[FoRK] FoRK Digest, Vol 73, Issue 7
marty at halvorson.us
Wed Oct 7 15:21:29 PDT 2009
Corinna Schultz wrote:
> > My stepfather was born in Hawaii *and* was *not* born in the US in a strong
> > sense. Exercise for the reader and all that... ;-)
> So then the more interesting question is how many people are not aware that
> Hawaii and/or Alaska are now states?
I was in Hawaii both before and after it became a state. My U.S. Navy
ship stopped there on the way to the Far East. We stopped again on the
way back. The first time it was not a state, the second time it was.
My cousin, who lived there said it was one of the best parties he'd ever
Stephen D. Williams wrote:
> Back in 1985, when I visited Albuquerque, my relatives and friends
> there pointed out that many people didn't know that New Mexico was
> part of the US. They were frequently exasperated when trying to
order > something over the phone and the person stated that they didn't
ship > to foreign countries.
Tell me about it. The state sponsored New Mexico magazine used to have
a regular feature telling of folks who didn't know we're a state, and
have been since 1912. By the way, Santa Fe is celebrating it's 400th
birthday this year. It's the oldest Capital city in the U.S.
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