If you like anything and everything that’s outer space, you may want to learn more about Alabama. The first rocket to put humans on the moon in 1969 (Apollo 11) was built at NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville. Ever hear of space camp...
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All About Mississippi: Land of the Blues, Sandhill Cranes & Father of Waters
Have you or has anyone in your family ever owned a stuffed animal, specifically a teddy bear? The bear’s name and history is linked to Mississippi and Theodore Roosevelt, the 26th president of the United States. Back in 1902, President Roosevelt,...
All About Arkansas: The Natural State
Arkansas is the only state in the country whose name contains the name of another state. Do you know the other state’s name? Here’s a hint: It starts with the third letter. (It’s Kansas.) But Arkansas is not pronounced the same way as Kansas. The...
All About Louisiana: A State Filled with History, Jazz & Gators
All About Louisiana: A State Filled with History, Jazz & Gators Louisiana is world famous for so many things… don’t worry, we’re about to share why! New Orleans, the state’s biggest city, is known as the birthplace of jazz. People from all over...
All About Tennessee: Smoky Mountains, Caves & Graceland
Tennessee is nicknamed the Volunteer State because of the actions taken by thousands of men back in the 1800s. Roughly 20,000 men volunteered to fight against the British in the War of 1812 and another 30,000 enlisted for the Mexican-American War...
All About South Carolina: The Palmetto State
Have you ever seen something that’s more than 1,000 years old? There’s a giant oak tree on John’s Island in South Carolina that’s called Angel Oak. It’s believed to be more than 1,500 years old. In chapter 43, Mo and Finchy meet Angel Oak, which is...
All About North Carolina: Planes, Pirates & Putt-Putt
Have you ever heard about a man named Blackbeard? His real name was Edward Teach and he was born in England. He grew up to be one of the most infamous pirates that ever lived. He had a long black beard that reached his waist. In the 1700s, he spent...
All About Virginia: Birthplace of a Nation
There are more than 30 types of frogs in the US and 28 are in Virginia! They include green tree frogs, mountain chorus frogs, and southern leopard frogs. Not to mention, there are other species of wildlife like Virginia northern flying squirrels...
All About West Virginia: The Mountain State
Some people think that the shape of West Virginia resembles a leaping frog. Can you find West Virginia on a US map? Here’s a hint: the frog is leaping downward to the left and its nose is in the southwestern corner. Just in case you can’t find it,...
All About Maryland: Red Robes, Wild Ponies & Varied Terrain
Would you like someone in your family to name a state after you? Maryland was named after Queen Henrietta Maria. She was married to King Charles I who was the King of Great Britain and Ireland from 1600 to 1649. Under his reign, Maryland became a...
All About Delaware: Second Smallest State in the Country
Delaware is called “The First State” because it was the first of the 13 original colonies to ratify, or sign, the US Constitution in 1787. But here’s something you probably didn’t know: It became the official state nickname in 2002 after Mrs....
All About New Jersey: State of Inventions
One thing that people use every day was invented in New Jersey. Can you guess what we’re describing? The light bulb! There have been other important inventions, too, including: FM Radio, the motion picture camera, and transistors. Can you find New...
All About Rhode Island: The Ocean State
Rhode Island. Did you know it is the smallest state in size in this country? From north to south, it’s just 48 miles; from east to west, it’s only 37 miles. It’s bordered by Massachusetts to the north and east, the Atlantic Ocean to the south, and...
All About Connecticut: Birthplace of the Country’s First Written Constitution
When you hear the state name Connecticut, what’s the first thing that comes to mind? We’re guessing it’s not hats. Back in 1809, straw hats were a big fashion trend, but not just any straw hats. These hats were made by Mary Kies, a native of The...
All About Pennsylvania: Where the US Began
Can just two documents create a country? These documents, which were written or signed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, helped launch the United States: The Declaration of Independence, which was signed in 1776, is the founding document of this...
All About New Hampshire: Paul Revere Rode Here First
We’re going to go out on a limb and guess that potatoes are NOT the first thing you associate with New Hampshire. (In chapter 4, Mo discovers he loves potatoes. French fries, to be exact.) Guess where the first potato crops in this country were...
All About Vermont: Freedom and Unity
Like maple syrup, especially when it’s warm and poured over a stack of pancakes? Vermont is famous for its maple syrup, which is made from sap from the sugar maple, the state tree. You can also try maple sugar candy, maple lollipops, and even maple...
All About New York: The Empire State
Love pizza? (Mo likes it topped with hamburger, but please – no onions!) The first pizzeria in this country, called Lombardi’s Pizza, opened in New York City back in 1905 by a man named Genaro Lombardo who was from Naples, Italy. New York is famous...
All About Massachusetts: Our Country’s Early Roots
All About Massachusetts: Our Country’s Early Roots Massachusetts is known for a lot of early American history, but also a lot of delicious foods! Like chocolate chip cookies? They were invented in Massachusetts. So was Boston cream pie. In case you...
All About Maine: More Than Lobsters and Blueberries
What’s very cool about Maine (other than the weather) involves one of its cities called Eastport, which is the most eastern city in the US. Since the Earth rotates or spins toward the east, the Sun, Moon, planets, and stars all rise in the east and...
All About Kentucky: Gold, Horses & Bluegrass
The earliest settlers in the Kentucky area, Native American tribes that included the: Cherokee, Chickasaw, and Shawnee Indians, must have adored their pet dogs. They were often buried with them as was discovered at the Indian Knoll site in western...
All About Michigan: Great Lakes, Cars & Singing Sand Beaches
Place your left hand flat on a table or desk: that’s the shape of lower Michigan. It looks like a mitten. The state is the only one in the country that’s bordered by four of the five Great Lakes. (The exception is Lake Ontario.) Here’s a trick to...
All About Ohio: The Land of Presidents and Inventors
What do the airplane, the light bulb and chewing gum have in common? They are three of the many inventions developed by people in Ohio. There’s also the traffic light, cash register, vacuum cleaner and yes, even Teflon. Ohio was home to many...
All About California: Movies, Magic & More
California is the third largest state in the country, followed by Alaska and Texas. But more people live here than in any other US state. So do the most turkeys and the world’s largest tree (as of 2022). It’s 275 feet tall, lives in Sequoia...
All About New Mexico: Land of Enchantment and UFOs
New Mexico has a lot of charm and a mysterious history. Perhaps you’ve heard of the city of Roswell? Some people claimed that a UFO crashed there in 1947. Since then, everything and anything happening in the city seems to be related to aliens. The...
All About Iowa: Land of Literacy, Olympic Athletes & Scotcheroos
All about Iowa! Did you know that Iowa ranks amongst the stats with the highest graduation and literacy rates? Learn more about Iowa in our blog post.
All About Missouri: The Ozarks, Sliced Bread & the Pony Express
All about Missouri! Like sandwiches? The machine that slices bread was invented here! Learn more about Missouri in our blog post.
All About Oklahoma: the Center of the Universe?
All about Oklahoma! Did you know that the longest lightning flash ever recorded happened here? Learn more about Oklahoma in our blog post.
All About Kansas: Land of Sunflowers, Tornadoes & a Lucky Tree
All about Kansas! Did you know that Kansas is nicknamed the “Sunflower State”? Learn more about Kansas in our blog post.
All About Illinois: Land of Lincoln & Consumer Technology
All about Illinois! Did you know that Illinois is called the “Land of Lincoln”? Or that the world’s tallest man lived here? Learn more about Illinois in our blog post.
All About Indiana: From Popcorn to Santa Claus
All about Indiana! Did you know that Indiana is home to a town named Popcorn? Learn more about Indiana in our blog post.
All About Nebraska: America’s Breadbasket & the Cornhusker State
All about Nebraska! Did you know that the largest porch swing in the world is located here? Learn more about Nebraska in our blog post.
All About Hawaii: The World’s Longest Island Chain
All about Hawaii! Did you know that the island of Hawaii has 8 active volcanoes? Or that it was the first US state to outlaw plastic bags? Learn more in our blog post.
All About Colorado: Home of the Cheeseburger & Mile High City
All about Colorado! Did you know that cheeseburgers were invented here? Learn all about Colorado in our blog post.
All About South Dakota: Land of Bones, Parks and Chislic
All about South Dakota! Did you know that South Dakota is home to more than 175 species of butterflies and 400 species of birds? Learn more in our blog post!
All About North Dakota: Badlands, Snow Angels & French Fry Feeds
All about North Dakota! The Badlands, snow angels and french fry feeds – did you ever imagine you’d hear these terms in the same sentence? Learn more about North Dakota in our blog post.
All About Wisconsin: America’s Dairyland or the Badger State?
All about Wisconsin! Did you know that farm animals have the right of way on Wisconsin roads & highways? Learn more fun facts in our blog post about Wisconsin.
All About Nevada: A State with Many Surprises
All about Nevada! Did you know that Nevada is home to the country’s largest wild horse population? Or that the Las Vegas Strip boasts more than 75,000 miles of neon lights? Learn more interesting info about Nevada in our post!
All About Texas: Is EVERYTHING Actually Bigger There?
Did you know that the name ‘Texas’ comes from a Caddo Indian word, “tayshas,” which means friends or allies? Learn all about Texas in our blog post!
All About Oregon: Ghosts & Bicyclists Call this State Home
All about Oregon! Did you know that Oregon has more ghost towns than any other state? Learn more about America’s 33rd state in our blog post.
All About Minnesota: A State that is Anything BUT Mini
All about Minnesota! Learn all about the history of Minnesota as well as crazy, fun and just plain weird facts about the land of 10,000 lakes.
All About Utah: People of the Mountains or Little Hollywood?
All about Utah! Find out what really happened; stuff you should know; and the crazy, funny or just plain weird facts about Utah in our blog post.
All About Wyoming: The Equality State
All about Wyoming! Did you know that Wyoming is the 10th largest state in the US, but has the smallest population of any state in the country? Learn more interesting & unique facts in our blog post!
All About Montana: Big Sky Country
All about Montana! Did you know that in 2015, a black bear decided to join the student population in Bozeman, Montana? Learn more unique facts about Big Sky Country in our blog post!
All About Arizona: The Grand Canyon State or the REAL Sunshine State?
Did you know that camels have been a part of Arizona’s history since the 1800s? Learn more interesting and unique facts about Arizona in our blog post!
All About Idaho: It’s More than Just a Land of Spuds
When you think of Idaho, we’re guessing your first thought isn’t waterfalls. In fact, you might be familiar with Niagara Falls, a group of three spectacular waterfalls in the state of New York. But, did you know that Idaho is actually home to the...
All About Alaska: History, Fun Facts & More
All about Alaska! Did you know that one of Alaska’s laws states that you can’t wait a sleeping bear to take a selfie? Learn more interesting information about Alaska in our blog post.
All About Washington: The Only State Named After a President
The state of Washington (not to be confused with Washington, D.C., the nation’s capital), is in the northwestern United States. There are only two states that are further north than Washington. Can you name them? Washington is bordered by just two...
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