States with Farm Land
December 4, 2017 12:54pm CST
Minnesota was given the nickname of the “Land of 10,000 Lakes” because the state has over 12,000 lakes. The state got its name from the Sioux Indian word for the “sky-tinted waters” of the Minnesota River. At one time the Minnesota Territory was part of the Northwest Territory. The capital is St. Paul and the state flower is the pink and white lady’s slipper. Wisconsin is the state that provides the nation with dairy products. Its name came from an Algonquin word. This became the 30th state. Its nickname is the “Badger State” and it is one of the top producers of milk, cheese and butter. Wisconsin is home to the Green Bay Packers football team and fans of the team refer to themselves as “cheese heads”. The capital is Madison and the state flower is the wood violet. Iowa is referred to as the breadbasket of the U.S. Its nickname is the “Corn State”. The main products here are hogs and corn. The state was named after the Iowa River which in turn was named after the Ioway Indians. His is the 29th state. Its capital is Des Moines and the state flower is the wild rose. Illinois was named after the Illinois Indians and it is the 21st state. This is home to the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library. Its nickname is the “Prairie State”. It is a wonderful state with small towns and plenty of farmland. The state is the leading producer of soybeans and corn. It offers access to both the Great Lakes and the Mississippi River. It was home Abraham Lincoln when he became President of the U.S. in 1861. The capital is Springfield and the state flower is the violet. Anyone live in any of these state or have you been there? The song I included comes from the musical “State Fair”. It is a wonderful musical for romance and fun songs as well as very big hogs. I was just thinking while writing this since I just adore hogs and I love eating corn perhaps I should return to the states and head right for Iowa. What do you think?
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My great-grandparents did attend the Lincoln-Douglas debate in Charleston, IL in 1858 since my dad's side of the family hails from there. Quite a thrill, I would think. Illinois is a lousy state now, but it was pretty good back in the day.