Monday, July 16, 2018

July - Week 29 - Iowa - Hawkeye State

29  Iowa
Date admitted to the US – December 28, 1846
Postal abbreviation – IA
Capital – Des Moines
Area – 56,271.55 [26th largest in the US]
Population as of census 2010 – 3,046,355 [30th largest in the US]
Population density per square mile – 54.5 [34th largest in the US]
Area codes – 319, 515, 563, 641, 712  
Zip codes – 50001 - 52809
Number of counties – 99
State nickname –  Hawkeye State
State motto – "Our liberties we prize and our rights we will maintain"

State Flag of Iowa
Fun facts
-Burlington's Snake Alley is the most crooked street in the world
-Kalona is the largest Amish community west of the Mississippi River.
-Quaker Oats, in Cedar Rapids, is the largest cereal company in the world.
-Herbert Hoover, the 31st president of the United States, was the first one born west of the Mississippi.
-Winnebago campers and motor homes are manufactured in Winnebago County.


Law Schools
-Drake University Law School 
-University of Iowa College of Law

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Monday, July 9, 2018

July - Week 28 - Texas - the Lone Star State

28 Texas
Date admitted to the US – December 29, 1845
Postal abbreviation – TX
Capital – Austin
Area – 268,580.82 [2nd largest in the US]
Population as of census 2010 – 25,145,561 [2nd largest in the US]
Population density per square mile – 96.3 [29th largest in the US]
Area codes – 210, 214, 254, 281, 361, 409, 469, 512, 682, 713, 806, 817, 830, 832, 903, 915, 936, 940, 956, 972, 979 
Zip codes – 73301 - 88595
Number of counties – 254
State nickname –  the Lone Star State
State motto – Friendship

State Flag of Texas
Fun facts
-The King Ranch in Texas is bigger than the state of Rhode Island.
-More wool comes from Texas than any other state.
-Texas is the only state to enter the United States by treaty instead of territorial annexation.
-Texas was an independent nation from 1836 to 1845.
-Dr Pepper was invented in Waco in 1885. There is no period after the Dr in Dr Pepper.
-More land is farmed in Texas than in any other state.


Law Schools
-Baylor University School of Law 

-University of Houston Law Center 
-St. Mary's University School of Law 
-SMU Dedman School of Law 
-South Texas College of Law 
-University of Texas School of Law 
-Texas Southern University - Thurgood Marshall School of Law 
-Texas Tech University School of Law 
-Texas Wesleyan University School of Law

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Monday, July 2, 2018

July - Week 27 - Florida - the Sunshine State

27 Florida
Date admitted to the US – March 3, 1845
Postal abbreviation – FL
Capital – Tallahassee
Area – 65,754.59 [22nd largest in the US]
Population as of census 2010 – 18,801,310 [4th largest in the US]
Population density per square mile – 350.6 [9th largest in the US]
Area codes – 305, 321, 352, 386, 407, 561, 727, 754, 772, 786, 813, 850, 863, 904, 941, 954 
Zip codes – 32003 - 34997
Number of counties – 67
State nickname –  the Sunshine State
State motto – In God we trust

State Flag of Florida
Fun facts
-Greater Miami is the only metropolitan area in the United States with borders encompassing two national parks [Everglades National Park and Biscayne National Park]
-More visitors come to Orlando than any other amusement park destination in the United States.
-Cape Canaveral is America's launch pad for space flights.
-Florida is not the southernmost state in the United States. Hawaii is farther south.
-Gatorade was named for the University of Florida Gators.
-Key West has the highest average temperature in the United States.
-Miami installed the first bank automated teller machine for rollerbladers.
-During the 1991 Gulf War, the busiest military port in the country was Jacksonville.


Law Schools
-Ave Maria School of Law
-Barry University, Dwayne O.Andreas School of Law
-Florida A&M University College of Law
-Florida Coastal School of Law
-University of Florida, Fredric G. Levin College of Law
-Florida International University College of Law
-Florida State University College of Law
-University of Miami School of Law
-Nova Southeastern University - Shepard Broad Law Center
-St. Thomas University School of Law
-Stetson University College of Law
-Thomas M. Cooley Law School
 

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Monday, June 25, 2018

June - Week 26 - Michigan - Wolverine State

26 Michigan
Date admitted to the US – January 26, 1837
Postal abbreviation – MI
Capital – Lansing
Area – 96,716.11 [11th largest in the US]
Population as of census 2010 – 9,883,640 [8th largest in the US]
Population density per square mile – 174.8  [16th largest in the US]
Area codes – 231, 248, 269, 313, 517, 586, 616, 734, 810, 906, 989
Zip codes – 48001 - 49971
Number of counties – 83
State nickname –  Wolverine State
State motto – "Si quaeris peninsulam amoenam, circum spice" [If you are seeking a amenable (pleasant) peninsula, look around you] 

State Flag of Michigan
Fun facts
-Detroit is known as the car capital of the world.
-Colon is home to the world's largest manufacture of magic supplies.
-Although Michigan is the "Wolverine State" there are no longer any wolverines in Michigan.
-The Packard Motor Car Company in Detroit manufactured the first air-conditioned car in 1939.
-Michigan is the only place in the world with a floating post office. The JW Westcott II is the only boat in the world that delivers mail to ships while they are still underway. It has been operating for 125 years.
-Michigan has the longest freshwater shoreline in the world.
-Michigan has more than 11,000 inland lakes, more than 36,000 miles of streams, and 116 lighthouses and navigational lights.
-Michigan was the first state to provide in its Constitution for the establishment of public libraries.
-Michigan was the first state to guarantee every child the right to tax-paid high school education.
 

Law Schools
-University of Detroit Mercy School of Law 

-University of Michigan Law School 
-Michigan State University College of Law 
-Thomas M Cooley Law School 
-Wayne State University Law School

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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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