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Northeast

Mystery State #1
A sculpture of two whale tails sticking up out of the ground
can be seen in this state, which shares no borders with an
ocean
Before joining the union, this state was an independent
republic from 1777 to 1791
This state is the top producer of maple syrup in the United
States
The Green Mountains dominate the landscape in this state
The capital of this state, Montpelier, has the smallest
population of any state capital


Mystery State #2
This state was named after an English duke
The first railroad in the U.S. was constructed in this state
This state was home to our nations capital before it was
moved to Washington DC
Five States- Connecticut, Vermont, New Jersey,
Massachusetts and Pennsylvania- border this state
You can find the Statue of Liberty in this state




Mystery State #3
Artificial rain was first used in this state in 1947
The highest ground level wind speed in the United States
was recorded in this state
The first free public library in the United States was
established in this state
This states motto is Live Free or Die.
Dartmouth College, founded in 1769, is in this state.




Mystery State #4
The first chartered town in the United States York,
chartered in 1641
More than 90 percent of the blueberries in North America are
grown in this state
The most easterly point in the United States West Quoddy
Head - is in this state
Nearly 90 percent of the nations lobster supply is caught off
the coast of this state
This state is almost as big as the other five New England
states combined


Mystery State #5
Swedish immigrants to this state built the first log cabins in
North America in 1683
The state bug of this state is the ladybug
This state was names after an early Virginia governor
This state was the first of the original 13 states to ratify the
US Constitution
It is the second smallest state in the U.S.




Mystery State #6
This state was named after a queen of England
The first umbrella factory in the United States opened in this
state in 1928
Francis Scott Key wrote The Star Spangled Banner in this
state while watching the attack on Fort McHenry during the
War of 1812
This states capital is the fourth oldest state capital
The US Naval Academy is located in this state



Mystery Place (NOT STATE)
This place was named after Christopher Columbus
This place is divided into four quadrants: northwest,
southwest, northeast, and southeast
Its local government functions as a state, county and city
government
British troops burned parts of this place in 1814
It became the nations capital in 1800




Mystery State #7
The oldest public library in the United States can be found in
this state
The oldest U.S. newspaper still being published was
founded in this state in 1764
The USS Nautilis, the first nuclear powered submarine, was
built in this state in 1954
This state is the birthplace of American Revolutionary War
patriot Nathan Hale, who quoted I only regret that I have but
one life to lose for my country.
The Constitution State is this states nickname


Mystery State #8
The first public school in the United States was established
in this state in 1635
The first World Series was played in this state
Cod is this states official state fish
This state was the home state of four U.S. presidents: John
Adams, John Q Adams, Calvin Coolidge, and John F.
Kennedy
In 1620, the Mayflower landed in this state.



Mystery State #9
Polo was okayed for the first time in the United States in this
state.
The state is names after a location in Greece
President John F. Kennedy was married in this state
Roger Williams founded this state after he was banished
from Plymouth, Massachusetts
This state is the smallest state in the U.S.




Mystery State #10
The first baseball stadium was built in this state in 1909
This state is the only one of the 13 original colonies not
bordered by the Atlantic Ocean
A town in this state is considered the Chocolate Capital of
the United States
Punxsutawney Phil, a famous groundhog who checks for his
shadow every Groundhog Day, lives in this state
The Declaration of Independence was signed in Philadelphia
in this state in 1776



Mystery State #11
Motion pictures (movies) were invented in this state
The first nearly complete dinosaur skeleton was found in this
state in 1858
This state was the first to ratify the U.S. Bill of Rights, in
1790
This state is the most densely populated state in the United
States
Inventor Thomas A. Edison had his lab in this state






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Mystery State #12
This state has 663 miles of beaches
With a population of about 16 million people, this state has
the 4
th
largest population in the United States
Spanish explorer Juan Ponce de Leon came to this state
looking for a fountain of youth.
The space shuttles launch from this state
Walt Disney World and Epcot Center are in this state




Mystery State #13
The first brick street in the world was laid in this state in 1870
This was the first state to enact a sales tax
Nearly 80 percent of this state is covered with forest
The first Mothers Day was celebrated in this state in 1908
Pennsylvania and Maryland border this state on the north





Mystery State #14
The first sit-in to protest racial segregation occurred in this
state
Hurricane Floyd damaged this states coast in 1999
The first English child born in the United States was born in
this state in 1587
Blackbeard the pirate was killed off the coast of this state
The Wright brothers flew the first aircraft in this state in 1903




Mystery State #15
This state has 120 countries
Originally, this state was part of Virginia
This state is bounded on the west, north, and east by three
rivers: Mississippi, Ohio, and Big Sandy
The Mammoth-Flint Cave system is in this state
Jefferson Davis and Abraham Lincoln were born in this state




Mystery State #16
In 2004, people of this state voted to adopt a new state flag
Five other states share a border with this state
The state is named after a British king
The Girl Scouts were founded in this state in 1912
Former President Jimmy Carter is a native of this state






Mystery State #17
The only active diamond mine in the United States can be
found in this state
The state was named after a Native American tribe whose
name means south wind.
The fiddle (violin) is this states instrument
The Natural State is one of this states nicknames
This state is the home state of former President Bill Clinton




Mystery State #18
This states population ranks 23
rd
largest in the United States
Workers in this state build the rocket that carried the first
people to walk on the moon
The square dance is this states official American folk dance
This state was the home state of Helen Keller
The state of Georgia forms most of this states eastern border





Mystery State #19
This state has the tallest state capital in the United States
At different points in its history, this state was owned by
France and Spain
This states counties are called parishes
Ninety-eight percent of the worlds crayfish are in this state
This state hosts a huge Mardi Gras celebration every year





Mystery State #20
Three countries- France, England, and Spain- flew their flags
over this state at separate times.
Nearly 60 percent of this state is covered by forest
Coca-Cola was first bottled in this state in 1894
Cotton is the most important crop in this state
This states name is also the names of the largest river in the
United States




Mystery State #21
In the late 1700s. Settlers here formed a state know as
Franklin
The stars on this states flag represent the major landforms
found there
This state has five state songs, including Rocky Top.
This states Grand Ole Opry is home to the largest
continuously running live radio program
This state is the site of Graceland, singer Elvis Presleys
home



Mystery State #22
The worlds largest office building is in this state
The first Thanksgiving in North America was held in this
state in 1619
This states capital also was the capital of the Confederate
States during the Civil War
The countrys second-oldest college is located in this state
Eight US presidents were born in this state, the most of any
state




Mystery State #23
This states largest county is 1,134 square miles
The first tea farm in the United States started in this state in
1890
The state produces and ships the most peaches of any state
A coastal plain covers two-thirds of this state
The first battle of the Civil War took place at Fort Sumter in
this state








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Mystery State #24
This state became a state on Valentines Day
This state is the top producer of copper in the United States
Telephone numbers that begin with the area code 623 can
be found in this state
The palo verde tree, which is Spanish for green stick, is this
states official state tree
This state is home to Grand Canyon National Park





Mystery State #25
This state has the lowest water-to-land ration of all 50 states
The leaves of this state flower can be used to make
sandals, rope, and baskets
Smokey the Bear, an orphaned bear cub, was found in this
state
Carlsbad Caverns, one of the largest cave systems in the
world, is located in this state





Mystery State #26
This state was an independent nation from 1836 to 1845
More wool comes from this state than any other state in the
country
This state's official mammal is the armadillo
This state is the second-largest state in the United States
President George W. Bush was governor of this state before
elected president




Mystery State #27
The world's first parking meter was installed in this state in
1935
More human-made lakes can be found in this state than in
any other state
Only two states have capital cities that include the state
name
This state is home to the largest Native American population
in the nation
The National Cowboy Hall of Fame can be found in this state





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Mystery State #28
The first successful parachute jump from a moving plane
occurred in this state
The longest river in the United States flows through this state
The ice-cream cone was invented at the 1904 World's Fair in
this state
This state's motto is the Show Me State.
Mark Twain, the author of Tom Sawyer, was born in this
state




Mystery State #29
The oldest rock in the world, dated at 3.8 billion years old,
was found in this state
The blueberry muffin is the official state muffin of this state
The state's motto is L'Etoile du Nord, which is French for
Star of the North.
Charles M. Schultz, creator of Charlie Brown and Snoopy,
was born here
This state has 12,000 lakes




Mystery State #30
IF all this state's rivers and streams were laid end to end,
they could circle the globe at the equator
At one point in time, this state was part of the territories of
Indiana, Illinois, and Michigan
This state is a leading producer of milk and cheese
The large number of lead miners in this state earned this
state the nickname Badger State.
This state borders two of the Great Lakes: Michigan and
Superior



Mystery State #31
This state is made up of two peninsulas
You will find three mottos on this state's flag
More cereal is produced in this state than any other
Four of the five Great Lakes make up parts of this state's
borders
The state is known as the worlds Motor Capital.





Mystery State #32
The most rural of this the US states, farms cover 90 percent
of its land
The geographic center of North America can be found in this
state
Explorers Lewis and Clark wintered in this state in 1804-
1805
Among all US states, this state has the third-smallest
population
Fargo is this state's most populated city.



Mystery State #33
The first coeducational, interracial college was founded in
this state
The first professional baseball team was established in this
state
Seven US presidents were born in this state
This states flag is the only state flag shaped like a pennant
The Professional Football Hall of Fame is in this state




Mystery State #34
The world's largest elephant fossil is in this state
This state's legislature has only one house
Corn and beef are two of this state's top products
Former president Gerald R. Ford was born in this state
This state is nicknamed the Cornhusker State.





Mystery State #35
This state is the easternmost prairie state
The Wabash & Erie Canal, which operated from 1833 to
1874, increased the population and commerce in this state
This state hosts a famous car race
Forty-one miles of this state's border are along Lake
Michigan
This state's names means Land of Indians.




Mystery State #36
This state elects four people to the U.S. House of
Representatives
Helium was discovered at a university in this state in 1905
This state leads the U.S. In cattle and wheat production
This state's state song is Home on the Range.
Amelia Earhart was born in this state




Mystery State #37
This state is home to the world's largest petrified wood park
About 1,500 free-roaming bison live in a park in this state
Part of this state is called the Badlands.
The famous Native American Sioux Chief, Sitting Bull, was
a native of this state.
Mount Rushmore is located in this state




Mystery State #38
The highest point in this state is 1,235 feet above sea level
This state's name comes from a native Algonquin word.
This state has two major league baseball teams in the same
city
Abraham Lincoln lived in this state when he was elected
president in 1860
The tallest building in the United States can be found in this
state



Mystery State #39
This state has one town on an island
This state's smallest city park is located in the middle of a
road
This is the only state whose eastern and western borders are
formed by rivers
This was the home state of actor John Wayne
Iowa City was the former capital of this state







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Mystery State #40
This state has the world's longest floating bridge
This state is the top producer of apples in the United States
The first-ever revolving restaurant opened in this state in
1961
This state is the only state names after a U.S. president
This state is the home of a semi active volcano named
Mount St. Helen's




Mystery State #41
This is the driest state
Gold and Silver discoveries drew miners to this state in
1860s
This state entered the Union during the Civil War
This state gets its name from a Spanish word that means
snowcapped
Hoover Dam is in this state




Mystery State #42
The country's first department store opened in this state in
the late 1880s
The worlds largest natural-rock span is located in this state
The 2002 Winter Olympic Games were held in this state
Mormons were among the first settlers in this state and still
make up a high percentage of the population
This state is home to the Great Salt Lake




Mystery State #43
The term dude originated in this state
This state was the first state to grant women the right to vote
This state's license plate features a man on a bucking
bronco
The JC Penney stores were founded in this state
This state has the smallest population of all the 50 states




Mystery State #44
According to the Guinness Book of World Records, the
worlds shortest river is in this state
The highest temperature recorded in this state was 117
degrees and the lowest was 70 degrees below zero
This state is the fourth largest in the United States
Grasshopper Glacier is found in this state
The Missouri River starts in the Rocky Mountains in this
state.



Mystery State #45
The worlds largest silver nugget was found in this state in
1894
The highest suspension bridge in the world is in this state
Members of the Utes have lived in this state continuously
since the 1500s
This state has the highest altitude in the United States
US Air Force Academy cadets attend school in this state




Mystery State #46
A city in this state has the longest main street in the United
States, 33 miles
You can find this state at 45 degrees North Latitude
The snake river flows through this state
The logging industry is important to this state
The largest city in this state is Boise





Mystery State #47
The worlds largest land locked harbor is in this state
This state has more than two dozen telephone area codes
A gold rush began in this state in 1848
This states population is the largest of all U.S. states
The state is the home of Death Valley





Mystery State #48
This state has more ghost towns than any other state
The state flag of this state has designs on both sides
The hazelnut is this states official nut
Portland is called the City of Roses
Crater Lake, the deepest lake in the U.S., is in this state





Mystery State #49
The state flag of this state was designed by a 13 year old
boy
This state has 6,640 miles of coastline, more than all other
states combined
William A. Egan was this states first governor
This state does not border any other state
The United States purchased this state from Russia




Mystery State #50
This state used to be an independent nation
The states name comes from a native word that means
homeland
Two active volcanoes can be found in this state
It was the last state to join the United States
This state is made up of eight islands