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Happy New Year








Thank you Momo for reading the last News Letter and for your comment.


I am no longer putting this in Yahoo.com as they have messed everything up so badly that I have not been able to get it in.







January is . . . . National Careers in Cosmetology Month, National Eye Health Care Month, National Fiber Focus Month, National Hobby Month, National Soup Month, Hot Tea Month, Oatmeal Month, Prune Breakfast Month


16 Appreciate a Dragon Day

16 National Nothing Day

17 Ditch New Years Resolutions Day

18 Thesaurus Day

18 Winnie the Pooh Day -The Birthday of Winnie's author A.A. Milne





January 1: New Year's Day

January 1: New Year’s Day

January 6: Epiphany

January 9: New Moon

January 18: Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (USA)

January 23: Full Moon






Jan 1st - 1st issue of "Journal of Negro History" published
Jan 1st - 2nd Rose Bowl: Washington State beats Brown 14-0
Jan 5th - Austria-Hungary offensive against Montenegro
Jan 7th - German troops conquer Fort Vaux at Verdun
Jan 7th - In response to pressure from President Wilson, Germany notifies the State Department that it will abide by strict international rules of maritime warfare
Jan 8th - WWI: ANZAC forces withdraw from the Gallipoli Peninsula after Ottoman forces successfully defend access to Constantinople
Jan 9th - The Ottoman Empire prevails in the Battle of Çanakkale, as the last British troops are evacuated.
Jan 10th - Russian offensive in Kaukasus
Jan 10th - In retaliation for President Wilson's recognition of the Carranza government, members of Pacho Villa's revolutionary army take 17 American mining engineers from a train and shoot 16 of them in cold blood
Jan 11th - French troops capture/Serbian army flees to Corfu
Jan 12th - Britain proclaims Gilbert & Ellice Islands as a colony in Pacific
Jan 14th - Dutch Zuiderzee dyke cracks
Pioneering Golfer Jim Barnes Jan 17th - 1st PGA Championship: Jim Barnes at Siwanoy CC Bronxville NY
Jan 17th - Professional Golfer Association (PGA) forms in NYC
Jan 18th - A 611 gram chondrite type meteorite stikes a house near the village of Baxter in Stone County, Missouri.
Jan 23rd - Temp falls from 44°F (7°C) to -56°F (49°C) night of 23-24, Browning MT
Jan 24th - The Military Service Bill, calling for conscription of men for war services, passes in the British House of Commons
Jan 25th - Montenegro surrenders to Austria-Hungary
Jan 27th - Communist party "Spartacus Letters" 1st published in Berlin
Jan 28th - 1st Jewish Supreme Court justice, Louis Brandeis, appointed by Wilson
Jan 28th - German colony of Cameroon surrenders to Britain & France
Jan 28th - Opera "Goyescas" premieres (NYC)
Jan 29th - 1st bombing of Paris by German Zeppelins takes place
Jan 31st - Dutch Girl Guides form





  • February is . . . . American Heart Month
  • An Affair to Remember Month
  • Black History Month
  • Canned Food Month
  • Creative Romance Month
  • Great American Pie Month
  • National Cherry Month
  • National Children’s Dental Health Month
  • National Grapefruit Month
  • National Weddings Month


15 Singles Awareness Day

16 Do a Grouch a Favor Day

17 Random Acts of Kindness Day

18 National Battery Day





February 2: Groundhog Day

February 8: New Moon

February 10: Ash Wednesday

February 12: Lincoln's Birthday

February 14: Valentine's Day

February 15: Presidents’ Day, USA

February 15: Family Day (Canada)

February 22: Washington's Birthday

February 22: Full Moon




Feb 3rd - Canada's original Parliament buildings in Ottawa burn down
Feb 3rd - Tristan Tzara publishes the Dada manifesto in Zurich Switzerland
Feb 5th - Enrico Caruso recorded "O Solo Mio" for the Victor Talking Machine Co
Feb 8th - French cruiser "Admiral Charner" torpedoed off Syrian coast, kills 374
Feb 8th - NL votes down Charlie Ebbets proposal to limit 25 cent seats
Feb 9th - Britain's military service act enforced (conscription)
Feb 9th - NL votes down a proposal by Giants, Braves, & Cubs to increase club player limit from 21 to 22 (The Reds want to decrease to 20)
Feb 10th - Military conscription begins in Britain
Feb 11th - Baltimore Symphony Orchestra presents its 1st concert
Feb 11th - Emma Goldman arrested for lecturing on birth control
Feb 11th - Germany and Austria-Hungary notify the US that they will sink any armed merchant ships starting on 1 March
Feb 12th - 1st edition of Joseph Patterson/Sidney Smith's strip "The Gumps"
Feb 15th - NY Yankees buy Frank "Home Run" Baker from the Athletics for $37,500
Feb 16th - Russian troops conquer the Ottoman Empire city of Erzurum during WWI
Feb 16th - The US rejects the right of Germany and Austria-Hungary to sink armed merchant ships
Feb 16th - The German ambassador in Washington announces that Germany will pay an indemnity for American lives lost on the Lusitania
Feb 17th - Romberg/Hanley/Atteridge/Smith's musical premieres in NYC
Feb 18th - The last German garrison in the German colony of Cameroons surrenders
Feb 21st - Battle of Verdun in WW I begins (1 million casualties)
Feb 22nd - The House-Grey Memorandum, drafted by US and Britain, states: 'Should the Allies accept [the American idea of a conference to end the war] and should Germany refuse it, the United States would "probably" enter the war against Germany'
Feb 23rd - Congress authorizes McKinley Memorial $1 gold coin
Feb 23rd - French artillery kills entire French 72nd division at Samogneux Verdun
Feb 25th - German troops conquer Fort Douaumont near Verdun
Feb 26th - Germans sink French transport ship Provence II, killing 930
Comedian/Actor/Filmaker Charlie Chaplin Feb 26th - Mutual signs Charlie Chaplin to a film contract
Feb 26th - Russian troops conquer Kermansjah Persia








  • March is . . . . Irish American Month
  • Music in Our Schools Month
  • National Craft Month
  • National Frozen Food Month
  • National Irish American Heritage Month- designated by Congress in 1995.
  • National Nutrition Month
  • National Peanut Month
  • National Women's History Month
  • Red Cross Month
  • Social Workers Month




15 Ides of March

15 Incredible Kid Day

15 Dumbstruck Day

16 Everything You Do is Right Day

16 Freedom of Information Day



March 1: St. David's Day (Canada)

March 8: New Moon

March 13: Daylight-Saving Time Begins USA

March 17: St. Patrick's Day

March 20: Spring Begins

March 20: Palm Sunday

March 23: Full Moon

March 25: Good Friday

March 27: Easter

March 28: Easter Monday




Mar 1st - Germany begins attacking ships in the Atlantic
Mar 8th - US invades Cuba for 3rd time, this to end corrupt Menocal regime
Mar 9th - Mexican General Francisco "Pancho" Villa invades US (18 killed)
Mar 9th - Germany declares war against Portugal
Mar 12th - French airship sinks British submarine D3
Mar 14th - Battle of Verdun - German attack on Mort-Homme ridge, West of Verdun
Mar 15th - Dutch merchant ship Tubantia torpedoed by German submarine & sinks in North Sea
Mar 15th - Gen Pershing and 15,000 troops chase Villa into Mexico; they stay 10 for 10 months
Mar 15th - University of Gent goes under Dutch control
Mar 16th - James Barries' "Kiss for Cinderella" premieres in London
Mar 16th - US & Canada sign migratory bird treaty
Mar 20th - Allies attack Zeebrugge Belgium
Mar 21st - JP Van Limburg Stirum succeeds AWF Idenburg as gov-gen of Neth Indies
Mar 24th - German submarines torpedo the French Channel packet 'Sussex' which is unarmed
Mar 25th - Jess Willard fights Frank Moran to no decision in 10 for heavyweight boxing title in NYC
Mar 25th - Women are allowed to attend a boxing match
Mar 30th - Stanley Cup: Montreal Canadiens (NHA) beat Portland Rosebuds (PCHA), 3 games to 2
Mar 31st - Dutch government ends all military engagements


















1. Sunporch: SUNPORCH6.jpg




There are so many HAPPY BIRTHDAY’s on here and not much else for a long time. J That is ok. This is where you do that.


Any news that you want to add to this place is great. We also have in the Sun Porch new people letting us know a little about themselves, as well as the News Letter and a few other things.


I looked back a few pages and came across this one. J



What ever happened to...

Started by Vic303, Feb 03 2014 10:40 AM

Lunamother and Ward? I was thinking of them both this week, and wondered if anyone had heard from them?




2. Reporting For Duty: MARINES2.png




Memorial Day 2015..............a video salute

Started by Midnightmom, May 23 2015 07:59 PM


I hope you take a moment and visit the link. It is well worth your time.


My Memorial Day Tribute


To the more then 175,000+ people who have shared this Memorial Video... I am Overwhelmed with Gratitude & Humbled… Thank You for honoring and remembering America's fallen Heroes this weekend!!! Semper-Fi


This is a tribute I created for Memorial Day Weekend...It's a tribute to my fellow Marines Who Gave All in the pursuit of Freedom...There are actually 3 funerals in this tribute that I attended and I am dear friends with the Marine father who is saluting the casket of his Marine son....God Bless & Remember ALL Our Fallen Heroes This Memorial Day Weekend..




The video was made by

Chad Warner







3. Where The Heart Is: HEART7.gif







Restore your faith in humanity

Started by Twilight, Nov 04 2014 08:47 AM


This brought tears..............





4. The Family Tree: owls-med.gif






Free Genealogy Software

Started by Momo, Sep 07 2015 01:26 PM


Has anyone here used the free program Gramps? I have been looking online for a free program and it looks pretty good. I was wondering if anyone here could tell me what they thought about it.


If you go to http://www.gensoftreviews.com/?p=286#reviews it gives reviews. Not sure if this will help anyone or not.






5. MrsSurvival Chat Archive COMPUTER7.jpg




The Chat Archives are just that and if you want to read them, that is fine, but, I don’t print any of it here.





6. The Flu Clinic: GETWELL41.jpg





The Kissing Bug

Started by Jeepers, Nov 24 2015 05:48 PM



Kissing bug spreads to more than half of the United States

Nov 24th 2015 7:57AM
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says the bugs, also known as triatomine bugs, have now been reported in more than half of the states, most recently spreading to the south in Georgia and Arizona.

The kissing bug gets its name because it commonly bites people in the face and lips.

Experts say it feeds on human blood, but the bug itself isn't so deadly, but the parasite that causes Chagas disease -- which attacks tissue and muscles in the body -- is deadly.

Spread the Word
The CDC estimates some 8 million people in Mexico, Central America, and South America have the disease -- and most are unaware.

NBC 5 reports that even dogs in Texas have also contracted the bug. About 10 percent of dogs in South Texas animal shelters tested positive for "chagas" disease.

To lower your risk of coming into contact with these bugs you should protect yourself like you would from any other insects by sealing any gaps or holes in your home, purchasing an insect screen and keeping your pets inside often or in clean outdoor areas away from brush.

For more information about the triatomine bug and precautions, read the full report from the CDC.

The CDC has a more in-depth article: http://www.cdc.gov/p...n_info/vectors/






7. The Kitchen: KITCHEN6.jpg






Powdered/Dehydrated Honey

Started by Jeepers, Nov 01 2015 12:14 PM


Anyone know where I can buy some powdered honey without ANY additives? I see it with added sugars and stabilizers etc. but none with just honey. One place said their honey was spray honey. I have no idea what that is.


I want to try to make a dried recipe that can be stored dry and then reconstituted later. I haven't come up with the recipe yet (still in the thinking stage) but the only thing I'm lacking is the dried honey.


I suppose I could dehydrate some. I don't have one of those 'leather' making trays for my dehydrator though. Maybe line it with wax paper? Ugh, I think I have too many irons in the fire right now to experiment and have a failure.


P.S. I don't have an Ebay account. Yeah, I'm that one.







8. 2 Bits, 4 Bits, 6 Bits a Dollar! AUCTIONEER2.gif





Posted by: So many of Mrs. S. people. :)


There are so many things posted in here that I can't pick just one.


Please know that there are soaps, lotions, wringers for washers, yarn and a lot more.


So, please go and check it all out. :)






9. Urban Homesteading: HOME2.jpg







Urban Chicken Coops

Started by dogmom4, Apr 29 2012 02:15 PM


Been getting sucked into Pinterest again. I would l love this coop! Don't love the price though...


Hey Annarchy, could you help me out please? I keep trying to put the image on and its not working...





10. Pinching Pennies: PENNIES6.jpg






Free Games

Started by Jeepers, Sep 18 2015 08:04 PM



I used to love when my son got the Highlights magazine my aunt ordered for him. We used to read it together and work the puzzles. Here are 9 of the interactive 'find it' ones you can play on line or it says you can print them. If I find more I'll post them. Or if anyone else finds some free games or printable stuff of any kind, please post.






11. Homemade Memories: KNITTING.gif






T-shirt Apron

Started by snapshotmiki, Mar 12 2012 07:23 PM


I'm still sitting here in the rv park with too much time on my hands. This is the latest project which I did in a couple of hours this morning. I just used an old t-shirt!
Here is the link if anyone is interested.


Now to see if I can get a photo up! Yay! It worked!

Attached Thumbnails





12. Within These Pages: READING1.jpg






Free ebook Bug Out Gardening

Started by Mt_Rider, Oct 28 2015 12:26 PM



Just in time for Ambergris' challenge about 25 seeds. lol

Anyway, it's free today. Ron Foster writes a lot of books about prepping. I've read several of his prepper fiction. He's got the good ole boy style.


So I'm giving this free ebook a look-see.





13. WWW: COMPUTER5.gif





Disk Space vs. Memory Space

Started by Jeepers, Sep 04 2015 06:00 PM


You know how you can click on your "computer" icon and see how much disk space you've used. For instance mine says 379 GB free of 575 GB. Is that the same thing as your memory? My computer is slow and not playing Youtubes as spryly as it used to. The last time I had the Geek Squad look at it they said something about maybe having too much stuff stored in it but I've only used 1/3 of the disk space. I do have a number of games loaded but that's why I got the larger disk drive. So, is 'memory space' a different issue from disk space?


Also, I heard you shouldn't store too many icons/links on your desk top because it can slow your computer way down. Is that true? I have about 20-25 of them on my desktop for convenience but could store them in 'my documents' if they are slowing me down.



For the answers, please go to the thread.




14. Mrs. Survival's Survival and Preparation Manual: BOOKLETS.jpg





Keeping track of preps

Started by WormGuy, Oct 15 2007 04:16 PM


(Most of the urls don’t work, but, there is more to it after the urls) Snowmom


This is how a few people do it:

I only have five places where food prep items are located - and I do not spread it out any more than that or it would become impossible to keep track of. Of those locations... there is an order of rotation that ensures I keep a handle on it... pantry is current opened/usage items stocked with things moved in from the first tier storage rooms (there is two). Second tier storage areas have items that will not be used within a year's time (longer term items). Once a year, I rotate items from the second tier storage areas into the first tier storage that are ready to be rotated into use and then I replace with new products in the long term storage area.

At the time that I do the rotation... I do a couple of inventory management things:

First, I do a physical inventory and put in on my inventory sheets (computer spreadsheet) - this only get's done once a year and gives me a baseline to evaluate what needs ramping up and what is overstocked.

Second, I clean the storage areas including the pantry shelves (vacuum up cobwebs, spilled items, and dust - wipe down surfaces) and move the first to be used items forward and put the recently moved in items at the back. While doing this I inspect the items and make sure nothing has developed problems.

Finally, I date all new items coming in with the date purchased/stored(i.e. Jan 2008).

This get's done once a year. Last year I started doing all my major restocking at the start of the year (prebuying to replace the current year's expected usage to lock in lower prices) and that makes this system work even better... as I just do all the inventory management and restocking all within a months time frame and then am done! It works quite well actually but requires carving out some time for the rotation/cleaning/inventory and saving your cash for the big annual restocking purchases. It's cheaper though and more efficient in my mind.

Another one:

I have one pantry and everything gets crammed into it except what goes under the bed, behind the couch, on top closet shelves and etc. Once we are a bit more finished with the remodeling though will be another story.

I'm hoping to put in shelves that can be loaded from the back and used from the front. That way there is less moving things around other than moving them forward on the shelf.

I do not keep a written inventory but do take frequent visual ones to see what needs to be tweaked. I buy certain things yearly also but not all at the same time. When I find a good sale on something we use regularly, like T-paper, I buy enough to last a year or two depending on its storage life. Those are usually non-food items and are stored separately. Because I buy this way it frees up funds to buy the next good sale. Most of my monthly buying is based on the sales ads.

Most of my food items are easily inventoried at a glance but only because I've been doing it so many years that all I have to do is calculate approximately what is on a shelf and the time of year to know if I need to stock up further at the next sale.

One thing I do is to mark all items with the date of purchase and use the oldest first. Canned goods and such I also mark with the name of the product inside just in case we have a problem and the cans lose their labels. I had that happen once and it's not always nice to have a surprise when preparing a meal LOL.

One thing that I do keep very close tabs on is the hidden inventory of food and non-food items to make sure they are rotated. Normally I just take new items as I buy them into the area and remove the older ones for everyday use. Many of those items are for long term storage so they are not switched as often. If "someone" decided they needed my pantry of food more than I did at least there is a chance they would not find the hidden supplies.

Here is what can happen if you don’t have an inventory of your supplies:

I thought I had more flour but I could not find it. So I chalked it up to having been used. That was until last night. I was looking of something in the hall closet and there in a big 21/2 gallon zip lock bag were 2-5lb bags of flour. Not my favorite brand but hey its 10lb of flour!

Yes...I sometimes have to shift things around and am always pleasantly surprised to find some "lost" item. I thought I had used up all of our soap (but could not remember doing THAT, either) only to remember that I had moved it from its original storage location to a new set of storage drawers that I had simply...forgotten about!

I keep a little coupon saver type pouch and list my preps and where I have stashed them on index cards. It is a nice system - I carry it with me where ever I go. If I spot a sale I know what to purchase. If I have extra dollars, I know what I could use, yet. It is a good system unless I forget to write down my purchases, however! We ate a lot of sauer kraut last winter because I bought, stored and didn't write down the fact that I had stashed twelve cans of Kraut!!







DID YOU KNOW? From: http://www.50states.com/facts/new-hampshire.htm



New Hampshire Facts and Trivia

  1. Of the thirteen original colonies, New Hampshire was the first to declare its independence from Mother England -- a full six months before the Declaration of Independence was signed.
  2. The highest wind speed recorded at ground level is at Mt. Washington, on April 12, 1934. The winds were three times as fast as those in most hurricanes.
  3. New Hampshire is the only state that ever played host at the formal conclusion of a foreign war. In 1905, Portsmouth was the scene of the treaty ending the Russo-Japanese War.
  4. The first potato planted in the United States was at Londonderry Common Field in 1719.
  5. Alan Bartlett Shepard Jr., the first American to travel in space is from East Derry, New Hampshire.
  6. In 1833 the first free public library in the United States was established in Peterborough.
  7. In the town of Warner the last passenger train stopped on November 4, 1955, and the last freight in 1961. Since then the tracks through town were torn up and sold as scrap iron.
  8. New Hampshire adopted the first legal lottery in the twentieth century United States in 1963.
  9. Cornish Hill Pottery Company handcrafts functional stoneware decorated in the traditions of Early American and European potters with a method known as "slip trailing". The slip is a creamy mixture of clay and water and is applied to moist, almost hardened pots by hand. The slip contains various colorants, including natural clay colors and metals.
  10. New Hampshire's present constitution was adopted in 1784; it is the second oldest in the country.
  11. On December 30, 1828, about 400 mill girls walked out of the Dover Cotton Factory enacting the first women's strike in the United States. The Dover mill girls were forced to give in when the mill owners immediately began advertising for replacement workers.
  12. Levi Hutchins of Concord invented the first alarm clock in 1787.
  13. The Irish-born American sculptor Augustus Saint-Gaudens lived and worked in Cornish from 1885 until his death at age 59 in 1907.
  14. The Mount Washington auto road at Great Glen is New Hampshire's oldest manmade tourist attraction.
  15. In the fall of 1999, the Town of Newbury officially opened a B&M caboose as a visitor center at Bell Cove, Newbury Harbor.
  16. Daniel Webster was a politician and statesman, born at Franklin in 1782. He was known in his day as a mighty orator, a reputation preserved in the Stephen Vincent Benet story The Devil and Daniel Webster, in which he beats the original lawyer, Lucifer, in a contract case over a man's soul.
  17. New Hampshire's State House is the oldest state capitol in which a legislature still meets in its original chambers.
  18. Alexandria was the birthplace of Luther C. Ladd, the first enlisted soldier to lose his life in the Civil War.
  19. The very first motorized ascent of the Mount Washington auto road was by Feelan O. Stanley, of Stanley Steamer fame, in 1899.
  20. Dover was settled in 1623. It is the oldest permanent settlement in New Hampshire.
  21. The karner blue butterfly, lynx, bald eagle, short nose sturgeon, Sunapee trout, Atlantic salmon and dwarf wedge mussel are on the State's endangered species list.
  22. Founded in 1866 at Durham, the University of New Hampshire serves an undergraduate population of 10,500 students.
  23. The Enfield Shaker community was one of eighteen villages located from Maine to Kentucky and from Massachusetts to Ohio.
  24. The quintessential New England community of Wolfeboro is known as "The Oldest Summer Resort in America".
  25. Augustus Saint-Gaudens from Cornish was the first sculptor to design an American coin. His commission became fraught with difficulties related to Saint-Gaudens' desire for high relief relative to the demands of mass production and use.
  26. America's Stonehenge is a 4000 year old megalithic (stone constructed) site located on Mystery Hill in Salem and presently serves as a leisurely, educational tour for the whole family.
  27. The Pierce Manse in Concord is the home of the only New Hampshire citizen ever elected President. Franklin Pierce was a hero of the war with Mexico and the youngest President elected at that time.
  28. The Memorial Bell Tower at Cathedral of the Pines in Rindge has four bronze bas-reliefs designed by Norman Rockwell. The bell tower is specifically dedicated to women — military and civilian — who died serving their country.
  29. The first free public library in the United States was established at Peterborough in 1833.
  30. The Bavarian-style hamlet of Merrimack is home to the famous eight-horse hitch, and the Clydesdales maintained by the Anheuser-Busch Brewery.
  31. Cannon Aerial Tramway is the first aerial passenger tramway in North America. It was built in 1938 at Franconia Notch.
  32. In Holderness Captain Pierre Havre and his canine first mate, Bogie, have built a sailing tour around the locations from the Katherine Hepburn/Henry Fonda movie On Golden Pond.
  33. The Christa McAuliffe Planetarium in Concord is a state-of-the art planetarium dedicated to the memory of New Hampshire teacher Christa McAuliffe, who died in the explosion of the space shuttle Challenger.
  34. New Hampshire's state motto is "Live Free or Die". The motto comes from a statement written by the Revolutionary General John Stark, hero of the Battle of Bennington.
  35. As leaders in the revolutionary cause, New Hampshire delegates received the honor of being the first to vote for the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776.
  36. New Hampshire has 10 counties, 13 municipalities, 221 towns and 22 unincorporated places.
  37. Sarah Josepha Hale author and journalist who wrote the poem "Mary Had a Little Lamb" in 1830 is from Newport, New Hampshire.
  38. The Belknap Mill built at Laconia in 1823 is the oldest unaltered brick knitting mill in America.
  39. The Blue Ghost of Wolfeboro is the U.S. Mail Boat for Lake Winnipesaukee. It makes a daily 60-mile loop delivering mail to 30 stops at camps and islands around the lake.
  40. At Stonyfield Farm in Londonderry you can learn how yogurt is made. From cow to incubator to cooler. They give away samples and you can buy some “moo” chandise.
  41. New Hampshire did not officially adopt a state flag until 1909. Prior to that, New Hampshire had numerous regimental flags to represent the state. The present flag has only been changed once, in 1931 when the state's seal was modified.
  42. The USS Albacore was a prototype submarine built at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard and commissioned in 1953. At the time she was the fastest submarine ever designed.
  43. The first capital city of New Hampshire was in Exeter.
  44. The granite profile "Old Man of the Mountain" is one of the most famous natural landmarks in the state. The Old Man's head measures 40 feet from chin to forehead and is made up of five ledges. Nature carved this profile thousands of years ago. The natural sculpture is 1,200 feet above Echo Lake.
  45. It takes approximately 40 gallons of sap to make approximately 1 gallon of maple syrup.
  46. Wallace D. Lovell built the Hampton River Bridge in 1900 called the "mile-long bridge". It was reputed to be the longest wooden bridge in the world.
  47. Captain John Smith named New Hampshire after the town of Hampshire, England.
  48. New Hampshire has a changeable climate, with wide variations in daily and seasonal temperatures. The variations are affected by proximity to the ocean, mountains, lakes or rivers. The state enjoys all four seasons. Summers are short and cool; winters are long and cold; fall is glorious with foliage. The weather station on Mount Washington has recorded some of the coldest temperatures and strongest winds in the continental United States.
  49. New Castle is the smallest town in New Hampshire. It covers .8 square miles, or 512 acres. The town is composed of one large island and several smaller islands, and serves as a scenic residential and recreational community.
  50. The Pembroke Glass Works produced crown window glass from 1839 until 1850. The process of gathering molten glass on a blowpipe, and blowing the glass into a balloon shape. The blowpipe is removed, a solid "punty" rod is attached and the glass is spun rapidly until a disc is formed. When the glass cools the outer portion beyond the central knob is then cut into panes.



Did you know this about New Jersey ??


The following is found at: http://www.50states.com/facts/new-jersey.htm

New Jersey Facts and Trivia

  1. "I'm From New Jersey" is the only state song that is adaptable to any municipality with a two or three syllable name.
  2. New Jersey has the highest population density in the U.S. An average 1,030 people per sq. mi., which is 13 times the national average.
  3. New Jersey has the highest percent urban population in the U.S. with about 90% of the people living in an urban area.
  4. In November of 1914, the New York Tribune, cooperating with Mr. Bertram Chapman Mayo (founder of Beachwood) issued an "Extra" announcing: "Subscribe to the New York Tribune and secure a lot at Beautiful Beachwood. Act at once, secure your lot in this Summer Paradise now!" This was the greatest premium offered by a newspaper - nothing equal to it was ever attempted in the United States.
  5. New Jersey is the only state where all its counties are classified as metropolitan areas.
  6. North Jersey is the car theft capital of the world, with more cars stolen in Newark then any other city. Even the 2 largest cities, NYC and LA put together.
  7. New Jersey has the most dense system of highways and railroads in the U.S.
  8. Picturesque Cape May holds the distinction of being the oldest seashore resort in the United States and one of the most unique.
  9. In order to meet the increasing demand for his wire rope John Roebling opened a factory in Trenton, New Jersey in 1848. John Roebling, along with his two sons, Washington and Ferdinand, built a suspension bridge across the gorge of the Niagara River. They then built the Brooklyn Bridge plus many other suspension bridges in the United States.
  10. New Jersey has the most diners in the world and is sometimes referred to as the diner capital of the world.
  11. North Jersey has the most shopping malls in one area in the world with seven major shopping malls in a 25 sq. mile radius.
  12. Passaic river was the site to the first submarine ride by inventor John P. Holland.
  13. New Jersey has over 50 resort cities and towns, some of the nations most famous, Asbury park, Wildwood, Atlantic City, Seaside heights, Cape May.
  14. New Jersey is a leading industrial state and is the largest chemical producing state in the nation.
  15. New Jersey is a major seaport state with the largest seaport in the U.S. located in Elizabeth.
  16. Jack Nicholson, Bruce Springsteen, Bon Jovi, Redman, Das EFX, Naughty by Nature, Sugar Hill Gang, Lords of the Underground, Jason Alexander, Queen Latifa, Shaq, Judy Blume, Arron Burr, Whitney Houston, Eddie Money, Frank Sinatra, Grover Cleveland, all New Jersey natives.
  17. The light bulb, phonograph (record player), motion picture projector were invented by Thomas Edison in his Menlo Park laboratory.
  18. New Jersey is home to the Miss America pageant held in Atlantic City.
  19. Atlantic City is where the street names came from for the game monopoly
  20. Fort Dix is named for Major General John Adams Dix, a veteran of the War of 1812 and the Civil War. During his distinguished public career, he was a United States Senator, Secretary of the Treasury, Minister to France and Governor of New York.
  21. Atlantic City has the longest boardwalk in the world.
  22. New Jersey has the largest petroleum containment area outside of the Middle East countries.
  23. The first Indian reservation was in New Jersey.
  24. New Jersey has the tallest water tower in the world.
  25. The first tin-foil phonograph developed by Thomas Edison was crude, but it proved his point-- that sound could be recorded and played back. Thomas Edison had phonograph demonstrations and became world-renowned as the "Wizard of Menlo Park" for this invention.
  26. New Jersey is the only state in the nation which offers child abuse prevention workshops to every public school.
  27. The first baseball game was played in Hoboken.
  28. The first intercollegiate football game was played in New Brunswick, in 1869. Rutgers College played Princeton. Rutgers won.
  29. The first Drive-In Movie theatre was opened in Camden.
  30. New Jersey has 108 toxic waste dumps. Which is the most in any one state in the nation.
  31. New Jersey has a spoon museum featuring over 5,400 spoons from every state and almost every country.
  32. Origin of name: From the Channel Isle of Jersey.
  33. Tourism is the second-largest industry in New Jersey.
  34. In 1977, New Jersey voters approved legislation allowing legalized casino gambling in Atlantic City.
  35. New Jersey has 21 counties.
  36. Although the Borough of Ship Bottom was incorporated in 1925, the name dates back to a shipwreck that occurred in March 1817, when Captain Stephen Willets of Tuckerton rescued a young woman from the hull of a ship overturned in the shoals. The rescue became known as "Ship Bottom."
  37. State motto is liberty and prosperity.
  38. The honeybee, apis mellifera, is the New Jersey state bug.
  39. The state seashell is the knobbed whelk, busycon carica gmelin, it is found on all beaches and bays of New Jersey.
  40. Modern paleontology, the science of studying dinosaur fossils, began in 1858 with the discovery of the first nearly complete skeleton of a dinosaur in Haddonfield, New Jersey. The Hadrosaurus is the official New Jersey state dinosaur.
  41. Atlantic City's original summer visitors were the Absegami Indians of the Lenni Lenape tribe.
  42. Fair Haven is believed to have been seasonally inhabited by native Indians prior to the coming of European settlers in the 1660's
  43. Parsippany has been named Tree City USA for 24 consecutive years.
  44. New Jersey's state seal was designed by Pierre Eugene du Simitiere and presented in May 1777.
  45. Software and software related companies account for nearly 2,700 companies in New Jersey.
  46. The Statue, "Soldier At Rest" was dedicated to New Jersey Civil War veterans on June 28, 1875. It was purchased by the New Jersey State Legislature for $10,000.
  47. General Philip Kearny had a New Jersey town and 2 military decorations named after him.
  48. The Borough of Roosevelt is the only municipality in New Jersey that is, in its entirety, a registered National Historic Site

Thanks to: JAMESON530,Timothy Phillips, William A. Evans




Did you know this about New Mexico??

From: http://www.50states.com/facts/new-mexico.htm


New Mexico Facts and Trivia

  1. Santa Fe is the highest capital city in the United States at 7,000 feet above sea level.
  2. The province that was once Spanish New Mexico included all of present day New Mexico, most of Colorado and Arizona, and slices of Utah, Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas and Wyoming. The Original American Territory of New Mexico that congress created in 1850 included all of New Mexico and Arizona plus parts of Colorado, Nevada, and Utah. The boundaries of present day New Mexico were drawn by congress in 1863 but New Mexico didn't become a state until 1912.
  3. Each October Albuquerque hosts the world's largest international hot air balloon fiesta.
  4. Las Cruces makes the world's largest enchilada the first weekend in October at the "Whole Enchilada Fiesta".
  5. Lakes and Rivers make up only .002% of the state's total surface area. The lowest water-to-land ratio of all 50 states. Most of New Mexico's lakes are man-made reservoirs. A dam on the Rio Grande formed the Elephant Butte Reservoir the state's largest lake.
  6. The Rio Grande is New Mexico's longest river and runs the entire length of New Mexico.
  7. The world's first Atomic Bomb was detonated on July 16, 1945 on the White Sands Testing Range near Alamogordo. North of the impact point a small placard marks the area known as Trinity Site. The bomb was designed and manufactured in Los Alamos.
  8. White Sands National Monument is a desert, not of sand, but of gleaming white gypsum crystals.
  9. Hatch is known as the "Green Chile capital of the world".
  10. New Mexico is home of Philmont Scout Ranch located in Cimarron.
  11. Grants was at one time known as the "Carrot capital of the country" until the process of cellophane wrapping began and California took over title. More recently Grants has been known as the "Uranium capital of the world" and produced the bulk of the nation's uranium supply during the post-World War II and Cold War era.
  12. New Mexico is one of the four corner states. Bordering at the same point with Colorado, Utah and Arizona.
  13. The Palace of Governors in Santa Fe, built in 1610, is one of the oldest public buildings in America.
  14. More than 25,000 Anasazi sites have been identified in New Mexico by archeologists. The Anasazi, an amazing civilization who were the ancestors of the Pueblo, where around for 1300 years. Their great classical period lasted from 1100-1300 AD.
  15. The state of New Mexico shares an international border with the country of Mexico.
  16. The leaves of the Yucca, New Mexico's state flower, can be used to make rope, baskets and sandals.
  17. 1/4 of New Mexico is forested, and the state has 7 National Forests including the Nation's largest, the 3.3 million acre Gila National Forest which includes the Gila Wilderness.
  18. The largest fire in the state's history was ignited on May 4, 2000 in the National Park Service's Bandelier National Monument, when a controlled burn meant to clear away dry brush and prevent future wild fires leaped out of control due to high winds. 25,000 people, including all the residents of Los Alamos, were forced to evacuate their homes.
  19. In 1950 the little cub that was to become the National Fire Safety symbol Smokey the Bear was found trapped in a tree when his home in Lincoln National Forest was destroyed by fire. In 1963, in Smokey's honor, the New Mexican legislature chose the black bear to be the official state animal.
  20. The word "Pueblo" is used to describe a group of people, a town, or an architectural style. There are 19 Pueblo groups that speak 4 distinct languages. The Pueblo people of the southwest have lived in the same location longer than any other culture in the Nation.
  21. The Navajo, the Nation's largest Native American Group, have a reservation that covers 14 million Acres.
  22. To a certain degree New Mexico's Indian Reservations function as states within a state where tribal law may supersede state law.
  23. New Mexico's State Constitution officially states that New Mexico is a bilingual State, and 1 out of 3 families in New Mexico speak Spanish at home.
  24. In some isolated villages, such as Truchas, Chimayo', and Coyote in north-central New Mexico, some descendants of Spanish conquistadors still speak a form of 16th century Spanish used no where else in the world today.
  25. The Palace of Governors in Santa Fe is the oldest Government Building in the United States.
  26. At Lake Valley, miners discovered silver in veins so pure that the metal could be sawn off in blocks, instead of having to be dug out by traditional methods.
  27. The father of modern rocketry Massachusetts scientist Robert Goddard whom some called a crackpot, came to New Mexico in 1930 to test rocket-ship models. From those humble beginnings the aerospace industry became one of New Mexico's leading industries.
  28. To test the latest rockets White Sands Missile Range was created on the same land where the first atom bomb had been exploded.
  29. After WWII Los Alamos and Albuquerque had many new laboratories. Hundreds of highly educated Scientists and Engineers moved in the state. New Mexico soon had a higher percentage of people with Ph.D.s than any other state.
  30. 1 out of 4 workers in New Mexico work directly for the Federal Government. State and local governments are also major employers.
  31. Public education was almost non-existent in New Mexico until the end of the 19th century. As late as 1888 there was not a single public college or high school in the entire territory.
  32. Two important aspects of New Mexico's economy are scientific research such as the nuclear energy research carried out at Sandia National Laboratories and mining of natural resources such as oil, natural gas, uranium, potash, copper, coal, zinc, gold and silver.
  33. New Mexico has far more sheep and cattle than people. There are only about 12 people per square mile.
  34. Since New Mexico's climate is so dry 3/4 of the roads are left unpaved. The roads don't wash away.
  35. During the height of the so-called lawless era of the late 1800' when Lew Wallace served as territorial Governor, he wrote the popular historical novel Ben-Hur. First published in 1880, it was made into a movie in 1959 starring Charleton Heston.
  36. Saint Paul's United Methodist church in Las Cruces has 7 bell choirs.
  37. The world famous Santa Fe Opera has an open-air (outdoor) theater situated dramatically outside of the capital city in the foothills of the Sangre de Christo Mountains.
  38. The town of Deming is known for its annual duck races.
  39. Cimarron was once known as the "Cowboy capital of the world". Some of the old west's most famous names, such as Kit Carson and "Buffalo Bill" Cody lived there. A quote from the Las Vegas Gazette illustrates how lawless Cimarron was. "Everything is quiet in Cimarron. Nobody has been killed in 3 days."
  40. Roswell the states 4th largest city was founded in 1869 when a professional gambler established a lone store on the cattle trail.
  41. Moon Rocks can be found at the International Space hall of fame that is located in Alamogordo.
  42. Tens of thousands of bats live in the Carlsbad Caverns. The largest chamber of Carlsbad Caverns is more than 10 football fields long and about 22 stories high.
  43. Taos Pueblo is located 2 miles north of the city of Taos. It is one of the oldest continuously occupied communities in the United States. People still live in some of its 900 year old buildings.
  44. New Mexico's largest city Albuquerque was founded in 1706 as a Spanish farming community. It was named after a province in Spain.
  45. New Mexico's capital city Santa Fe is the ending point of the 800 mile Santa Fe Trail.
  46. The City of Truth or Consequences was once called Hot Springs. In 1950 the town changed its name to the title of a popular radio quiz program.
  47. The town of Gallup calls itself the "Indian Capital of the World" and serves as a trading center for more than 20 different Indian groups. Every August it is the site of the Inter-Tribal Indian Ceremonial
  48. New Mexico was named by 16th century Spanish explorers who hoped to find gold and wealth equal to Mexico's Aztec treasures.
  49. Native Americans have been living in New Mexico for some twenty thousand years. The Pueblo, Apache, Comanche, Navajo, and Ute peoples were in the New Mexico region when Spanish settlers arrived in the 1600s.
  50. On the same desert grounds where today's space age missiles are tested, ten-thousand-year-old arrowheads have been found. New Mexican history has ranged from arrows to atoms and has embraced Indian, Spanish and Anglo cultures. Few states can claim such a distinctive past.

Thanks to: JP Dur, Crucesdale, Gary Harper, Derek Benjamin, Tom Bombaci, Jr., Darla Boyd, Beth Markley



Did you know this about New York ??


From: http://www.50states.com/facts/new-york.htm


New York Facts and Trivia – Slideshow



The first American chess tournament was held in New York in 1843.

  1. The 641 mile transportation network known as the Governor Thomas E. Dewey Thruway is the longest toll road in the United States.
  2. A brewer named Matthew Vassar founded Vassar College in Poughkeepsie in 1861.
  3. In 1979 Vassar students were the first from a private college to be granted permission to study in the People's Republic of China.
  4. The Fashion Institute of Technology in Manhattan is the only school in the world offering a Bachelor of Science Degree with a Major in Cosmetics and Fragrance Marketing.
  5. Union College in Schenectady is regarded as the Mother of Fraternities because Delta Phi is the oldest continually operating fraternity and Kappa Alpha and Sigma Phi Societies were started on the campus.
  6. The Woodstock Music and Arts Fair was actually held in Bethel.
  7. Dairying is New York's most important farming activity with over 18,000 cattle and or calves farms.
  8. In 1807 The Clermont made its maiden voyage from New York City to Albany making the vessel the first successful steamboat.
  9. Sam Schapiro began the Kosher wine industry on New York's Lower East side with their famous extra heavy original concord wine in 1899.
  10. New York City has 722 miles of subway track.
  11. Power Mill Park situated outside Rochester has a house on Park Road shaped like a group of mushrooms.
  12. Chittenago is the home of L. Frank Baum, author of the "Wizard of Oz". It features a yellow brick inlaid sidewalks leading to Aunti Em's and other Oz-themed businesses. Chittenago is the location of an annual Munchkins parade.
  13. Oneida is home of the world's smallest church with the dimensions of 51" x 81".
  14. The first daily Yiddish newspaper appeared in 1885 in New York City.
  15. The first international sports hero, boxer Bill Richmond of Staten Island, was born August 5, 1763.
  16. The "New York Post" established in 1803 by Alexander Hamilton is the oldest running newspaper in the United States.
  17. John Babcock invented both the indoor rowing machine and the sliding seat during the winter of 1869/1870.
  18. The first railroad in America ran a distance of 11 miles between Albany and Schenectady.
  19. The first capital of the United States was New York City. In 1789 George Washington took his oath as president on the balcony at Federal Hall.
  20. Hartsdale has a pet cemetery established in 1896 and containing 12,000 plots.
  21. In November for Boy Scouts and in March for Girl Scouts the annual Urban Camp-Outs are hosted at the Empire State Building.
  22. The Catskills are the home of the legend of Rip Van Winkle, brown trout and flycasting.
  23. The first presentation of 3D films before a paying audience took place at Manhattan's Astor Theater on June 10, 1915.
  24. Sam Wilson, a meatpacker from Troy who's caricature Uncle Sam came to personify the United States is buried at Troy's Oakwood Cemetery. During the War of 1812, he stamped "U.S. Beef" on his products which soldiers interpreted the U.S. abbreviation as meaning Uncle Sam.
  25. The Genesee River is one of the few rivers in the world that flows south to north.
  26. Rochester is known as both the Flour City and the Flower City. The community is home to the first abolitionist group, bloomers, marshmallows, Jell-O, French's Mustard, baby shoes, gold teeth and the mail chute.
  27. Gennaro Lombardi opened the first United States pizzeria in 1895 in New York City.
  28. On July 28, 1945 an Army Air Corps B-25 crashed into the Empire State Building at the 79th floor level.
  29. New York's largest lake, Lake Oneida, measures 79.8 square miles and is located northeast of Syracuse near the Great Lakes.
  30. New York's highest waterfall is the 215 foot Taughannock.
  31. The Erie Canal, built across New York State in the 1820s, opened the Midwest to development and helped New York City become a worldwide trading center.
  32. The first Boy's Club was established by Edward Henry Harriman in New York City in 1876.
  33. European settlers who brought seeds to New York introduced apples in the 1600s.
  34. The Big Apple is a term coined by musicians meaning to play the big time.
  35. The first Eagle Scout was Arthur R. Eldred from Troop 1 in Oceanside. He was bestowed the honor in May 1912.
  36. Ten Mile River Boy Scout Camp in Narrowsburg is the largest council owned camp in the country.
  37. Joseph C. Gayetty of New York City invented toilet paper in 1857.
  38. Wade Boggs and Cal Ripken Jr. played against each other in Rochester vs. Pawtucket Red Sox in the longest game in baseball history. The game went a total of 33 innings.
  39. The oldest cattle ranch in the US was started in 1747 at Montauk on Long Island.
  40. Adirondack Park is larger than Yellowstone, Yosemite, Grand Canyon, Glacier, and Olympic Parks combined.
  41. New York was the first state to require license plates on cars.
  42. Niagara Reservation became the first state park in the United States.
  43. Washington's Headquarters State Historic Site in Newburgh was the first publicly owned historic site.
  44. New York State is home to 58 species of wild orchids.
  45. New York has over 70,000 miles of rivers and streams.
  46. The first public brewery in America was established by Peter Minuit at the Market (Marckvelt) field in lower Manhattan.
  47. Mount Kisco's landmark, a statue of Chief Kisco, was once an elaborate fountain for watering horses. The statue stands at the intersection of Routes 117 and 133. D.F. Gorham, a strong supporter of prohibition, presented it to Mount Kisco in 1907. The inscription on the base to the statue reads "God's Only Beverage for Man and Beast."
  48. The name Canandaigua (pronounced Can-an-DAY-gwa) is derived from a Native American word meaning the chosen spot.
  49. Horseheads is the first and only village in the United States dedicated to the service of the American military horse.

Thanks to: New York State Division of Tourism, John D. Dowd, Maggie Sebastian, BJKintigh]




Did you know this about North Carolina??


From: http://www.50states.com/facts/north-carolina.htm



North Carolina Facts and Trivia

  1. The University of North Carolina Chapel Hill is the oldest State University in the United States.
  2. In 1903 the Wright Brothers made the first successful powered flight by man at Kill Devil Hill near Kitty Hawk. The Wright Memorial at Kitty Hawks now commemorates their achievement.
  3. High Point is known as the Furniture Capital of the World.
  4. Know as "Fish Town" in the early 1700's when Blackbeard frequented the coast, "Beaufort Town" was established as a seaport with the right to collect customs, in 1722.
  5. The Outer Banks of NC hosts some of the most beautiful beaches in the country.
  6. Whitewater Falls in Transylvania County is the highest waterfall in the eastern United States.
  7. Cape Hatteras is the largest lighthouse ever to be moved due to erosion problems.
  8. The University of North Carolina's mascot, the Tarheels, is a nickname for North Carolinians that supposedly came from the days when NC produced a lot of tar, and someone saw a set of footprints made by someone who had stepped in the tar.
  9. Charles Karault was born and raised in Wilmington.
  10. Havelock is home of Marine Base "Cherry Point." It is the largest air base in the Marine Corps.
  11. North Carolina is the largest producer of sweet potatoes in the nation. Students at a Wilson County school petitioned the North Carolina General Assembly for the establishment of the sweet potato as the official state vegetable.
  12. Harker's Island hosts the annual Core Sound Decoy Festival in December.
  13. Morehead City is home to the North Carolina Seafood Festival, held the first weekend in October every year.
  14. The World War II battleship 'North Carolina' is permanently berthed on the Cape Fear River at Wilmington. She was saved from the scrap heap in the 1960's by public subscription, including donations of dimes by schoolchildren.
  15. The first English colony in America was located on Roanoke Island. Walter Raleigh founded it. The colony mysteriously vanished with no trace except for the word "Croatoan" scrawled on a nearby tree.
  16. Mount Mitchell in the Blue Ridge Mountains is the highest peak east of the Mississippi. It towers 6,684 feet above sea level.
  17. Krispy Kreme Doughnut was founded in Winston-Salem.
  18. The Venus Fly-Trap is native to Hampstead.
  19. The first miniature golf course was built in Fayetteville.
  20. Babe Ruth hit his first home run in Fayetteville on March 7, 1914.
  21. Winston-Salem was created when the two towns Winston and Salem combined.
  22. The Biltmore Estate in Ashville is America's largest home, and includes a 255-room chateau, an award-winning winery and extensive gardens.
  23. The first English child born in America was born in Roanoke in 1587. Her name was Virginia Dare.
  24. The Lost Colony Outdoor Drama in Albemarle commemorates the birth of Virginia Dare. Scheduled to run just one year, it proved so successful that it has played for nearly sixty consecutive summers.
  25. The first state owned art museum in the country is located in Raleigh.
  26. Fontana Dam is the tallest dam in the Eastern United States, at 480 feet high.
  27. Many people believe that North Carolina was the first state to declare independence from England with the Mecklenburg Declaration of 1775.
  28. Grandfather Mountain, highest peak in the Blue Ridge, is the only private park in the world designated by the United Nations as an International Biosphere Reserve.
  29. The Mile-High Swinging Bridge near Linville is 5,305 feet above sea level. The bridge actually hangs about 80 feet above the ground.
  30. Pepsi was invented and first served in New Bern in 1898.
  31. Beech Mountain is Eastern America's highest town at 5,506ft above sea level.
  32. Andrew Jackson, seventh President of the United States, was born in the Waxsaws area on the border of North and South Carolina.
  33. Arnold Palmer recognized as the player whose aggressive play and winning personality raised golf to national attention, honed his skills on the championship golf team of Wake Forest University.
  34. James K. Polk, born in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina, was the eleventh President of the United States.
  35. Hiram Rhoades Revels, born in Fayetteville in 1822, was the first African-American member of the United States Congress.
  36. Andrew Johnson started his career as a tailor's apprentice in Raleigh, North Carolina and rose to lead in the reuniting of the nation as the seventeenth President of the United States.
  37. North Carolina leads the nation in furniture, tobacco, brick, and textile production.
  38. Saluda, North Carolina is located at the top of the Saluda Grade. The crest of the steepest standard gauge mainline railroad in the United States.
  39. State Motto: Esse quam videri (To be rather than to seem)
  40. The town of Wendell town was named for the American writer, Oliver Wendell Holmes.
  41. The Swiss and German settlement of New Bern was named in honor of the founder's home, Bern, Switzerland. When Bern, Switzerland was founded, it was named by a group of hunters. They named the city for the first animal they came upon on their hunting expedition. It was a bear. "Bern" is the old Germanic word for Bear, and the bear became the symbol of the city. It has been adopted by New Bern, as well.
  42. North Carolina was the first state in the nation to establish a state museum of art.
  43. North Carolina was one of the first states in the U.S. to establish a state symphony. The North Carolina Symphony, founded in 1943, currently performs nearly 185 full-orchestra concerts each year.
  44. North Carolina has the largest state-maintained highway system in the United States. The state's highway system currently has 77,400 miles of roads
  45. The General Assembly of 1987 adopted milk as the official state beverage.
  46. The oldest town in the state is Bath, incorporated in 1705.
  47. Located in northeastern North Carolina on the Albemarle-Pamlico peninsula, Columbia is on the eastern shore of the Scuppernong River. The Indians called the area "the place of the sweet bay tree."
  48. Babe Ruth hit his first professional home run in Fayetteville on March 7, 1914.
  49. White Lake near Elizabethtown is very unique in that it has a white sandy bottom and is blessed with crystal clear waters. It has also been labeled as the "Nation's Safest Beach." It is truly a child's paradise in that there are no currents, no tides, no hazardous depressions or real dangers of any kind to swimmers.
  50. North Carolina has 1,500 lakes of 10 acres or more in size and 37,000 miles of fresh water streams.

Thanks to: Rhonda G. Moore, Doreen Rearick, Dione Willis, Waf518205, Jeff Rickert, Stuart Laue, Jresce, Paula Toppings, RHEMC





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