The States

Season 1 Episode 1

California, North Carolina, Kansas, New Hampshire, West Virginia

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Aired Saturday 10:00 PM Apr 21, 2007 on The History Channel
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California, North Carolina, Kansas, New Hampshire, West Virginia
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California: Gold at Setter’s Mill started the largest migration in history. North Carolina: Visit the tobacco fields Kansas: Visit the Aviation Capital of America & Dodge City New Hampshire: See where the first act of rebellion in the Revolutionary War took place. West Virginia: Learn about the Battle of Blair Mountainmoreless

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      • Narrator: This next states highest mountain has claimed the lives of over 100 people, many of whom succumb to hypothermia. With winds clocked at over 200 miles per hour, wind chill temperatures at the summit have been known to reach -120 degrees Fahrenheit. All this at an elevation of less the 6,300 feet. Greetings from New Hampshire, the 9th state to join the Union, which it did on June 21st, 1788.

      • Narrator: There is a North Dakota and a South Dakota, there is a North Carolina and a South Carolina, but there is only one state in America that is a West anything. Greetings from West Virginia, the Mountain State became the 35th to join the Union on June 20th, 1863.

      • Narrator: One by one territories joined together creating a patchwork nation of 50 different states. United, but each with its own history, spirit, culture and landmarks. Let's explore the history of five of them.

      • Narrator: This state's name means nothing. It's a completely fabricated word first used to describe a mythical land in a 16th century Spanish novel. Greeting from California, still a mythical place to many.

      • Narrator: There are military bases scattered throughout America but only one state can claim to be home to Fort Bragg, a massive complex that cover 251 square miles and houses 48,000 military personell. Greetings from North Carolina, the 12th of the original 13 colonies to join the Union, which it did on November 21st 1789.

      • Narrator: Even though this state is hundreds of miles from the nearest ocean, you'll find lots of seashells here, fossilized in stone. 35 million years ago it was the bottom of a huge inland sea which helps account for its flat terrain. Greetings from Kansas, it became the 34th state to join the Union on January 29th, 1861.

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