NATIONAL RHODE ISLAND DAY

Wrapping up the original 13 colonies, National Rhode Island Day on October 5 recognizes the last colony to join the Union. Persecuted for his beliefs in Massachusetts, Roger Williams established the Rhode Island colony in 1636 at Providence seeking religious and political freedom. While the colony was the first to renounce British rule, Rhode Island …
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NATIONAL NORTH CAROLINA DAY

As we near the last of the original 13 colonies, National North Carolina Day recognizes the 12th state to join the Union. The Tar Heel state was the first state to vote for independence from the British at the first Continental Congress. Before the Civil War, North Carolina resisted secession from the Union. As a …
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NATIONAL NEW YORK DAY

As we continue our tour of the states, September 21 brings us to the perfect time to honor National New York Day. People & Places The Lenape people populated the land now known as New York. They’re also known as the Delaware Indians. Their settlements also spread across New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and parts of Delaware …
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NATIONAL TEXAS DAY

On February 1st, National Texas Day recognizes the Lone Star State along with its fierce record of independent people and history. The 28th state may not be the only state with a record of being a republic, but their dramatic revolution and fight for independence keep Texas history alive. Legendary History and People On December …
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NATIONAL NEW HAMPSHIRE DAY

National New Hampshire Day on September 7th recognizes the 9th state to join the Union. The Granite State epitomizes New England in many ways. From its breathtaking landscapes to its fascinating history and people. State Symbols State Capital – ConcordState Nickname – The Granite StateState Motto – Live free or dieState Bird – Purple FinchState …
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NATIONAL COLORADO DAY

April 12th recognizes the Centennial State and the 38th state to join the Union on National Colorado Day.The first of the Four Corner States, Colorado is dominated by the Rocky Mountains. Prehistoric Colorado comes to life in the Florissant Fossil Beds. Discover one of the most abundant deposits of fossils in the world while taking in …
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NATIONAL KANSAS DAY

On March 15, National Kansas Day recognizes The Sunflower State.Magnificent herds of bison, elk, mule deer and antelope roamed the vast open plains populated by Cherokee, Osage, Pawnee and many other tribes. The region became a part of the United States with the Louisiana Purchase in 1803. Generations of travelers came to Kansas as the …
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NATIONAL CALIFORNIA DAY

On February 22nd, National California Day recognizes the Golden State. For more than a century, Spanish missionaries settled in California. Manifest Destiny and the Mexican American War would play a pivotal role in making California a U.S. Territory. Under the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo, Mexico sold California along with its territories north of the Rio …
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NATIONAL WISCONSIN DAY

On February 15, National Wisconsin Day recognizes The Badger State. Rich in copper, lead, forest and fertile farmland, Wisconsin became the 30th state. In 1634, French explorer Jean Nicolet was the first European to reach Wisconsin while seeking a Northwest passage to China. A mining boom, not fur trading, led to the nickname The Badger …
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NATIONAL IOWA DAY

On February 8, National Iowa Day recognizes The Hawkeye State. The 29th state to join the United States is known for fertile prairie, rolling hills, raising innovative people and some nostalgic movie moments. From the Mississippi River to the harvests in Plymouth, Harrison or Fremont counties, Iowa’s history, beauty and hospitality flourish. The state was …
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