How the States Got Their Shapes

Season 2 Episode 17

Rich vs. Poor

Aired Tuesday 10:00 PM Dec 08, 2012 on The History Channel
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Money makes the world go `round and in America, the pursuit of fortune and riches has shaped our states. Some states have built enormous economies on resources like gold, oil, or timber, but they first had to draw their borders around all the riches in order to stake a claim. In the race to grab up all the country's treasures, which states were slowest on the uptake, and which came out on top?moreless

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