The States

Season 1 Episode 5

Pennsylvania, Minnesota, Hawaii, South Carolina, Montana

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Aired Saturday 10:00 PM May 19, 2007 on The History Channel
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Pennsylvania, Minnesota, Hawaii, South Carolina, Montana
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Pennsylvania: Learn the history of Groundhog Day. Minnesota: Talk with Garrison Keeler. Hawaii: The only state that had royalty. South Carolina: Find out where the first submarine attack took place. Montana: Go digging for dinosaur fossils.

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      • Narrator: This state can boast of so many firsts that it's hard to keep count. It's the home of the first American flag, the first daily newspaper, the first oil well and the first public zoo. And if that weren't enough, it was the first state to put its web address on its license plates. Greetings from Pennsylvania, the second of the original 13 colonies, it joined the Union on December 12th, 1787.

      • Narrator: This state can boast of so many firsts that it's hard to keep count. It's the home of the first American flag, the first daily newspaper, the first oil well and the first public zoo. And if that weren't enough, it was the first state to put its web address on its license plates. Greetings from Pennsylvania, the second of the original 13 colonies, it joined the Union on December 12th, 1787.

      • Narrator: With one boat for every six residents, this state is the boating capital of American. That should come no surprise for a place that's known as The Land of 10,000 Lakes. Greetings from Minnesota, the 32nd state admitted to the Union on May 11th, 1858.

      • Narrator: This state increases its territory every single day, a result of constant volcanic activity that deposits a steady flow of lava on its coastlines. Aloha from Hawaii the nation's 50th and most recent state. It joined the Union on August 21st, 1959.

      • Narrator: On March 26, 1776, three months and ten days before the Declaration of Independence, this south state declared itself sovereign from Britain and set up its own government with its own President. Greetings from South Carolina, the 8th of the original 13 Colonies to join the Union, which it did on May 23rd 1788.

      • Narrator: This state was once described as high, wide and handsome. There's plenty of room here for a 23,500 square mile U.S. Air Force base that contains 200 concrete silos housing intercontinental ballistic missiles. Welcome to Montana the 41st state which joined the Union on November 8th, 1889.

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