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Post  BackyardBirdGardner 8/4/2011, 1:45 pm

Name the 5 states whose Capitols are NOT served by interstate highways. (No googling. Wink )
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Post  boffer 8/4/2011, 2:56 pm

I say this is a trick question since a capitol is a building! Wink
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Post  camprn 8/4/2011, 3:01 pm

boffer wrote:I say this is a trick question since a capitol is a building! Wink
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Post  boffer 8/4/2011, 3:03 pm

I had to stop and think if there was 50 states when we had to memorize states and capitals! (There was, barely)

But I know a lot of states still didn't have interstate highways yet.
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Post  middlemamma 8/4/2011, 3:05 pm

My guess would be Montana and maybe one of the Dakotas. That is a out of the blue guess....no idea. LOL
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Post  unmadecastle 8/4/2011, 3:47 pm

South Dakota (My state), Alaska, Missouri (have been there before)
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Post  BackyardBirdGardner 8/4/2011, 5:25 pm

unmadecastle wrote:South Dakota (My state), Alaska, Missouri (have been there before)



There's 3. Nice job.



And, yeah, I realized my typo...lol.
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Post  middlemamma 8/5/2011, 4:38 am

Hawaii???
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Post  BackyardBirdGardner 8/5/2011, 1:19 pm

Hawaii, believe it or not, has THREE interstate highways surrounding Honolulu alone! H1, H2, and H3.

The answers, since it's Friday....

Dover, DE
Jefferson City, MO
Carson City, NV
Juneau, AK
Pierre, SD

FYI, Pierre, South Dakota is also the ONLY state capitAl with no shared letters between the city name and the state name.

ie, Little Rock, Arkansas, shares an "R." And, Topeka, Kansas, shares a "K." But, Pierre, South Dakota, has no shared letters.

Useless trivia can be a specialty of mine. Embarassed
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Post  boffer 8/5/2011, 1:23 pm

capitAl=A+ Laughing
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Post  BackyardBirdGardner 8/5/2011, 2:04 pm

Just for you!
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Post  middlemamma 8/5/2011, 2:47 pm

hmm...learn something new everyday...I always thought interdstate meant that it went across more than one state. LOL...figured Hawaii was a shoe in. ROFL.
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Post  BackyardBirdGardner 8/5/2011, 5:59 pm

Yup, me, too. That was a frequent comment while I was researching the question.

The Dwight Eisenhower Interstate System was intended to be used for wartime in case our country was attacked. That said, to be an "interstate highway," you need to hit a few requirements. One such requirement is that one mile out of every five must be straight. This is in case any part of interstate highways need to be used as emergency airstrips. It's a pretty ingenious concept.

Interstate may suggest connecting the states, but it isn't one of the federal requirements to be designated and Interstate Highway. Yes, I originally thought Hawaii was a lock as well.

Another major separater (sp?, Boffer) is how steep the hill grades are along interstates. I didn't look up the actual requirement, but they can't be too steep or they lose their designation and likely become US highways, or even State highways.
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Post  boffer 8/5/2011, 6:18 pm

DDE come back...oh...spelling...

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although it wouldn't have picked up on capitol.

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Post  BackyardBirdGardner 8/6/2011, 11:12 am

Generically me spells prety goot.

I would bet you not only voted for him, but I bet you remember yelling at him to do push ups when he was a private under your command. Crack on the spelling, and I'll resort to silly age comments... Wink
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Post  boffer 8/6/2011, 11:34 am

So, an old bull and a young bull were standing on a knoll over looking a valley full of heifers.

The young bull said:
The old bull said:





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Post  BackyardBirdGardner 8/6/2011, 8:19 pm

But, both bulls were still "horny," weren't they?
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