States Well Stated

Aloha, Hawai’i

HELLO GOODBYE Remember that old Beatles song “You say good-bye, and I say hello”? It might well have been written with our next target in mind. Aloha and welcome to the Nation’s most recent state (if you can call 1959 recent) Hawai’i. Yes, for the natives, that extra mark is necessary. They think it helps…

Non-State Well Stated

STATES WELL STATED IS TAKING A VACATION THIS MONTH  Instead of my usual quirky (and somewhat snarky) facts about one our United States (in alphabetical order, so if you want to know about Wyoming, you’ve got a long wait ahead of you) – I am going where no Tanglewood-ian should go – politics.  No, really, it’s…

Connecticut

The Insurance and White Bread Capitol of the WorldConnecticut is home and birthplace of so many things that you would not think of.  Connecticut is so much more than a series of affluent suburbs of New York City and Rhode Island wannabees. I could tell you when Connecticut became a State, but as one of…

Arkansas

Things You Probably Never Cared to Know About Arkansas The first European settlement was established in 1686. “Arkansas” is a French interpretation of a Sioux word “acansa”, meaning “downstream place”. Which means the name has nothing to do with either Kansas, or Noah. Arkansas became the 25th state on June 15, 1836. Arkansas gave the…