In his book Beyond Language (Scribner's, 1967), Dmitri A. Borgmann presented a curious problem entitled "Geographic Mnemonics." The problem concerned a "device for making it easy and enjoyable to commit lists of states and state capitals to memory. The trick is to devise sentences in which the names are buried, properly matched."
Karrick, Charles E.
"More Geographic Mnemonics,"
Word Ways: Vol. 3
, Article 17.
Available at: http://digitalcommons.butler.edu/wordways/vol3/iss1/17