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[[start page]] 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 14 [[end page]] [[start page]] 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 15 [[end page]]
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