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Alabama is located on the Gulf Coast in the Deep South, bordered by Tennessee, Florida, Georgia, and Mississippi. Its 133,677 sq km of land is primarily devoted to agriculture, notably cotton, peanuts, and soybeans. Oil, lumber, fishing, and manufacturing are also major industries. The native Creek, Cherokee, Choctaw, and Chicasaw peoples were conquered by Andrew Jackson in 1814 and expelled. Alabama received statehood in 1819. Its capital, Montgomery, was briefly capital of the Confederacy. A hotbed of strife during the civil rights movement, notably under Governor George Wallace, Alabama today boasts the aerospace center in Huntsville, a major port and tourism destination in Mobile, and a center of manufacturing in Birmingham.
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The Alaska category contains English language sites about this geographical region of the world. Alaska is not contiguous to the United States of America; the state borders Canada on the east and the remainder is bordered by water. Alaska is the forty-ninth of the fifty states.
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Arizona, the 48th of the United States, is located in the desert Southwest on the US border with Mexico, bounded by Utah, New Mexico, Nevada, and California. It achieved statehood in 1912 with its capital at Phoenix, following prolonged conflicts with the native Apache peoples. Most of the land is arid plateau, with mining and ranching remaining prominent industries along with manufacturing and handicrafts. It is also home to the Grand Canyon. More than one quarter of Arizona is designated as Indian reservation. This category contains sites listed in topical subcategories as well as links to other geographic categories.
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A landlocked state, Arkansas rises from lowlands along the Mississippi River in the east to the Ozark Mountains in the north. The Quapaw, Osage, and Caddo peoples inhabited the area until white settlement began in large numbers, after the 1803 Louisiana Purchase. Arkansas achieved statehood June 15, 1836, seceded to join the Confederacy in 1861, and was readmitted in 1868. The state's chief industries are manufacturing, especially processed food and chemicals. It is the largest poultry-producing state, and the only state with an active diamond mine. President Bill Clinton (1993-2001) is a native of Arkansas.
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California is the most populous state in the U.S. and the third largest in land area. It became the 31st state of the union on September 9, 1850. Its largest city is Los Angeles and its capital is Sacramento.

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Colorado is nicknamed the Rocky Mountain State for its most prominent geographic feature, giving it the highest mean elevation among the states. Denver is the capital and principal city. Most of the state's economy is devoted to manufacturing, ranching, mining, and tourism. The latter includes skiing as well as visits to Rocky Mountain National Park and the ancient cliff dwellings of Mesa Verde National Park. The Spanish laid claim to the area in 1706, but the land came under US control after the Louisiana Purchase (1803) and Mexican-American War (1848). Colorado achieved statehood in 1876.

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Connecticut, the Nutmeg State, is located in southwestern New England. Since becoming the fifth state to ratify the Constitution in 1788, it has changed from forest and farmland to a mostly urban and suburban state, with an economy based on manufacturing and services.

Connecticut is known for its affluence and is home to many private preparatory schools. The state hosts several prominent educational and military institutions, including Yale University, the U.S. Coast Guard Academy, and the U.S. Navy shipbuilding complex at Groton.

The largest city is Bridgeport and the largest metropolitan area is centered around the capital of Hartford.

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Delaware is located along the east coast east of Maryland and across Delaware Bay from New Jersey. The second-smallest state in the Union, favorable tax laws cause many corporations to register in Delaware. The largest cities are Dover, the centrally-located capital, and Wilmington, near Philadelphia in northern Delaware.
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Cultural and historical reasons have led to a highly decentralized and diversified education system in the American Republic. There are no federal or national institutions save for the military academies, and within most states control of local school districts is devolved to a locally elected school board of non-professionals. Thus, the exact methods, curricula, standards, and practices in education vary from district to district and from state to state. Elementary and secondary education is funded by state or local governments and free to the student; slightly more than 11% of the national student population is enrolled in private education, which range from independent boarding schools to parochial schools operated by Catholic dioceses and orders to schools operated by for-profit consortia. A growing number of students are also home-schooled by their families or private tutors. In most states, education begins at age 5, when children are enrolled in kindergarten. Kindergarten is followed by first grade and then four or five more years of elementary school. After elementary education, students enroll in so-called middle school or junior high school, which encompasses grades 6-8, 7-8, or 7-9 depending on the local practice. High school, i.e. senior high school follows for grades 9-12 or 10-12 depending on the local practice. The high school years are also referred to as freshman, sophomore, junior, and senior years. Starting in 2002, students are required to take periodic standardized achievement tests to be used to rate their performance and that of their schools and districts. K-12 education reformers have succeeded in different areas at creating charter schools, which release a school from certain regulations under a contract to exceed performance; magnet schools, which draw students from a wide area to focus on a particular subject; and school choice programs, in which parents are permitted to select the school their child will attend. During the eleventh or twelfth grades, students intending to pursue higher education apply to postsecondary institutions and take a battery of national examinations known by their initials, such as PSAT/NMSQT, SAT/SAT II, ACT, ASVAB, ELPT, AP, CLEP, and IB. For those who do not, education is typically compulsory between the ages of 6 or 7 and 16. Those without a high school diploma can complete a course known as the GED as adults, which is considered equivalent. Most students continue to post-secondary education, generally referred to as college (i.e. the stage of education, regardless of whether the institution is named a "college," "university," or "institute"). All states sponsor subsidized universities or specialized college systems, and there exist a substantial number of private institutions. The federal government sponsors a number of financial aid programs for higher education in the form of loans, grants, work-study, community service grant, and military service grant programs. In the case of a junior college or community college, the student enrolls in a two-year proram resulting in an associate's degree, usually resulting in certification in a career field. Larger colleges and universities grant bachelor's degrees (e.g. A.B., B.S.) after a 4-year program, although some specialized degrees (e.g. B.Arch, B.F.A.) are stipulated to be 5-year programs. Post-graduate education for masters, doctorate, or professional degrees such as the M.D., J.D., or Ph.D. is supported by the university systems and in some cases by specialized institutions. Continuing education programs are sponsored by many institutions, and cooperative extension programs are required of "land grant" and "sea grant" universities which received land or funding from the federal government at their founding. The U.S. claims a literacy rate exceeding 97%.
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Known as the Sunshine State, Florida's semi-tropical climate includes both a rainy season (June to mid-November) and a temperate winter that attracts tourists as well as seasonal residents. Although heavily populated, the state also includes large undeveloped rural areas. The state is bounded to the north by Georgia and Alabama, to the east by the Atlantic Ocean and the nearby Bahamas, to the west by the Gulf of Mexico, and to the south by the Florida Straits and the state's distinctive archipelago, the Florida Keys, which includes the southernmost point in the United States. This category contains sites listed in topical subcategories as well as links to other geographic categories.
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  • Georgia, the "Empire State of the South," stretches from the Appalachian Mountains in the north to a fertile coastal plain. Starting in 1733, British settlers under James Oglethorpe displaced the native Creek and Cherokee, and tobacco and cotton plantations dominated until the War Between the States. Georgia's economy today is dominated by textile manufacturing and food processing, as well as wood products, marble, agriculture, and services. Georgia is the largest peanut-producing state. Atlanta, the capital and largest city, is the principle transportation and communications hub for the southeastern United States.
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    Hawaii, one of the world's most popular vacation destinations, is also the world's most isolated major population center. Its population of more than one million lives on the eight major islands, though more than one hundred outer islands stretch northeast along the Hawaiian archipelago. The Hawaiian Islands are shield volcanos formed by a magma hotspot under the Pacific plate; the island of Hawaii is home of Kilauea, the world's most active volcano. The isolation of the islands belies thousands of unique species of plants and animals, over 300 of which are today endangered. Originally settled by Polynesians, Hawaii was unified by King Kamehameha shortly after its first contact with Europeans, by Captain James Cook's expeditions of the 1770s. The last native ruler, Queen Liliuokalani, was overthrown in 1893 with the backing of American business interests. Hawaii was admitted to the United States in 1959, the 50th and youngest state.
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    This category is for sites covering Arts and Entertainment activities pertaining to the State of Idaho. Submit sites concerning theater, art, photography, films, music, architecture, dance, libraries, and museums, and having to do with professionals, performing arts venues, cultural events, institutions, performers and galleries. Sites covering multiple states should be submitted to a higher Regional level.

    Most sites should be submitted to a locality. See the list of localities under the name of this state. However, some Arts and Entertainment listings may be accepted at the state level under certain conditions:

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    Idaho, the 43rd state (admitted July 3, 1890), lies in the Pacific Northwest (but is the only Pacific Time Zone state without a coastline). Most of its mountainous and heavily forested land is federal parkland. Famous for its potatoes, Idaho is dominated by agriculture, ranching, and forestry, with mining and tourism also contributing significantly to the economy. Its capital and largest city is Boise.
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    Illinois is dominated by vast agricultural tracts and the skyline of the City of Chicago, the third largest city and metropolitan area in the US. Chicago's growth arises from its strategic position connecting trade between the Mississippi River system and the Great Lakes (and since 1959, the Atlantic). It is also a major center of manufacturing, and the transportation and communications hub of the Midwest. Passed to the US as part of the Northwest Territory, Illinois was admitted as the 21st state in 1818. It is significant to two presidents: Abraham Lincoln, who launched his political career here; and Ronald Reagan, who was born and schooled here. State Capital: City of Springfield, Illinois. State Song: Illinois written by C.H. Chamberlain. The music was composed by Archibald Johnston. State Animal: White-tailed Deer State Bird: Cardinal State Dance: Square Dance State Fish: Bluegill State Flower: Blue Violet State Fossil: Tully Monster State Insect: Monarch Butterfly State Mineral: Fluorite State Tree: White Oak (Quercus alba) State Prairie Grass: Big Bluestem

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    State Motto: "Cross Roads of America"

    Indiana is located in the Great Lakes region of the Midwest and bordered by Michigan, Ohio, Kentucky and Illinois. It 36420 square miles is primarily devoted to agriculture and industry, most notably corn, soybeans, hogs, cattle, dairy products and eggs. Steel, chemical, petroleum, and coal products are also major industries as well as the manufacturing of machinery, electrical, and transportation equipment.

    Indiana received statehood in 1816 and has played an important role throughout history. The capital city is Indianapolis. Today among other achievements, Indiana boasts one of the richest deposits of quality limestone in the world. Indiana limestone has been used on the Pentagon, New York City's Empire State building and dozens of government buildings in Washington D.C. and other state capitols.

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    More than any other state, the midwestern state of Iowa is strongly agricultural. Its 56,290 sq mi of rolling prairies between the Missouri and Mississippi Rivers contain some of the world's most fertile soil; Iowa is among the largest producers of corn, soybeans, oats, hay, wheat, and barley in the U.S. Manufacturing in cities such as Cedar Rapids, Davenport, and the capital and largest city of Des Moines also plays a role. First settled by the Mount Builders, then the Sac, Fox, and Dakota peoples, Iowa came under the control of the French, British, and Americans. Its large rural population gave rise to a number of movements, such as the Pietists at Amana, the Grange, and the Populist Party. As home to the first presidential caucuses in the U.S., and as a bellwether for agricultural states, it retains a prominent place in American politics.
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    Kansas, the Sunflower State, is synonymous with the Great Plains and wheat fields. Coronado encountered the native Kansa, Wichita, and Pawnee people when he claimed the land for Spain in 1541. Part of the Louisiana Purchase, "Bleeding Kansas" became the center of the slavery controversy in the years leading up to the U.S. Civil War. Despite the Dust Bowl of the 1930s and a reputation for tornadoes fostered by The Wizard of Oz, Kansas has grown with industry. The largest city of Wichita is among the nation's largest aircraft and aerospace centers and financial services dominate in its northeastern corner, which lies within the major metropolitan area of Kansas City, Missouri.
    This category is for listing sites that have content covering the entire state. If your site only deals with one particular city or area, please submit it to the appropriate County or Locality.
    Kentucky first attracted attention in the aftermath of the French and Indian War, when the famous frontiersman Daniel Boone made it his home. After the American Revolution, settlers flooded Kentucky, which separated from Virginia and was admitted as the 15th state on June 1, 1792. Its capital is Frankfort. The second-largest tobacco producing state, the Commonwealth of Kentucky also grows corn and soybeans in quantity. Coal mining and hydroelectricity are found in the Appalachian eastern part of the state. The automotive industry and heavy manufacturing also contribute heavily to the economy, as well as forestry and livestock, especially horse breeding. Kentucky is perhaps most famous for its horse country concentrated in the "Bluegrass" region, in the vicinity of the largest city, Lexington. The Kentucky Derby, held on the first Saturday of every May, is a race of 3-year-old Thoroughbreds at Churchill Downs and among the most famous such races in the world.
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    Louisiana, the 18th state, lies on the Gulf of Mexico bounded by Texas, Arkansas, and Mississippi. The Mississippi River and its delta are the state's most important natural features. Agriculture, chemicals, and fishing are major components of the economy. New Orleans, the largest city, is a major port, and known for its colorful Mardis Gras celebration. Originally part of French North America, the area was ceded to Spain and acquired in 1803 by the United States. Creoles, descendants of the original settlers, remain prominent in the population. Louisiana also counts the "Cajuns," French-speaking Acadians expelled from Canada in 1755. A slave state prior to the Civil War, Louisiana continues to have a large African-American population.
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    Maine is located at the northeast corner of the U.S., the northernmost state in New England. Summer tourists enjoy relatively cool temperatures but the winters are cold enough to challenge the hardiest residents. Maine is known for its forests and its rocky Atlantic coast, and its residents refer to Maine as "down east."
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    Individual sites should not be submitted here but to the most specific Massachusetts Region, County, or Locality.

    The most populous of the New England states, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts occupies 23,934 sq km of land area, much of it rugged and hilly extensions of the Appalachian mountain chain but with coastal areas that mirror Mid-Atlantic coastal plain. The islands of Nantucket and Martha's Vineyard are popular summer vacation destinations. Though small in size, Massachusetts holds a storied place in the history of the American Republic. The destination of the Pilgrim Fathers and later Puritan refugees in the 17th century, the capital and largest city of Boston became a hotbed of revolutionary activity in the late 18th century and the site of the first battles of the American Revolution. Later still it fostered the nascent labor movement during industrialization. The Commonwealth is home as well to many celebrated cultural and educational institutions, including the oldest American university, Harvard University. The Bay State's well-educated population is concentrated in the east in the sphere of Boston, where high technology, finance, and trade dominate the economy, but Massachusetts remains a leading state in manufacturing and fisheries.
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    Michigan, rich in natural resources and bounded by three of the five Great Lakes, remains strong in mining, forestry, manufacturing, and trade. The largest city, Detroit, is synonymous with the American automotive corporations, and heavy industry-- and the labor movement it birthed-- have dominated the latter half of Michigan's history as a state. Nicknamed the "Wolverine State" for the abundant pelts that fueled the earliest European interest in the area, Michigan boasts abundant natural beauty, as well as cultural attractions covering a wide swath of American history: Pontiac's Native American rebellion of 1763, activity on the Underground Railroad, the origins of the American automobile industry, "Motown" music, and the presidency of Gerald R. Ford, a former Congressman.
    Nicknamed the "Land of 10,000 Lakes"-- an underestimate of the actual number-- Minnesota lies east of the Great Plains in the far upper Midwest. Sculpted by glaciers, Minnesota's landscape is a mix of rich and rolling farmlands, peat bogs, and the rugged Superior Upland that yields some of the richest iron ore in the world. The largest city, Minneapolis, lies across the head of the Mississippi River from the capital city, St. Paul. The so-called Twin Cities are home to a number of industrial manufacturing concerns. Food processing is a major sector throughout the state, packaging corn, meat and dairy goods, sugar beets, and the other rich agricultural products of the state. Once a battleground for the Dakota and the displaced Ojibwa, Minnesota accepted a heavy influx of German and Scandinavian immigrants in the late 19th century whose cultural influence remains in architecture, educational institutions, and local culture. Minnesota is also a famed center for third-party politics. It was a bastion of the early Republican Party and a stronghold of the Grange, which grew into reformist movements such as the Populist Party, the Progressive Party, and the Farmer-Labor Party, the last of which eventually merged with the Democrats. Minnesota's unusual politics have contributed such national figures such as Hubert Humphrey, Eugene McCarthy, Walter Mondale, Paul Wellstone, and Jesse Ventura.

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    Tips for faster listings:

    Submissions:

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    2. Sites should be submitted to the single, most appropriate sub-category at that level.
    3. Only submit once. Multiple submissions will result in longer delays in review and all duplications will be deleted. Multiple listings are not accepted.
    4. Provide Primary Root URL only. Do not suggest redirect, cloaked, vanity URL''s or deeplinks. Only the true URL will be accepted.

    Titles:

    1. Should be the actual name of your organization, company, business or club. Avoid using terms such as The, Our, Homepage or Website.
    2. Do not type in UPPERCASE
    3. Avoid unnecessary reiteration of the Category Header in title.

    Descriptions:

    1. Write brief, clear and concise descriptions. Good descriptions describe the company or organization and include services and features the website provides.
    2. Do not use hype to describe your site. Descriptions should be objective and not read like an advertisement.
    3. Do not use repetitive words or reiteration of the category heading and title. Repeating words in a description (key- wording) is a form of hype and is not acceptable. Repetition of the category header is not used in the description.
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    Submitters are strongly encouraged to read and follow the Site Suggestion Instructions and the Regional Listing Guidelines. Submissions to inappropriate categories, multiple submissions of the same site or related sites, and submissions to multiple categories will only delay the review times.

    Welcome to the Open Directory Project's resources for the State of Mississippi. Mississippi was admitted to the United States in 1817 as the twentieth state. Its nicknames include the Magnolia State and the Hospitality State. In the Open Directory's listing of Mississippi resources, we hope you will find a variety of items that inform, enlighten, and help to show the unique character of this wonderful state.
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    The "Show Me" state, located in the Midwest, is shaped by the Mississippi River along the eastern border and the Missouri River which flows across the state into the Mississippi near St. Louis, the largest city. Originally inhabited by the Osage and Missouri peoples, the area became part of the United States in 1803 as part of the Louisiana Purchase. Missouri's colorful history continues through the Missouri Compromise of 1821, by which it was admitted as a slave state; and its role as the starting point for wagon trains traveling west. Today, Missouri is home to the major metropolitan centers of Kansas City and St. Louis, and a major center of aerospace, manufacturing, mining, and other industries.
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    Although the fourth largest state in area (381,087 sq km), Montana is sparsely populated, connecting the Great Plains in the east with the Rocky Mountains in the western areas. The economy is dominated by mineral, timber, and agricultural production, with some tourism to areas such as Glacier National Park. Montana has a significant Native American population, including elements of the Blackfoot, Sioux, Shoshone, Arapaho, Cheyenne, and other peoples displaced by American settlement.
    Sites listed here should have information concerning the entire state of Nebraska or multiple localities that don''t fall within a county.

    Most sites should be submitted to a Nebraska locality. Alternately, some sites may qualify for placement in Nebraska Counties. Please read the category descriptions to determine if your site qualifies elsewhere.

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    Nebraska - 77,358 square miles, 37th state to enter the union in 1867.
    State Motto: "Equality Before the Law".
    State Flower: Goldenrod.

    Nebraska was named from the Oto Indian word,"Nebrathka", meaning "flat water", which was the tribe name for the Platte River that crosses the entire state.

    First residents of the state were Native Americans from tribes of the Omaha, Ponca, Oto, Cheyenne, Arapaho, Pawnee, and various branches of the Sioux tribe, including the Oglala, Brule, Yankton, Lakota, and Santee.

    Nebraska's climate is varied and usually differs from east and west, especially in humidity, temperature, and precipitation. The terrain is mostly flat along the Platte River valley. Going north or south, one will find rolling hills and beautiful scenery.

    Industries include tourism, agriculture, food processing, fertilizer, and oil and natural gas fields. The cities of Omaha and Lincoln are home to major insurance and telecommunication businesses. Sidney is home to Cabela's, seller of outdoor gear.

    Outdoor recreation includes bicycling, bird watching, canoeing, camping, hiking, hunting, fishing, and water sports.

    The University of Nebraska Lincoln campus is home to the "Go Big Red" Nebraska Cornhuskers football team. Memorial stadium, the Husker home field, becomes the third-largest city in the state on football Saturdays. Campuses are located in Lincoln, Omaha, and Kearney, with the Medical Center being located in Omaha. The are many Agricultural Learning Centers across the state.

    An old saying states that Nebraska has more water and sand than most states, they just aren't together! Nebraska is one of 8 states that sits atop the Ogallala Aquifer.
    Nebraska holds the exclusive distinction of:
    • Having the only Unicameral legislature in the United States.
    • Having the state capital building in Lincoln named one of the modern architectural wonders of the world.
    • Having the largest gathering of migrating Sandhill Cranes in the world between Kearney and Grand Island each spring.
    • Having the western hemisphere's largest area of sandhill grasses.
    • Having an unusual natural formation, called Chimney Rock, a landmark for the travelers along the Oregon Trail.
    • Being the home state of Arbor Day, an idea from J. Sterling Morgan of Nebraska City.
    • Being the only state that lies entirely within the drainage system of the Missouri River.

    Nebraska is also home to these notable people and interesting attractions:
    This category is primarily for links to counties and metro areas listing general interest guides and directories, but may accept similar sites concerned with the state as a whole. Single-topic sites belong in other categories. For example, dining guides go to Business and Economy/Restaurants and Bars, hotel guides to Travel and Tourism/Lodging, and lists of businesses to Business and Economy/Directories.

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    This subcategory is for sites specific to the 36th state in the Union (1864), Nevada-- today one of the fastest-growing. states in the Sunbelt. Mostly desert land, the US government and military control over 85% of Nevada's 286,299 sq km. American interest in Nevada first came with the discovery of the Comstock Lode, a vein of silver, in 1858. Mining, ranching, and government continue to play a heavy role in the economy, though in the late 20th century it is increasingly led by high technology and tourism to the gambling and resort centers around Las Vegas and Reno.
    Please submit your site to the subcategory for the site location.
    This category contains links to local media from across the nation. Newspapers, magazines, underground publications, independent publications, television stations and radio stations covering each state.
    Please submit sites which pertain to the state of New Hampshire in general here. If the site is about New England, or a major portion of it, please submit it at that level.

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    If the site is for a business or organization located in only one city or town, please go to New_Hampshire/Localities and submit the site in the proper town.

    New Hampshire is part of the New England region in the northeastern United States, bounded by Vermont, Maine, Massachusetts, the Atlantic Ocean, and Canada.
    The state capital is Concord. Manchester and Nashua are the largest cities.
    The main industries are tourism, manufacturing, forestry, and some agriculture.
    New Hampshire was first settled by Europeans in the 1620s and made a British colony in 1741. It was the first colony to declare its independence, in 1776. It was the ninth state to ratify the US Constitution.
    Nowadays, New Hampshire is known for holding the first in the nation primary for Presidential candidates.
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    New Jersey is called the Garden State, although the state's governor vetoed a bill to put this nickname on the state's car license plates in 1954 (the bill was passed anyway). The nickname seems to date from 1876 when one Abraham Browning gave an address naming New Jersey as a prosperous garden state. New Jersey's soil and climate make it one of the most productive farming areas in the world. Their farms provide fresh local produce and beautiful vistas, and recharge groundwater. Because farmland brings in more revenue than it costs in local services, it helps keep property taxes low. Agriculture is the third largest industry in New Jersey.
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    True to its name, New Mexico boasts a unique cultural heritage melding the traditions of the Pueblo, Navajo, and Apache, Spanish settlers, and later immigrants from Anglo America. The United States acquired most of the territory in 1848 at the conclusion of the Mexican-American War and the remainder by the 1853 Gadsden Purchase, but New Mexico was admitted only in 1911, the 47th state. Services, particularly tourism-related, comprise the largest segment of the economy, although ranching and mining are significant. Carlsbad Caverns and the Gila Cliff Dwellings, the White Sands, desert ranches, and ski resorts are popular destinations. Not available for tourism is the Los Alamos National Laboratory, the facility at which the United States designs its nuclear weapons. The largest city is Albuquerque, approximately 60 miles southwest of Santa Fe, the capital.

    If you have one location DO NOT SUBMIT your site to this category. Please take a minute to identify the most appropriate locality and submit your site there. This is a Regional category and listings are made by location. Your location(s) must be shown, preferably by address and/or local phone number on your site.

    This category is reserved for entities physically located in multiple locations throughout New York State. Few listings will be accepted in this category. However, some listings may be accepted at the state level under certain conditions: ? Sites with multiple offices or locations spanning several regions. ? Clubs or associations drawing members from the entire state.

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    New York, the Empire State, is located in the Northeastern United States; in 1788 it became the 11th of the original 13 states to ratify the Constitution. New York is the third largest state in terms of population, and the second largest in size of economy and industrial output. New York is marked by a heavily urbanized southern, or downstate area, and an agricultural upstate which is a leading area for the production of apples and dairy products. New York City is the largest city in the United States, and the nation's financial and cultural center. The state is divided into counties. In New York, a town is legally the major division of a county, not to be confused with the term as commonly used, nor with "township" as used elsewhere. Populated areas are classified as cities, villages, or hamlets. Cities and villages are incorporated. Cities are larger, usually within a single county, and are governed by charters which may vary widely. Villages are smaller, usually within a single town, and are governed uniformly according to state law. Hamlets are unincorporated populated areas. New York was settled by the Algonquin and Iroquois peoples prior to the establishment of the first European colony, New Amsterdam, founded by the Dutch in 1624 on Manhattan Island. The British took control of the region in 1667 and renamed it New York.
    Please submit sites to the most specific category possible. For instance, a site about a business located only in Raleigh should be submitted to Regional/North_America/United_States/North_Carolina/Localities/R/Raleigh/Business_and_Economy/, and *not* to Regional/North_America/United_States/North_Carolina/Business_and_Economy/.
    NC is a southern state having the unique geography of beaches, plains and mountains. LITTLE FACTOIDS: -North Carolina has exactly 100 counties. -The state bird is the cardinal. -The state tree is the dogwood. -NC's coast is home to the unique island chain called the Outer Banks. -In the coast between the "main land" and the Outer Banks lies a graveyard of ships.

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    The most rural of the United States, North Dakota lies in the upper Great Plains bordering Canada. Admitted in 1889 as the 39th state, its capital is Bismarck. Agriculture is the dominant industry, although there is a growing oil industry.

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    Welcome to the Buckeye State

    Ohio was the first state created from the Northwest Territory, on February 19, 1803. The state encompasses 41,330 square miles and the estimated population in 1993 was 11,091,000.

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    The name "Oklahoma" comes from the Choctaw words: "okla" meaning people and "humma" meaning red, so the state's name literally means "red people." Oklahoma has the largest American Indian population of any state. Many of the over 250,000 American Indians living in Oklahoma today are descendants from the original 67 tribes inhabiting Indian Territory. Thirty-nine of the American Indian tribes currently living in Oklahoma are headquartered in the state. The highest point in the state is Black Mesa in Cimarron County (4,973 feet); the lowest is due east of Idabel in McCurtain County (287 feet). Oklahoma has more man-made lakes than any other state, with over one million surface acres of water and 2,000 more miles of shoreline than the Atlantic and Gulf coasts combined. It is the third largest gas-producing state in the nation and ranks fourth in the nation in the production of all wheat, fourth in cattle and calf production; fifth in the production of pecans; sixth in peanuts and eighth in peaches. The state's four mountain ranges include the Ouachitas, Arbuckles, Wichitas and the Kiamichis. Forests cover approximately 24 percent of the state. Oklahoma is comprised of 77 counties and has a land area of 69,919 square miles, ranking 18th in the nation in size. It is bordered by six states: Texas to the south and west, Arkansas and Missouri to the east, Kansas to the north and Colorado and New Mexico at the tip of the northwestern Oklahoma panhandle.
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    Local entertainment should be submitted to the appropriate local category by going to Regional/North_America/United_States/Oregon/Localities and using the alphabet links to select the correct locale.

    Oregon, the Beaver State, is bounded by California and Nevada on the south, Idaho on the east, and Washington state to the north across the Columbia River, on which Portland, its largest city, is situated. The Cascade Mountains are Oregon's most prominent feature, dividing the state between wet and woody western and dry eastern segments. Agriculture and forestry are prominent in the economy, as well as salmon fishing and tourism to scenic sites such as Crater Lake and Mount Hood. The final destination on the Oregon Trail, Oregon was admitted as the 33rd state in 1859 with its capital at Salem.

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    Please submit individual sites to the locality in which the office resides. Only those sites with a state wide focus or multiple offices in more than one region throughout Pennsylvania will be listed at the state level.

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    This subcategory is devoted to Pennsylvania, the Keystone State, so-called due to its strategic position on the Eastern seaboard and its prominent role in the economic, political, and military history of the United States. Pennsylvania's 117,412 sq km of terrain is dominated by mountain chains in the west and a broad coastal plain in the east. The largest city is Philadelphia, a major port; southeast PA is the fifth largest metropolitan area in the US. Pittsburgh, in the west, is a major steel producing city. The capital is Harrisburg. Pennsylvania's famed steel mills take advantage of its leading role in the production of coal and lime. Manufacturing dominates the economy, followed by agriculture. The second of original 13 states to ratify the Constitution, in 1787, Pennsylvania had originally been settled by the Lenape (Delaware), Shawnee, and Susquehanna peoples. The Swedish established a colony in 1643, conquered by the Dutch in 1655 and by the English in 1664, who ceded the land to the Quaker William Penn to found a colony. Pennsylvania became a major battleground during the French and Indian Wars. Prominent scientist, humanist, and diplomat Benjamin Franklin was among those who helped make Philadelphia a center of revolutionary activity in the late 18th century. The Declaration of Independence and Constitution were both written in Philadelphia. Pennsylvania was also the site of the Battle of Gettysburg, considered the turning point in the American Civil War, and the burgeoning steel industry-- and the labor movement that accompanied the development of manufacturing.
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    Included in this category are webpages about culture, history, government, science, environment, business, recreation, education, sports, news, maps, photos and society that affects this region as a whole or includes 2 or more states within this area.

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    The Great Plains is not to be confused with the Midwest. The two regions do share a couple of states: Iowa and Minnesota, but are two separate regions. The Midwest region is to the east of the Great Plains, except for the common states of Minnesota and Iowa. Please submit sites regarding this area to the Midwest category.

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    One of the original thirteen U.S. colonies, founded in the 1600s by those fleeing religious persecution in neighboring Massachusetts. The smallest state in the Union, Rhode Island is home to the important port cities of Providence and Newport. The latter ranks with Palm Beach and New York as a gathering place for upper-class U.S. society.
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    This category is for listing sites that concern the make up of the local community: its people, its history, and resources and institutions that serve the people. Subjects include religion, clubs and lodges, reunions, women, men, seniors, kids, teens, activism, alternative sexuality, genealogy, and personal home pages.
    Sites are not listed at this level, rather they are listed in more specific subcategories within South Carolina. Please find a more appropriate category to submit to.

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    SOUTH CAROLINA, United States of America.

    One of the thirteen original colonies, South Carolina has had a rich and varied history. When Spanish and French explorers arrived in the area in the 16th century, they found a land inhabited by many small tribes of Native Americans, the largest of which were the Cherokees and the Catawbas. In 1670 a permanent English settlement was established on the coast near present day Charleston. The colony, named Carolina after King Charles I, was divided in 1710 into South Carolina and North Carolina.

    Area: 32007 square miles, Land 30111 square miles, - Water 1896 square miles, Coastline 187 miles, Shoreline 2,876 miles. Phone Area Codes: 803 - 843 - 864. Population, 2004 estimate: 4,198,068; 26th in the nation as of December 2000.

    Borders the states of Georgia and North Carolina.
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    Sites submitted to the top level categories in South Dakota should have a state-wide focus. If your site focuses on a particular area of the state, please submit it to the appropriate Region, County, or Locality category, but not all three.

    South Dakota - Great Places and Great Faces While South Dakota is probably most famous for Mount Rushmore, it also boasts several other attractions: like the Badlands, Wind Cave National Park, the world's only Corn Palace, the Black Hills National Forest, and historic Deadwood, where legends like Wild Bill Hickock and Calamity Jane once roamed. Its topography is varied, from its mountainous Black Hills on the western edge, to its central rolling grassland plains, to its eastern side covered with rich farmland and numerous lakes from ancient glaciers. The state is primarily dominated by agriculture and ranching, although Sioux Falls and Rapid City, its largest cities, are rich in science, industry and business opportunities. It is also home to nine Native American Indian Reservations. South Dakotan's love recreation, and enjoy fishing, hunting, skiing and many other outdoor activities. The state is bisected by the mighty Missouri River. Dams along this river contribute to large lakes that are outstanding havens for walleye and salmon fishermen. The state is also well-known for its pheasant hunting each fall. South Dakota has a colorful history as part of the Louisiana Purchase, site of the Wounded Knee massacre, and as a major exploration spot for the famous Lewis and Clark Expedition. It was admitted as the 40th state in 1889.
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    Tennessee is geographically diverse. It divides naturally into three “grand divisions”—upland, often mountainous, East Tennessee, Middle Tennessee with its foothills and basin, and the low plain of West Tennessee. These geographical “grand divisions” correspond to distinctive political and economic cultures of the state’s three regions. Travelers coming to the state from the east encounter first the lofty Unaka and Smoky Mountains, flanked on their western slope by the Great Valley of East Tennessee. Major cities and metropolitan areas in East Tennessee include the Tri-Cities in Northeast Tennessee, Knoxville, and Chattanooga on the southern border. Moving across the Valley floor, they next face the Cumberland Plateau, which historically attracted little settlement and presented a barrier to westward migration. West of the Plateau, one descends into the Central Basin of Middle Tennessee—a rolling, fertile countryside that drew hunters and settlers alike. The Central Basin is surrounded on all sides by the Highland Rim, the western ridge of which drops into the Tennessee River Valley. Nashville is the principal city of Middle Tennessee. Across the river begin the low hills and alluvial plain of West Tennessee. Memphis is the only major city in this predominantly agricultural region. Most information in this category is organized by county, city, or region.
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    Welcome to Texas! Like the television commercial says, it is a whole "nother" country. In fact the Lone Star Flag once flew over the independent Republic of Texas. But we let the other states join us in forming a new nation :) Most of the web sites in the Texas section of the Open Directory Project are found in the individual towns and cities (called localities here). No matter how small your home town is, it is probably listed here. Enjoy your visit and y'all come back to see us.
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    Utah, a sparsely populated western state, is known for its national parks and outdoor recreation activities such as skiing, camping, fishing, hiking, and mountain climbing. Boaters enjoy Lake Powell, formed by the Glen Canyon Dam, with more shoreline than the Pacific coast of the United States. The largest city is Salt Lake City, named for the Great Salt Lake, an evaporative lake several times saltier than the ocean. Utah was settled in the 1800s by people following a religious leader, Joseph Smith, and even today most of the state's residents are members of his Mormon faith, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.

    Welcome to Vermont

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    Vermont is a small New England state that ranks as the second smallest of the fifty United States (based on population and land area). It is noted for the Green Mountains to the west and Lake Champlain in the northwest and is bordered by Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York and the Canadian province of Quebec.

    Vermont was the 14th state to join the United States. The western part of the state was originally home to a small population of Algonquian-speaking tribes, including the Mohican and Abenaki peoples.

    State Animal: Morgan Horse
    State Bird: Hermit Thrush
    State Butterfly: Monarch
    State Insect: Honey Bee
    State Flower: Red Clover (Trifolium pratense)
    State Tree: Sugar Maple (Acer saccharum), which is the source of maple syrup, Vermont's most famous export.
    State Song: "These Green Mountains" written by composed by Diane Martin and arranged by Rita Buglass Gluck.
    State Mineral: Talc
    State Stone: Marble, Granite and Slate

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    COMMONWEALTH of VIRGINIA

    This category contains links of statewide interest in the Commonwealth of Virginia, the Old Dominion. Virginia is a Southern state, situated on the Atlantic Ocean south of Maryland and the District of Columbia, east of Kentucky and West Virginia, and north of North Carolina and Tennessee.

    First settled in 1607, Virginia was the first permanent British settlement in North America, and named for the virgin queen, Elizabeth I. It became the tenth of the original 13 states to ratify the Constitution in 1788, its capital at Richmond.

    Virginia is marked by a flat eastern tidewater region, home of the largest shipbuilding complex in the world, and a mountainous western area. It is historically prominent as the home of George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, and James Madison, and as the chief battleground of the US Civil War, during which Richmond was the capital of the Confederacy.

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    Washington became the 42nd state to enter the Union on November 11, 1889. Located in the Northwest corner of the United States' lower 48 states, it is bordered by British Columbia, Canada to the North; Idaho to the East; Oregon to the South; and the Pacific Ocean to the West. It reaches from sea level to the towering heights of Mt. Rainier (14,410 feet/4392 meters), the fifth tallest mountain in the country. The Cascade Mountain Range serves as a divider between the western and eastern portions of the state. Whidbey Island, the second longest island in the country, is located in Washington's Puget Sound. Three of the country's 100 most heavily populated cities are located in Washington as well: Seattle, Spokane, and Tacoma. As of 1990, Washington ranked 18th in terms of highest state populations.

    When Oregon considered becoming a state, settlers worked to come up with a name for the remaining area of Oregon Territory. The original plan was to name it Columbia, after the Columbia River, an important route in the territory. When this suggestion was turned down by the politicians in the District of Columbia (they were afraid of confusion), settlers chose to name the territory in honor of the United States' first president, George Washington. Characteristic of this state's humor, there is now a town of George, Washington.

    Events in Washington's recorded history note it as the location from which Lewis and Clark first viewed the Pacific Ocean in November 1805. It also served as a key location for miners during the Gold Rush era. Many Native American people have held great influence in the ever-changing role of Washington State. The eruption of Mt. St. Helens in 1980 also placed a spotlight on this region.

    Major industries include logging, apples, fishing, aeronautics, agriculture, computer hardware and software, and tourism.

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    Washington, the capital city of the United States of America, is named after George Washington, first president of the United States. It is not part of a state, but a special administrative area called the District of Columbia after Christopher Columbus. Today, the boundaries of Washington and DC are conterminous.

    Washington was built according to plans made by Pierre Charles L'Enfant, on a grid centered at the U.S. Capitol. Its exact location was selected by President Washington as directed by Congress in 1790 (a portion purchased from Virginia was later returned). The federal government moved to Washington in 1800.

    The District is home to numerous museums, parks, and art galleries as well as organizations and agencies affiliated with the government and public policy. Technology is increasingly prominent in the local economy.

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    The Appalachian Mountain state of West Virginia comprises what were formerly the northwestern counties of Virginia. When Virginia seceded from the Union prior to the US Civil War, these poorer and largely anti-slavery areas seceded from Virginia and were admitted as the 35th state in 1863. Mining of coal, natural gas, and minerals is the largest sector of the economy, coupled with heavy manufacturing and agriculture and forestry. The capital and largest city is Charleston.
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    Wisconsin's 145,439 sq km of upper Midwest are dotted with thousands of lakes and bounded by Lake Superior and the Mississippi River. Famed for its cheese, beer, and butter, the Badger State is also a center for industrial manufacturing and forestry. Its capital is Madison. Wisconsin was admitted as the 30th state in 1848, having been carved out of the Northwest Territory. It was originally inhabited by the Ottawa and Huron peoples, who in turn had displaced the native Winnebago, Kickapoo, and other tribes.
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    Wyoming is a state of many natural resources, from mineral and oil deposits, to varying landscapes and, of course, the people. Wyoming is the home of many firsts, including the first National Park, Yellowstone National Park, the first woman governor and the first National Monument, Devil's Tower. With a population of about 500,000 spread out across 97,914 square miles, it is easy to see why people feel that small town friendliness, even in the 'big' cities of Cheyenne and Casper. Wyoming's nickname is the Equality State, and its motto is Equal Rights. People are not afraid to stand tall and proud and still live with the western spirit from the pioneer days of the 1800's.
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