Saturday, April 24, 2010

How the States Got Their Shapes




How the States Got Their Shapes is an incredibly interesting show that is airing this month on the History Channel.  Mark Stein's book of the same name is the basis for this show. It tells the story of how our 50 states came to gain their shapes. There is a ton of offbeat information that will inform and entertain.  I enjoyed learning about the Toledo War and how it created the rivalry between Michigan and Ohio.  There is also Derby Line,Vermont that is divided by the border between the United States and Canada. History lovers should check this out.  I'll be buying Stein's book.

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