Posted by Bruce Kahl on February 06, 2004
In Reply to: State nicknames posted by abe on February 06, 2004
: "Show Me State", "Granite State" etc. are used a lot in TV weather reports and at primary election time and numerous other times and places. There must be 50 of them and they are all a little bit annoying.
: This nicknaming must have started early. Where? And Why?
I guess you could start your quest at the link below.