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Saturday, April 13

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Hey, who are you calling "Sucker," you map of "nicknames of the states" from 1884?

Nicknames of the states, 1884

It's especially odd considering the map was produced by a hog ring manufacturer based in Decatur. Maybe "Sucker" was a nice thing in 1884.

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