The following links have no affiliation with jimpoz.com. They're just interesting sites
I've found around the Internet. Most of them probably don't even know I'm linking to them.
Excellent almanac of facts, trivia, tidbits, and general information about the 50 states.
FirstGov for Kids
Links to all of the child- and student-oriented sections of the official websites of different states.
The Fifty States
Lobbyist consulting firm's directory of information on the various state legislatures.
Almanac information and graphic maps of the United States, the 50 states, and the countries of the world.
Cupolas of Capitalism
The architectural histories of all state capitols featuring the grand cupola.
Capitols of the Western States
Donald L. Mark has visited 19 western state capitols along with many other
important places in Americana.
The Virtual Tourist
Frank U. Noe has been all over the world, including to 40 state capitols.
Welcome to America
I was well on my way before I learned there are others like me. Roger Johnson completed the
Grand Tour in 1996. Amazingly, we've only photographed the same sign once (Nebraska). He also
visits the highest point in each state as well as Governors' Mansions and Presidential gravesites
(I've only been to 15:
Why Do You
Have So Many Pictures of Road Signs?
If you're a roadgeek (someone who takes an unusual interest in things like the numbering convention
of the Interstate Highway System or would never buy the easy-to-read road map, and things like that)
like me, you a) already know the answer to this question and b) couldn't possibly explain it to someone
else. In that regard, James D. Teresco's site is pretty extensive and he even includes a section
on state welcome signs.
Since I was wee I have always been fascinated by suspension bridges. This great site has pictures of all three
types of suspension bridges: automotive, pedestrian, and pipeline. If there is a suspension bridge over
a body of water near you, odds are that it's included here.
A quiz site that tests to see how many elements of different lists you can name,
from the periodic table to books of the Old Testament to Meryl Streep movies.
Can you name the U.S. States?
Can you name the U.S. State Capitals?
The Rhode Island Fire Healing 50
Gary and Peter Flanagan are extreme road-trippers. In August 2003 they visited all 50 states in just seven days,
raising over $4,000 for the victims of the 2003 Rhode Island nightclub fire.
Sean Weems rode the 15,000-mile Four Corners Tour - the northwesternmost, southwesternmost, southeasternmost, and
northeasternmost points of the original 48 states - on a Honda scooter; his trip also took him through
Alaska and Canada.
Iron Butt Association
The IBA recognizes achievement in long-distance motorcycle riding, including the SaddleSore (1,000 miles
in 24 hours), the 50CC (coast-to-coast in less than 50 hours), the 48 Plus (all 49 continental states
in 10 days), and the Ultimate Coast-to-Coast Challenge (Prudhoe Bay, Alaska, to Key West, Florida, in 30 days).
The UCCC record of 100 hours was set by Gary Eagan in June 2004.