Here is the next instalment of my monthly feature going through the States of the United States in alphabetical order to check out how they got named, what their flag is like and other things of interest.
Hawaii was the last State to join – in 1959. I guess I shouldn't say last, since there may be new ones??
Location – In the Pacific Ocean – part of Polynesia
Language – American English and Hawaiian are both official languages.
Nicknames – The Aloha State
Flag – it was a surprise to see the Union Jack features in the State Flag
Capital – Honolulu
Flower – Hibiscus
Signature foods – Shave Ice
Famous places to visit – USS Arizona Memorial in Pearl Harbor, Waikiki, Diamond Head State Monument
Famous businesses/brands – Dole Food Company, Aloha Airlines
Famous people from Hawaii – President Obama, Nicole Kidman (thought she was Australian), Bruno Mars, Charles Lindbergh and Bette Midler. Captain James Cook died in Hawaii.
Go to this Pinboard to see the States of the Month so far.