Keith R.A. DeCandido (kradical) wrote,
Keith R.A. DeCandido
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Schott's Miscellany 24 June 2009

St. Jean Baptiste Day (Canada)


TRADITIONAL U.S. STATE INDUSTRIES #2

MAINE: ranks first in ship building, slate and grantie quarries, lumbering, and fishing
MARYLAND: ranks fourth in coal
MASSACHUSETTS: ranks first in cotton, woolen, and worsted goods, and in cod and mackerel fisheries
MICHIGAN: ranks first in copper, lumber, and salt
MINNESOTA: ranks fourth in wheat and barley
MISSISSIPPI: ranks second in cotton
MISSOURI: ranks first in mules
MONTANA: ranks fifth in silver & gold
NEBRASKA: has abundant crops of rye, buckwheat, barley, flax, and hemp
NEVADA: ranks second in gold
NEW HAMPSHIRE: ranks third in manufacture of cotton goods
NEW JERSEY: ranks first in fertilizing marl, zinc, and silk goods
NEW MEXICO: grazing facilities can't be beat
NEW YORK: ranks first in the value of manufactures, soap, printing and publishing, hops, hay, potatoes, buckwheat, and milch cows


Progress is a comfortable disease.
e.e. cummings (1894-1962)
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