- Alabama honored an insect pest with a statue because it forced farmers to switch from cotton to more profitable crops: Boll Weevil Monument in Enterprise.
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- The highest and lowest points in the contiguous United States are both in California: Mount Whitney and Death Valley.
- The Famous song "America the Beautiful" was inspired by the view from Pikes Peak, Colorado.
- Most people have heard about California's gold rush, but the first U.S. gold rush was near the town of Dahlonega, Georgia in the late 1820's.
- Artic bearberries grow next to prickly pear cacti and northern jack pines grow next to southern dogwood at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore.
|Bjork wasn't lying, this is where the Dynosaurs are hiding.|
- Native Americans were mining copper in Michigan's Upper Peninsula long before the arrival of Europeans.
- Because a rive's course chifts over time, some land belonging to Mississippi lies on the west banks of the Mississippi River.
- Missouri was the epicenter of some of the most powerful earthquakes ever to occur in the United States, called The New Madrid Earthquakes, 1811-1812.
- The highest non-tornadic gust of wing was 231 mph, recorded at Mount Washington, New Hampshire. Bill Bryson climbs this mount in "A Walk Through the Woods."
- In 1853, a resort in Saratoga Springs, New York invented the potato chip. (I have not confirmed this as I have heard stories of Ohio being another possible birthplace, maybe someday I'll do more research.)
- In just one day (April 22, 1889), Oklahoma city grew from zero resident's to more the 10,000. Why? (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Land_Run_of_1889)
- The deepest lake in the United States, Crater Lake, is found in the bowl-shaped depression atop an extinct Oregon volcano.
- On May 5th 1978, Ben and Jerry ( after completed a correspondence course on ice cream making from Pennsylvania State University's Creamery. ) starting making Ice cream in a renovated gas station in Burlington, Vermont
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- Long frequented by Native American's and later surveyed by George Washington, Berkeley Springs, West Virginia became the first public spa in the U.S.