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Nicknames Of The States According To An Odd 1884 Map

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Nicknames of the states according to a map produced in 1884 by livestock company H.W. Hill & Co. – Illinois’s sole manufacturer of Hill’s hog ringers.

The pigs are loaded. The Utah pig is polygamous; Missouri’s pig is puking. And Illinoisians pig is a sucker.

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  • timdub70

    Bugeaters (The Nebraska pig is a bug-eater) is the original nickname of the University of Nebraska football team. Changed to Cornhuskers around 1900.

  • bobbych

    Given the crooked politicians that run our legislature and rob from the people, residents of Illinois are indeed suckers!