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Funn facts on our 50 states
Indiana
This state hosts the Indianapolis 500, a prestigious automobile race
where cars are driven 200 laps at speeds reaching over 220 mph.

Illinois
This state is home to Chicago, which hosts Major League sports teams for baseball, men’s and women’s basketball, football, men’s and women’s soccer, and ice hockey

Iowa
This is the only state in the U.S. with two parallel rivers forming its borders; the Missouri River is on the western side and the Mississippi River is on the east.

Missouri
This state has over 6,000 miles of caves, the majority of which are located south of the Missouri River in the Ozark Mountains and made up of limestone and dolomite rock formations.

Idaho
This state may be famous for its potatoes, but it also contains a wide variety of gemstones such as garnet, opal, topaz, zircon, jasper, and agate.

Montana
This state has more elk, deer, and antelope living there than humans, with an average of 6.7 people per square mile.

Wyoming

This state was the first to allow women to vote in 1920, and the first to designate a national monument (Devil's Tower) in 1906
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Colorado
This state has the highest mean altitude in the U.S. at 6,800 feet and claims 75% of all land in the U.S. that is over 10,000 ft.

Idaho
This state may be famous for its potatoes, but it also contains a wide variety of gemstones such as garnet, opal, topaz, zircon, jasper, and agate.

Montana
This state has more elk, deer, and antelope living there than humans, with an average of 6.7 people per square mile.

Wyoming
This state was the first to allow women to vote in 1920, and the first to designate a national monument (Devil's Tower) in 1906.
Colorado
This state has the highest mean altitude in the U.S. at 6,800 feet and claims 75% of all land in the U.S. that is over 10,000 ft.


Arkansas
The 25th state to join the Union is where Walmart was founded by Sam Walton in Bentonville in 1962.

Louisiana
The Pelican State is known for its Cajun and Creole food, which each have unique characteristics but both include gumbo and jambalaya.

Mississippi
This state is where Coca-Cola® was first bottled by Joseph Biedenharn in 1894, and root beer was invented in 1898 by Edward Adolf Barq, Sr.

Alabama
This state is home to NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center, which is the U.S. government's civilian rocketry and spacecraft propulsion research center.

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