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Thursday, December 01, 2005

Net State, The History of States and More

Welcome to Net State. I know it looks like just another states and capitals site, but there's more!

If you just use your mouse to rollover the states, that's all you will get, the state and it's capital. But, if you are adventurous and click on the state THEN you get to the cool stuff on this site.

Out of curiosity, I chose Ohio. Here's an example of the introduction I received:

"Welcome to Ohio, birthplace of seven U.S. presidents, birthplace of the first professional baseball team, and birthplace of that all-American favorite, the hot dog!"

"Ohio grew into a highly industrialized state in large part due to its geography. (Location, location, location...) With ports along Lake Erie, major rivers, and rolling plains, Ohio was perfectly situated to grow as America grew, and to provide what America (and the world) needed. Ohio's industrial might has encompassed steel, automobiles, rubber products, chemicals, machine tools, and building materials. The state is also the eastern end of the corn and meat belts, with agriculture contributing to Ohio's economic strength."

Boy that makes Ohio sound really interesting. On the side menu you have access to more great information like Almanacs, Symbols, Geography, Maps, People, Forum, News, Quiz, and Schools just to name a few. Not all of the site will be speech friendly, but there is a lot of text information for browsing.

So check out your state, and then every other state that catches your eye-I sure did my share of trotting around America on this site. I started in Ohio and spent at least an hour checking out other states!

Click this link to visit the Net State home page:

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