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Schott's Miscellany 10 June 2009

The first Witch of Salem, Bridget Bishop, was hanged (1692)


U.S. STATE NICKNAMES & MOTTOES #2

StateState nicknameState motto
ILLINOISPrairie StateState sovereignty, national union
INDIANAHoosier StateThe crossroads of America
IOWAHawkeye StateOur liberties we prize and our rights we will maintain
KANSASSunflower StateAd astra per aspera [to the stars through difficulties]
KENTUCKYBluegrass StateUnited we stand, divided we fall; Deo gratiam habeamus [let us be grateful to God]
LOUISIANAPelican StateUnion, justice, and confidence
MAINEPine Tree StateDirigo [I lead]
MARYLANDFree State; Old Line StateLiberty and independence
MASSACHUSETTSBay State; Old Colony StateEnse petit placidam sub libertate quietem [by the sword we seek peace, but peace only under liberty]
MICHIGANWolverine State; Great Lakes StateSi quaeris peninsulam amoenam circumspice [if you seek a pleasant peninsula, look around you]
MINNESOTANorth Star State; Land of 10,000 Lakes; Gopher StateL'Étoile du Nord [the North Star]
MISSISSIPPIMagnolia StateVirtute et armis [by valor and arms]
MISSOURIShow-Me StateSalus populi suprema lex esto [the welfare of the people shall be the supreme law]



A statesman is a politician who's been dead 10 or 15 years.
Harry S Truman (1884-1972)
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