In Enterprise Alabama there is a monument to the Boll Weevil. It is the only monument in the world dedicated to a pest.
Alaska has the lowest population density of any state with less than two people per square mile.
The Colt Single Action Army Revolver is the State Firearm of Arizona (Also Waffles Favorite Gun) Arizona is one of six states with an official firearm.
Crater of Diamonds State Park in Arkansas is not only the only place in the U.S where you can find diamonds. It is open to the public and over 600 diamonds are found each year. Visitors are allowed to keep whatever gem they find regardless of value.
One out of every eight Americans lives in California.
Colorado, with the highest mean elevation of any state as well as the highest low point, is considered to be the "highest state".
The first automobile law was passed by the state of CT in 1901. The speed limit was set at 12 miles per hour.
The First Scheduled Railroad in the U.S started in New Castle Delaware in 1831
South Florida is the only place in the world where both Alligators and Crocodiles live in the wild.
Two people from Georgia have won the Nobel Peace Prize, Jimmy Carter and Martin Luther King Junior.
The only former royal palace in the United States is Iolani Palace in Hawaii (I read in a book about true ghost stories that its also haunted)
Bruneau Dunes State Park contains North America's tallest single structured sand dune. It stands 470 feet high.
The worlds first skyscraper was built in Chicago Illinois in 1885 (Also I was born in Illinois)
Indiana's shoreline with Lake Michigan is only 40 miles long, but Indiana is still considered a Great Lakes State.
Cornell College is the only school in the nation to have its entire campus listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
The first woman mayor in the United States was Susan Madora Salter. She was elected to office in Argonia in 1887.
Frederick Vinson who was born in Louisa is the only Chief Justice of the United States Supreme Court known to be born in jail.
Jazz originated in New Orleans Louisiana.
Maine has the largest blueberry crop in the entire country. (I've been to the Maine Blueberry festival several times.)
The First Dental School in the U.S opened in the University of Maryland
Boston Common is the first public park in the U.S
The Mountain Lion was listed as extirpated from the state by the DNR however the people of the North Peninsula always insisted that they stilled lived there. It has recently been confirmed that the locals were in fact correct and that they still live there.
The climate-controlled Metrodome is the only facility in the country to host a Super Bowl, a World Series and a NCAA Final Four Basketball Championship.
The worlds first ice cream cone was invented in Saint Louis Missouri during the Saint Louis Worlds Fair of 1904.
The average square mile of land contains 1.4 elk, 1.4 pronghorn antelope, and 3.3 deer.
Nebraska is the only state with a unicameral or one house legislature.
The Las Vegas Strip is actually not located in Las Vegas but rather just outside of it in Paradise Nevada.
The first free public library in the United States was established at Peterborough in 1833.
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.
Taos Pueblo in New Mexico is the oldest continuously inhabited Community in the United States and has been inhabited for over a thousand years.
New York City in New York State is the most populated city in the United States with over eight million people.
Krispy Kreme Doughnut was founded in Winston-Salem.
The Lewis and Clark Expedition encountered their first Grizzly Bear in North Dakota.
Neil Armstrong, the first person to walk on the moon was from Ohio.
Oklahoma is the only state that produces iodine.
Oregon has more ghost towns than any other state
The Declaration of Independence was signed in Philadelphia in 1776.
Rhode Island is the smallest state in the Country
The State Amphibian of South Carolina is the Salamander
The most complete T-Rex Skeleton was found in South Dakota
Jack Daniels Tennessee Whiskey is ironically produced in a dry county in Tennessee.
More species of bat live in Texas than any other state.
Because of the state's inland location Utah's snow is unusually dry. Earning it the reputation of having the world's greatest powder. 14 Alpine ski resorts operate in Utah.
Montpelier, Vermont is the only U.S. state capital without a McDonalds.
Eight United States Presidents were born in Virginia: George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, James Monroe, William Harrison, John Tyler, Zachary Taylor, and Woodrow Wilson.
The world's first soft-serve ice cream machine was located in an Olympia Dairy Queen.
West Virginia was the only state to have around an equal number of both Union and Confederate volunteers during the Civil War.
Wisconsin produces more milk than any other state.
Wyoming has the lowest population of all 50 United States.