State Capital Population
AL Montgomery 4,849,377
Alabama workers built the first rocket to put humans on the moon.
AK Juneau 736,732
Nearly one-third of Alaska lies within the Arctic Circle.
AZ Phoenix 6,731,484
The world's largest solar telescope is located at Kitts Peak National Observatory in the city of Sells.
AR Little Rock 2,966,369
Famous singer Johnny Cash was born in Kingsland.
CA Sacramento 38,802,500
More turkeys are raised in California than in any other state in the United States.
CO Denver 5,355,866
Hundreds of thousands of valentines are re-mailed each year from Loveland.
CT Hartford 3,596,677
In Hartford, you may not, under any circumstances, cross the street walking on your hands!
DE Dover 935,614
Delaware is the only state without any National Park System units such as national parks, seashores, historic sites, battlefields, memorials, and monuments.
FL Tallahassee 19,893,297
Orlando attracts more visitors than any other amusement park destination in the United States.
GA Atlanta 10,097,343
Historic Saint Marys Georgia is the second oldest city in the nation
HI Honolulu 1,419,561
Hawaii is the only state that grows coffee.
ID Boise 1,634,464
Shelley has been the home of the Idaho Annual Spud Day since 1927.
IL Springfield 12,880,580
The world's first Skyscraper was built in Chicago, 1885.
IN Indianapolis 6,596,855
Marcella Gruelle of Indianapolis created the Raggedy Ann doll in 1914.
IA Des Moines 1,634,464
Quaker Oats, in Cedar Rapids, is the largest cereal company in the world.
KS Topeka 2,904,021
Dodge City is the windiest city in the United States.
KY Frankford 4,413,457
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.
LA Baton Rouge 4,649,676
Louisiana is the only state in the union that does not have counties. Its political subdivisions are called parishes.
ME Augusta 1,330,089
90% of the country's toothpick supply is produced in Maine
MD Annapolis 5,976,407
The first dental school in the United States opened at the University of Maryland.
MA Boston 6,745,408
Boston built the first subway system in the United States in 1897
MI Lansing 9,909,877
Detroit is known as the car capital of the world.
MN St Paul 5,457,173
The Mall of America in Bloomington is the size of 78 football fields --- 9.5 million square feet.
MS Jackson 2,994,079
In 1963 the University of Mississippi Medical Center accomplished the world's first human lung transplant and, on January 23, 1964, Dr. James D. Hardy performed the world's first heart transplant surgery.
MO Jefferson City 6,063,589
Kansas City has more miles of freeway per capita than any metro area with more than 1 million residents.
MT Helena 1,023,579
No state has as many different species of mammals as Montana.
NE Lincoln 1,881,503
Nebraska has more underground water reserves than any other state in the continental U.S.
NV Carson City 2,839,099
In Death Valley, the Kangaroo Rat can live its entire life without drinking a drop of liquid.
NH Concord 1,326,813
The first free public library in the United States was established at Peterborough in 1833.
NJ Trenton 8,938,175
New Jersey has the most diners in the world and is sometimes referred to as the diner capital of the world.
NM Santa Fe 2,085,572
Santa Fe is the highest capital city in the United States at 7,000 feet above sea level.
NY Albany 19,746,227
The first presentation of 3D films before a paying audience took place at Manhattan's Astor Theater on June 10, 1915.
NC Raleigh 9,943,964
High Point is known as the Furniture Capital of the World.
ND Bismark 739,482
The town of Rugby is the geographical center of North America. A rock obelisk about 15 feet tall, flanked by poles flying the United States and Canadian flags marks the location.
OH Columbus 11,594,163
Cleveland boasts America's first traffic light. It began on Aug. 5, 1914.
OK Oklahoma City 3,878,051
An Oklahoman, Sylvan Goldman, invented the first shopping cart.
OR Salem 3,970,239
Oregon has more ghost towns than any other state.
PA Harrisburg 12,787,209
Pennsylvania is the first state of the fifty United States to list their web site URL on a license plate
RI Providence 1.055,173
Rhode Island is known for making silverware and fine jewelry.
SC Columbia 4,832,482
The first battle of the Civil War took place at Fort Sumter.
SD Pierre 853,175
The faces of George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt, and Abraham Lincoln are sculpted into Mount Rushmore the world's greatest mountain carving
TN Nashville 6,549,352
Bristol is known as the Birthplace of Country Music.
TX AUSTIN 26,956,958
Texas is the only state to have the flags of 6 different nations fly over it. They are: Spain, France, Mexico, Republic of Texas, Confederate States, and the United States.
UT Salt Lake City 2,942,902
Levan, is "navel" spelled backwards. It is so named because it is in the middle of Utah.
VT Montpelier 626,562
Vermont's largest employer isn't Ben and Jerry's, it's IBM.
VA Richmond 8,326,289
The first peanuts grown in the United States were grown in Virginia.
WA Olympia 7,061,530
Washington state has more glaciers than the other 47 contiguous states combined.
WV Charleston 1,850,326
West Virginia has the oldest population of any state. The median age is 40.
WI Madison 5,757,564
The first Ringling Brothers Circus was staged in Baraboo in 1884.
WY Cheyenne 584,153
Wyoming was the first state to give women the right to vote.
District of Columbia 658,893