Each of the 51 printable Mystery State work sheets presents five clues to the identity of one of the 50 U.S. states or the District of Columbia (Washington, D.C.). Students use the clues to help them identify that place.
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Clue 1: This place was named after Christopher Columbus.
Clue 2: This place is divided into four quadrants: northwest, southwest, northeast, and southeast.
Clue 3: Its local government functions as a state, county, and city government.
Clue 4: British troops burned parts of this place in 1814.
Clue 5: It became the nation's capital in 1800.
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