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Thursday, September 27, 2012

FUN STATE FACTS

Welcome, thanks for visiting! Here's something a little different. State facts you might not know. Did you know...

Pennsylvania
1. In 1909 the first baseball stadium was built in Pittburgh.
2. Drake Well Museum in Titusville is on the site where Edwin L. Drake drilled the world's first oil well in 1859 and launched the modern petroleum industry. 
 3.  Pennsylvania is the only original colony not bordered by the Atlantic Ocean. 
 4. Kennett Square is known as the Mushroom Capital of the World. 
 5. Indiana County is the Christmas Tree capital of the world. 


Georgia
1. In Gainesville, the Chicken Capital of the World it is illegal to eat chicken with a fork. 
 2. Georgia is the largest state east of the Mississippi River. 
 3. Coca-Cola was invented in May 1886 by Dr. John S. Pemberton in Atlanta, Georgia. The name "Coca-Cola" was suggested by Dr. Pemberton's bookkeeper, Frank Robinson. He penned the name Coca-Cola in the flowing script that is famous today. Coca-Cola was first sold at a soda fountain in Jacob's Pharmacy in Atlanta by Willis Venable. 
 4. Providence Canyon State Park, near Lumpkin, is known as the Little Grand Canyon of Georgia. 
 5. The annual Masters Golf Tournament is played at the Augusta National in Augusta every first week of April. 

New Jersey
1. Picturesque Cape May holds the distinction of being the oldest seashore resort in the United States and one of the most unique. 
 2. North Jersey has the most shopping malls in one area in the world with seven major shopping malls in a 25 sq. mile radius. 
 3.  The first Indian reservation was in New Jersey. 
 4. The first baseball game was played in Hoboken. 
 5. The first Drive-In Movie theatre was opened in Camden. 
Which fact surprised you most? Please leave a comment, I love feedback. Thanks for coming.
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2 comments:

Naomi said...

I'm glad I visited today. I knew I needed to know more about USA. This was very enjoyable education :)

Kathleen Ball said...

The first Indian reservation being in Jersey and Oil in Penn- very interesting Jean!!