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Montana: Land Of Mountains
Ohio: Home Of The Buckeyes
Pennsylvania Gets A Name
Maine: Nobody Knows Where Its Name Originates
The origin of the state of Maine's name has no clear explanation. It's also the only state name in the US with one syllable.
Wisconsin: History Of The State's Name
Idaho: It's All About The Potatoes
How New York Got It's Name (+ Why Big Apple?)
Today I'll tell you where New York got its name and why it became commonly referred to as 'The Big Apple'.
How Illinois Got Its Name
Did you know how the state of Illinois got its name? It's not an English word. It's a French version of a native American name - Illiniwek.