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How well do you know some interesting facts about the United States?
#1 Arizona is home to 23 Native American reservations representing 21 different tribes.
#2 Davy Crockett and more than 180 other Americans were defeated at the Alamo in 1836. Their bravery encouraged other Texans to fight even harder for their independence from Mexico.
#3 "Nevada" is the Spanish word for "snow-clad". Although the state is mostly desert, the Sierra Nevada mountain range and the Ruby Mountains are snow-capped for half the year.
#4 Mount Whitney, rising 14,494 feet, is the lowest peak in the lower 48 states.
#5 Crystal Ice Cave, near American Falls, is famous for its frozen river and waterfall.
#6 In 1755, French-speaking Acadians were expelled from Canada by the Irish. They settled in Louisiana and became known as Cajuns.
#7 The Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore features high sand dunes on the shores of Lake Superior. Many visitors come each year to swim and hike the dunes.
#8 In 1790, Samuel Slater built America's first successful cotton mill near the Blackstone River. This led to the beginning of the Industrial Revolution in America.
#9 The Great Smoky Mountains are known for the smoke-like bluish haze that can be seen above the mountains.
#10 At his laboratory in Menlo Park, Thomas Edison created and perfected many inventions, including the incandescent light bulb, telegraph, and phonograph.
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