This is the final post of this series. I hope you have learned a few things. I have, doing research for the states has taught me a lot. Even though I live in the US, there is so much more to learn.
1. During the period of World War II, there was a secret bomber-making factory south of Seattle, Washington. To hide the factory, Boeing camouflaged it by entirely covering it with a fake neighborhood created by a Hollywood set designer!
2. There are plenty of states across America which are home to volcanoes – active or otherwise – Washington included. The Ring of Fire refers to 10 volcanoes that line the state.
3. You may not think of Washington as a beachy state due to its rainy weather and cold winters. However, it beats California and Florida for having the longest continuous beach in the United States in Long Beach Peninsula.
1. Love your mother? Then you should probably respect West Virginia: Mother’s Day was first observed at Andrews Church in Grafton on May 10, 1908.
2. West Virginia takes apple pie, apple picking, apple sauce, and pretty much every else apple to the next level of awesome: the original Grimes Golden Apple Tree was discovered near Wellsburg.
3. The first federal prison exclusively for women in the U. S. was the Federal Industrial Institution for Women in Alderson. Recognize the name? Among its inmates was Martha Stewart, the celebrity homemaker.
1. The typewriter was invented in Milwaukee in 1869.
2. The term “cheesehead” actually started as a term the German soldiers used to insult the Dutch during World War II. These days, the term is used in a bit more endearing way to describe cheese-lovin’ Wisconsites. The first cheesehead was worn at a Brewers game, not a Packers football game, and was a couch cushion with holes burned in the foam and painted yellow.
3. Wisconsin’s state symbol, the badger, doesn’t refer to the animal but instead to the 1820s lead miners who traveled for work and dug tunnels to sleep in and keep warm, much like a badger.
1. The first Dude Ranch is the Eaton Ranch. They were the ones who came up with the term “dude”.
2. The total land area covered by Yellowstone National Park is 3,468.4 square miles. 96% of this area is found within Wyoming while the other parts are situated in Montana (3%) and Idaho (1%).
3. In 1925 Mrs. Nellie Tayloe Ross of Wyoming, became the first woman governor in the United States.
Last post in this series of the US, have you enjoyed this one?
I have been asked to start a series on Australia, that will be fun, right?
Feel free to share any ideas you have for a series below, ok?
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i love this series!
i am looking forward to standing on my head and reading your Australia series!
Thanks for your support Doc. I learned a lot.
plus you shared a lot and made Virily brighter!
Lol “and was a couch cushion with holes burned in the foam and painted yellow.” – The first cheesehead. Here I thought it was Packers
I thought it was Packers as well. I learned a lot!
Interesting and where the name dude originated from. It would be fun learning about Australia.
I love the original of Dude! Thanks for reading.
This was all very interesting, Carol. I remember doing Australia for my armchair travel blog and there is certainly a lot to cover and a lot of interesting things to write about.
So glad you enjoyed. I enjoyed the research.
I enjoyed this series and am waiting for the next series.
So happy, thanks to you and your support.
This is a good topic and as I have said I liked it.
Thank you for visiting and commenting.
Wonderful series, I’d love to read interesting facts about other countries as well.
Thanks Ellie, I learned a lot doing the research.
This was a great series, dear Carol …. also about Australia will be interesting if you really post … I’ll be glad to read
Thank you, I really enjoyed doing the research.
It is interesting for me to learn interesting facts about Australia as well.
Very good, I am anxious to get started on that one.