How the States Got Their Shapes

Season 1 Episode 6

Use It or Lose It

Aired Tuesday 10:00 PM Jun 14, 2011 on The History Channel



  • Quotes

    • H. W.: The location of state capitols has almost always been a matter of political negotiation. Occasionally, there is a city that just sort of screams out by virtue of longevity or something else "This is where the capitol ought to be - Boston, Massachusetts. But most states, especially the ones that were created after the original thirteen, there was a conscious decision ... the capitol is gonna go here rather than there.
      Brian: Picking capitols is like playing politics. You're often safer going right for the middle.