Assassination Of Martin Luther


Authorities differ on the reason why Alabama is nicknamed the Yellowhammer State. The term originated during the Civil War as a reference to soldiers from the state serving the Confederacy. Either because the state confederate troops stuck yellowhammer feathers in their caps or because their uniforms, which had been home-dry gray had a yellowish tinge. Some other nicknames were the Cotton Plantation State, the Camellia State, and the Lizard State. The Heart of Dixie is a more recent designation for Alabama.
Its nickname is the Land of the Midnight Sun and America's Last Frontier. It was once labeled "Seward's folly" and "Seward's icebox" in ridicule of the secretary of state that ...

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of the future outlook for the development of business, industry, and agriculture. Other nicknames were the Toothpick state (an allusion to the knives), the Hot Water State (for its hot springs), and the Guinea Pig State (for its willingness to be used as a proving ground for government experiments in agriculture during the 1930s).
5 California
The nickname Golden State comes from its golden poppies, which is also the state flower. Another reason California received this nickname was because of the gold discovery there in 1848, which made California one of the leading industrial states in mining.
6 Colorado
As a state, Colorado is comparatively young. Because it joined the Union in 1876 (just 100 years after the signing of the Declaration of Independence) its most popular nickname is the Centennial State. Some former nicknames were the Buffalo plain state, the Lead State, and the Silver State.
7 Connecticut
Connecticut unofficial nickname, the Nutmeg State originated in ...

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Another nickname is the paradise of the pacific.
12 Idaho
The popularly accepted meaning of the word Idaho (gem of the mountains) gave rise to the state's nickname as the Gem State. Idaho also is known as the Potato State, after its leading crop.
13 Illinois
In addition to the nickname Prairie State, Illinois was called the Sucker State, a possible allusion to the seasonal migration of downstate miners to and from northern mines.

14 Indiana
Its nicknames is the Hoosier State, A term of uncertain Origin. One theory is that it comes from an Old Saxon word meaning, "hill dweller", because many early settlers of the area were the children of English highlanders. Other explanation is ...

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