13 Maps That Define The 50 States

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"The Great Gatsby" was an easy pick for the most famous book set in New York.

"The Great Gatsby" was an easy pick for the most famous book set in New York.

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When it came to the most-downloaded books on Scribd, an e-book subscription service, romance novels were popular across the board.

When it came to the most-downloaded books on Scribd, an e-book subscription service, romance novels were popular across the board.
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19th century writer Harriet Beecher Stowe was the most famous author from Connecticut, while current-day novelist Nicholas Sparks took the title for Nebraska.

19th century writer Harriet Beecher Stowe was the most famous author from Connecticut, while current-day novelist Nicholas Sparks took the title for Nebraska.

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"Fargo" was an obvious pick for the most famous movie set in North Dakota.

"Fargo" was an obvious pick for the most famous movie set in North Dakota.
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The most popular TV shows by state ranged from the classic ("Bonanza") to the recent ("Breaking Bad").

The most popular TV shows by state ranged from the classic ("Bonanza") to the recent ("Breaking Bad").
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Who knew Zach Galifianakis owned a 60-acre farm in the mountains of North Carolina?

Who knew Zach Galifianakis owned a 60-acre farm in the mountains of North Carolina?

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The colleges on this map were chosen based on their academic rankings, acceptance rates, and in-state population. Many are public schools.

The colleges on this map were chosen based on their academic rankings, acceptance rates, and in-state population. Many are public schools.

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The most expensive colleges for 2014-15, meanwhile, tended to be private. California's Harvey Mudd College topped the list at $64,527 for tuition, fees, room, and board.

The most expensive colleges for 2014-15, meanwhile, tended to be private. California's Harvey Mudd College topped the list at $64,527 for tuition, fees, room, and board.

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The Ford F-Series family of trucks dominated America, coming in at number one in more than 30 states.

The Ford F-Series family of trucks dominated America, coming in at number one in more than 30 states.
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Food is always a divisive subject. But can we all agree that nothing beats barbecue beef brisket from Texas?

Food is always a divisive subject. But can we all agree that nothing beats barbecue beef brisket from Texas?

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Readers are still fuming over our choice of a breakfast sandwich with Taylor ham for New Jersey.

Readers are still fuming over our choice of a breakfast sandwich with Taylor ham for New Jersey.

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Some of the brews on our map of the best beers by state are unavailable over state lines.

Some of the brews on our map of the best beers by state are unavailable over state lines.

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But there's one thing America can agree on. When it comes to pizza toppings, there is only pepperoni.

But there's one thing America can agree on. When it comes to pizza toppings, there is only pepperoni.
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More interstate competition.

More interstate competition.

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