Interesting States Facts

USAALABAMA …………Was the first state to have 9-1-1, started 1968.

ALASKA ………One out of every 64 people has a pilot’s license.

ARIZONA…………Is the only state in the continental U.S. that does not follow Daylight Savings Time.

ARKANSAS………..Has the only active diamond mine in the U.S.

CALIFORNIA…………Its economy is so large that if it were a country, it would rank seventh in the entire world.

COLORADO…………In 1976 it became the only state to turn down the Olympics.

CONNECTICUT…………The Frisbee was invented here at Yale University.

DELAWARE………..Has more scientists and engineers than any other state.

FLORIDA…………At 874.3 square miles, Jacksonville is the largest city in the U.S.

GEORGIA…………It was here, in 1886, that pharmacist John Pemberton made the first vat of Coca-Cola….interesting!

HAWAII…………Hawaiians live, on average, five years longer than residents of any other state.

IDAHO………..TV was invented in Rigby, Idaho, in 1922.

ILLINOIS………..Has a Governor in jail, one pending jail, and is the most corrupt state in the union!

INDIANA…………Home to Santa Claus, Indiana, which gets a half million letters for Santa every year.

IOWA………Winnebago R.V.s get their name from Winnebago County. Also, it is the only state name that begins with 2 vowels.

KANSAS…………Liberal, Kansas has an exact replica o the house in “The Wizard of Oz”.

KENTUCKY…………Has more than $6 billion in gold underneath Fort Knox.

LOUISIANA…………Has parishes instead of counties because they were
originally Spanish church units.

MAINE…………It is so large that it covers as many square miles as the other five New England states combined.

MARYLAND…………The Ouija board was created in Baltimore in 1892……. Bet you didn’t know that!

MASSACHUSETTS…….The Fig Newton is named after Newton, Massachusetts.

MICHIGAN…………Fremont, home to Gerber, is the baby food capital of the world.

MINNESOTA…….Bloomington ‘s Mall of America is so big, that if you spent 10 minutes in each store, you’d be there almost four days.

MISSISSIPPI…..President Teddy Roosevelt refused to shoot a bear here… that’s how the teddy bear got its name.

MISSOURI…………Is the birthplace of the ice cream cone. Introduced at the 1904 World’s Fair in St. Louis.

MONTANA……..A sapphire from Montana is in the Crown Jewels of England .

NEBRASKA…………More triplets are born here than in any other state.

NEW HAMPSHIRE………Birthplace of Tupperware, invented in 1938 by Earl Tupper.

NEW JERSEY…………Has the most shopping malls in one area in the world.

NEW MEXICO…………Smokey the Bear was rescued from a 1950 forest fire here.

NEW YORK…………Is home to the nation’s oldest cattle ranch, started in 1747 in Montauk………..Surprised?

NORTH CAROLINA……..Home of the first Krispy Kreme doughnut.

NORTH DAKOTA……….. Rugby, North Dakota, is the exact geographic center of North America .

OHIO…………The hot dog was invented here in 1900.

OKLAHOMA…………The grounds of the state capital are covered by operating oil wells.

OREGON…………Has the most ghost towns in the country.

PENNSYLVANIA…………The smiley: was first used in 1980 by computer scientists at Carnegie Mellon University .

RHODE ISLAND…………The nation’s oldest bar, the White Horse Tavern, opened
here in 1673.

SOUTH CAROLINA………Sumter County is home to the world’s largest gingko farm.

SOUTH DAKOTA………..Is the only state that’s never had an earthquake.

TENNESSEE………..Nashville’s Grand Ole Opry is the longest running live
radio show in the world.

TEXAS…….Dr. Pepper was invented in Waco in 1885. The hamburger was invented in Arlington in 1906.

UTAH………..The first Kentucky Fried Chicken restaurant opened here in 1952.

VERMONT……….Montpelier is the only state capital without a McDonald’s.

VIRGINIA……….Home of the world’s largest office building, The Pentagon.

WASHINGTON…………Seattle has twice as many college graduates as any
other state.

WASHINGTON D.C………Is the first planned capital in the world

WEST VIRGINIA…………Had the world’s first brick paved street, Summers Street, laid in Charleston in 1870.

WISCONSIN…………The ice cream sundae was invented here in 1881 to get around Blue Laws prohibiting ice cream from being sold on Sunday. Also the
American Water Spaniel was created there and is the state dog.

WYOMING………Was the first state to allow women to vote.

If you allotted 4 square feet to every person in the entire world, they would all fit in Jacksonville FL. except for a very, very few.

I hope you enjoyed this. Just proving no matter how old your are, you can still learn something new

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About Dick and Danna

OUR BUCKET LIST: 1950 First kid in the area with a portable radio on my bike when I was in grade school........... 1951 Built a 5 watt radio transmitter when I was in high school and went on the radio from home. Not the most legal thing to do. Built a PA system from scratch also........... 1951-1954 Learned to play Steel Guitar. Played many shows of country music on 6 different radio stations with different groups in Western Pennsylvania........... 1954 Married Danna Lewis at when she was 15 years old........... 1960 Got into Citizen Band Radio. Danna and I were two of the original founders of CB Rangers CB club in Butler. We published a call book of all of the CBers in the Tri-State area............ 1969 Danna and I were two of the original founders of the Tri-State Country Music Association. I wrote a column for their newspaper every month........... 1960 We went to Nashville. Met Ralph Emery of WSM radio and Archie Campbell, a Hee Haw TV Entertainer. Had coffee with them at Linbaugh’s Restaurant in Nashville. Archie bought the coffee........... 1965 We developed a successful network marketing business. In later years developed a few others. Greatest training on attitudes and success........... 1968 Had a Built an outdoor stage. Had a country music jam session on our lawn at home with around 500 musicians and their family from 5 different states........... 1969 Played music on the staff band of the WWVA Jamboree and backed up all of the entertainers in front of thousands of people for 4 months. WWVA was second largest country music show at that time next to WSM Grand Old Opry........... 1984 Danna started her own typesetting business in her home. Danna Vernon Graphics had customers in 3 counties. Very successful. She taught herself how to run the typesetter machine. It was a photo typesetter. She also did layout work for printers........... 1988 I taught the secretaries at Butler hospital how to use word processing and computers, but I never had any schooling or education on it. I also did some computer programming. Before this I ran the printing operation at the hospital........... 1989 I quit a good computer job and Danna and I bought a printing franchise, Minuteman Press in Butler PA. Operated it for 5 years............ 1994 We bought a motor home. went to Florida. Spent 9 years going to Florida for 6 months every year and back to Pennsylvania for 6 months............ 1995 We played music with “Spur of the Moment” band in Florida........... 2001 Never knew my dad. Met him in 2001 and Danna and I spent a wonderful 5 years together before he passed away. Went on a wonderful 2 weeks tour of Europe (5 countries) with him. He lived in Bradenton Florida........... 2002 Danna started singing and ended up running the Suncoast Jamboree in Florida, She had her own band and scheduled everything. She sang and emcee’d the show. Played many of the RV parks in the area........... 2004 Started a recording studio in Pa and FL. Danna recorded numerous CD’s........... 2007 Since I was a little kid, I have always wanted to wear the spots off a deck of cards. I finally accomplished it this year. Threw the deck away........... 2010 We started and played in various Gospel Music Groups. Country Transition, Good News Country Gospel. Played churches all over Western Pennsylvania........... 2010 We played music on television shows on WHCU-TV Kittanning........... 2010-2014 Danna and I did a 30 minute interview talk show, Danna’s Radio Diner, on WTYM & WAVL radio. Over 30,000 hits from over 100 countries on our website as of June 2017. Still get many hits every day........... 2010 Danna and I were on TV participating in Family Life TV WHKU helping their Christmas Auction on television........... 2011 Danna and I both read our first commercial to be broadcast on WTYM radio. Also I wrote a radio promo and a short radio script........... 2012 Operated a TV camera on a live TV show on WKHU-TV........... 2013 Produced an hour TV show – Armstrong Trails on WKHU-TV Kittanning, PA. Produced a monthly live country music dinner show with various bands at WTYM radio........... 2014 We went on a country music cruise and interviewed 12 top county music TV stars for our radio show........... 2014 Rode for an hour in the cab beside the engineer of a locomotive on Kiski Jct. railroad. Broadcast it on one of our radio shows........... 2014 Played Steel for Nashvile recording star Teea Goans when they came to Kittanning on WKHU-TH and WTYM Radio. Also in 2013 backed up Joann Cash (Johnny Cash sister)........... 2015 Started Danna’s Internet Café, an internet radio show. Also shows were run on WXED-FM 107.3 and WFSN-FM 96.7. for a year and a half........... 2016 I bought a Uke Bass and learned to play it. Played a jam session a week later. Sounds like a big upright bass.
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One Response to Interesting States Facts

  1. Ray Frattone says:

    If you allotted 4 square feet to every person in the entire world, they would all fit in Jacksonville FL. except for a very, very few.

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