Monday, June 18, 2018

June - Week 25 - Arkansas - the Natural State

25 Arkansas
Date admitted to the US – June 15, 1836
Postal abbreviation – AR
Capital – Little Rock
Area – 53,178.62 [29th largest in the US]
Population as of census 2010 – 2,915,918 [32nd largest in the US]
Population density per square mile – 56 [35th largest in the US]
Area codes – 501, 870
Zip codes – 71601 - 72959
Number of counties – 75
State nickname –  The Natural State
State motto – "Regnat populus" - The people rule   

State Flag of Arkansas
Fun facts
-The World's Championship Duck Calling Contest is held annually in Stuttgart.
-Sam Walton founded his Wal-Mart stores in Bentonville.
-Pine Bluff is known as the world center of archery bow production.
-47 hot springs flow from the southwestern slope of Hot Springs Mountain, at an average temperature of 143 F.
-The Ozark National Forest covers more than one million acres. 


Law Schools
-University of Arkansas School of Law

-University of Arkansas at Little Rock

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Monday, June 11, 2018

June - Week 24 - Missouri - the Show Me State

24 Missouri

Date admitted to the US – August 10, 1821
Postal abbreviation – MO
Capital – Jefferson City
Area – 69,704.31 [21st largest in the US]
Population as of census 2010 – 5,988,927 [18th largest in the US]
Population density per square mile – 87.1 [28th largest in the US]
Area codes – 314, 417, 573, 636, 660, 816
Zip codes – 63001 - 65899
Number of counties – 114
State nickname –  The Show Me State
State motto – "Salus populi suprema lex esto" - The welfare of the people shall be the supreme law  

State Flag of Missouri
Fun facts
-The most destructive tornado on record occurred in Annapolis in 1925. In 3 hours, it left a 980-foot wide trail of demolished buildings, uprooted trees, and overturned cars, with 823 people dead and almost 3,000 injured.
-Missouri and Tennessee are the most neighborly states in the USA, each bordered by 8 states.
-St. Louis is also called "The Gateway to the West" and "Home of the Blues".
-In 1865, Missouri became the first slave state to free its slaves.
-Laura Elizabeth Ingalls, writer of Little House on the Prairie, grew up in Missouri.

Law Schools

University of Missouri School of Law
University of Missouri - Kansas City School of Law
Saint Louis University School of Law
Washington University School of Law

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Monday, June 4, 2018

June - Week 23 - Maine - the Pine Tree State

23 Maine
Date admitted to the US – March 15, 1820
Postal abbreviation – ME
Capital – Augusta
Area – 35,384.65 [39th largest in the US]
Population as of census 2010 – 1,328,361 [41st largest in the US]
Population density per square mile – 43.1 [39th largest in the US]
Area codes – 207
Zip codes – 03901 - 04992
Number of counties – 16
State nickname –  Pine Tree State
State motto – "Dirigo" - I direct 

State Flag of Maine
Fun facts
-Eastport is the most eastern city in the United States.
-Maine is the only state in the United States with a one syllable name.
-Maine is the only state that shares a border with only one other state.
-Nearly 90% [approx 40 millions pounds] of the USA's lobster supply is caught off the coast of Maine.
-Maine produces 99% of all the blueberries and 90% of the toothpicks in the USA.
-Acadia National Park is the second most visited national park in the United States.
-Author Steven King is a resident of Bangor.
-Maine's coastline has so many deep harbors it is thought all the navies in the world could anchor in them.

Law Schools

University of Maine School of Law 

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Monday, May 28, 2018

May - Week 22 - Alabama - the Heart of Dixie

22 Alabama
Date admitted to the US – December 14, 1819
Postal abbreviation – AL
Capital – Montgomery
Area – 52,419.02 [30th largest in the US]
Population as of census 2010 – 4,779,736 [23rd largest in the US]
Population density per square mile – 94.4 [27th largest in the US]
Area codes – 205, 251, 256, 334
Zip codes – 35004 - 36925
Number of counties – 67
State nickname –  Heart of Dixie, "Yellowhammer State"
State motto – "Audemus jura nostra defendere" - We Dare Defend Our Rights

State Flag of Alabama
Fun facts
-Alabama workers built the first rocket to put humans on the moon.
-Huntsville is known as the rocket capital of the World.
-Montgomery is the capital and the birthplace of the Confederate States of America.
-The word Alabama means tribal town in the Creek Indian language.
-The Birmingham Airport opened in 1931, at which time a flight from Birmingham to Los Angeles took 19 hours.


Law Schools
-University of Alabama School of Law 
-Faulkner University, Thomas Goode Jones School of Law 
-Samford University, Cumberland School of Law

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Monday, May 21, 2018

May - Week 21 - Illinois - the Prairie State

21 Illinois
Date admitted to the US – December 3, 1818
Postal abbreviation – IL
Capital – Springfield
Area – 57,914.38 [25th largest in the US]
Population as of census 2010 – 12,830,632 [5th largest in the US]
Population density per square mile – 231.1 [12th largest in the US]
Area codes – 217, 309, 312, 618, 630, 708, 773, 815, 847
Zip codes – 60001 - 62999
Number of counties – 102
State nickname –  Prairie State
State motto – State Sovereignty, National Union

State Flag of Illinois
Fun facts
-The world's first Skyscraper was built in Chicago in 1885.
-The Sears Tower, in Chicago, is the tallest building in North America.
-Metropolis, the home of Superman, really exists in Southern Illinois.
-Illinois was the first state to ratify the 13th Amendment to the Constitution abolishing slavery.
-Des Plaines is home to the first McDonald's.
-The Illinois state dance is square dancing.
-Illinois has the highest number of personalized license plates of any state.
-The trains that pass through Chicago's underground freight tunnels daily, if parked end to end, would extend over ten miles.
-The slogan of 105.9, Chicago's classic rock radio station, is 'Of all the radio stations in Chicago...we're one of them.'
-Illinois has a wide variety of weather:  major winter storms, deadly tornadoes, and spectacular heat and cold episodes.
-The Chicago Public Library is the world's largest public library, with a collection of more than 2 million books.
-The Chicago River is dyed green on Saint Patrick's Day.


Law Schools
-University of Chicago Law School
-Chicago - Kent College of Law
-DePaul University College of Law
-University of Illinois College of Law
-John Marshall Law School
-Loyola University Chicago College of Law
-Northern Illinois University College of Law
-Northwestern University School of Law
-Southern Illinois University School of Law
 

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Monday, May 14, 2018

May - Week 20 - Mississippi - the Magnolia State

20 Mississippi
Date admitted to the US – December 10, 1817
Postal abbreviation – MS
Capital – Jackson
Area – 48,430.19  [32nd largest in the US]
Population as of census 2010 – 2,967,297  [31st largest in the US]
Population density per square mile – 63.2  [33rd largest in the US]
Area codes – 228, 601, 662
Zip codes – 38601 - 39776
Number of counties – 82
State nickname –  Magnolia State
State motto – "Virtute et armis" - By valor and arms  

Mississippi State Flag
Fun facts
-In 1963, the University of Mississippi Medical Center accomplished the world's first human lung transplant and in 1964, Dr. James D. Hardy performed the world's first heart transplant.
-In 1902, while on a hunting expedition in Sharkey County, President Theodore (Teddy) Roosevelt refused to shoot a captured bear. This act resulted in the creation of the world-famous “teddy” bear.
-The world's largest cactus plantation is in Edwards.
-Elvis Presley was born in Tupelo, on January 8, 1935.
-Greenwood is called the Cotton Capital of the World.
-The Mississippi River is the largest river in the United States and is the nation's chief waterway. Its nickname is Old Man River.
 

Law Schools
-The University of Mississippi School of Law

-Mississippi College School of Law
 
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