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What dessert is associated with the U.S.? Apple pie, that’s exactly right. You undoubtedly studied about states, their origins and about national and state treasures in your elementary school’s History class.

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We now have 50 continental U.S. states, instead of 48.

But, if you are above a certain age a lot has changed since then; for example, we now have 50 continental U.S. states, instead of 48.

A Place In Time

We’ve all seen the iconic quiz show Jeopardy! with host, Alex Trebek, and probably even chimed-in with an answer or two. With that, do you brush-up on your historical facts, every now and again?

Don’t remember what you’ve learned in the past? … no worries! By reviewing the following nuggets of information, you’ll be ready to compete with the best of them in no time flat; certainly before the next time announcer, Johnny Gilbert, has a chance to say, “This is Jeopardy!”

States/Capital/Nicknames:

-A-

– Alabama, Montgomery, The Yellowhammer State;
– Alaska, Juneau, The Last Frontier;
– Arizona, Phoenix, The Grand Canyon State;
– Arkansas, Little Rock, The Natural State;

-C-

– California, Sacramento, The Golden State;
– Colorado, Denver, The Centennial State;
– Connecticut, Hartford, The Constitution State;

-D-

– Delaware, Dover, The First State;

-F-

– Florida, Tallahassee, The Sunshine State;

-G-

– Georgia, Atlanta, The Peach State;

-H-

– Hawaii, Honolulu, The Aloha State;

-I-

– Idaho, Boise, The Gem State,
– Illinois, Springfield, Prairie State,
– Indiana, Indianapolis, The Hoosier State;
– Iowa, Des Moines, The Hawkeye State;

-K-

– Kansas, Topeka, The Sunflower State;
– Kentucky, Frankfort, The Bluegrass State;

-L-

– Louisiana, Baton Rouge, The Pelican State;

-M-

– Maine, Augusta, The Pine Tree State;
– Maryland, Annapolis, The Old Line State;
– Massachusetts, Boston, The Bay State;
– Michigan, Lansing, The Great Lakes State;
– Minnesota, St. Paul, The North Star State;
– Mississippi, Jackson, The Magnolia State,
– Missouri, Jefferson City, The Show Me State,
– Montana, Helena, The Treasure State;

-N-

– Nebraska, Lincoln, The Cornhusker State;
– Nevada, Carson City, The Silver State;
– New Hampshire, Concord, The Granite State;
– New Jersey, Trenton, The Garden State;
– New Mexico, Santa Fe, The Land of Enchantment;
– New York, Albany, The Empire State;
– North Carolina, Raleigh, The Tar Heel State;
– North Dakota, Bismarck, The Peace Garden State;

-O-

– Ohio, Columbus, The Buckeye State;
– Oklahoma, Oklahoma City, The Sooner State;
– Oregon, Salem, The Beaver State;

-P-

– Pennsylvania, Harrisburg, The Keystone State;

-R-

– Rhode Island, Providence, The Ocean State;

-S-

– South Carolina, Columbia, The Palmetto State;
– South Dakota, Pierre, Mount Rushmore State;

-T-

– Tennessee, Nashville, The Volunteer State;
– Texas, Austin, The Lone Star State;

-U

– Utah, Salt Lake City, The Beehive State;

-V-

– Vermont, Montpelier, The Green Mountain State;
– Virginia, Richmond, The Old Dominion State;

-W-

– Washington, Olympia, The Evergreen State;
– West Virginia, Charleston, The Mountain State;
– Wisconsin, Madison, The Badger State;
– Wyoming, Cheyenne, The Equality or Cowboy State.

Web Links:

http://www.50states.com;

http://belgium.usembassy.gov/how_many_states_are_there_in_the_u.s.html

-Kimberly Williams

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