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New England by the Numbers | State Facts

by in Sep 2007
New England by the Numbers | State Facts
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percentage of Vermont’s trees that are sugar maples — explaining in part the golden-orange and red hues of the state’s foliage season


number of years that Louis’ Lunch in New Haven, Connecticut — oldest burger joint in America — has been cooking hamburgers


Babe Ruth’s favorite room at the Cranmore Mountain Lodge in North Conway, New Hampshire


number of handmade 36-square-foot quilts you’d need to blanket Rhode Island


number by which New Hampshire’s moose population (the kind with antlers) exceeds the state’s Moose population (the kind who gather in lodges)


year climate-change experts calculate that New Hampshire’s forests will evolve from northern hardwoods (maple-beech-birch) to the oak-hickory mix commonly found now in Virginia


ratio of chickens to humans in Connecticut


legal age to buy model airplane glue in Providence, Rhode Island


number of times you could circle the globe if you lined up Dunkin’ Donuts’ yearly output end to end (company founded in Quincy, Massachusetts, 1950)


respective rankings of Vermont, Maine, and New Hampshire on a recent survey of the nation’s safest states (North Dakota is number 1)


nurses per 100,000 people in New Hampshire: more RNs per capita than any other state


New Hampshire fine for intentionally releasing a balloon; second offense costs $500


glasses of milk you’d need to fill the 40-foot milk bottle at the Boston Children’s Museum


college students in New England: 135,314 in Boston alone


estimated number of days by which peak foliage has been pushed back owing to climate change

$1.051 billion

money spent September-November 2006 by leaf-peepers and other fall visitors to New Hampshire

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