List of U.S. state nicknames
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Current official state nicknames are highlighted in bold. A state nickname is not to be confused with an official state motto.
(No official nickname)
For the proposed State of Jefferson, the nickname "State of Mind" has been used since the 1940s.
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- "Emblems Index". State of Alabama. Retrieved 2008-01-26.
- Introduction to Alabama, 50 States, retrieved April 24, 2009.
- "Alabama Emblems, Symbols and Honors". Alabama Department of Archives & History. 2006-04-20. Retrieved 2007-03-18. "Alabama does not have an official nickname."
- "Heart of Dixie". Alabama Emblems, Symbols and Honors. Alabama Department of Archives & History. 2004-06-29. Retrieved 2007-03-18.
- "Nicknames: America's 50 States (First of Four Parts)". Voice of America (VOA Special English program). 2008-01-06. Retrieved 2009-01-04.
- The Last Frontier State, 50 States, retrieved April 24, 2009.
- Alaska Division of Economic Development (2010-12-21). "Alaska Division of Economic Development". Alaska Division of Economic Development. Retrieved 2011-07-30.
- Introduction to Arizona, 50 States, retrieved April 24, 2009.
- Ariz. HB 2549 Officially adopted by Arizona on February 14, 2011
- Introduction to Arkansas, US States, retrieved April 24, 2009.
- Arkansas § 1-4-106 - State nickname Retrieved Feb. 28, 2011
- "States, Popular Names of". New International Encyclopedia. 1905.
- California Government Code Section 420.75 Retrieved Feb. 28, 2011
- "State Symbols". California State Library (State of California). Retrieved 2008-01-26.
- SHG Resources. "California Symbols, State Motto". SHG Resources. Retrieved 2013-05-24.
- "Colorado". NetState.com. NState, LLC. Retrieved 2007-02-21.
- "Colorado State Name and Nicknames". Colorado State Symbols & Emblems. State of Colorado, Department of Personnel & Administration, Colorado State Archives. Retrieved 2007-02-21.
- "Colorado State Flower". Colorado State Symbols & Emblems. State of Colorado, Department of Personnel & Administration, Colorado State Archives. Retrieved 2007-02-21.
- "Colorado Water History" (asp). Colorado Historical Society. Retrieved 2007-11-29.
- "Denver". wikipedia.org. Wikipedia. Retrieved 2007-05-05.
- "Colorado". USAtourist.com. USATourist. Retrieved 2007-02-21.
- Colorado Ski Country USA history
- Introduction to Colorado, 50 States, retrieved April 24, 2009.
- Conn. Stat. Sec. 3-110a, retrieved Nov. 4, 2013
- Introduction to Delaware, 50 States, retrieved April 24, 2009.
- Barry Popik, Smoky City, barrypopik.com website, March 27, 2005
- Delaware Code Title 29 Section 318 retrieved on February 28, 2011
- Farhi, Paul. (2010, July 30). After initial obscurity, 'The DMV' nickname for Washington area picks up speed. Washington Post. Retrieved 20 December 2013.
- Introduction to Florida, 50 States, retrieved April 24, 2009.
- "Quick Facts: State Symbols". The New Georgia Encyclopedia. University of Georgia Press. Retrieved 2008-03-03.
- , Haw. Rev. Stat. § 5-7, retrieved Nov. 4, 2013
- Introduction to Hawaii, 50 States.
- "HAWAII: A RAINBOW OF CULTURAL RICHES: A world of traditions blending for centuries offers cultural activities of colorful diversity". Guidebookamerica.com. Retrieved 2013-05-24.
- "Nicknames: America's 50 States (Second of Four Parts)". Voice of America (VOA Special English program). 2008-01-12. Retrieved 2009-01-04.
- Introduction to Idaho, 50 States.
- "SuperPages: Idaho History". Retrieved 2008-03-21.
- "Illinois". Illinois State Symbols & Emblems. Retrieved 2007-04-29.
- Introduction to Illinois, 50 States, retrieved April 24, 2009.
- The unofficial sobriquet of the State of Indiana has given rise to the humorous constructions Hoosierana (the land of Hoosiers; see uses in Indiana Journalism Hall of Fame and by sports journalist Frank DeFord) and Hoosierstan (the place of Hoosiers).
- "Iowa State Nickname - "The Hawkeye State"". State Symbols USA. Retrieved May 24, 2013.
- "Kansas Signage". roadsideamerica.com. Retrieved 2007-03-26.
- Introduction to Kentucky, 50 States.
- "State Nicknames". 50states.com. Retrieved 2013-05-24.
- Judy Colbert, Off the Beaten Path: Maryland and Delaware, 8th ed., 2007, ISBN 15385485.
- "The State of Maryland - An Introduction to the Old Line State from". Netstate.Com. Retrieved 2013-05-24.
- "Nicknames: America's 50 States (Third of Four Parts)". Voice of America (VOA Special English program). 2008-01-19. Retrieved 2009-01-04.
- Archives of Maryland Online
- Introduction to Massachusetts, 50 States, retrieved April 24, 2009.
- Massachusetts (state, United States), Britannica Online, retrieved April 24, 2009.
- Andrew Ryan, Report: 'Taxachusetts' label remains part of Massachusetts' past, Boston Globe, April 6, 2007.
- Daniel J. Flynn, 'Taxachusetts' no more?, Forbes, October 22, 2008.
- 'Taxachusetts' Voters May Eliminate State Income Tax, Fox News, October 7, 2008.
- Michael D. Shear, Giuliani Backers Attack 'Taxachusetts Romney', The Washington Post, December 12, 2007.
- Slate's Chatterbox: The Myth of 'Taxachusetts', National Public Radio, October 15, 2004.
- Jess Myers, Hockey roots run deep in Minnesota, ESPN.com, February 10, 2004
- In Montana, a Popular Expression Is Taken Off the Endangered List New York Times, August 17, 2008; Retrieved February 28, 2011
- , Nebraska Rev. Stat. § 90-101, retrieved Nov. 4, 2013
- "New Hampshire Almanac >Fast New Hampshire Facts". State of New Hampshire official website. Retrieved October 12, 2012.
- New Mexico Symbols, State Names, SHG Resources website, accessed July 7, 2008
- New Mexico Revised Statutes, Sec. 12-3-4-N, retrieved Nov. 4, 2013
- Introduction to North Carolina, 50 States, retrieved February 28, 2011.
- "Why We are Called Tar Heels". UNC Libraries. Retrieved 2008-01-26.
- Variety Vacationland Postcard Exhibit Retrieved February 28, 2011.
- "It's official: Ohio IS the birthplace of aviation". The Cincinnati Enquirer. 2003-06-14. Retrieved 2007-04-06.
- Elkins, Keith A. (2011). Mr. E. 2003: Manifest Lessons from Ohio's Bicentennial Celebration. iUniverse. p. 293.
- "Nicknames: America's 50 States (Fourth of Four Parts)". Voice of America (VOA Special English program). 2008-01-26. Retrieved 2009-01-04.
- "Oregon's license plate from 1960 to circa 1966". Plate Shack. Retrieved 2007-07-12.
- "Turnpikes and Toll Roads in Nineteenth Century America". Retrieved 8 November 2012.
- "98.03.04: The Taínos of Puerto Rico: Rediscovering Borinquen". Yale.edu. Retrieved 2013-05-24.
- "Progress Island U.S.A.". Progress Island U.S.A. wikipedia. Retrieved 20 August 2011.
- "Iodine". South Carolina Encyclopedia. 2007-04-14. Retrieved 2007-04-06.[dead link]
- South Dakota Symbols, State Names, SHG Resources website, accessed July 7, 2008
- , S.D. Laws 1-6-16.5, retrieved Nov. 4, 2013
- Tennessee Symbols and Honors, in Tennessee Blue Book
- "Texas:Facts, Map, and State Symbols". EnchantedLearing.com. Retrieved 2008-03-09.
- "NetState: Utah". Retrieved 2008-03-24.
- "State it on a plate — Over the years, slogans, designs have taken some poetic license". Deseret News.
- "Symbols of Washington State". Washington State Legislature. Retrieved 2012-08-16.
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