The staff to the President of the United States is huge and costly today but it started more humbly. After Lincoln, there was just a single secretary. When Grant was president, the staff had just six people.
What is commonly referred to as a buzzard in North America is typically a turkey vulture.
Colorado is known as the Centennial state because it became a state in 1876, 100 years after the signing of the Declaration of Independence.
Nevada is known as the Silver State. The nickname was easily earn from the silver rush of the 19th century where silver was literally shoveled off the ground there.
Since Connecticut is also known as the Nutmeg state, people from Connecticut are also called Nutmeggers.