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Michigan

Fast Facts and Trivia

  1. Detroit is known as the car capital of the world.
     
  2. Alpena is the home of the world's largest cement plant.
     
  3. Rogers City boasts the world's largest limestone quarry.
     
  4. Elsie is the home of the world's largest registered Holstein dairy herd.
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Maryland

Fast Facts and Trivia

  1. The United States Naval Academy was founded on October 10, 1845 at Annapolis.
     
  2. In 1830 the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad Company built the first railroad station in Baltimore.
     
  3. During revolutionary times Rockville was known as Hungerford's Tavern the name of its most familiar landmark. One of the first calls to freedom from British rule was heard at the tavern in 1774.
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Maine

Fast Facts and Trivia

  1. Eastport is the most eastern city in the United States. The city is considered the first place in the United States to receive the rays of the morning sun.
     
  2. In Wilton there's a cannery that imports and cans only dandelion greens.
     
  3. Maine is the only state in the United States whose name has one syllable.
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Kentucky

Fast Facts and Trivia

  1. The town of Murray is home to the Boy Scouts of America Scouting Museum located on the campus of Murray State University.
     
  2. The Kentucky Derby is the oldest continuously held horse race in the country. It is held at Churchill Downs in Louisville on the first Saturday in May.
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Iowa

Fast Facts and Trivia

  1. Ripley's Believe It or Not has dubbed Burlington's Snake Alley the most crooked street in the world.
     
  2. Strawberry Point is the home of the world's largest strawberry.
     
  3. The state's smallest city park is situated in the middle of the road in Hiteman.
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Indiana

Fast Facts and Trivia

  1. The first long-distance auto race in the U. S. was held May 30, 1911, at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. The winner averaged 75 miles an hour and won a 1st place prize of $14,000. Today the average speed is over 167 miles an hour and the prize is more than $1.2 million.
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Illinois

Fast Facts and Trivia

  1. Ottawa, Freeport, Jonesboro, Charleston, Galesburg, Quincy and Alton hosted the famous Lincoln-Douglas debates that stirred interest all over the country in the slavery issue.
     
  2. The first Aquarium opened in Chicago, 1893.
     
  3. The world's first Skyscraper was built in Chicago, 1885.
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