The States

Season 1 Episode 7

Illinois, Connecticut, Nevada, Mississippi, Wyoming

Aired Saturday 10:00 PM Jun 02, 2007 on The History Channel
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Illinois, Connecticut, Nevada, Mississippi, Wyoming
Illinois: Explore the mystery of the Cahokia Connecticut: Tour the shipyards Nevada: Tour the Comstock Lode Mississippi: Travel the Mississippi Delta Wyoming: Explore Yellowstone

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      • Narrator: If there were one state that could be called a true microcosm of America, a state with a good balance of factories and farms, a diverse population, a broad economic base and a central location, this would be the place. Greetings from Illinois, America's 21st state, which joined the Union on December 3rd, 1818.

      • Narrator: In this New England state early Dutch settlers bought land along a major river from the Pequot Indians. The payment included six axes, six kettles, eighteen knives and a sword blade. Greetings from Connecticut, the 5th of the original 13 Colonies to ratify the U.S. Constitution, it became part of the Union on January 9th 1788.

      • Narrator: This state entered the Union in the midst of the Civil war, just over a year after the terrible battle at Gettysburg, thus their motto: Battle Born. Greetings from Nevada, the 36th state to join the Union, which it did on Halloween, 1864.

      • Narrator: This next state wants everyone to know that the King of Rock N Roll was raised in a modest, two bedroom house that still draws nearly 100,000 visitors a year. Born on January 8, 1935, this is where Elvis Presley came of age in a small town called Tupelo. Greeting from Mississippi, which became the 20th state to join the Union on December 10th, 1817.

      • Narrator: This next state may be best known for its biggest National Park and its unique license plate. One is the home a geyser you can set your watch by, the other shows a cowboy hanging on for dear life. Greetings from Wyoming, on July 10th, 1890 it became the 44th state to enter the Union.

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