Tuesday, March 16, 2010

State Quarters

Have you ever taken a second to read what's on the back of that $0.25 you are spending?
On the back of some quarters it tells something about the state.
Some are obvious like:
Arizona - Grand Canyon State
Washington - Evergreen State
Montana - Big Sky Country
Utah - Crossroads of the West
Minnesota - Land of 10,000 Lakes
Michigan - Great Lakes State
Texas - The Lone Star State
Louisiana - Louisiana Purchase
But there are some I didn't know:

New Mexico - The Land of Enchantment
Florida - Gateway to Discovery
Alaska - The Great Land
Nevada - The Silver State
Wyoming - The Equality State
Oregon - Crater Lake
Iowa - Foundation in Education
Missouri - Corps of Discovery
Tennessee - Musical heritage
Ohio - Birthplace of Aviation Pioneers
New York - Gateway to Freedom
New Hampshire - Live Free or Die Old Man of the Mountain

Some that I'm not sure what they mean:
Idaho - Esto Perpetua

Some that aren't very creative at all:
California - John Muir Yosemite Valley
West Virginia - New River Gorge
Nebraska - Chimney Rock
Colorado - Colorful Colorado
Illinois - Land of Lincoln
Some don't have any words describing the state.
And they all say: E Pluribus Unum
*I didn't list all of them, but some of the more interesting ones.

1 comment:

ReL said...

The translation on Hawaii's motto is: The Life of the Land is Perpetuated in Righteousness. Now you can take it out of the list of one's you don't know! :-)