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Schott's Miscellany 10 June 2009

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


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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