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How the States Got Their Shapes

How the States Got Their Shapes


We are so familiar with the map of United States, but do we know why our states look the way they do? Every shape on the map tells a great story about our past. Why is California bent? To cling on to gold. Why does Oklahoma have a panhandle? Because of shifting borders for slavery. Why does Missouri have a boot? Because of a massive earthquake. This special examines how every state is a puzzle piece ultimately revealing the unique geography, political and social history of America.
(Source: The History Channel)
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Classification: Documentary
Genre: Educational | Family | History
Status: Returning Series
Network: H2 ( USA)
Airs: Saturdays at 10:00 pm
Runtime: 30 Minutes
Premiere: April 06, 2010
Episode Order: 10
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