Statehood for Moosylvania

One of the C-SPAN callers asked about Moosylvania... a state proposed by the creator of the Rocky and Bullwinkle cartoon.  This was purely a publicity stunt... and all in good fun--until creator Jay Ward went to the White House to "demand" the president listen to the proposal. President Kennedy was in the midst of one of the most critical moments in US history--the Cuban Missile Crisis--and in no mood for silly statehood proposals. (Where was Moosylvania? On an island in northern Minnesota, straddling the border with Canada.)

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  1. Hey Mike, I was inspired to write this after I read Lost States. Hope you like it!

    http://unbelievablehistory.wordpress.com/2010/05/10/potential-united-statesian-states/

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