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Random History by State

Can you answer five history questions concerning the history of six randomly-changing
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Maine
What state was Maine part of before 1820?
Massachusetts
What Maine-native wrote books such as "Pet Sematary", "It" and "Cujo"?
Stephen King
What outdoor retailer, famous for its boots, had an unlimited return policy until 2018?
L.L. Bean
What poet wrote "The Song of Hiawatha"?
Henry Wadsworth
Longfellow
What state's Portland was named after Maine's Portland?
Oregon
 
 
Oregon
What caldera did Mount Mazama form when it erupted about 7,700 years ago?
Crater Lake
What river valley was the destination of Oregon Trail pioneers?
Willamette
What TV series was created by Matt Groening in 1989?
The Simpsons
In what day and month of 1859 did Oregon become a state?
(hint: same date as Valentine's Day)
February 14
In 1994, what did Oregon become the first state to legalize?
Physician-assisted
Suicide
 
 
Pennsylvania
What Quaker founded the colony of Pennsylvania?
William Penn
What group of Swiss religious nonconformists moved to Pennsylvania in the 1700s?
Amish
What sports movie, set in Philadelphia, won an Oscar for Best Picture in 1977?
Rocky
What Philadelphia resident published "Poor Richard's Almanack"?
Ben Franklin
In what battle did George G. Meade beat Robert E. Lee?
Gettysburg
 
 
Louisiana
What group of people settled in Louisiana after being exiled from
eastern Canada in the 1700s?
Acadians (Cajuns)
What was the first name of President Taylor?
Zachary
What day was declared an official state holiday in 1875?
Madri Gras
Who was President when the United States bought Louisiana from France in 1803?
Thomas Jefferson
What depression-era governor, nicknamed "Kingfish", was assassinated in 1935?
Huey Long
 
 
Nebraska
What business tycoon was world's 2nd richest person in 2017?
Warren Buffett
What tree-planting holiday started in Nebraska in 1872?
Arbor Day
What Nebraskan ran for President several times, served as Secretary of State, wanted
to ban the teaching of evolution, and gave the famous "Cross of Gold" speech?
William Jennings
Bryan
World’s largest exhibited skeleton of what extinct mammal was found on a farm
in Lincoln County in 1922?
Mammoth
What U.S. President was born in Nebraska but grew up in Michigan?
Gerald Ford
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