U.S. States by Picture #1

For each selected picture, guess the state that is depicted.
Some pictures are historical
Answer must correspond to the yellow box
Click an image to see a larger version and for attribution
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Last updated: January 1, 2020
First submittedMarch 22, 2018
Times taken8,789
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Level 74
Mar 22, 2018
RIP Old Man in the Mountain :-(
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Level 72
Mar 25, 2018
I know, right? So sad!
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Level 71
Mar 30, 2018
I knew that had been in a Northeastern state and typed all of them except New Hampshire.
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Level 71
Aug 16, 2018
Isn't it on the New Hampshire state quarter?
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Level 78
Mar 22, 2018
Much as I like the abundance of new picture quizzes, the repeated usage of the same stock images kind of cheapens them a little.
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Level 72
Mar 25, 2018
I agree. Quizmaster, I am a collage artist who works with imagery that, for obvious reasons, I have to be POSITIVE is in the public domain. If you toss me an email, I am happy to provide you with a few useful sources besides Pixbaby and Wikipedia (for instance, most US Federal Government sources are good)!
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Level 78
Aug 16, 2018
Several of these same photos were in the Cities by Picture quiz featured yesterday.
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Level 65
Mar 23, 2018
For the ones that I knew exactly where they were, I kept trying to enter the cities, and was incredulous when they didn't work.
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Level 81
Aug 16, 2018
I typed "Atlanta" so many times . . .
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Level 64
Aug 16, 2018
I did too. I ran out of time the first time because I couldn't for the life of me figure out why St. Louis wasn't working, LOL
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Level 85
Mar 23, 2018
Technically, the picture of that arch was taken in Illinois.
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Level 88
Mar 23, 2018
But technically is there any of Illinois in the picture?
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Level 78
Aug 16, 2018
Yes, the instructions read "state depicted", not "state from where the photo was taken", unless you're trying to argue that half of the Mississippi River in the photo belongs to Illinois. Give it up.
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Level 76
Mar 30, 2018
Isn't the Statue of Liberty in NJ?
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Level 62
Apr 1, 2018
It's in New Jersey Waters, but part of New York
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Level 75
Aug 17, 2018
That's not right. It's in New Jersey. It can only be accessed by boat from New York.
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Level 82
Jun 17, 2018
The Supreme Court said tough cookies, New York can have the island now.
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Level 73
Jan 14, 2019
CGP Grey recently put out a really comprehensive and good quality Youtube video covering this topic.
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Level 82
Jun 17, 2018
The one with the white landscape...very clever.
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Level 81
Aug 16, 2018
Yeah it took me a while to figure out that wasn't snow.
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Level 62
Aug 16, 2018
Shout out to the Rotunda! -University of Virginia student
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Level 52
Aug 16, 2018
Feel pretty good about my 9 considering I have only been to the states 2x.
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Level 83
Aug 16, 2018
The last picture could have been multiple places. Because of Steinbeck the most obvious answer is the one accepted but both neighbors to the north and both states to the west were all affected by the event. A couple of little known facts about the event. There were more migrants from the state to the east and the insulting nickname was aimed at the sharecroppers that came from the east of the relatively small area affected by the event depicted.
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Level 81
Aug 16, 2018
Not only is it the most obvious answer, but it's also the correct one. Click on the picture and check the image source.
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Level 83
Aug 16, 2018
Yes it is Cimarron county but without going to the source there is no way to verify the picture in question. That picture could have been taken in at least 6 states. Cimarron county also sees a fair number of tornadoes. If the picture was a tornado photographed there does it make it the only place that you could see it? That was my original point, there is nothing in the picture that makes it identifiable to just one state. I never said that it needed to be corrected just that it was a multi state event even though there is a fair number of people who only associate it with one. I was just trying to give people some additional information about the event.
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Level 56
Aug 16, 2018
the picture for Missouri isn't working for some reason
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Level ∞
Aug 16, 2018
Works for me
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Level 56
Aug 16, 2018
I will recognize the Rotunda every day of the year. VA is for lovers.
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Level 54
Aug 16, 2018
That picture for Georgia is kind of generic; could easily be the '84 Olympics in Los Angeles.
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Level 81
Aug 16, 2018
There's not that many places in the U.S. that have hosted the Olympics. It doesn't take long to guess them all.
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Level 49
Aug 17, 2018
And if you are familiar with the '84 games, you will recognize that this is not a depiction of the distinctive architecture of the LA Coliseum.
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Level 73
Jan 14, 2019
Damn you White Sands! I’ve even freaking been there!
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Level 53
Feb 20, 2019
17/18, I forgot where White Sands was.

I only knew Virginia because I just did the Virginia quiz that had the same picture.

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Level 74
Feb 19, 2020
I am curious what the distinction is for New Mexico that would indicate its state. Can someone please help educate me?
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Level 74
Feb 19, 2020
Actually, to answer my own question, I just realized that is white sand. I absolutely thought it was snow
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Level 72
Jul 25, 2020
The Oklahoma one is really unclear. There aren't any landmarks. I thought it would be Kansas at first. The "snow" one was quite clever. I guessed the whole Northern US trying to get it.