Every U.S. State Perfectly Captured By One Photograph

For countries outside the U.S., we’re one country, but we know the fact. Each state brings its own brand of America to the broader concept of freedom. These images capture the special combination of herbs and spices, which make up each state.

Alabama

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Possible on any street corner, the Alabama fishing boat will get you where you want to go in luxurious comfort. This, you get, all at the fraction of the cost to operate other boats.

Alaska

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For bears living in the forest, finding each other is a pain. There are too many trees. To make meetings easier, they pick more open space, like roadways. Continue reading on Next Page

Arizona

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All class, that’s how folks describe the arid state of AZ. You know this sign is no joke, though. It’s so hot they didn’t have a use for those Olympic weight plates anchoring the sign down.

Arkansas

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Some people know that multitasking started in Arkansas. Only provided by the Arkansas countryside can one go hot tubbing, have a beer, hunt, and exercise safety measures.

California

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From the state where you’ll never know what the hell is going on, this ’bout sums it up. This could be a man. It could be a woman. It could be serious. It could be ironic.

Colorado

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It may be the only state wherever the nickname is the end half of the full name, ‘Rado. It’s also the only state where smoking weed has become regularizing any place, by anybody.

Connecticut

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When you think of Connecticut, you may think of North New York. You’d be so incorrect. Its’ more like New York is the slums of Connecticut, proof positive by the administration found in this one photo.

Delaware

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If you live in Washington or Pennsylvania, you have one real purpose of catching Delaware for the weekend, and it’s not their singles scene. 

Florida

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You have no idea how difficult it was to find one photograph to capture the entire riddle we call Florida. This is it. While anywhere else, this man would come under serious judgment for his fashion options.

Georgia

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As the only state to have a paint color and a fruit named after it, you would think the attention to the proper spelling of that word would get more attention.

Hawaii

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Remember when that active volcano erupted in Iowa? No? There’s only one state in the Union where your school bus may suffer a magma attack: Hawaii.

Idaho

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Well, that should tell you precisely what you’re in for joining through Idaho. The great news is, you will make a great time; zero to slow you down unless you stop to read all the signs.

Illinois

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When one thinks of Illinois, Chicago takes a dominant role. For some people, Chicago is Illinois, but for the rest of the state, they’re glad they don’t live in the war zone formerly known as “The Windy City.”

Indiana

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At the very least, you can fill up on some stock to your ribs food, then make everyone else in the car happy with all your gas.

Iowa

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Not much unlike than Idaho, there’s a uniformly attractive scenery known as Iowa. There, they don’t have time for the decorative things like apartments.

Kansas

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Retain when Dorothy’s house wasted away in the storm? That wasn’t untruth. It was a documentary. In this shot, we see the fangs of the mighty lord biting down on all the idiots who failed to get the information in 1939. Next stop, Oz!

Kentucky

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The teaching system in Kentucky matches that of Georgia in so many ways. Creativity is a must if you want to make it there. What, at first, appears to be a phonetic mistake is actually a new version of English.

Louisiana

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Gators or crocs? For people outside of Louisiana, the conception of an alligator as a pet is unusual, but they allow a low rent version of property security and people control.

Maine

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This sad scene is nothing to weep about. In Maine, this man lives like a king. He’s got beers, fish, a chair, beers, a shirt, and his own boat made of real ice! Did I mention beers?

Maryland

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As evidenced by the patterned print hidden in Maryland’s state flag, this is where race car drivers go to retire. Just kidding. Everyone knows drivers from Maryland are the worst. 

Massachusetts

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What more does one need to know about Massachusetts? They not only have a unique accent, but a sharp talent for adjectives, and warm weather. Massachusetts, come for the champion Football team but stay for the hard stawms.

Michigan

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Any child who’s traveled in the back of the family car within Michigan recognizes there is a timeless game one plays to keep busy; counting deer kills strapped over the hoods of cars.

Minnesota

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This is the state that has four seasons, road construction, then winter, followed by winter, and finally winter. The first snowfall is usually there all winter because it gets too cold for more snow to fall.

Mississippi

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There is one way to eat in the state even tribes from Georgia and Kentucky know how to spell accurately. (You know, because of the song.) This little fella cooked him up a small side of beef for lunch, no greens.

Missouri

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Kids in Missouri don’t get school days, but it’s not what you believe. They don’t get enough snow to have school days.

Montana

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If you assumed Louisiana kept weird pets, the tribes in Montana don’t mess around. You won’t find much civil sprawl in Montana, but then again, you won’t find much of anything besides trees and pet bears. 

Nebraska

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If you ever get a chance to cross Nebraska, make it the state where you nap from the passenger seat. You’ll get in a solid five hours of nap time without missing a thing. It’ll be the same scenery when you fall asleep as when you wake.

Nevada

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Hard to imagine that 50-states can offer 50 unique experiences, but Nevada redefines unique. Even Californians look at Nevada and wonder what’s up. 

New Hampshire

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If New York is the slums of Connecticut, New Hampshire is the areas of Massachusetts. It’s unlimited manicured lawns and white people. It’s the only state in the Union where residents can be racially neutral because there are no other races around to object.

New Jersey

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People from New Jersey tell the world how the show “Jersey Shore” did not represent the state accurately. It may not be true of everyone, but it was true of more Jersey folks than New Yorkers or any other state for that matter.

New Mexico

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In case you’ve been admiring, it’s not just a cute name. New Mexico has its share of folks with Mexican heritage.

New York

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There are two things you can’t get enough of in New York, pizza, and rats. The two go together like peanut butter and jelly. If the state could shut down pizza production, rat populations would drop immediately.

North Carolina

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And the school board in North Carolina can’t figure out why their testing scores don’t improve? It’s a tough fall from grace for the state that gave us flight, Pepsi, and Krispy Kreme doughnuts. Apparently, North Carolina’s putting the cool back in shcool.

North Dakota

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When people say North Dakota is the most violent state in the union, it’s their love for hockey and guns that stimulate the conversation, if you can imagine. It wouldn’t be so bad if they would separate the two.

Ohio

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Who can forget that Ohio is the home of Drew Carey? He’s funny, right? You might not appreciate the comedy coming out of Ohio, but they don’t care.

Oklahoma

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Few states, save Texas, capture the spirit of America’s rugged individualism than the state we know as OK. It’s better than OK, it’s great! They love their guns. They love country music.

Oregon

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Oh nothing, just composing my memoirs on the MAX… using a typewriter! Say something. This guy knows what you don’t, that laptops are the fastest route to mediocrity. Real writers go analog or they go home.

Pennsylvania

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This is Amish country, where the people dress plain, raise barns together, and occasionally blade down the store for more soda pop. Kids in Amish communities have fewer rules than do the adults, but who knew soda was on the menu?

Rhode Island

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Sure, we call them Maine lobster as if they only live in Maine. Don’t be silly. Lobsters live in the ocean.

South Carolina

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There is only one way for a person to escape a buffalo; duck around the nearest tree, not so easy when a buffalo is chasing you on the prairie. If you’re a prairie dog, you can dive into a hole.

Tennessee

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Who needs Charlie’s Angels, when you can have these four numbskulls? In Tennessee, one’s worth is measured in pounds. Skinny is not cool.

Texas

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So, yeah. There’s a lot to unpack here. It seems the Sonic Restaurant service in Texas extends to disabled outlaws with Longhorns in tow. Thankfully for this rockstar.

Utah

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In case you don’t know, polygamy is still against the law, even in Utah. That doesn’t stop Mormon traditionalist and cult leaders from keeping spiritual wives and other euphemistic versions of multiple spouses.

Vermont

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It was once said that “in Vermont, you do what you want.” There is no better example than this shot. It’s obvious that these moose did not shower before getting in the pool. 

Virginia

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There is so much to unpack here. You have to stare at this one for a second to take it all in. Spelling aside, we should all applaud the service provided by Mr. Bill Jones, even though that is probably not his real name, evidenced by his fear of the pohlice.

Washington

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So, yeah, Washington is where Bigfoot lives. It’s also where he commutes. This is not the same Bigfoot from the famous photo, though, evidenced by that date of birth. 

West Virginia

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Sure, you could judge this guy, but you’d be attacking West Virginia’s most eligible bachelor. He just walked away from an eight-year relationship with his sister, so he’s been hitting the gym.

Wisconsin

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The whole cheesehead thing? It’s no joke. In Wisconsin, there are two things they take seriously, the Packers and cheese. There are cows everywhere.

Wyoming

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South Dakota is not the only place where one has to dodge the occasional buffalo. In Wyoming, buffalos get right-of-way on the road. This is rush hour. It’s recommended you stay in your vehicle.

 


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