Wyoming: The Equality State

Wyoming: The Equality State

Wyoming, second to only Colorado in average elevation, is a predominately mountainous state. Its vast and epic mountain landscape is exemplifies most by Yellowstone National Park and the Grand Tetons. Wyoming has one of the largest populations of buffalo still ...

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Exploring Wisconsin: America’s Dairy Land

Exploring Wisconsin: America’s Dairy Land

With over 45% of total territory covered in forest and leading the nation in dairy farms, Wisconsin is a diverse and fascinating land with many strong cultural influences. Dairy and beverage production, perhaps most notably beer, have become synonymous with ...

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Exploring West Virginia: the Mountain State

Exploring West Virginia: the Mountain State

West Virginia is located in the Appalachian region of the southern region of the United States. It was originally a portion of the larger state, Virginia. During the Civil War, however, several of the northwestern counties of the state seceded, ...

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Exploring Washington: The Evergreen State

Exploring Washington: The Evergreen State

Not to be confused with the District of Columbia, Washington State is located in the Pacific Northwest region. Named for the first president of the United States, George Washington, the state was formed in 1846 as a means of settling ...

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Exploring Virginia: The Mother of Presidents

Exploring Virginia: The Mother of Presidents

Virginia is officially referred to as the Commonwealth of Virginia. It has an extensive history beginning in 1607 when the Colony was established by the London Company, making it the very first English colony in the New World. The commonwealth ...

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Exploring Vermont: The Green Mountain State

Exploring Vermont: The Green Mountain State

This New England state has one of the smallest populations in all of the United States. Despite being part of the New England area of the country, it does not border the Atlantic Ocean. Rather, the prominent body of water ...

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Exploring Utah: The Beehive State

Exploring Utah: The Beehive State

One of the least densely populated states, Utah is also known for being one of the most religiously homogenous destinations in the U.S. The 45th state is well known for its rich and fascinating history as a settlement for the ...

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Exploring Texas: The Lone Star State

Exploring Texas: The Lone Star State

In addition to being the second largest of the 50 United States, Texas is the second most populated, with over 26 million residents. The state is named for the Caddo word for friends, “Tejas.” The state’s nickname, though, is derived ...

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Understanding Tennessee: The Volunteer State

Understanding Tennessee: The Volunteer State

One of Tennessee’s most celebrated roles in American history is its major contribution to the development of American rock-n-roll and country music. Not only was Tennessee the birthplace of Elvis Presley, but it was also the home of Sun Records, ...

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Roaming South Dakota: The Mount Rushmore State

Roaming South Dakota: The Mount Rushmore State

South Dakota is often thought of as a vast and empty grassland, but in fact the state has much to offer. Although it is the fifth least populated state in the country, South Dakota has had a front row seat ...

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