Monday, April 29, 2013

Where in the world are Grandpa and Grandma - catching up

If you look at the shape of this next state, it looks like one of the Snow White's seven dwarfs sitting on the floor.  It's capital looks like it rhymes with noise but it's pronounced differently.  This state entered the union on July 3rd, 1890.  Gold was discovered at Orofino Creek in 1860 and gold always brought lots of prospectors.  Today there are many ghost towns where the prospectors would live and then leave.  This state also has mines for silver, antimony, lead, cobalt, phosphate rock, vanadium, zinc, and mercury.  Agriculture is one of the major industries and about one quarter of the nation's potato crop is produced here.
Tourism outranks all the other industries.  Large elk herds draw hunters from all over the world and the mountains, lakes and streams draw water and snow sportsters.  Fun nonsense fact:  There is a song about the states and I think it starts with  "What did ___ ___ boys.  What did ___ ___?"

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