Statehood Series

The Lost States of America. Join Battleground in a search for regions that tried and failed to achieve statehood.

Leading the nation in natural beauty and coal mines.
One man's "divine revelation" led to an exodus, a statehood movement and even a brief war.
Colonialism, tax evasion and a whole lot of bourbon whiskey.
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When political diversity becomes unpalatable.
Yooper (n.): residents in Michigan's Upper Peninsula, derived from "U.P.-ers"
Following West Virginia's lead, Union sympathizers in the South mounted a campaign to secede from the secessionist movement.
Sorry New Castle county, you can't sit with us.
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