Behind every nickname is a story. This is especially true when it comes to the United States of America. Every state in the U.S. has a nickname (or five) that it earned in one way or another. While some states earned their nickname thanks to their rich history or a lucrative crop, others become known for something for a different reason entirely. Some states’ nicknames are easier to remember than others (Hawaii as the “Aloha State” for example), but others are tough. If you think you know all of the states’ nicknames, put your knowledge to the test here.
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