Western States of USA

This game asks you to identify the states in this map. When you click on the Start button, the names will disappear, and you will have to replace them by matching the colours.
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Facts (serious or frivolous) about these states - please scroll down

Arizona - The Grand Canyon is a great chasm carved by the Colorado River.
California - Death Valley is mostly in California, although part of it is in Nevada.
Colorado - The Colorado mountains, part of the Rockies, are popular with climbers and skiers.
Idaho - Ernest Hemingway died in Idaho.
Montana - The Battle of Little Big Horn took place in Montana.
Nevada - Las Vegas, Nevada is the largest U.S. city founded in the 20th century.
New Mexico - The first atomic bomb test took place in New Mexico in 1945.
Oregon - The Oregon Trail was a route which pioneers travelled in wagons to settle new parts of the United States of America. It ended in Oregon.
Utah - The Great Salt Lake has no outlet. When the water evaporates, the salt brought in by its tributaries gets left behind.
Washington - Mount St. Helens erupted in 1980.
Wyoming - Old Faithful is a regular geyser in Yellowstone Park, Wyoming.

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© Jo Edkins 2006