Missouri– Abbreviated MO
Capital – Jefferson City
In August of 1821 Missouri officially became the 24th state to join the Union. While the state may seem unassuming, it has produced many notable public figures including Mark Twain, Dick Van Dyke, Vincent Price, Rush Limbaugh, George Washington Carver, Yogi Berra, and many more!
Montana – Abbreviated MT
Capital – Helena
Inducted into the Union in November 1889, Montana is one of the least populated (ranked 44th) in the nation. It is known for its abundant wildlife including elk, deer, antelopes and swans.
Nebraska – Abbreviated NE
Capital – Lincoln
Once nicknamed “The Great American Desert”, Nebraska has worked hard to flourish in its flora. In 1892 J. Sterling Morton founded Arbor Day in Nebraska City effectively transforming the state into the “Tree Planter’s State”. It is now known as the “Cornhusker State”, but the Arbor Day tradition is still alive and well. Nebraska officially became a state in the Union in March of 1867.
Nevada – Abbreviated NV
Capital – Carson City
In October of 1864 Nevada officially became the 36th state to join the Union. Today the most popular cities in Nevada are Las Vegas and Reno, renowned for their gambling which bring in over 12 billion dollars in revenue annually.
New Hampshire – Abbreviated NH
Capital – Concord
While New Hampshire was the 9th state to join the union in June of 1788, it was the first to establish an independent government, separating it from Mother England. That happened in January 1776, six months before the Declaration of Independence was signed.
New York – Abbreviated NY
Capital – Albany
New York was first called “The Big Apple” by musicians who saw the opportunity to play in New York as “making it”. Apples were first introduced in the 1600s by European settlers and are a major crop of the state to this day. New York became an official state in the Union in July of 1788.