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How The 50 States Got Their Names — Infographic

How the 50 States Got Their Names

Each state is unique in so many ways, including their names!  While the origins of some are rather obvious, others have pretty interesting backstories and truly reflect the cultures and geography of the region.  [VIA]

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Posted by on February 22, 2017 in Infographics

 

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The Largest Employers in Every State — Infographic

The Largest Employers in Every State

If you have ever wondered what single business or entity employed the most people in your state, here’s a great map made by reddit user /u/iliadmusic in conjunction with Olivet Nazerene University.  Each employer is shown, and where there is no single employer with more workers than active military personnel in the state, that is shown as well.  Just look how Wal-Mart absolutely dominates the South!!  [VIA]

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Posted by on February 16, 2017 in Infographics

 

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Fifty States, Fifty Books– Infographic

The “Best” 50 Books Set in Each State

I always take these lists with a grain of salt, because what is deemed as the “best” by one, is always contested by several others.  Regardless of that fact, however, today’s infographic provides a nice list of fifty books that are each set in a different one of the United States.  That alone makes for an interesting list in my opinion, and a great jumping off point to find something new and exciting to read if you’ve been in a rut lately.  [VIA]

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Posted by on November 11, 2015 in Infographics

 

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