Been There Ornament – Minnesota

Here’s Starbucks Been There Ornament Minnesota and these are state’s symbols from the front:
– State Flag of Minnesota is supposed to have blue background, but we see yellow here. Not sure why.
– Lake Superior is the largest of the Great Lakes of North America.
– The common loon was adopted as the official state bird of Minnesota in 1961.… Read more

Been There Ornament – Michigan

This is Starbucks Been There Ornament Michigan and here’s what we see on the front of this mini mug:
– The flag of the state of Michigan was adopted on August 1, 1911. Btw, there is a bill in progress to replace the flag with the new design.
– The gentle painted turtle was designated the official state reptile of Michigan in 1995, after a group of Niles fifth-graders discovered that Michigan did not have a state reptile
– Cherries – as production of this fruit is a major part of the agriculture industry of the state.… Read more

Been There Ornament – Niagara Falls

Starbucks Been There Ornament Niagara Falls is a Canadian ornament, according to the box (it has both English and French titles on it). From the mug:
– Horseshoe Falls – a.k.a Canadian Falls, is the largest of the three waterfalls forming Niagara Falls. Did you know the falls has moved back 7 miles during the last 12000 years due to erosion? The process has significantly slowed back, however in 40000 years or so the falls might not exist.
– Lake Erie is one of the five Great Lakes and forth by surface.… Read more

Been There Ornament – New Mexico

The Land of Enchantment State mini mug is here – Starbucks Been There Ornament New Mexico. More from the mug:
– White Sands National Monument – established in 1933, is an unique landscape of rare white gypsum sand dunes.
– State’s flag – officially introduced in 1925, is a yellow flag with the red sun symbol of the Zia (indigenous tribe) in the center.
– Greater roadrunner – official bird of the state. Although a roadrunner is capable of flight, it spends most of the time on the ground.… Read more

Been There Ornament – Nebraska

Starbucks Been There Ornament Nebraska has red string. Here’s what can be seen on the front:
– Western meadowlark – Nebraska’s official state bird (adopted in 1929)
– Cows – since cattle production represents the largest segment of the state agricultural industry being the engine that powers the state’s economy
– A steak – Nebraska is famous for its steaks and steakhouses. Something you should definitely try when visiting this state.
– Scotts Bluff National Monument – composed of five rock formations named Crown Rock, Dome Rock, Eagle Rock, Saddle Rock, and Sentinel Rock.… Read more

Been There Ornament – Rhode Island

Starbucks Been There Ornament Rhode Island is the smallest state, according to the front of this mini mug. There is also:
– Newport Tower – a round stone tower located in Touro Park in Newport. It was believed to represent evidence of pre-Columbian trans-oceanic contact, however the carbon dating proves that it was built in the mid-17th century.
– Blue violet – the state flower adopted in 1968. Interesting to know, that Rhode Island was the last state adopt an official state flower.… Read more

Been There Ornament – Delaware

Here’s Starbucks Been There Ornament Delaware. It has blue string and shows this on the front:
– Delaware Memorial Bridge – a twin suspension bridge crossing the Delaware River. It consists of two spans which opened to traffic on August 16, 1951 and September 12, 1968 respectively. While similar in appearance, two spans have their differences. The original span was constructed of riveted steel plates, while the second span was constructed mostly of welded steel plates.
– Blue crab – since crabbing has long been associated with the Delaware and Maryland beaches
– Two birds – if the intention was to depict Delaware Blue Hen, the state bird of Delaware, then I believe designer didn’t do a very good job, to be honest.… Read more

Been There Ornament – North Carolina

The big portion of Starbucks Been There Ornament North Carolina mug is occupied by a picture of sand dunes with small wooden bridge over them. We can see the ocean behind. More than half of North Carolina’s coast is concentrated in the Outer Banks, a series of barrier islands divided into 4 regions ideal for all year, and especially summer, vacations.
Other notable elements:
– That flower at the bottom, it doesn’t look like dogwood, official state flower. So I wonder what is it?… Read more

Been There Ornament – Utah

Here is Starbucks Been There Ornament Utah with red string. From the front of the mug:
– The Great Salt Lake – is the largest salt water lake in North America. It’s size fluctuates significantly though, due to its shallowness. Interesting to know, that it is a remnant of Lake Bonneville, a much larger lake, existed 16000 years ago.
– Dinosaur National Monument – located on the border of Utah and Colorado. Here, many fossils are embedded in a sloping rock formation that was once a sandbar on the edge of a large river.… Read more

Been There Ornament – Alabama

Starbucks Been There Ornament Alabama has green string and these design elements:
– The cotton state – in fact Alabama ranks between eighth and tenth in national cotton production
– The yellow-shafted flicker a.k.a “yellowhammer”, state bird.
– Military plane – probably related to Maxwell Air Force Base. This base is the headquarters of Air University (AU), a major component of Air Education and Training Command (AETC), and is the U.S. Air Force’s center for Joint Professional Military Education (PME).
– Noccalula Falls – a 90-foot waterfall located in Gadsden… Read more

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