Geography / State Claims to Fame

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Can you name the possibly unusual claims to fame for each state?

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Oldest state capitol in which a legislature still meets in its original chambers
Has the oldest continuously used public building in the United States
Most man-made lakes
Greatest percentage of total population of Ph.D. scientists and engineers
Highest percentage of non-religious people
Highest number of suicides per capita and the lowest state and local taxes
Highest percentage of adults 65 and older who have had all of their natural teeth removed
#1 in speeding tickets
Highest literacy rate
Highest use of gasoline per capita
#1 in beer production
More miles of freeway per capita than any other metro area with >1M residents
Lowest rate of incarceration
Most ghost towns
Produces the most commercial red meat
Contains the county that contains the most horses per capita
Produces the most wheat
Contains the largest city in the country
Produces the most corn
#1 in overall well-being of citizens
Home of the Sioux Nation
Produces the most copper
Houses the nation’s leading producer of building limestone
Has the most mountain ranges
Smartest state
Claim to FameState
Most licensed cheese makers
Produces more than 90% of the domestic crawfish crop
Home of the best high school in the nation
Most windy land area
Produces the most rice
Most public golf courses
Largest economy and the most UFO sightings per year
Has the largest Gingko farm
Largest grizzly bear population in the lower 48 states
Most usable hot springs
Highest rate of gang membership
Most expensive electricity
Most generous, based on charitable donations vs. income
Houses the largest historical district
Has the amusement park that attracts the most visitors yearly
Highest median household income
Produces the most sweet potatoes
Contains the largest shopping mall
Most deer/automobile collisions
Highest rate of alcohol use
Most species of wildlife in rivers than any other state
#1 in Swiss cheese production
Highest payment from the state for installing solar panels on the roof of a house
Houses the site where the largest amount of gold is stored (in the world)
Grows the most sunflowers

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