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JUST THE FACTS

Civil War of Words

December 29, 1996

States compete vigorously for travelers and the estimin the U.S. State slogans are on the front lines of the battle. Some examples::

Alaska All things wild and wonderful

Connecticut: We're full of surprises

Delaware: Small wonder

Florida: Return to your senses in Florida

Idaho: What America used to be

Illinois: A million miles from Monday

Maine: The way life should be

Missouri: Wake up to Missouri

Montana: The last best place

New Jersey: What a difference a state makes

New Mexico: America's land of enchantment

Ohio: The heart of it all

Oregon: Things look different here

South Carolina: Smiling faces, beautiful places

Texas: It's like a whole other country

Vermont: It will change the way you look at things

Virginia: Virginia is for lovers

Source: 1995-96 Survey of State Travel Offices by Travel Industry Assn. of America

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