5 Facts About 5 States #10
Last updated: Wednesday April 26th, 2023
Virginia has also been dubbed the "Home of the Internet" in some circles. Data centers in Loudoun County are responsible for about three-quarters of all web traffic. More than 10 million square feet of construction space and more than 100 huge data centers are available in the County. And there are no signs of this trend slowing down.
The Pentagon, the world's largest office structure, is located in Virginia. The Pentagon is the headquarters of the United States Department of Defense, which includes the Army, Navy, and Air Force. The Pentagon, on the other hand, has a mailing address in Washington, D.C. The structure was planned by George Bergstrom, an American architect, and erected by John McShain, a contractor.
One of the most well-known tourist promotions in history is "Virginia Is For Lovers." Martin and Woltz Inc.'s David N. Martin and George Woltz developed it in 1968. After winning the Virginia State Travel account in 1968, they came up with the tagline. Visitors to Virginia generated roughly $800 million in 1969, when the agency debuted the tagline.
The Mermaids of Norfolk: There are mermaid references all around Norfolk. This mythological siren of the sea is even the city's symbol. According to legend, mermaids would amuse soldiers after a battle on the high seas. As a result, they became emblems of Norfolk's maritime heritage. People pose for photos in front of the city's 100 statues.
Many people are unaware that Washington is the only state in the United States named after a former president. The name itself is a source of pride for the inhabitants. Yes, it is also George Washington, the first President of the United States. Between 1789 through 1797, he was President of the United States. He's also referred to as the "Father of America." George is also the name of a city in the state.
The World's Fair was held in Spokane, Washington, which is the smallest city in the United States. The World's Fair is a prominent event that has been the site of the unveiling of new modern marvels such as the Eiffel Tower in Paris and the Atomium in Brussels for decades. And Washington holds an obscure World's Fair record: with a population of about 170,000 at the time, Spokane was the smallest city ever to host the historic event in 1974, according to History Link, as well as 5.2 million visitors.
Despite the fact that New York coined the nickname "The Big Apple," Washington produces the most apples of any of the 50 states! Pears, red raspberries, luscious cherries, and spearmint oil are also abundant. You could acquire this fresh produce from any dull grocery store, but why would you when there are so many fresh fruit stands and markets? Depending on where you go in Washington, you'll want to hunt for a certain food market.
During World War II, a covert bomber-making plant was located south of Seattle, Washington. Boeing concealed the factory by completely covering it with a fictional town designed by a Hollywood set designer! Fake houses, trees, and sidewalks were all part of the fictitious community. The goal was to conceal the location of an airplane manufacturing facility beneath the surface from other potential bombers.
In the event of a nuclear attack, the state has a nuclear bunker designed to house congressmen and women, as well as support staff. The presence of the bunker should be kept a secret, but West Virginians have long known about the structure hidden beneath the Greenbrier resort. The nuclear fallout shelter, which opened in 1961, was kept on high alert at all times. The bunker, however, is now open to the public for tours.
Cecil Underwood, who became the state's youngest governor at the age of 34, exemplifies the state's affection for its young and old. After accomplishing this accomplishment in 1956, he went on to become West Virginia's oldest governor at the age of 74. He holds the remarkable distinction of being both the youngest and the oldest person to be elected and serve as governor.
West Virginia has no major cities; even the capital, Charleston, has a population of roughly 50,000 people. A trip of at least five hours to Washington, Cincinnati, or Pittsburgh is required if you require a medical specialist, a large international airport, or to attend a major performance. With only 43,000 residents, Huntington is the state's second largest city.
A farmer and a miner surround a rock with the date that West Virginia became a state in the coat of arms on the flag (June 20, 1863). It features crossed rifles and a liberty cap, which reflect the Latin word 'Mountaineers are always free,' which appears below the seal. This relates to the fact that in 1861, after the state joined the Confederacy in defense of slavery, the mountainous portions of western Virginia broke from the rest of the state.
The state legislature approved the flag in 1905, but it was amended in 1907 to change the position of the state arms and flower, as well as add a scroll below the arms with the phrase "State of West Virginia." In 1929, the scroll was relocated above the state arms and a Latin phrase was added underneath it to create the current version of the flag.
According to legend, the Wisconsin River is the inspiration for the state's name. The river was once known to aboriginal Algonquian-speaking tribes as Meskousing. The name was first documented in 1673 by Jacques Marquette, a French explorer. With the passage of time, the word became Ouisconsin, Wiskonsan, and finally the modern spelling and pronunciation forms. Linguists believe the original name was derived from the Miami word "meskonsing," which means "this river meanders through something crimson" or "it lies red." This most likely alludes to the river's sandstone rocks.
In Wisconsin, there are no tall physical features. The fact that the state's highest natural peak is a hill rather than a mountain tells a lot. Timm's Hill stands 1,951 feet tall. Wisconsin doesn't have many jagged peaks because its land is largely glaciated. Glaciers have left behind some of the most beautiful valleys, prairies, bountiful farm fields, and rolling hills to compensate for leveling the landscape. Timm's Hill is located near Ogema on Highway 13. Everyone is welcome to attend.
Wisconsin is the indisputable dairy capital of the United States. It is the top cheese producer in the United States and the second best milk producer. Wisconsin milk is utilized to make cheese in 90 percent of the time. Wisconsin has the highest density of dairy cattle per square kilometer of any state. Wisconsin is the only state in the United States that offers a Master Cheese Maker program, which is unsurprising.
Oshkosh, a little town on Lake Winnebago northwest of Milwaukee, is known for two things: first, its popular brand of children's clothes, and second, its important role in the international air show circuit. Every year, the EAA AirVenture Oshkosh, the world's largest gathering of aviators, has been hosted right here since 1970. During the week-long event, the Oshkosh control tower is the busiest on the planet, with about 15,000 planes landing at the airport and over 500,000 guests. All of these people come to see the exhilarating aerobatic displays and flybys by modern and vintage military aircraft.
The Red Desert in South Central Wyoming has no east or west drainage. On both sides of the area, the continental divide divides and then circles the desert. As a result, there is no normal drainage in the basin. The Killpecker Sand Dunes, the largest active dune system in the United States and the world's second largest active sand dune field, are located in the desert. Here you'll also find the world's largest herd of desert elk.
"Old reliable" is a well-known (or infamous) Yellowstone National Park cone geyser. It gets its name from the predictability of its outbursts. This geyser erupts every 90 minutes, with roughly 90% of eruptions occurring within a ten-minute interval. Yellowstone also has more geysers than any other place on the planet.
The bison is Wyoming's official state mammal. However, there are far too many of these species in the wild, necessitating their extinction. Bisons, according to park officials, injure more people than any other animal in Yellowstone National Park. In Wyoming, hunting and killing bison is authorized in order to reduce the bison population. To hunt bison, though, you'll need a Wyoming state bison license from the Wyoming Game and Fish Department. Discover how to hunt bison and the differences between male and female bison.
Wyoming residents appear to enjoy sports and are particularly enthusiastic about the Olympic Games. Two Wyoming Olympians competed in the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. Wyoming was the most represented state per capita in the country, with a population of 568,158 people, followed by California (one per 294,468), Vermont (one per 313,216), Hawaii (one per 343,703), and Oregon (one per 343,703). (one per 351,987).