Illinois Interesting Facts
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Illinois has had several state seals. One was made when Illinois became a state in 1818. Illinois adopted the seal of the Northwest Territory.
In 1973, a special poll of 900,000 school children changed the state tree from the Native Oak to the White Oak.
The Tully Monster is the state fossil. The Tully Monster was a soft-bodied marine animal that lived 280 to 340 million years ago. More than 100 Tully monster fossils have been found
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Did you know that the population of Illinois is 21,419,293? Guess what? The city of Chicago holds a celebration every year and it's called the Festival of Lights. People come and join the celebration.
The percentage of rural land is 15% and the percentage of urban land is 85%.
Also, the Chicago fire destroyed most historic buildings.
Some of the natural resources are corn, soybeans, wheat, oats, hay, apples, and peaches.
Chicago, Illinois has the Willis Tower (formerly the Sears Tower) which is the tallest building in Chicago. It was built in 1970 and was opened in 1973.
Illinois has so many great wonders. We hope you research more about Illinois so you can see how many great things you can do!
The Best Facts About Illinios
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Did you know it’s illegal for boys to hurl snow balls at trees in Mount Pulaski, Illinois?
Did you know that the Chicago river is dyed green on St. Patrick’s Day?
Another fact is that there are almost 13,000,000 people in Illinois!
The biggest cookie and cracker factory made 16,000,000,000 Oreos in 1995.
Something else is that Des Plaines, IL is home to the first McDonalds.
Do you want to know the two most common names for boys and girls in Illinois? They are Michael and Emily.
I know something you don’t know! Illinois has 102 counties!
Here comes the best and the last fact: The first aquarium opened in Chicago in 1893!
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