By Tiffany Amber Stockton
In October, my post focused on the world-famous and first ever of its kind surgery in 1809 to remove a tumor from a woman thought to merely be pregnant. You can read last month's post if you missed it.
Today, it's time for the final 10 state name history stories. I can tell you're sitting on the edge of your seat, anxious with anticipation at seeing these posts come to a close. :)
STATE NAMES and their ORIGINS
One thing I found interesting with this list is it's almost a 50/50 split of the state names starting with a letter of the alphabet from either the first half or second half of the 26 letters. Montana is the 26th state out of 50 and the last one with an "M." The remaining 24 states come from the latter half of the alphabet. It would have been fun to see 25 of the states start with letters in the first half of the alphabet and the other 25 from the second half, but we're close!
* Which state origin of all 50 states surprised you the most? Why?
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