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Fascinating stories of 11 US states that could have existed and why they don't

Love Exploring Logo By loveEXPLORING staff of Love Exploring | Slide 1 of 23: You won't believe some of the states that could have ended up being part of America. From the spookily-named Transylvania to wannabes like Westsylvania, Jefferson and Forgottonia, click or scroll through 11 proposed US states that never happened.

Potential states that didn't get the gig

You won't believe some of the states that could have ended up being part of America. From the spookily-named Transylvania to wannabes like Westsylvania, Jefferson and Forgottonia, click or scroll through 11 proposed US states that never happened.
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