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  1. 5. This state was the first to require license plates for cars.
  2. 6. This state is the car theft capitol in the world and one of the cities in this state has more car thefts than any other city, even the 2 largest cities, New York City and Los Angeles.
  3. 8. Who was to be named Smokey the Bear was found trapped in a tree when his home in Lincoln National Forest was destroyed by fire, in 1950, in this state.
  4. 9. Dr. John S. Pemberton invented the sophisticated beverage Coca-Cola in 1886.
  5. 11. This is the only state in the United States to enter by treaty instead of territorial annexation.
  6. 13. Several dinosaurs were excavated in this state including Hardosaurs, Edmontosaurus’, and one of the best preserved Tyrannosaurus Rex’s was excavated.
  7. 14. The movie “Twister” was filmed in this state.
  8. 15. Birth control pills were invented in this state.
  9. 17. This state has the tallest state capital building which stands at 450 feet tall and contains 34 floors.
  10. 20. Pepsi was first invented and sold in this state in 1898.
  11. 23. Confederate flag was designed and first flown in this state.
  12. 25. The original London Bridge was shipped stone-by-stone and reconstructed in this state.
  13. 26. In 1927, Edwin E. Perkins invented the powered soft drink Kool-Aid in this state.
  14. 31. The state capitol of this state is the former capitol of the Confederacy.
  15. 32. A city in this state prohibit the walking of a lion, tiger, or leopard, even if they are on a leash.
  16. 34. This state’s city attract more visitors than any other amusement park destination in the United States.
  17. 37. A law in this state prohibit a person to give a gift of candy that weighs more than 50 pounds.
  18. 38. The first free public library was opened in this state in 1833.
  19. 40. This state has 46 counties that have an average population of 6 people or fewer per square mile.
  20. 41. This state contains over 222 wildlife preservations.
  21. 42. The city Metropolis, home to Superman, really does exist in this state.
  22. 44. This state is the largest gold-producing state in the nation and is second in the world to South Africa.
  23. 45. This state is home to the George M. Cohan who is responsible for writing “I’m a Yankee Doodle Dandy” and “You’re a Grand Old Flag”.
  24. 47. Sam Walton founded his Wal-Mart stores in this state.
  25. 48. This state and Rhode Island never ratified the 18th amendment which prohibited the production and sale of alcoholic beverages.
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  1. 1. This state has the deepest lake in the United States and is formed in the remains of an ancient volcano.
  2. 2. The JCPenny’s store was originally opened in this state.
  3. 3. The Starbucks chain was founded in this state.
  4. 4. Cheeseburgers were first served in this state in 1934.
  5. 7. Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream Company gives their ice cream waste to local farmers who use it to feed their pigs. According to the farmers, the pigs like all flavors except Mint Oreo.
  6. 10. The first professional baseball game was played in this state on May 4, 1871.
  7. 12. In this state it is legal to shoot a bear but if a person decides to wake a bear to take a photo of the bear, it is prohibited.
  8. 13. This state is the nation’s leading peach producer and shipper east of the Mississippi River.
  9. 16. A world famous fast-food chain, commonly known as Pizza Hut, opened its first store here.
  10. 18. This state is home to cheesesteak sandwiches, water ice, soft pretzels, and TastyKakes.
  11. 19. A rock formation in this state, named Rainbow Bridge, is the world’s largest natural-rock span.
  12. 21. This is the only state to grow coffee.
  13. 22. A zoo in this state were the first to features cage less, open-exhibits that allowed animals to room free.
  14. 24. The only state that’s name is one syllable.
  15. 27. This state is the first slave state to free its slaves.
  16. 28. Elvis Presley was born and died in this state.
  17. 29. One out of every eight United States residents live in this state.
  18. 30. The famous actor, John Wayne, was born in this state on May 26, 1907.
  19. 33. Dolly Parton is a native of this state and a major highway is named after her.
  20. 35. The original Barbie is from this state. Her full name is Barbie Millicent Roberts.
  21. 36. This was the first state to ratify the United States Constitution in 1787.
  22. 38. This state is the leading producer in honey.
  23. 39. The first stapler was invented in this state.
  24. 43. This state has 47 operational state parks.
  25. 46. This state is home to the first hot dog, which was served in 1900 by Harry M. Stevens.