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Illinois State Facts – Part III

51. Famous events – The Black Hawk War was a brief conflict fought in 1832 between the United States and Native Americans headed by Black Hawk, a Sauk leader. The war started soon after Black Hawk and other Native Americans crossed...

Illinois State Facts – Part II

26. State flower – Violet 27. State amphibian – Eastern Tiger Salamander 28. State reptile – Painted Turtle 29. State dance – Square Dance 30. State food – Gold Rush Apple; Popcorn 31. Largest Cities – Chicago, Aurora,...

Illinois State Facts – Part I

1. State Capital – Springfield 2. State nickname – Land of Lincoln; The Prairie State 3. State motto – State sovereignty, national union 4. Population – 12,830,632 (2010 est.) 5. Population rank – 5th 6. Physical Size –...

Florida State Facts – Part IV

76. Famous citizens – Ernest Hemingway, Novelist, short story writer, and journalist. 77. Famous citizens – Ernest Ivy “Boots” Thomas, Jr. – United States Marine who was part of the six-man group who raised the first flag on...

Florida State Facts – Part II...

1.           The state government maintains an extensive system of forest, park, and wildlife management areas. The most unusual is John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park, which lies completely underwater several miles off the...

Florida State Facts – Part II

State tree – Sabal Pal State flower – Orange Blossom State beverage – Orange Juice State shell – Horse Conch State stone – Agatized Coral  Largest Cities – Jacksonville, Miami, Tampa, Saint Petersburg, Orlando  At 345 feet...