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Lost States : True Stories of Texlahoma, Transylvania, and Other States That Never Made It
by Michael J. Trinklein




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Everyone knows the fifty nifty united states--but what about the hundreds of other statehood proposals that never came to pass? Lost States is a tribute to such great unrealized dreams as West Florida, Texlahoma, Montezuma, Rough and Ready, and Yazoo. Some of these states came remarkably close to joining the Union. Others never had a chance. Many are still trying. Consider:

- Frontier legend Daniel Boone once proposed a state of Transylvania in the Appalachian
wilderness (his plan was resurrected a few years later with the new name of Kentucky).
- Residents of bucolic South Jersey wanted to secede from their urban north Jersey
neighbors and form the fifty-first state.
- The Gold Rush territory of Nataqua could have made a fine state--but since no women
were willing to live there, the settlers gave up and joined California.

Each story offers a fascinating glimpse at the nation we might have become--along with plenty of absurd characters, bureaucratic red tape, and political gamesmanship. Accompanying these tales are beautifully rendered maps detailing the proposed state boundaries, plus images of real-life artifacts and ephemera. Welcome to the world of Lost States

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Overview

Everyone knows the fifty nifty united states--but what about the hundreds of other statehood proposals that never came to pass? Lost States is a tribute to such great unrealized dreams as West Florida, Texlahoma, Montezuma, Rough and Ready, and Yazoo. Some of these states came remarkably close to joining the Union. Others never had a chance. Many are still trying. Consider:

- Frontier legend Daniel Boone once proposed a state of Transylvania in the Appalachian
wilderness (his plan was resurrected a few years later with the new name of Kentucky).
- Residents of bucolic South Jersey wanted to secede from their urban north Jersey
neighbors and form the fifty-first state.
- The Gold Rush territory of Nataqua could have made a fine state--but since no women
were willing to live there, the settlers gave up and joined California.

Each story offers a fascinating glimpse at the nation we might have become--along with plenty of absurd characters, bureaucratic red tape, and political gamesmanship. Accompanying these tales are beautifully rendered maps detailing the proposed state boundaries, plus images of real-life artifacts and ephemera. Welcome to the world of Lost States


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  • ISBN-13: 9781594744105
  • ISBN-10: 1594744106
  • Publisher: Quirk Books
  • Publish Date: March 2010
  • Page Count: 157
  • Dimensions: 8.1 x 10.2 x 1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.65 pounds


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