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Old 08-21-2011, 10:22 AM   #1
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Sunday Special - Nicknames ; State Level

Sunday Special - Nicknames ; State Level
State Nicknames, Past and Present

1. The Last Frontier
2. The Constitution State
3. The First State
4. The Golden State
5. The Hawkeye State
6. The Bay State
7. The Beehive State
8. The Garden State
9. The Evergreen State
10. The Tarheel State
11. The Granite State
12. The Beaver State
13. The Keystone State
14. The Cowboy State
15. The Old Dominion State

..........and Good Luck with these.....................

16. The Natural State
17. The Gem State
18. The Prairie State
19. The Land of Enchantment
20. The Peace Garden State
21. The Ocean State
22. The Palmetto State
23. The Pelican State
24. The Pine Tree State
25. The North Star State
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1. Alaska
2. Connecticut
3. Delaware
4. California
5. Iowa
6. Massachusetts
7. Utah
8. New Jersey
9. Washington
10. North Carolina
11. New Hampshire
12. Oregon
13. Pennsylvania
14. Wyoming
15. Virginia

16. Arkansas
17. Idaho
18. Illinois
19. New Mexico
20. North Dakota
21. Rhode Island
22. South Carolina
23. Louisiana
24. Maine
25. Minnesota

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Old 08-21-2011, 10:33 AM   #2
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I got California, Oregon and Washington - but of course being from western Canada, that's my only point of reference so I'm going to say I got 100%
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Old 08-21-2011, 11:11 AM   #3
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Got about half, with hubby's help we came up at about 16. When I was a teenager living at Vandenberg AFB, CA, there was a boulevard with all the state flags. It helped me to picture it. Plus, between the two of us, we've lived in many of them.

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26. The Centennial State
27. The Sunshine State
28. The Hoosier State
29. The Silver State
30. The Aloha State

(if you don't get the last, well ...)
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Old 08-21-2011, 11:16 AM   #4
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And I didn't cheat, just nicknames hubby and I know from living there.
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Old 08-21-2011, 01:30 PM   #5
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1. Alaska
2. Connecticut
3. Delaware
4. California
5. Iowa
6. Massachusetts
7. Utah
8. New Jersey
9. Washington
10. North Carolina
11. New Hampshire
12. Oregon
13. Pennsylvania
14. Wyoming
15. Virginia

16. Arkansas

17. Idaho
18. Illinois
19. New Mexico
20. North Dakota
21. Rhode Island
22. South Carolina
23. Louisiana
24. Maine
25. Minnesota

Heh!
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Old 08-21-2011, 11:57 PM   #6
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C'mon Fiona, 26-30 ...
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Old 08-22-2011, 12:47 AM   #7
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Colorado, Florida, Indiana, Nevada, Hawaii

I've lived in College towns all my life...
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Old 08-22-2011, 12:52 AM   #8
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Hey, I would have gotten Hawaii! See, we Canadians do know a lot about your country.
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Old 08-22-2011, 08:14 AM   #9
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This one has been timely for me that a blind (not totally, she can see color and light) friend of mine was bemoaning that she felt her education sadly lacked in the geography department and wished she had a map lap-sized of the U.S. I couldn't help but immediately think of those map-puzzles that were in every lower elementary class growing up and we had at home. Found one with the most color differentiation and least words and other graphics on it. She'll be able to feel the boundaries, pull out a state.

So now I'm looking for a web site with basic, printable information on each state. I've found several sites that would do well if I was sitting at a computer and could bring up each state individually. I'm looking for something that will allow me to print something like maybe a dozen states per page with the state nicknames, birds, main industry, etc. Just a line or a few on each state. Still looking.

I think this is kind of funny that I'm doing this (I normally read stuff when I'm there) when it seems so basic to a very well educated, intelligent, extremely well-travelled, woman. But she feels her American geography is lacking.
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That's so cool, Claire! Good luck on your quest! I just read license plates
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