U.S. States by Wikipedia Descriptions #1

Can you name the state based off a description from its Wikipedia article?
Answer must correspond to the yellow box
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Quiz by WolfCam
Last updated: January 1, 2021
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First submittedFebruary 8, 2019
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The 48th state and last of the contiguous states to be admitted to the Union
Widely known as the center of the U.S. automotive industry
Ponce de León spotted and landed on the peninsula on April 2, 1513
If it were a country, it would be the fifth-largest economy in the world
George H. W. Bush, the 41st president of the United States, grew up in Greenwich
Abolitionists John Brown and Sojourner Truth lived in Springfield and Northampton, respectively
The Chesapeake Bay nearly bisects the state
Is also known for horse racing, bourbon distilleries, coal, and bluegrass music
The first presidential caucus in the country
The only U.S. state that lies entirely above 1,000 meters elevation
The State Constitution of 1812 gave English official status in legal proceedings,
but use of French remained widespread
Hydraulic fracturing technologies enabled mining companies to extract huge amounts
of oil from the Bakken shale rock formation
North Dakota
Nickname(s): Big Sky Country, The Treasure State
Spoken languages: English 69.7% Spanish 28.5% Navajo 3.5%
New Mexico
The USGS considers Mt. Rainier the most dangerous volcano in the Cascade Range
The most densely populated of the 50 U.S. states, its biggest city is Newark
New Jersey
McCain's running mate was Sarah Palin, the state's governor
Major land runs, including the Land Run of 1889, were held for settlers where
certain territories were opened to settlement starting at a precise time
Founded on mining and refounded on sin - beginning with prizefighting and easy divorce
a century ago and later extending to gaming and prostitution
Played a central role in the westward expansion of the United States,
as memorialized by the Gateway Arch
Level 82
Feb 19, 2019
Missed North Dakota but I was zeroing in...
Level 77
Feb 20, 2019
Phew, managed to get it with one second left!
Level 67
Jan 4, 2021
My time expired just as I was typing it. Only one I missed.
Level 71
Jan 7, 2021
I finished with 20 seconds left phew
Level 43
Jan 8, 2023
I just remember reading a post in a reddit, about how there is random heat signatures in north dakota around Canada border, and was told its from mining and fracting.

So just randomly remembered there was a lot fracturing there.

Of course Nevada capital is Carson City, Silver City is right there and was a big silver mining town. Funny enough I knew it was Nevada when said founded on mining, cause Cali was a thought but wasn't founded just on Gold Rush. Of course they hella give away Nevada.

Level 85
Feb 19, 2019
Nice quiz. Got them all, but Oklahoma was a bit of challenge..
Level 70
Feb 19, 2019
Sooner or later you'll get it.
Level 74
Feb 19, 2019
nice comeback :-)

anyone who didn't get it should google sooners

Level 73
Feb 20, 2019
Fun quiz, 2:42.
Level 75
May 16, 2019
Happy to see the totals as high as they are. I would have thought several of these would have been difficult for non-Americans...first prez caucus, fracking technology etc.
Level 70
Apr 17, 2020
As a non american I got 14, about a third of which by trying random states until it worked. Btw I know what fracking is but I didn't know what state it's used in, and I have no earthly idea what "presidential caucus" means
Level 78
Jan 3, 2021
Got 20 as a non-American, although I had to guess some. US presidential campaigns are so widely talked about even here in Europe that I got Iowa right away. Knew the Oklahoma one from a Lucky Luke comic.
Level 59
Aug 22, 2020
NICE i got them all
Level 53
Jan 3, 2021
I hate that having the first caucus is the only thing we're noted for.
Level 53
Jan 3, 2021
corn too.
Level 67
Jan 3, 2021
And don't forget Slipknot!
Level 49
Jan 5, 2021
I got 14 and i'm not even American. (Saudi Arabia)
Level 51
Apr 2, 2021
I question the one about Colorado being the ONLY U.S. state completely above 1000 ft. I think Wyoming is, too.
Level 49
Jan 11, 2023
The question reads "1000 meters", not feet. Wyoming goes below 1000 meters (but remains above 1000 ft.).
Level 54
Jan 8, 2023
Haha. 100%. Proud to be an American.
Level 77
Jul 4, 2023
It's a US quiz. They don't use the metric system.
Level 55
Jan 22, 2024
Nevada's description goes hard