The 50 states of the U.S.A can often get Europeans confused. Is there really that much difference between Mississippi and Alabama? Washington and Oregon? To outsiders not so much, but of course locals will definitely let you know! To get more clarification on how to distinguish between them, one Redditor asked Americans what are the things everyone should know about each state. It's hard to say if this person got what they were asking for, but the result is definitely amusing.

While some users offered tactful descriptions about unique nature of their states and shared important historical facts, others were a lot more candid. Americans dispelled absurd myths, showed what makes them proud and didn't hesitate to point fingers at their own flaws with hilarious examples. Proving once again that they know how to laugh at themselves. Scroll down to see for yourself!

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Moo Jar
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2 years ago

Sorry eh 😂

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Heidrance
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2 years ago

say it again louder for the folks in the back!

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trinity davis
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2 years ago

Stephen King is rad

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Moo Jar
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2 years ago

Basically 😂

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A S Koziol
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2 years ago

Just moved here, this is super-accurate.

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Moo Jar
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2 years ago

Haha the vacation state

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Jim Price
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2 years ago

Texas:: Miles and miles and miles of just miles and miles and miles.

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Quinn
Community Member
2 years ago

I was on a college campus tour in Wisconsin once. A concerned parent asked "Do students often head off into town to drink?". The tour guide replied, "Oh, don't worry, there's a bar on campus!" By far the most Wisconsin misunderstanding I've ever been witness to.

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Brittney Stanford
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2 years ago

I was really hoping for something much better for my home state. They could have went all out lol

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Moo Jar
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2 years ago

Is that a challenge?

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Jef Bateman
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2 years ago

"We have one almost as good, but at eight times the price."

Claire Cover
Community Member
2 years ago

I live in San Francisco, and this is accurate

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A S Koziol
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2 years ago

But it may have the F*@# regulated out of it!

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2 years ago

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yes, its called caring about doing things right not just doing the fun thing.

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Christina S.
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2 years ago

more like "whatever you pay in your state, you'll pay 5x more here!"

Amanda Kirby
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2 years ago

And as of this week, the 5th largest economy in the world.

Lianna Valdez
Community Member
2 years ago

I love CA it's is big enough you can explore something different every weekend. Plus Disneyland.

Scott Basham
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2 years ago

As soon as I saw this I thought it was the fallout “New California Republic”

Carole Reid
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2 years ago

Third generation native Californian. No place better.

Paul Osborne
Community Member
2 years ago

"Think liberal then turn left"

Ms. Terious
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2 years ago

We also have in-n-out, so yeet.

Shannøn Renee
Community Member
2 years ago

So true. I’m sick of seeing “real California dairy” commercials ... in Wisconsin - the fucking DAIRY STATE!

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2 years ago

man thats some good marketing.

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Moo Jar
Community Member
2 years ago

Hahaha

Julie Lynn
Community Member
2 years ago

Wayyyy tooo many people all trying to be at the same place at the same time. TRAFFIC. I live here and it drives me crazy sometimes... not to mention the lines and the lines and the lines, lines, lines!! They never end.

Mo Poppins
Community Member
2 years ago

This is why I do my shopping and stuff during the off-hours. If you can work that out with your lifestyle, it's a gamechanger.

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Beth Loucks
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2 years ago

Except for pizza, because you're not NY.

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2 years ago

dear person, yall need to go to sf and find a shop that specializes in NY style pizza.

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Alyssa Landguth
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2 years ago

In-n-out has the right name, Disneyland rocks, and San-Diego is a nice place

Renee Schreader
Community Member
2 years ago

LOVE THIS. I live in San Diego and this statement is so true.

JT Borromeo
Community Member
2 years ago

Forrest fires? California has better ones

Bruce Kunde
Community Member
2 years ago

and taxed 10x as much....this why I moved

Jim Hunt
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2 years ago

Wish i could say you get what you pay for, but in this case... maybe get 10% of what we pay for (in taxes)

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Tia Fannen
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2 years ago

Although it might be on fire, sliding down a mud-covered hill, water deprived, or shaking uncontrollably...

Ms. Terious
Community Member
2 years ago

I live in Atwater, CA. A place nobody ever heard of.

Tony Thomas
Community Member
2 years ago

Everybody is jealous of California and it shows!

Brandy Cannon
Community Member
2 years ago

CALIFORNIA: WE GOT BEACHES! also Disneyland

Calum Rothwell
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1 year ago

When I think of California I instantly think of punk rock, skating and smoking weed.

Meyer Weinstock
Community Member
1 year ago

Word!

Id row
Community Member
1 year ago

Including droughts, mudslides, earth quakes, and wild fires.

Katharine Lancaster
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1 year ago

State of the Fruits, Flakes, and Nuts

Brian Noller
Community Member
2 years ago

With me being in California, i would say "Wildfires, Wildfires Everywhere"

McKinley Winkler
Community Member
2 years ago

Or if come live in Cal if your gay, smoke weed, vote for Hillary or just being a democrat in general.

Jim Hunt
Community Member
2 years ago

No need. We're all set in CA. It's certain other states that need more of those qualities to drag them out of the stone age.

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Edwin Lesperance
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2 years ago

Californication.

Jim Hunt
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2 years ago

unicornVacation ............. (they have unicorn's at Disney, right?)

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Dean Wolterman
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2 years ago

"Come to California where no one is here legally."

Alicia Fullbright
Community Member
2 years ago

We sure do!

Useless Panda
Community Member
2 years ago

Well, we have gun control, valleys, coasts(cold and warm), hollywood, great amusement parks, valleys, mountains, deserts, yosemite, and in n out and overpricing

Aqua Sky
Community Member
2 years ago

For me the whole state is Hollywood!

DC Mathis
Community Member
2 years ago

Concede as Hollywood even in a joke.

Zori the degu
Community Member
2 years ago

*Dani California starts playing in my head.

Dan H
Community Member
2 years ago

No, they do not.

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2 years ago

i mean........can you prove it?

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William Johnston
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2 years ago

Much like Los Angeles. Style without substance. Let's all live in a desert and force other states to give us water because the northern half won't give it up. Let's say health is important but have the worst quality of life. California dreamin'.

Jim Hunt
Community Member
2 years ago

Why do you think that song is titled "California Dreamin" instead of "California Livin"? ----- Reality check: CA is a mixture of substance and style, with some convergence of them. Also so big that multiple cultures exist. SF is no LA, and neither are like Fresno. And that's just a start.

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Jeannie Carle
Community Member
2 years ago

Noooo - that would be Oregon before Calif moved up there and ruined everything

Kristin Stuthard-Mendoza
Community Member
2 years ago

California the state that banned gay marriage and marijuana use in 2008- not as progressive as we pretend to be!

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2 years ago

and that has now legalized gay marriage and recreational pot. that pendulum swings pretty hard sometimes but California is progressive as a whole.

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moeless
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2 years ago

Prepare to surrender most liberties.

Betty Rubble
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2 years ago

California is a shit hole

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2 years ago

well someone who lives in rubble and the stone age sure would know a modern "shit hole" eh?

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Claudette Schwartz
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2 years ago

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we may be in a sinking ship but we are paddling and bailing like hell

Beth Blair
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2 years ago

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Lololol...yeah, ok...also a state of fantasizers I see....

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Moo Jar
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2 years ago

Well, that cuts right to the chase

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#13

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Anna Wiązowska
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2 years ago

Best one!

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#14

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Dian Ella Lillie
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2 years ago

In 50-100 years time it'll be filled with the Atlantic Ocean...

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#15

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Moo Jar
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2 years ago

The twilight zone

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#16

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Dan H
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2 years ago

+1 for pop not soda

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#17

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ZombieGirl5591
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2 years ago

"Hot. Humid. Home" is what I would have said

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#18

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Moo Jar
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2 years ago

Not the name! Say it... M I SS I SS I PP I

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Dan H
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2 years ago

Strictly regulated brothels operate legally in isolated rural areas, away from the majority of Nevada's population. Prostitution is illegal in the following counties: Clark (which contains Las Vegas), Washoe (which contains Reno), Douglas, and Lincoln.

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Meme-enjoyer
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2 years ago

This should also be under New York...

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#21

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A S Koziol
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2 years ago

And one of the most beautiful states no-one has ever seen!

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Connie Marshall
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2 years ago

The real description: Philadelphia on the east, Pittsburgh on the wet, Alabama in the middle.

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#23

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Moo Jar
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2 years ago

AND... FRIED CHICKEN. Its finger-lickin' good

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Timbooo
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2 years ago

I can confirm this is true. My school had a silent auction with a basket full of Old Bay Seasoning.

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#25

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ThePanda
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2 years ago

Who knows that Springfield, NOT Chicago is the Capital?? :) ;)

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#26

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Rebekah
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2 years ago

I'd prefer: "So flat, we put fake curves in the highways. Literally."

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Diane Ehlers
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2 years ago

What state is that in?

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#28

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Stille20
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2 years ago

How about Rhode Island... no we're not part of New York

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#29

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Emily Rose
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2 years ago

I used to live in Nebraska, and I loved it! Down to earth, kind people.

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EM
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2 years ago

GO OREGON!!!

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#31

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Sue Clasen
Community Member
2 years ago

And incredible National and State Parks

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#32

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Moo Jar
Community Member
2 years ago

Toto, I dont think that we're in Kansas anymore.

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Brandy Cannon
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2 years ago

MONTANA: HAS A SKY......THAT'S IT?

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Moo Jar
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2 years ago

Very much the only reasons I ever been to Vermont 😂

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Meme-enjoyer
Community Member
2 years ago

Iowa: “We’re not Idaho!” 😂

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Danny Boi
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2 years ago

Also weed and skis and the best damn mountain views

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Carrie Ratkevich
Community Member
2 years ago

Should say, "We are a part of the United States, you idiots"

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Caitlin Smith
Community Member
2 years ago

Accurate af

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#39

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Moo Jar
Community Member
2 years ago

I live in CT, and if I could describe it in one sentence... "We invented Lyme disease, and that is the most interesting thing that has happened here)

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Christine M Quigley
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2 years ago

It's really Misery- the state bird is the Mosquito.

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Jill
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2 years ago

”Where family trees go i circles.” (Karma: I’m probably going to have to pay for this comment somehow.)

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Moo Jar
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2 years ago

I guess that's why they they call us Massholes

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#43

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Bryan Chavis
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2 years ago

nothing to be proud of

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#44

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Melissa
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2 years ago

I live in Ohio and have never seen people in pajamas in public. I would have put "Turn signal? What's that?"

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Caitlin Smith
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2 years ago

'We have waffle house' does not accurately describe the waffle house situation down there.

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James Grandmaison
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2 years ago

I'm only an asshole when it's warranted. Like when tourists visit and ask where top go to look at leaves. Right out your hotel window Sharon

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Martha Donaldson
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2 years ago

Yellowstone super-volcano should worry more than just people in Wyoming - If it ever does erupt.

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mearz
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2 years ago

"Hold our beer" PA said this year.

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Alyssa Landguth
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2 years ago

Where Elvis started

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ArtistclyAutistic
Community Member
2 years ago

My mother grew up there, and, accurate

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