Friday, April 16, 2010

Lost States: true Stories of Texlahoma, Transylvania and othe States that never made it by Michael J. Trinklein

I won this as part of Library Thing's  Early reviewer program.

This book is a hoot.  Not only does it give some of the ridiculous names for states Forgottonia, Half-Breed Tracts, and No Man's Land to name a few.  But it also goes into alittle of the history behind each of these state requests.

Did you know that when they made Mount Rushmore that they wanted a state that was mainly there becasue of Mount Rushmore?

Albania (the Country)  loves America so much it wouldlike to become a state? 

Boston wanted to become it's own state?

These are just a few of the tidbits that you will find in this book.  It also has a book jacket that when opened has the outlines of some of the more prominent states on a map of the US. 

This is book is highly interesting and would be a great addition to any family library.


  1. Sounds interesting. i like to read trivia books like that from time to time.

  2. I love reading all kinds of books as well. I am a new follower from Friday Follow, so glad to have found your blog. Hope you have a wonderful weekend!



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