All States and territories of the USA have got nicknames, whether official or just common. And very often more than one. Here is a short list with a few of them you might like.
Alaska – The Last Frontier. A significant part of the state is still not settled. There’s so much to explore.
Arizona – Grand Canyon State
California – Golden State. Related to the discovery of gold in 1848.
Florida – Sunshine State
Georgia – Peach State. The peach is both the state fruit and one of its main exports.
Hawaii – Aloha State. After the native greeting.
Idaho – Spud State. They prefer ‘Gem’, but their potatoes are famous.
Illinois – Prairie State. There is still a big amount of natural untouched prairies.
Louisiana – Pelican State. In honor of the state bird roaming its bayous.
Massachusetts – Old Colony State
Michigan – Great Lakes State
Montana – Big Sky State
New Jersey – Garden State
New York – Empire State. This nickname was earned in recognition of its vast resources and wealth.
Oklahoma – Panhandle State. If you don’t know why, check the shape of the state in a map.
Oregon – Beaver State. Yes, the dam-building mammal.
Pennsylvania – Quaker State. After the Christian group that moved there.
Texas – Lone Star State. Yes, one star in the flag, at first used in battle and representing their fighting independent spirit.
Utah: Beehive State. It’s a home to bees, but for residents it represents values like strength in community and determination.
West Virginia – Mountain State. Mostly known for the Appalachian Mountains.
Happy English learning!!