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Old 05-06-2008, 06:51 PM
 
Location: Central Nebraska
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Which state capitol is the hardest for you to remember?
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Old 05-06-2008, 07:04 PM
 
Location: NJ
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after pulling up a list, lol, I'd say Kentucky or Mississippi (especially since I haven't been to either)
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Old 05-06-2008, 07:08 PM
 
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I know them all, but I'm just a nerd like that.

In my opinion:

Kentucky
Vermont
New Hampshire
South Dakota
Missouri
Oregon
Pennsylvania
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Old 05-06-2008, 07:27 PM
 
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KY and DE for me!
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Old 05-06-2008, 07:38 PM
 
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Interesting thread!

The ones that have given my students the most fits are:
Alabama
Delaware
Florida
Illinois
Kentucky
Maine
Missouri
New Hampshire
New Jersey
New Mexico
Oregon
Vermont
Washington

(By the way, "capitol" refers to the building, "capital" refers to the city.)
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Old 05-06-2008, 09:17 PM
 
Location: Iowa, Des Moines Metro
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Probably all of the capital cities in the small states out East and in the Northeast. Otherwise I know them all.
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Old 05-06-2008, 09:29 PM
 
Location: Central Nebraska
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Interesting thread!

The ones that have given my students the most fits are:
Alabama
Delaware
Florida
Illinois
Kentucky
Maine
Missouri
New Hampshire
New Jersey
New Mexico
Oregon
Vermont
Washington

(By the way, "capitol" refers to the building, "capital" refers to the city.)
Oops, thanks for catching my mistake. I know them, but the hardest for me to remember are New Hampshire, Oregon, and sometimes I'll screw up South Carolina because I'll think Charleston. Charleston is a capital just not in Soth Carolina.
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Old 05-06-2008, 09:48 PM
 
Location: Tucson AZ & Leipzig, Germany
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I was recently in Kentucky, and while visiting in Lexington decided to drive a few miles west to visit the capitol in the capital city of Frankfort. While there I had to ask why they spelled their city name so odd. Why is it not spelled Frankfurt to match the city name in Germany? When shopping for hot dogs, you get Frankfurters not Frankforters. We have many cities in the US that are spelled just like their namesakes in Germany like Hanover, Bremen, Berlin, Potsdam, Hamburg just to name a few.
The story I heard was it was named Frank's Ford in it's early days, referring to a ford in the Kentucky River. Then it got shortened to Frankfort, so it wasn't named after a city in Germany after all.
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Old 05-06-2008, 09:49 PM
 
Location: still in exile......
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probably KY because i always think their capital is Lexington instead of Frankfort.
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Old 05-06-2008, 10:09 PM
 
Location: The Heart of Dixie
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Vermont
New Hampshire
Maine
Connecticut
Rhode Island
South Dakota
Washington
Kentucky
South Carolina
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