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America is a country with diverse cultures among its people and states. From one state to another, they all have their cliches. Below, we have compiled a funny collection of photos that sum up what each of the 50 states is all about. Scroll down to find your state and see if we got it right :)
Alabama folks only have to see this picture to know what is happening. While this may appear to be an image of a redneck and a poor floating device, it is beyond that.
This is an ingenious fishing method in which a chair is set on wood and hooked to a car battery to make a boat. Let's not ignore the Alabama pride here either. Roll Tide!
Okay, it is not every day you find a family of grizzly bears walking down the road on your way to work, well, unless you are from Alaska.
Locals are used to seeing wild animals in this lowly populated state, and these animals can be found in the most unlikely of places, from roads to airport runways.
Deserts, Grand Canyon, and more deserts. This is one of the hottest states in the US.
With temperatures peaking at 120 fairenheit, it is not a place to go cool off. They also have an abundance of snakes and scorpions if you are into that.
Arkansas is another state with plenty of countryside. This home-state of Bill Clinton, is a nice place to hunt, and you can do it from your jacuzzi like this man.
Just make sure you take safety precautions, so other hunters don’t mistake you for a deer.
Nothing says California like a surfboard crashing into a car windshield. In the most populous state in the U.S, accidents such as this are commonplace.
The state known as the Golden State is also home to most celebrities.
Colorado is surrounded by the Rocky Mountains and lives up to its slogan “Fresh Air and Fond Memories Served Daily.” According to a survey, Colorado has one of the fittest populations in America.
There are enough outdoor recreation options for you to stay physically fit.
This is the richest state in the United States, and home to the countries one percent. They sure know how to live.
Some may think this is a huge mansion, but in Connecticut this is a small house.
Nothing like a big sign to tell you all you need to know about a state. Delaware was the first state to ratify the US constitution.
Also, it is known for not having a sales tax, which makes it a big shopping destination.
This picture is Florida through and through. They have plenty of alligators to scare any tourist.
This state is known for having alligators hangout in their pools and backyards. What is more cliche than an alligator on an alligator float in Florida?
Georgia has many things for which it can lay claim to fame. It is the home of James Brown, Coca-Cola, and Delta Airlines, among others.
But there is probably nothing Georgians love more than their peaches. The love is so strong that it is on their license plates.
Hawaii is a great destination for a vacation or wedding, a tropical paradise consisting of 8 islands. But it is also a site to many active volcanos.
This picture shows a school bus buried in volcanic ash. If you don’t mind the thrills of a possible explosion, off you go, say Aloha.
This picture gives you a glimpse of what you can find in Idaho. Idaho is famous for its potato farms and gemstones, so this picture honestly shows the attractions in the north-western state.
Unless you are planning to go off the grid and stuff yourself with potatoes, Idaho might not be your best bet.
If you are looking to have a cake sized pizza, than Illinois is the state for you.
Chicago deep dish pizza is famous in this state. Bring a few (or twenty) friends to try and finish one of these pies.
Indiana offers you the best in hospitality. These Midwesterners are very accommodating, as shown in this welcome sign.
Apart from being friendly to strangers, they are also very passionate people, and the Hoosiers, as they call themselves, are proud of their state.
The state where everyone is a farmer. There are no other professions in this state.
Iowa is known for its flat land with vast agricultural fields. About 60% of Iowa is covered in these fields. The nutrient-rich soil of the state is great for farming.
It's a twister...It's a twister!! Most people associate Kansas with tornados like in The Wizard of Oz. The Sunflower State is a land of not only tornados, but beautiful landscapes too.
Due to its flat topography, tornados are a common occurrence. But apart from this, it is also a land of cornfields.
Even if you’ve never been to Kentucky, you have definitely heard of Kentucky fried chicken.
Nicknamed the Blue Grass State, this picture perfectly describes what the people of the state really care about – their "chickuns"
If you aren't dressed in Mardi Gras clothing all year round, you will stick out like a sore thumb.
It is the biggest holiday in Louisiana, and the most fun time of the year. People travel from all over the country to enjoy the festivities.
Maine is basically south Canada. This state is close to the border and shares many similar qualities.
Many Canadians come to Maine in the summer to warm up at the pretty beaches.
Maryland is notable for two things, its football teams and bad drivers. Due to the population, it is a place where you have to watch your back to avoid being hit by a car.
This picture encapsulates both, especially the burning vehicle.
Stormy and snowy weather is the order of the day in Massachusets. That and the thick accent of its inhabitants.
There are times when the accent is so thick that it is hard to pick a word, even in writing, as in this picture, you can see for yourself.
Hunting is a big activity, especially in northern Michigan. The hunting period is a school holiday, so everyone can get out and start shooting down the deer.
No matter how many are shot, there are still enough left to run into cars on the road.
This signpost is a hilarious irony.
The land of Ten Thousand lakes is in no way sunshiny; it is one of the coldest states, and residents usually have a hot dish – a casserole made of tater tots, ground beef, and canned soup just to stay warm.
This state is the home of hospitality.
The residents are ever ready to ask you to share tasty pork ribs with them, and they themselves don’t mind eating as much as they can, which is why obesity is a big problem.
The good people of Missouri like their wheels big, everything from the smallest cars to the school bus can be turned into a monster truck.
For all their macho man attitude though, they are quite friendly with their own.
This state has wonderful scenery and plenty of wildlife that roam about freely. From bears to wolves to coyotes, a bear and a man bathing together is not a big deal.
Montanans usually hunt these animals for food.
The Cornhusker State is very proud of its corn production even if it’s not the first in the nation.
Its rest areas are made of hay, and while they are not the most private, it gets the job done.
Everybody is welcome in Nevada. This state has very liberal laws on acts that are considered immoral, but one thing they do prohibit is lobsters.
Apart from that, no matter who you are, you are free to come in.
29. New Hampshire
Regarded as a white state due to the White Mountains, and also because 93% of the population is white.
The motto of this state is Live free or die, and some of its residents include Adam Sandler.
30. New Jersey
If we are to go by the narrative of shows like The Jersey Shore, the Garden State is not filled with flowers and fruits, rather with buff tanned guidos with blowouts.
Television shows like this and Cake Boss made the state popular for its apparent high population of Italians.
31. New Mexico
Roswell, New Mexico is known for its alien sightings. In the summer of 1947, a farmer discovered an unidentified object in his sheep pasture.
This incident kicked off a slew of rumors that have turned New Mexico into the state where aliens are coming to land.
32. New York
The concrete jungle of New York was where the pizza rat was found in 2015, and later became an internet sensation.
The pizza slice carried by the rat represents the hard work and determination of New Yorkers. Also, the discovery of the rat while not a surprise, became a symbol of the concrete jungle.
33. North Carolina
North Carolina is a state with a beautiful environment and tasty barbecue. But when it comes to education, it is not a model state.
Ranking 34 out of 50 for quality K-12 education, it comes as no surprise that a road worker would write “Shcool” for School. He probably passed through the “Shcool” system.
34. North Dakota
This picture shows all Dakotans care about: sports and guns.
They are big fans of football, hockey, ice fishing, and even lawnmower racing. Apart from these, they are also good Christians who don’t play with church.
Ohioans puts the fun back in funeral.
They keep it simple and American, not letting anything spoil their good moods.
This bicycle made from liquor kegs is from Oklahoma. Despite the restrictions on alcohol in the state, it appears people still consume it in large quantities.
In fact, the best meal in Oklahoma consists of anything deep-fried and beer.
Portland Oregon, is where you will find the true hipsters. The motto is, “Keep Portland weird.”
The man in the photo is a hipster through and through, from his Beanie hat to his oversized scarf and to cap it all, the typewriter. He is hip all the way.
Pennsylvania is blessed with a large space that is sparsely populated, and out there in the middle of nowhere, most of the residents are Amish.
Amish is a Christian denomination that originated from the Pennsylvania Dutch immigrant group. They are very traditional and rarely use technology, hence the horse and buggie instead of a car.
39. Rhode Island
Rhode Islanders will agree that this state has the worst drivers. It is almost as if they are trying to drive poorly.
Forget everything you learned in drivers ed. There is apparently a different set of rules in this state.
40. South Carolina
Folks down in South Carolina are strong advocates for sweet tea.
It's as if sweet tea runs through their veins. Honestly, it is the perfect beverage on a hot summer day, but they appreciate it all year round.
41. South Dakota
Mount Rushmore is a big tourist attraction for this state, which is considered as one of the safest in the country.
Also, you can find buffalos in all their glory right here. But do well not to disturb the prairie dogs.
Football is a big sport down south in Tennessee with a College and NFL team of their own.
It is not odd to find people hanging around listening to country music while drinking Jack Daniels.
The Lone Star State is the state of cowboys. So you can expect to find everything from bulls to horses to guns in large quantities.
Also, you don’t have to worry about food; it’s cheap down there.
Utah is famous for many things; it has five national parks and hosts the Sundance Film Festival.
It is also known for polygamy: men with multiple wives. Many of them have appeared on reality shows.
It is said that Vermont residents drink maple syrup instead of water.
Take a visit to this northeastern state to taste the magic of everything and anything maple related.
Virginians can’t seem to forget the Civil War.
Annually, they accurately re-enact battles of this War in thought-provoking displays. This state is filled with historians who know a thing or two about the war.
Scientists have repeatedly said Bigfoot does not exist; it seems the people of Washington are not ready to believe that yet.
There have been numerous sightings of the Sasquatch, and people still go mountain biking in hopes of finding this elusive giant.
48. West Virginia
Outdoor activities are a big thing in the Mountain State.
Finding shirtless men with chewing sticks in their mouths is a regular thing in this part of the country.
Wisconsin has Lake Michigan, a tourist site all year round, but especially in the summer. In the winter, the ice sheets over the lake are a sight for sore eyes.
It is even better in the summer; you can have fun doing anything by the shore or go for a dip in the water.
You may think Texas is the home of the cowboy, but that's because you’ve never been to Wyoming.
This state is also home to bison, which the locals usually hunt for meat. While they sometimes hold up traffic as they cross the highways, the little delay is worth the beef jerky.