American State Nicknames
Every US state has a nickname (or two, or more), but not all American states have official nicknames. By "official" I mean a nickname that has been formally adopted as a "state symbol" by the state's legislature, rather than one that is just in common use.
List of U.S. state and territory nicknames
State and territory nicknames. Current official state and territory nicknames are highlighted in bold. A state nickname is not to be confused with an official state motto.
The State of Illinois An Introduction to the Prairie ...
Welcome to Illinois, the Land of Lincoln, and the heart of America. Illinois prides itself on both its central location and its representation as the cultural center of the country, a microcosm of America.
Illinois ( ˌ ɪ l ɪ ˈ n ɔɪ IL ih NOY) is a state in the Midwestern region of the United States. It has the 5th largest Gross Domestic Product by state, is the 6th most populous U.S. state and 25th largest state in terms of land area.
The History Place Abraham Lincoln: Kansas Nebraska Act
The Kansas Nebraska Act was passed by the U.S. Congress on May 30, 1854. It allowed people in the territories of Kansas and Nebraska to decide for themselves whether or not to allow slavery within their borders.
Words and Their Stories: State Nicknames, Part 2 (VOA ...
State Nicknames, Part 2 Download MP3 (Right click or option click the link.) Now, the VOA Special English program WORDS AND THEIR STORIES. As we told you last week, every American state has a nickname.
How Each State Decided What to Put on Its ... Mental Floss
Here's how each state decided what to put on its commemorative quarter.
State Nicknames ThoughtCo
Wars come into play in Alabama, Maryland, and Tennessee. Yes, the yellowhammer is a bird, but pieces of yellow cloth on the Confederate soldiers' uniforms resembled them, earning first the troops the nickname and then eventually the state.
Wyoming | Capital, Map, Population, History, & Facts ...
Old Faithful geyser, Upper Geyser Basin, Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, U.S. George Marler National Park Service; The word Wyoming is derived from a Delaware word meaning “land of vast plains,” an apt description of the state’s spacious natural environment, which is home to nearly as many pronghorn as people.
Illinois State Information Symbols, Capital ...
Illinois information resource links to state homepage, symbols, flags, maps, constitutions, representitives, songs, birds, flowers, trees