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Exploring American Monsters: Wisconsin

 Jason Offutt Wisconsin, America’s Dairyland, is a state in the Upper Midwest bordered by Iowa, Illinois, Minnesota, the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, and two of the Great Lakes, Superior and Michigan. It’s called America’s Dairyland for a reason. The state of Wisconsin produces more than 13.5 billion kilograms of milk per year, which is equivalent to the milk production of the United Kingdom. It also produces cheese, lots and lots of cheese; more than 1 billion kilograms per year. Fans of Wisconsin’s National Football League team the Green Bay Packers are affectionately called “cheeseheads.” In terms of size and population, Wisconsin Continue Reading

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Exploring American Monsters: Maryland

The state of Maryland, recognized as the birthplace of religious freedom in the New World, is the ninth smallest state in the Union at 12,406.68 square miles. However, that’s still larger than the entire country of Belgium. Although small, it has a lot of shoreline. According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Maryland has the tenth longest tidal shoreline in the U.S. with 3,190 miles. The lyrics of the national anthem of the United States, “The Star-Spangled Banner,” are taken from the poem, “Defence of Fort M’Henry”, (yes, that’s how it’s spelled) written by attorney Francis Scott Key during the battle Continue Reading

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