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National State’s Capitals Day ! ! !
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Yesterday was National State’s Capitals Day! Take time to honor keeping our state flags flying just underneath the highly and strongly celebrated United States flag! Celebrate every special American State! We are so blessed to live in such a free country! The legacy lives on and on. . .
A Brief History:
Premise: In order to celebrate a more, perfect Union and the heritage behind building up the United States, we celebrate each and every state in the Union!
When: From December 7, 1787 — To August 21, 1959.
Where: Each of the 50 individual states.
Evolution of Each Flag: Each and every state has their own state flag. The flag represents the people–then, now and into the future, that represent each state, the citizen!.
Traditions: Each state has a unique history and individual story behind the representation of its state. The capital city in each state was also chosen carefully by decisions reached in retrospect to the coordinating state’s individual method of choice. We are so blessed to live in a free country that gives the freedom of each state to make it’s own unique decisions. The flag and capital cities are just a prime example of this freedom.
A Few Facts:
I am sharing a few facts, and more, some trivia, some not trivial. . .
- The United States flog is always on top of the mast assortment!
- State flag is next or second.
- County, city or other municipality flags are always under the state flag.
- Capital cities are chosen in accordance with each state’s constitutional guidelines.
- Capital cities are home to each state capitol building.
- Each state has an official motto.
- Each state has an official state song, that can and is changed sometimes to suit a more modern time. But some states choose to keep it to the original picks for longer periods of time..
- More. . .
Officially Adopted U.S. States in Order with State Songs, Admission Date & Their Flags:
|U.S. States in Order of Admission & Info: 1787 – 1959|
|State Name Info
♪ State Songs ♫
|1. Colony of Delaware
“Delaware” by Perry Como (Modern), “Our Delaware” Will M. S. Brown (Original)
|2. Proprietary Province of Pennsylvania (commonwealth)
“Allentown” by Billy Joel (Modern), “Pennsylvania” Eddie Khoury & Ronnie Bonner (Original)
|3. Crown Colony of New Jersey
“Jersey Girl” by Bruce Springsteen (Modern), None (Original)
|4. Crown Colony of Georgia
“Devil Went Down to Georgia” by Charlie Daniels Band (Modern), “Georgia on My Mind” Hoagy Carmichael (Original)
|5. Crown Colony of Connecticut
“Connecticut” by Judy Garland (Modern), “Yankee Doodle” (State Anthem of Connecticut) (Original)
|6. Crown Colony of Massachusetts Bay (commonwealth)
“I’m Shipping Up to Boston” by Dropkick Murphys (Modern), “All Hail to Massachusetts” Arthur J. Marsh (Original)
|7. Proprietary Province of Maryland
“Good Morning Baltimore” by the Original Cast of Hairspray (Modern), “Maryland, My Maryland” written by James Ryder Randall (Original)
|8. Crown Colony of South Carolina
“South Carolina Low Country” by Josh Turner (Modern), “Carolina! Carolina!” Anne Curtis Burgess (Original)
|9. Crown Colony of New Hampshire
“New Hampshire” by Sonic Youth (Modern), “Old New Hampshire” Maurice Hoffman (Original)
|10. Crown Colony and Dominion of Virginia (commonwealth)
“Sweet Virginia” by the Rolling Stones (Modern), “Carry Me Back to Old Virginny” written by James A. Bland, performed by Ray Charles (retired as official song in 1998) (Original)
|11. Crown Colony of New York
“Empire State of Mind” by Jay-Z (featuring Alicia Keys) (Modern), “I Love New York” Steve Karmen (Original)
|12. Crown Colony of North Carolina
“Carolina in My Mind” by James Taylor (Modern), “The Old North State” E.E. Randolph (Original)
|13. Crown Colony of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations
“Rhode Island Is Famous for You” by Blossom Dearie (Modern), “Rhode Island, It’s for Me” written by Charlie Hall & Maria Day (Original)
|14. Vermont Republic
“Moonlight in Vermont” by Frank Sinatra (Modern), “These Green Mountains” by Diane Martin (composer) Rita Buglass Gluck (arranger) (Original)
|15. Nine counties of Virginia’s District of Kentucky (commonwealth)
“Kentucky Woman” by Neil Diamond (Modern), “My Old Kentucky Home” Stephen Foster (Original)
|16. Southwest Territory of Tennessee
“Tennessee Whiskey” by Chris Stapleton (Modern), “My Homeland, Tennessee” written by Roy Lamont Smith (Original)
|17. Northwest Territory of Ohio (partial)
“Bloodbuzz Ohio” by The National (Modern), “Beautiful Ohio” written by Mary Earl & Ballard MacDonald (Original)
|18. Territory of Orleans with the Sabine Free State to become Louisiana
“Down Louisiana Way” by George Strait (Modern), “Give Me Louisiana” Doralice Fontane (Original)
|19. Indiana Territory
“Indiana” by Jon McLaughlin (Modern), “On the Banks of the Wabash, Far Away” Paul Dresser (Original)
|20. Mississippi Territory
“Mississippi Girl” by Faith Hill (Modern), “Go Mississippi” Houston Davis (Original)
|21. Illinois Territory (partial)
“Casimir Pulaski Day” by Sufjan Stevens (Modern), “Illinois” Archibald Johnston (Original)
|22. Alabama Territory
“Sweet Home Alabama” by Lynyrd Skynyrd (Modern), “Alabama State Song” by Edna Gockel Gussen (Original)
|23. Massachusetts District of Maine
“Portland, Maine” by Tim McGraw (Modern), “State of Maine” Roger Vinton Snow (Original)
|24. Missouri Territory (partial)
“Missouri Waltz” by Glenn Miller (Modern), “Missouri Waltz” melody: John V. Eppel, arranged: Frederic K. Logan (Original)
|25. Arkansas Territory
“Mary Queen of Arkansas” by Bruce Springsteen (Modern), “Arkansas” Eva Ware Barnett (Original)
|26. Michigan Territory
“Lose Yourself” by Eminem (Modern), “My Michigan” H. O’Reilly Clint (Original)
|27. Florida Territory
“Floridays” by Jimmy Buffett (Modern), “Old Folks at Home (Swanee River)” Stephen Foster (Original)
|28. Republic of Texas
“All My Ex’s Live in Texas” by George Strait (Modern), “Texas, Our Texas” William J. Marsh (Original)
|29. Iowa Territory (partial)
“Iowa Stubborn” from The Music Man (Modern), “The Song of Iowa” Melchior Franck (Original)
|30. Wisconsin Territory (partial)
“Wisconsin” by Bon Iver (Modern), “On, Wisconsin!” by William T. Purdy (Original)
|31. California (Unorganized territory of the Mexican Cession) (partial)
“California Gurls” by Katy Perry (Modern), “I Love You, California” Abraham F. Frankenstein (Original)
|32. Minnesota Territory (partial)
“Say Shh” by Atmosphere (Modern), “Hail! Minnesota” Truman Rickard (Original)
|33. Oregon Territory (partial)
“Lumberjack” by Johnny Cash (Modern), “Oregon, My Oregon” Henry Bernard Murtagh (Original)
|34. Kansas Territory (partial)
“Hood Go Crazy” by Tech N9ne (Modern), “Home on the Range” Daniel E. Kelley (Original)
|35. West Virginia (50 Trans-Allegheny region counties)
“Green Rolling Hills” by Emmylou Harris (Modern), “The West Virginia Hills” written by Ellen Ruddell King, music & chorus by Henry Everett Engle (Original)
|36. Nevada Territory
“Viva Las Vegas” by Elvis Presley (Modern), “Home Means Nevada” written by Bertha Rafetto (Original)
|37. Nebraska Territory
“You and I” by Lady Gaga (Modern), “Beautiful Nebraska” Jim Fras (Original)
|38. Colorado Territory
“Rocky Mountain High” by John Denver (Modern), “Where the Columbines Grow” A.J. Fynn (Original)
|39. Dakota Territory (North Dakota)
“I Got a Gal I Love in North and South Dakota” by Frank Sinatra (Modern), “North Dakota Hymn” C. S. Putman (Original)
|40. Dakota Territory (South Dakota)
“South Dakota Morning” by the Bee Gees (Modern), “Hail, South Dakota!” DeeCort Hammitt (Original)
|41. Montana Territory
“Montana Song” by Hank Williams Jr. (Modern), “Montana” Joseph E. Howard (Original)
|42. Washington Territory
“Posse on Broadway” by Sir Mix-a-Lot (Modern), “Washington, My Home” by Stuart Churchill (arranger) & Helen Davis (Original)
|43. Idaho Territory
“Private Idaho” by the B-52’s (Modern), “Here We Have Idaho” Sallie Hume Douglas (Original)
|44. Wyoming Territory
“Song of Wyoming” by John Denver (Modern), “Wyoming” by George Edwin Knapp (Original)
|45. Utah Territory
“The Beehive State” by Randy Newman (Modern), “Utah…This Is the Place” written by Sam and Gary Francis (Original)
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|46. Oklahoma Territory and Indian Territory
“Oklahoma Sky” by Miranda Lambert (Modern), “Oklahoma” Richard Rodgers (Original)
|47. New Mexico Territory
“South of Santa Fe” by Brooks & Dunn (Modern), “O Fair New Mexico” written by Elizabeth Garrett (Original)
|48. Arizona Territory
“Take It Easy” by the Eagles (Modern), “Arizona March Song” Maurice Blumenthal (Original)
|49. Territory of Alaska
“Road to Alaska” by the Bee Gees (Modern), “Alaska’s Flag” Elinor Dusenbury (Original)
|50. Territory of Hawaii
“Happy Hawaii” by ABBA (Modern), “Hawaiʻi Ponoʻī” Henri Berger (Original)
Compilation of All State Songs – All on One Video:
The United States flag still flies high, to the day. With the compliment of each state’s flag, song and mottos–each state has great diversity and heritage behind the legend of the flag! In 2023, there are plenty of people are still willing to defend their state flag, as well as the U.S. flag to today!
We will NEVER, ever forget that the flags of each state are very important as well as the U.S. flag. All those who died to keep the concept of freedom for all. the U.S. flag, and all the state flags! God Bless the U.S.A.!
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