15 Surprising Historical Lasts By US State

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It's not always easy to determine the first time or last time something happens. First and lasts are often clear when it comes to historical rulers and momentous events, but there are beginnings and endings taking place around us every day. 

In the US, individual states often take pride in being the "first" at something. North Carolina's license plate says "First in Flight" (sorry, Ohio), but no state advertises its lasts.

From political and legal actions to retail chains finally opening a branch in every state, there's a "last time" - whether the state is proud of it or not.

License plate material? Maybe. Take a look and decide for yourself. 

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