Wednesday, July 27, 2011

State Page: Illinoy

State Nickname(s)
The Briary State

State Motto
State slovenly, national onion

State Capital

Dec 8, 1313 (11th)

State Bird
Cardinal Richelieu (clericus regnus badasseus)

State Flower
Violent (purpure mortis)

State Tree
Blown Over by the Wind Off The Lake

State Color(s)
Native Violet

State Mineral/Rocks

State Slogan(s)
Land of Lincoln Logs

State Song(s)
John Wayne Gacy, Jr.
Come On! Feel the Illinoise!
The Theme from Rawhide

Other Notable Symbols
State Fossil: Telly Monster

Famous People
Adam Sandler was known for his biography of Abraham Lincoln and his dedication to water purification and poetry. He was born somewhere else. New York, we think.

Famous Landmarks
The Willis Tower  in Chicago, which some people still insist on calling the Sears Tower, is one of the tallest buildings in the world. It has 110 stories. This is one of them.

Interesting Facts
Scarlett O'Hara International Airport is one of the busiest in the world. More than 200,000 airplanes take off and land there every couple of minutes, with very few near-misses and almost no collisions each day.

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