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20 Facts About Delaware

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Here are some interesting facts about Delaware.

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Delaware was the first state in the United States. Report Abuse
Delaware ratified the Constitution on December 7, 1787.
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Delaware is known as the jewel state. Report Abuse
Thomas Jefferson gave the state this nickname because of its location on the east coast.
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The lady bug is the official state bug. Report Abuse
Thank the children of Delaware for this one.
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Wilmington, Delware is home to one of the largest and free jazz festivals in the United States. Report Abuse
The Clifford Brown Jazz Festival draws thousands every summer.
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Delaware has very lenient banking laws. Report Abuse
This is why so many banks have headquarters in Delaware.
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Delaware has the longest twin suspension bridge in the world. Report Abuse
The Delaware Memorial Bridge that connects Delaware with New Jersey3
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Delaware has more Ph. D.s than any other state in the country. Report Abuse
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Delaware has a popcorn, Fisher’s, that is famous around the world. Report Abuse
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Bob Marley worked at a Chrysler plant in Delaware before he became a world famous musician. Report Abuse
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Every state park in Delaware has a golf course. Report Abuse
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The inventor of the Heimlich maneuver was born in Delaware. Report Abuse
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Delaware has more horseshoe crabs than any other place in the world. Report Abuse
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The state motto is "Liberty and Independence." Report Abuse
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Delaware is the where the United States steam railroad began in 1831. Report Abuse
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The oldest Methodist church is in Delaware. Report Abuse
Barratt's Chapel to be exact.
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The Blue Hen Chicken is the state bird. This is why Delaware is often referred to as the Blue Hen State. Report Abuse
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The Finnish brought the log cabin with them when they emigrated to Delaware. Report Abuse
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Delaware is the second smallest state. Report Abuse
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There is no sales tax in Delaware. Report Abuse
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Delaware was the first to fly the Betsy Ross flag. Report Abuse
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