Middle 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

Arkansas - The South Arkansas Vine Ripe Pink Tomato is both the state fruit and the state vegetable of Arkansas. The state legislature has decided that the tomato is botanically a fruit and used as a vegetable.
Iowa - American Gothic is a painting of an Iowa farmer and his daughter.
Kansas - The Wizard of Oz starts with a tornado in Kansas.
Louisiana - New Orleans' famous festival is the Mardi Gras.
Minnesota - Bob Dylan was born in Minnesota and went to university there.
Missouri - The Gateway Arch in St. Louis, Missouri, is 630 feet high, the highest USA monument.
Nebraska - Buffalo Bill's Wild West was founded in 1883 in Omaha, Nebraska by William F. Cody.
North Dakota - The geographic center of the North American continent is located near the city of Rugby in North Dakota.
Oklahoma - The State Meal in Oklahoma is fried okra, squash, cornbread, barbecue pork, biscuits, sausage and gravy, grits, corn, strawberries, chicken fried steak, pecan pie, and black-eyed peas.
South Dakota - Mount Rushmore has the faces of four American presidents carved into it.
Texas - The Battle of the Alamo led to Texas joining the USA.

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© Jo Edkins 2006