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Can you name the previous capitals of the U.S. States?

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AlabamaCapital for 20 years prior to the current capital
AlaskaFourth largest city in the state, housed the government of Russian Alaska
ArizonaTwice was the capital of Arizona Territory, third largest metropolitan area in the state
ArkansasBase of the confederate government of Arkansas
CaliforniaState's third largest city, first capital after statehood
ColoradoCapital for 5 years prior to the current capital
ConnecticutCo-capital of the state until 1873
DelawareFirst capital of Delaware Colony
FloridaCenter of government of Spanish Florida and the British colony of East Florida
GeorgiaFirst capital after statehood, first English settlement in the state
HawaiiRoyal capital of the Hawaiian Kingdom
IdahoSecond largest city on the Idaho Panhandle
IllinoisHoused the state's government for 19 years prior to the current capital
IndianaFirst capital of Indiana Territory
IowaFifth largest city in the state
KansasPro-slavery center in Kansas Territory
KentuckyBase of the confederate government of Kentucky
LouisianaWas the capital three times before the current capital
MaineState's largest city and first capital upon statehood
MarylandEarliest center of government in Maryland colony
MassachusettsEarliest capital of a colony of the same name
MichiganOccupied during War of 1812, first capital after statehood
Minnesota*Capital of Minnesota territory, remains the state's capital
MississippiTwice was the capital of Mississippi Territory
MissouriRemained the center of government in the territory until statehood
MontanaFirst capital of Montana Territory, currently a ghost town
NebraskaState's largest city and first center of government of Nebraska Territory
Nevada*Capital of Nevada Territory, remains the state's capital
New HampshireFirst colonial capital of the state, sight of fighting during Revolutionary War
New JerseyFourth largest city in the state, first colonial capital
New MexicoBase of the confederate government in the territory
New YorkBriefly served as the state and country's capital after Revolutionary War
North CarolinaFirst capital after statehood
North Dakota*Capital of Dakota territory, remains the state's capital
OhioTwice was the state's capital
OklahomaOnce Oklahoma's largest city until the current capital surpassed it
OregonFirst city in the country to be incorporated west of the Rocky Mountains
PennsylvaniaBriefly the location of the Continental Congress, was capital for 13 years before present capital
Rhode IslandCo-capital of the state until 1899
South CarolinaState's largest city and first capital upon statehood
South DakotaNamed after a Souix tribe, center of Dakota Territory government for 22 years
TennesseeState's third largest city, was capital three times after statehood
TexasFirst Housed the Republic of Texas's government, currently a ghost town
UtahNamed after a president, center of government for 8 years
VermontFirst capital after statehood
VirginiaLocation of the House of Burgesses, currently a ghost town
Washington*Named after nearby mountain range, remains the state's capital
West VirginiaLocation of the convention deciding to secede from Virginia
WisconsinFirst capital of Wisconsin Territory
Wyoming*State's largest city, remains the state's capital

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