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STATES NICKNAME STATE FLOWER

Alabama Cotton State Goldenrod
Alaska Forget-me-not
Arizona Sunset Land or Apache State Sahara Cactus
Arkansas The Wonder State Apple Blossom
California The Golden State Golden Poppy
Colorado Centennial State Columbine
Connecticut Nutmeg State Mountain Laurel
Delaware Blue Hen State or Diamond State Peach Blossom
District of Columbia
Florida Peninsula State Orange Blossom
Georgia Cracker State Cherokee Rose
Hawaii Aloha State Hibiscus
Idaho Gem State Syringa
Illinois Sucker State The Violet
Indiana The Hoosier State Tulip Tree Blossom
Iowa The Hawkeye State Wild Rose
Kansas The Sunflower State Sunflower
Kentucky Blue Grass State Goldenrod
Louisiana The Pelican State Magnolia
Maine Pine Tree State Pine Cone
Maryland The Old Line State Black-eyed Susan
Massachusetts Bay State May Flower
Michigan Wolverine State Apple Blossom
Minnesota North Star State Moccasin Flower     
Mississippi Bayou State Magnolia
Missouri Show-Me-State Hawthorn
Montana Stub-Toe-State Bitter Root
Nebraska Cornhusker State Goldenrod
Nevada The Silver State Sagebrush
New Hampshire Granite State Purple Lilac
New Jersey The Garden State
New Mexico Sunshine State Yucca
New York Empire State Rose

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STATES NICKNAME STATE FLOWER
North Carolina Tar Heel State Oxeye Saisy
North Dakota Flickertail State Wild Prairie Rose
Ohio Buckeye State Scarlet Carnation
Oklahoma Boomer State Mistletoe
Oregon Beaver State Oregon Grape
Pennsylvania Keystone State Mountain Laurel
Rhode Island Little Rhody Violet
South Carolina Palmetto State Yellow Jasmine
South Dakota Sunshine State Pasque
Tennessee Volunteer State Iris
Texas Lone Star State Bluebonnet
Utah Beehive State Sego Lily
Vermont Green Mountain State Red Clover
Virginia Old Dominion State Dogwood
Washington Evergreen State Rhododendron
West Virginia Panhandle State Rhododendron
Wisconsin Badger State Violet
Wyoming Equality State Indian Paintbrush

GREAT LAKES AND NIAGARA FALLS. On the border between Canada and the United States, lie the five great bodies of water, Superior, Michigan, Huron, Erie and Ontario, the Great Lakes, great avenues of trade, on the shores of which are large cities. These lakes are also the scene of many happy vacation cruises. Superb scenery, luxurious boats, lazy days, bring relaxation and pleasure. For those interested in the history of the region: these lakes were the center of the great inland fur trade and the scene of the self-sacrificing missionaries of the great religious orders. They were also the scene of the bloody battles with the Indians and other foe in the turbulent days of the settling of the continent.

At the eastern end of Lake Ontario is the outlet of the Great Lakes and one of the wonders of the modern world, Niagara Falls. Long famed as a honeymoon resort, this magnificent spectacle draws thousands of visitors annually. The Horseshoe Falls of the Canadian side are 155 feet high while the American

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