Walkable State Borders by DanielO

Champion(s):

BenG


Runner(s)-Up:

Jon


Quiz Description

When we cross state borders, we typically do so in a vehicle or while flying on an airplane. But there are many places in the country where it's possible to cross a state border on foot! This quiz will give you information about some of the interesting walkable places that straddle two different states. Their names appear in the clues as STATE 1 and STATE 2. For each question, you need to name both states. Your answers do not need to say which state is STATE 1 and which is STATE 2, but you must name both in some order to get credit for the question.

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Questions:

Walking across State Line Road just west of Ward Parkway will take you from STATE 1 to STATE 2. On either side of the border, you could ask residents of their state how they reacted when the president mistakenly tweeted out congratulations to the people of STATE 2 after a team that plays in STATE 1 won a sports championship.

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Missouri and Kansas

The shortest walk from STATE 1's Byram neighborhood to a commuter rail station has residents cross the Byram River into a large village in STATE 2, where they can catch a train into the city. Upon return, they can stop for a concert at STATE 2's Capitol Theater, which was recently revitalized by a well-known rock music promoter, before walking home over the bridge to STATE 1.

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Connecticut and New York

The law in a STATE 1 county requires liquor stores to close at 9:00 pm. Fortunately for those residents of this county who want to do some late night drinking, they can park in a parking lot in STATE 1 and easily walk from their cars directly into a liquor store in STATE 2 to buy spirits until midnight. They're able to cross the border this easily because the river that served as the original border between this area of STATE 1 and STATE 2 shifted its course over the years. Upstream of the border between STATE 1 and STATE 2, this river is not a border between states. Downstream, this river is a border all the way until its mouth.

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Texas and New Mexico

When the Torrey C. Brown Rail Trail crosses from STATE 1 to STATE 2, hikers and bikers can stop and read a display about one of the United States' most notable physical and cultural borders, which is named after a pair of men. While reading, they can imagine what it must have been like for the thousands of Federal Soldiers who crossed the border between STATE 1 and STATE 2 and died in battle shortly after.

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Maryland and Pennsylvania

The White Horse Inn straddles the border between STATE 1 and STATE 2. When it operated, it offered patrons the best of both worlds. A patron could purchase food and drink in STATE 1, which has no state sales tax of any kind, and then take it, without even leaving the building, to STATE 2 to engage in activities that would be illegal in STATE 1.

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Oregon and Nevada

Seventeen years before his more famous Brooklyn Bridge opened, John A. Roebling engineered a suspension bridge, now named for him, that connects STATE 1 and STATE 2. Today, sports fans can save money by parking in STATE 1 and walking over the Roebling Bridge's pedestrian path directly to stadiums in STATE 2, where major league teams play.

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Kentucky and Ohio

The world's tallest roller coaster with a traditional chain lift hill is 325 feet tall. It twists and turns across the border of STATE 1 and STATE 2. While riding up the chain lift, you could ask your neighbor if it's true that people in STATE 1 prefer vinegar as the base of their sauces and people in STATE 2 prefer yellow mustard.

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North Carolina and South Carolina

Some runs in the Lookout Pass Ski and Recreation Area go down Runt Mountain through STATE 1 and others through STATE 2. This ski area would be entirely in STATE 2, and the northern part of STATE 2 would be much wider, had Congress given the state's early leaders what they wanted, which was for its border with STATE 1 to be a couple mountain ranges farther east.

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Montana and Idaho

A pedestrian bridge between Lindenwood Park in STATE 1 and Gooseberry Park in STATE 2 goes over one of the few US rivers that flows north into Canada. Ask people on either side of the bridge how they feel about the accents in a movie named after a city in STATE 1, but mostly takes place in STATE 2.

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North Dakota and Minnesota

The Cimetiere du Precieux Sang is on both sides of the border between STATE 1 and STATE 2. It got this name because it's located in a region known for its population of French Canadian immigrants and their descendants. The region is also known for the river that fueled some of the earliest industrial activity in the United States. In fact, the country's first mill is downriver from the cemetery in STATE 1.

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Rhode Island and Massachusetts

Hovenweep National Monument, which is on the border between STATE 1 and STATE 2, preserves six groups of stone structures that long ago made up Native American villages. The monument sits atop a multi-state straddling geologic feature named for STATE 1. It's possible to hike the Holly Trail through the monument west from STATE 1 to STATE 2.

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Colorado and Utah

State Street is both the main downtown street of these twin cities with the same name in STATE 1 and STATE 2 and serves as the state border. The Birthplace of Country Music Museum Business Office is located on State Street in STATE 1. A three minute walk north will bring visitors to The Birthplace of Country Music Museum in STATE 2.

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Tennessee and Virginia