth, who served as the 33rd Governor of Georgia from 1827 to 1829. At the center of the park lies the Confederate Memorial Statue, which commemorates those who gave their lives fighting for the Confederacy. Every St. Patricks Day the water of the opulent fountain at the north end of the park is dyed green as an homage to Savannah’s deep Irish heritage. Forsyth Park has something for everyone. There are walking paths, a café, a Fragrant Garden for the blind, tennis courts, basketball courts, and open play areas for kids and soccer players.

Georgia State Quarter

Many Georgia facts are shared on the U.S. Mint’s collectible state quarter.

Images: Ripe peach representing “The Peach State,” an outline of Georgia’s shape, “Wisdom, Justice, Moderation” state motto banner, sprigs from the official state tree, the Live Oak, year of statehood (1788), year coin was minted (1999), E Pluribus Unum (motto from the Great Seal of the United States)

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Entered Union: January 2, 1788
Rank: 4

Georgia State Flag

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Georgia State Nickname
The Peach State

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Florida Facts

Tallahassee, Florida

Florida Facts

Florida Facts

Florida was the twenty-seventh state to be admitted to the union, and was named for the Spanish Pascua Florida, meaning “feast of flowers.” Residents of Florida are known as “Floridians” or “Floridans.”

Famous people from Florida include The Doors lead singer Jim Morrison, Academy Award winning actor Sidney Poitier, Academy Award winning actress Faye Dunaway, actor Burt Reynolds, singer Pat Boone, Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, and circus entrepreneurs Charles and John Ringling.

Florida State Capitol
400 S. Monroe Street, Tallahassee, FL 32399

Fountain of Youth Art Print

St. Augustine, Florida
The Patio, Fountain of Youth Park

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The Fountain of Youth is a spring that is credited with the power of restoring youth to anyone who drinks or bathes in its waters. According to legend, the Spanish explorer and conquistador Ponce de León discovered Florida while searching for the Fountain of Youth. There is no contemporary evidence to support this story which is likely a myth. Ponce de León never wrote about the fountain during the course of his expedition. Even so, with a rich history spanning nearly 500 years, Ponce de Leon’s Fountain of Youth Archaeological Park continues to delight visitors from all over the world. St. Augustine is the oldest continuously occupied settlement of European origin within the borders of the contiguous United States.

Florida State Symbols

State Bird Northern Mockingbird and State Flower Orange Blossom
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Where is Florida?

Can you find Florida on the United States map? Hint: Florida is bordered by Alabama and Georgia to the north. The western end of Florida’s Panhandle also borders Alabama. Florida is nestled between the Gulf of Mexico and the Atlantic Ocean with approximately 1,200 miles of coastline. Alaska is the only state with more miles of coastline than Florida!

Florida Facts

Florida State Motto
In God We Trust

Gators Fans Only Reserved Parking Sign

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The Florida Gators are the intercollegiate sports teams represented at the University of Florida located in Gainesville. The university’s women’s teams are sometimes called the “Lady Gators.” The University of Florida, its athletic program, its alumni, and its sports fans are known as the “Gator Nation.”

Florida State Quarter

Many Florida facts are shared on the U.S. Mint’s collectible state quarter.

Images: A 16th-century Spanish galleon, a NASA space shuttle in flight, the inscription “Gateway to Discovery,” a strip of land with Sabal palm trees, year of statehood (1845), year coin was minted (2004), E Pluribus Unum (motto from the Great Seal of the United States)

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Entered Union: March 3, 1845
Rank: 27

Florida State Flag

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Florida State Nickname
The Sunshine State

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Delaware Facts

Dover, Delaware

Delaware Facts

Delaware Facts

Delaware was named after the Delaware River, which derived its name from the first governor of Virginia, Thomas West, 3rd Baron De La Warr. Residents of Delaware are known as “Delawareans.”

Delaware was one of the original 13 colonies participating in the American Revolution. On December 7, 1787, Delaware became the first state to ratify the Constitution of the United States. That’s how Delaware derived its nickname, “The First State.”

Famous people from Delaware include actress Valerie Bertinelli, Olympic boxing champion Sugar Ray Leonard, actor Edward Ernest “Judge” Reinhold, Jr., and surgeon Henry Heimlich, who developed the life-saving Heimlich Maneuver.

Delaware State Capitol
411 Legislative Avenue, Dover, DE 19901

Delaware Coat of Arms Postcard

Liberty and Independence

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Delaware’s coat of arms was first adopted in 1777. The state motto “Liberty and Independence” was approved in 1847. Each symbol has a special meaning. The ship under full sail represents the ship building industry. Water represents the Delaware River, critical to coastal commerce and transportation. The farmer, wheat sheaf, and ear of corn represent farming and agricultural vitality. The ox signifies the importance of animal husbandry to Delaware’s economy. The Militiaman symbolizes the critical role of the citizen-soldier in the maintenance of American liberties.

Delaware State Symbols

State Bird Blue Hen Chicken and State Flower Peach Blossom
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Delaware FactsDelaware State Flower

Where is Delaware?

Can you find Delaware on the United States map? Hint: Delaware is bordered in the north by Pennsylvania and in the south and west by Maryland. New Jersey lies to the northeast of Delaware, across the Delaware River and Delaware Bay. Southern Delaware is home to 26 miles of sandy beaches along the Atlantic Ocean and Delaware Bay.

Delaware Facts

Delaware State Motto
Liberty and Independence

Delaware Map

The First State has Just Three Counties

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Delaware has just three counties, the fewest number of any state. Kent and Sussex counties have historically been agricultural, with soybeans and corn as the two most important crops. Farmers also grow barley, wheat, potatoes, and peas. Apples are the largest fruit crop in Delaware. New Castle County, located in the north, is more industrialized. Most of the state’s revenue is now generated through service industries, including finance, insurance, and real estate.

Delaware State Quarter

Many Delaware facts are shared on the U.S. Mint’s collectible state quarter.

Images: Historic horseback ride of Caesar Rodney, a delegate to the Continental Congress at Independence Hall in Philadelphia, Delaware nickname “The First State,” year of statehood (1787), year coin was minted (1999), E Pluribus Unum (motto from the Great Seal of the United States)

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Entered Union: December 7, 1787
Rank: 1

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Delaware State Nickname
The First State

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Connecticut Facts

Hartford, Connecticut

Connecticut Facts

Connecticut Facts

Connecticut was the fifth state to be admitted to the union. A person who is a native of Connecticut may be called a “Connecticuter.” However, this nickname has not been officially adopted by the state for its residents.

Connecticut is part of the six-state New England region in the northeastern corner of the United States. This area also includes Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont.

Named nearly 400 years ago in 1637, Hartford is one of the oldest cities in the United States. Since Hartford is home to many insurance company headquarters, the city is commonly known as the “Insurance Capital of the World.”

Famous people from Connecticut include author Mark Twain, pediatrician Benjamin Spock, Olympic Gold Medalist figure skater Dorothy Hamill, professional boxer Mike Tyson, Academy Award winning actresses Glenn Close, Bette Davis, Katharine Hepburn, and Linda Hunt, The Ghost & Mrs. Muir star Hope Lange, Academy Award winning actor Ernest Borgnine, showman P.T. Barnum, composer Charles Ives, author Harriet Beecher Stowe, author and political commentator Ann Coulter, and American Revolutionary General Benedict Arnold.

Connecticut State Capitol
210 Capitol Avenue, Hartford, CT 06106

Charter Oak Poster

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The Charter Oak is a large white oak tree that once grew in Hartford. According to tradition, Captain Joseph Wadsworth hid Connecticut’s Royal Charter of 1662 in a cavity of the tree. He wanted to prevent its confiscation by British representatives for King James II. The tree fell during a severe storm in 1856. Many items were crafted from the salvaged wood, including intricately carved furniture pieces now on display at the Hartford Capitol Building.

Connecticut State Symbols

State Bird American Robin and State Flower Mountain Laurel
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Where is Connecticut?

Can you find Connecticut on the United States map? Hint: Connecticut is bordered by New York, Massachusetts, and Rhode Island. Coastal Connecticut encompasses the entirety of the state’s southern border along Long Island Sound, a tidal estuary of the Atlantic Ocean.

Connecticut Facts

Connecticut State Motto
Qui transtulit sustinet (Latin)
He who transplanted still sustains

Hartford, Connecticut Postcard

Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Arch

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The Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Arch was designed by Hartford architect George Keller. It was dedicated in 1886 on September 17–the anniversary of the Battle of Antietam. The Gothic brownstone monument honors the 4,000 Hartford citizens who served in the Civil War, and the 400 who died for the Union. September 17, 1862 marked the bloodiest day of battle in American history, with a combined tally of 22,717 dead, wounded, or missing.

Connecticut State Quarter

Many Connecticut facts are shared on the U.S. Mint’s collectible state quarter.

Images: The Charter Oak tree and inscription, year of statehood (1788), year coin was minted (1999), E Pluribus Unum (motto from the Great Seal of the United States)

Connecticut State QuarterConnecticut State QuarterFront View - President George WashingtonFront View – President George Washington

Entered Union: January 9, 1788
Rank: 5

Connecticut State Flag

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Connecticut State Nickname
The Constitution State

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Colorado Facts

Denver, Colorado

Colorado Facts

Colorado Facts

Colorado was the thirty-eighth state to be admitted to the union. Colorado residents are known as Coloradans or Coloradoans.

Colorado has the highest mean elevation of any state, with more than 1,000 Rocky Mountain peaks measuring over 10,000 feet high. The thirteenth step of the State Capitol Building in Denver is exactly one mile above sea level.

Famous people from Colorado include comedian and Home Improvement actor Tim Allen, boxer Jack Dempsey, actor Douglas Fairbanks, singer Jaye P. Morgan, astronaut M. Scott Carpenter, silent film star Lon Chaney, and blacklisted “Hollywood Ten” screenwriter Dalton Trumbo.

Colorado State Capitol
200 E. Colfax Avenue, Denver, CO 80203

Colorado State Symbols

State Bird Lark Bunting and State Flower Rocky Mountain Columbine
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Colorado State BirdColorado State Flower

Where is Colorado?

Can you find Colorado on the United States map? Hint: Colorado is a landlocked state bordered by Utah, Wyoming, Nebraska, Kansas, Oklahoma, and New Mexico. Colorado is one of the “Four Corners” states, which includes New Mexico, Arizona, and Utah. Colorado touches Arizona, but these two states do not share a border.

Colorado Facts

Colorado State Motto
Nil Sine Numine (Latin)

Nothing Without the Deity

Ski Colorado Postcard

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The Colorado Rockies are home to many world-class ski resorts, including Arapahoe Basin, Aspen/Snowmass, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, Copper Mountain, Crested Butte, Keystone, Loveland Ski Area, Silverton, Steamboat, Telluride, Winter Park, and Vail.

Colorado State Quarter

Many Colorado facts are shared on the U.S. Mint’s collectible state quarter.

Images: Scenic view of the Rocky Mountains with evergreen trees at the base, “Colorful Colorado” banner, year of statehood (1876), year coin was minted (2006), E Pluribus Unum (motto from the Great Seal of the United States)

Colorado State QuarterColorado State QuarterFront View - President George WashingtonFront View – President George Washington

Entered Union: August 1, 1876
Rank: 38

Colorado State Flag

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Colorado State Nickname
The Centennial State

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California Facts

Sacramento, California

California Facts

California Facts

California was the thirty-first state to be admitted to the union. Residents of the golden state are known as Californians.

With plenty of sunshine year round, California is home to the Raisin Capital of the World (Fresno), the Artichoke Capital of the World (Castroville), the Avocado Capital of the World (Fallbrook), and the Date Capital of the World (Coachella Valley).

At 14,491 feet, California’s Mount Whitney is the highest peak in the lower 48 states. California’s Death Valley is the nation’s lowest point at 282 feet below sea level. If you’re thinking about a move to California, keep in mind that there are more than half a million detectable seismic tremors in the state every year!

California State Capitol
10th and L Streets, Sacramento, CA, 95814

San Francisco, California

Golden Gate Bridge

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California FactsGolden Gate Bridge Postcard

The Golden Gate Bridge is the most internationally recognized symbol of San Francisco, California. The suspension bridge’s striking international orange color was selected to complement the natural surroundings and enhance its visibility in the fog. The large steel structure links San Francisco to Marin County, carrying six lanes of traffic across the Golden Gate strait, a channel between San Francisco Bay and the Pacific Ocean.

California State Symbols

State Bird Valley Quail and State Flower Poppy
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Where is California?

Can you find California on the United States map? Hint: California is bordered by Oregon, Nevada, and Arizona. California’s 840-mile coastline borders the Pacific Ocean.

California Facts

California State Motto
Eureka (Greek)
I have found it

General Grant Tree

Kings Canyon National Park

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The General Grant Tree is the largest giant sequoia (Sequoiadendron giganteum) in California, located in the General Grant Grove section of Kings Canyon National Park. The General Grant Tree is the only living object to be declared a National Shrine. On March 29, 1956, President Dwight D. Eisenhower dedicated the tree as a memorial to our brave men and women who died in war.

California State Quarter

Many California facts are shared on the U.S. Mint’s collectible state quarter.

Images: Naturalist and author John Muir, “Half Dome” at Yosemite National Park, the majestic California Condor, year of statehood (1850), year coin was minted (2005), E Pluribus Unum (motto from the Great Seal of the United States)

California State QuarterCalifornia State QuarterFront View - President George WashingtonFront View – President George Washington

Entered Union: September 9, 1850
Rank: 31

Discovery of the Yosemite

by Lafayette Houghton Bunnell (Published by Lynne Schroeder)

Discovery of the Yosemite

California State Nickname
The Golden State

California State Flag

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Arkansas Facts

Little Rock, Arkansas

Arkansas Facts

Arkansas Facts

Arkansas was the twenty-fifth state to be admitted to the union, and was acquired by the U.S. as part of the Louisiana Purchase. An Arkansas resident is known as an Arkansan.

Sam Walton founded his Wal-Mart stores in Bentonville, Arkansas. Former President William Jefferson Clinton was born and raised in Hope, Arkansas. The legendary singer Johnny Cash was born in Kingsland, Arkansas.

Other famous people from Arkansas include author and poet Maya Angelou, lawyer and legal thriller author John Grisham, Academy Award winning screenwriter and actor Billy Bob Thornton, composer Scott Joplin, Academy Award winning actress Mary Steenburgen, General Douglas MacArthur, and former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee.

Arkansas State Capitol
500 Woodlane Street, Little Rock, AR 72201

Hot Springs National Park Travel Poster

Central Garland County, Arkansas
Adjacent to the City of Hot Springs

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For thousands of years, Native Americans enjoyed the healing properties of the thermal springs in the Ouachita Mountains. Hot Springs Reservation was created by an act of Congress in 1832. This marked the first time the federal government set aside a piece of land to preserve its use for recreation. Known today as Hot Springs National Park, it has the distinction of being the oldest park maintained by the National Park Service. The park includes portions of downtown Hot Springs, which has since developed into a successful spa town.

Arkansas State Symbols

State Bird Northern Mockingbird and State Flower Apple Blossom
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Where is Arkansas?

Can you find Arkansas on the United States map? Hint: Arkansas is bordered by Oklahoma, Missouri, Tennessee, Mississippi, Louisiana, and Texas. Most of Arkansas’s eastern border is formed by the Mississippi River.

Arkansas Facts

Arkansas State Motto
Regnat populus (Latin)
The people rule

Bill Clinton: Forty-Second President

Getting to Know the U.S. Presidents
Written and Illustrated by by Mike Venezia

Arkansas FactsBill Clinton: Forty-Second President (1993-2001)

The 42nd President of the United States was born William Jefferson Blythe III on August 19, 1946 in Hope, Arkansas. Bill Clinton (he assumed his stepfather’s surname as a teen) was elected Governor of Arkansas in 1978. At the ripe age of 32, he was the nation’s youngest governor and often called the “Boy Governor.” He served as Governor of Arkansas for five terms.

Arkansas State Quarter

Many Arkansas facts are shared on the U.S. Mint’s collectible state quarter.

Images: Rice stalks, a diamond, a mallard in flight over a lake, year of statehood (1836), year coin was minted (2003), E Pluribus Unum (motto from the Great Seal of the United States)

Arkansas State QuarterArkansas State QuarterFront View - President George WashingtonFront View – President George Washington

Entered Union: June 15, 1836
Rank: 25

Arkansas State Flag

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Arkansas State Nickname
The Natural State

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Alaska Facts

Juneau, Alaska

Alaska Facts

Alaska Facts

Alaska was the forty-ninth state admitted to the union. Alaska is the largest state—it’s more than twice the size of Texas.

The land mass of Alaska makes up one-fifth of the continental United States, and was purchased from Russia for $7,200,000. That’s about two cents per acre!

The Alaska Native population includes Eskimos, Indians, and Aleuts. The state’s name originated from an Aleut word meaning “great land” or “that which the sea breaks against.” Alaska residents are known as Alaskans.

Famous people from Alaska include singer and songwriter Jewel Kilcher, Alaska Governor and 2008 Republican vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin, champion snowmobile racer Todd Palin, major league baseball outfielder Randy Kutcher, actress Michelle Johnson, classical music composer John Luther Adams, and Benny Benson, who designed the Alaskan flag in 1927 when he was a 13-year-old student.

Alaska State Capitol
120 4th Street, Juneau, AK 99801

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The Trans-Alaska Pipeline conveys crude oil from Prudhoe Bay in northern Alaska to a terminal in Valdez, the nearest ice-free port. The pipeline is one of the largest in the world, covering a distance of 800 miles. The oil is then loaded onto tanker ships for transport. Valdez is also a premier fishing destination. Its waters are stocked with salmon, rockfish, lingcod, and some of the best halibut in the world. Considered one of the prettiest places in Alaska, Valdez is home to many natural wonders that attract tourists and winter sports enthusiasts year round.

Alaska State Symbols

State Bird Willow Ptarmigan and State Flower Forget-Me-Not
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Where is Alaska?

You won’t find Alaska on this United States map. That’s because Alaska is not part of “The Lower 48,” a nickname for the adjoining U.S. states. Alaska is located on the North American continent and is bordered by the Canadian provinces of Yukon Territory and British Columbia to the east. Alaska also shares a maritime border with Russia to the west. Measuring an impressive 6,640 miles, Alaska’s coastline is longer than all the other U.S. states combined! Alaska borders several major water bodies, including the Gulf of Alaska and the Pacific Ocean to the south and southwest, the Bering Sea, Bering Strait, and Chukchi Sea to the west, and the Arctic Ocean to the north.

Alaska Facts

Alaska State Motto
North to the Future

Iditarod, Alaska Wall Art

Dog Sledding Scene in a Vintage Travel Poster Style

  • Wood Photo Print available in 10 sizes
  • Printed on birch wood with sustainable ink
  • Two anchors and screws included for hanging

Alaska FactsDog Sledding Scene – Iditarod, Alaska Wall Art

The Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race takes place in early March, covering territory from Anchorage to Nome. The race is the most popular sporting event in Alaska, though it has drawn competitors from 14 countries. Top mushers and their teams of sled dogs enjoy celebrity status in Alaska. The race is named for the Iditarod Trail, which was designated as one of the first four National Historic Trails in 1978.

Alaska State Quarter

Many Alaska facts are shared on the U.S. Mint’s collectible state quarter.

Images: A large grizzly bear emerging from the water with a salmon (the state fish) in its jaw, the north star, “The Great Land” inscription, year of statehood (1959), year coin was minted (2008), E Pluribus Unum (motto from the Great Seal of the United States)

Alaska State QuarterAlaska State QuarterFront View - President George WashingtonFront View – President George Washington

Entered Union: January 3, 1959
Rank: 49

Alaska State Flag

Show your pride for “The Last Frontier.” Find the best deals on Alaska state flags, signs, decals, shirts, baby bibs, hats, stickers, cell phone cases, jewelry items, and other gift ideas.

Alaska State Flag - Nylon with Canvas Header and Grommets - 3 x 5 feetAlaska State Flag – Nylon with Canvas Header and Grommets – 3 x 5 feetTangle Free Spinning Flagpole Residential or Commercial 6-foot Flag Pole (Silver)Tangle Free Spinning Flagpole Residential or Commercial 6-foot Flag Pole (Silver)

Alaska State Nickname
The Last Frontier

Take the Alaska State Quiz

Now that you’ve learned a few Alaska facts, test your knowledge with a fun 10-question quiz.

Alaska Facts

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Quarter images by 50 State Quarters.org

Discover Valdez, Alaska

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Arizona Facts

Phoenix, Arizona

Arizona Facts

Arizona Facts

Arizona was the forty-eighth state admitted to the union. Arizona residents are referred to as Arizonans or Arizonians.

Arizona’s most abundant mineral is copper. That’s why there’s a copper-colored star on the Arizona flag. The copper used on the roof of the Arizona Capitol building is enough to make 4,800,000 pennies!

Famous people from Arizona include award-winning recording artist Linda Ronstadt, I Dream of Jeannie actress Barbara Eden, musician Alice Cooper, 7th Heaven actress Catherine Hicks, labor leader Cesar Chavez, Wonder Woman actress Lynda Carter, and architect Frank Lloyd Wright.

Comedian and actress Sandra Bernhard graduated from Saguaro High School in Scottsdale, Arizona. The first female U.S. Supreme Court Justice, Sandra Day O’Connor grew up on a cattle ranch near Duncan, Arizona. Jazz musician and composer Charles Mingus was born at the U.S. Army Base in Nogales, Arizona.

Arizona State Capitol
1700 W. Washington Street, Phoenix, AZ 85007

Imagining Tombstone: The Town Too Tough to Die

by Kara L. McCormack

Arizona FactsImagining Tombstone: The Town Too Tough to Die

Tombstone is best known as the site of the Gunfight at the O.K. Corral, which took place on March 15, 1881. Thanks to preservation efforts, the spirit of the old west is alive and well more than a century later. Tombstone’s tourist attractions include three blocks of shaded boardwalks lined with gift shops, saloons, and restaurants. Actors in period costumes are seen casually strolling along Allen Street, and there are daily reenactments of the infamous gunfight. Visitors are also drawn to historical sites like the Bird Cage Theatre, Boot Hill Graveyard, and the world’s largest rosebush–planted in Tombstone in 1885.

Arizona State Symbols

State Bird Cactus Wren and State Flower Saguaro Cactus Blossom
Learn more Arizona facts with free state symbol coloring pages!

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Where is Arizona?

Can you find Arizona on the United States map? Hint: Arizona is a landlocked state bordered by California, Nevada, Utah, and New Mexico. To the south, Arizona borders the Mexican state of Sonora. Arizona is one of the “Four Corners” states, which includes Utah, Colorado, and New Mexico. Arizona touches Colorado, but these two states do not share a border.

Arizona Facts

Arizona State Motto
Ditat Deus (Latin)
God Enriches

Lazy B: Growing up on a Cattle Ranch in the American Southwest

by Sandra Day O’Connor and H. Alan Day

Arizona FactsLazy B: Growing up on a Cattle Ranch in the American Southwest

Sandra Day O’Connor served as Assistant Attorney General of Arizona from 1965 to 1969, and was later appointed to fill a vacancy in the Arizona State Senate. After being re-elected to the State Senate in 1973, she became its first female Majority Leader. In 1975 she was elected to the Maricopa County Superior Court, and was subsequently elevated to the Arizona State Court of Appeals. She served in that capacity until 1981 when she was appointed as Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court by President Ronald Reagan. The President thus fulfilled his campaign promise to appoint the first woman to the Court.

Arizona State Quarter

Many Arizona facts are shared on the U.S. Mint’s collectible state quarter.

Images: View of the Grand Canyon backed by a shining sun, a stately Saguaro cactus, “Grand Canyon State” Arizona nickname banner, year of statehood (1912), year coin was minted (2008), E Pluribus Unum (motto from the Great Seal of the United States)

Arizona State QuarterArizona State QuarterFront View - President George WashingtonFront View – President George Washington

Entered Union: February 14, 1912
Rank: 48

Arizona State Flag

Show your pride for “The Grand Canyon State.” Find the best deals on Arizona state flags, signs, decals, shirts, baby bibs, hats, stickers, cell phone cases, jewelry items, and other gift ideas.

Arizona State Flag - Nylon with Canvas Header and Grommets - 3 x 5 feetArizona State Flag – Nylon with Canvas Header and Grommets – 3 x 5 feetTangle Free Spinning Flagpole Residential or Commercial 6-foot Flag Pole (Silver)Tangle Free Spinning Flagpole Residential or Commercial 6-foot Flag Pole (Silver)

Arizona State Nickname
The Grand Canyon State

Take the Arizona State Quiz

Now that you’ve learned a few Arizona facts, test your knowledge with a fun 10-question quiz.

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Arizona State Capitol at Phoenix by Mark Goebel. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic License.

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Quarter images by 50 State Quarters.org

Tombstone Arizona Information and Tourist Guide

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Best USA Map Puzzles

Best USA Map Puzzles

Find the Best USA Map Puzzles

Jigsaw puzzles are one of our favorite learning activities. You’re never too young or old to learn more about the United States. The whole family can get involved and play together. We’re looking for the best USA map puzzles for learning about all of the states–from Alabama to Wyoming. For example, you can learn the location, shape, capital of each state. Some puzzles provide additional facts like the state symbols and motto. It’s always good to have several different puzzles in your educational toy collection.

USA Map 51-Piece Floor Puzzle

Best USA Map puzzles by Melissa & Doug

  • Kids will have fun learning each state’s location, shape and capital
  • Puzzle includes 51 heavy-grade shape-cut cardboard pieces
  • Colorful puzzle pieces are coated on both sides for added durability
  • Durable wipe clean surface
  • Helps develop matching skills
  • Assembled size is 24-inches high by 36-inches wide
  • Small parts, recommended for age 6 years and up

Melissa & Doug USA Map 51-Piece Floor PuzzleMelissa & Doug USA Map 51-Piece Floor Puzzle

Deluxe Wooden USA Map Puzzle

Best USA Map Puzzles by Melissa & Doug

  • Kids learn to identify all fifty states by size, shape, and location
  • State capital is identified under puzzle piece
  • Puzzle includes 45 smooth wooden pieces
  • Back of puzzle lists additional state facts, including state flag, bird, motto, population
  • Assembled size is 11.8-inches high by 15.5-inches wide
  • Small parts, recommended for age 5 years and up

Melissa & Doug Deluxe Wooden USA Map PuzzleMelissa & Doug Deluxe Wooden USA Map Puzzle

Wooden USA Map Puzzle

Best USA Map Puzzles by Melissa & Doug

  • Quality, 45 piece wooden puzzle
  • Colorful images associated with each state
  • Capitol name and outline under each piece
  • Additional state info is listed on the back of the puzzle
  • Assembled size is 11.2-inches high by 18-inches wide
  • Small parts, recommended for age 5 years and up

Melissa & Doug Wooden USA Map PuzzleMelissa & Doug Wooden USA Map Puzzle

Deluxe Wooden USA Map Sound Puzzle

Best USA Map Puzzles by Melissa & Doug

  • Another great toy from Melissa & Doug for early childhood
  • As each piece is placed correctly in the puzzle board, your child will be delighted to hear the names of the states and capitals!
  • Forty wooden pieces help develop map and memory skills
  • Pictures on pieces show images associated with each state
  • Assembled size is 11.9-inches high by 15.8-inches wide
  • Small parts, recommended for age 5 years and up

Melissa & Doug Deluxe Wooden USA Map Sound PuzzleMelissa & Doug Deluxe Wooden USA Map Sound Puzzle

Lift & Learn USA Map Puzzle

Best USA Map Puzzles by The Learning Journey

  • Fun and colorful tray puzzle teaches children about the 50 states
  • A great way for toddlers to begin developing tactile and problem solving skills
  • State capital is identified under puzzle piece
  • State capitals and picture are also printed under the pieces
  • Assembled size is 11-inches high by 15-inches wide
  • Small parts, recommended for age 5 years and up

The Learning Journey Lift & Learn USA Map PuzzleThe Learning Journey Lift & Learn USA Map Puzzle

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Super Coloring state symbol coloring pages are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 4.0 License.

State Symbol Coloring Pages

Best USA Map Puzzles

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