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The worlds first Skyscraper was built in Chicago in 1893.  In Nauvoo, the first Mormon Temple was constructed.
        The first McDonalds was in Des Plaines. The tallest building in Chicago is the Sears Tower. The first state to ratify    
13th Amendment to the Constitution abolishing slavery was Illinois.  President Ronald Reagan boyhood home is
        in Dixon. The largest man-made lake in Illinois is in Carlyle.  Square dancing is the state dance of Illinois. On Saint
              Patrick’s Day,
the Chicago River is dyed green. Largest Cities: Chicago, Rockford, Aurora, Springfield, and Peoria-Border
          States: Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Kentucky, Missouri,  and Wisconsin. 
Capital City: Indianapolis-Statehood: December
                11,1816 (19th)-Population: 6,001,000 Nickname: Hoosier State-Motto: The Crossroads of America-Origin of State Name:
                "Land of the Indians."-Counties: 92-Largest Cities: Indianapolis, Fort Wayne, Evansville, Gary, South Bend-Border States:
                     Illinois, Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio- Land Area: 35,936 sq. mi.,38th largest-Highest Point: Franklin Township, 1,257 ft.-Lowest
    Point: Ohio River, 320 ft. State Bird: Cardinal-State Flower: Peony-State Tree: Tulip tree (liriodendron tulipifera)
State Song: On the banks of the Wabash.
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