Special Report

One Strange and Fun Little-Known Fact About Every State

South Dakota
> Fact: Sue, the largest Tyrannosaurus rex specimen ever found — at 42 feet long and 12 feet high at the hips — was discovered near the Badlands in 1990.

Source: CaronB / Getty Images

Tennessee
> Fact: Elvis Presley’s Graceland mansion is the most popular residential home visited by tourists, after the White House.

Source: Jphill19 / Wikimedia Commons

Texas
> Fact: Texas uses its own electric grid — ERCOT — separate from the two others used by the rest of the U.S.

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Utah
> Fact: The first-ever KFC wasn’t in Kentucky. It was 1,500 miles west in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Source: United States Mint

Vermont
> Fact: Vermont was a republic with its own coinage from 1777 to 1791.

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