The States

Season 1 Episode 9

Michigan, Tennessee, Maine, Missouri, South Dakota

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Aired Saturday 10:00 PM Jun 16, 2007 on The History Channel
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Michigan, Tennessee, Maine, Missouri, South Dakota
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Michigan: Tour the logging industry Tennessee: The legend of Davy Crocket Maine: Lobster fishing Missouri: The “Gateway to the West” South Dakota: Gold in the Black Hills.

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      • Narrator: This first state is surrounded by four of the five Great Lakes, giving it the longest freshwater shoreline in the world. In fact, no one who lives here is ever than 85 miles from open water. Greetings from Michigan, which became America's 26th state on the 26h of January, 1837.

      • Narrator: The White House may be home to Presidents, but this state has a house that was home to a King. Every year Memphis welcomes 650,000 visitors to Graceland Mansion, at 3734 Elvis Presley Boulevard. Greetings from Tennessee, which became the 16th state to join the Union on June 1st, 1796.

      • Narrator: When 19th century ships sailed up the New England coast the wind was at their backs, so they were traveling downwind, earning this northern state's coast the nickname: Down East. Greetings from Maine, the 23rd state to join the Union which it did on March 15th, 1820.

      • Narrator: In 1904 this state hosted the first Olympic Games held outside of Europe, staged to coincide with the St. Louis World Fair. Greetings from Missouri, the 24th state to join the Union which it did on August 10th, 1821.

      • Narrator: In the late 1800s prospectors in this state often paid for their drinks in gold dust. Crafty bartenders scoured the saloon floors hoping to recover a few fallen gold particles. Greetings from South Dakota, the 40th state, it entered the Union along with North Dakota on November 2nd, 1889.

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