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Cool facts about where you live

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by Chickenrandomness, Jul 1, 2011.

  1. in this thread, you can give cool facts about the town/city you live in or close to!

    i Live in Stanley. The man who invented the modern diving board was born here [​IMG]
    the closest city i live to is Minot, some of you probably has heard of the terrible flooding there

  2. maple

    maple Songster

    Apr 28, 2010
    I just moved to this town...I just took a hop over from the town next to it.

    I now live in Seward, IL. very tiny farm town... So I googled and found this: Not exactly "cool" but kind of interesting.

    Oct. 18, 1836 - Seward Township is settled.
    Winter, 1842-1843 - snows 30 inches deep,
    many cattle starve.
  3. maple

    maple Songster

    Apr 28, 2010
    If interested in my place of birth where I just moved from:


    and what??? there was a hotel??? wow, neat. And I wish the "creamery" was still here...that would be awesome to have around.

    And the Winnebago Cemetary is where my dad is burried...he spearheaded a re-dedication to the civil war cemetary and it was a really awesome turnout...there was a podeum and speakers and people dressed in the times and people at certain gravesites to give thier history and an icecream social.

    My dad dressed up in period clothes for his speech and he went to a local costume place and if anyone knows my dad...he was just a goofy character always good for a laugh....so he asks the young sales girl to help him find a mustache for him to dress up in period clothes...so she takes him over to the section and my dad picks up a black mustache and holds it up and asks her if that one matched his hair? She then picked up the grey mustache and handed it to him. tee hee hee....he definately was not dark haired much by then...the grey was definatley set in. But he did it on purpose to pull that girls leg. He was such a kidder.
  4. BarefootMom

    BarefootMom Songster

    Jul 20, 2010
    Half Way, Missouri
    Half Way, Mo

    pop 176

    We are half way between Bolivar and Buffalo Missouri.

    There are many natural springs around here and back in the day when people where traveling from bolivar to buffalo or vice versa they would stop in Half Way to water their horses. [​IMG]

    Also my family has been in this area since 1860 [​IMG]

    It is suppossed to be 2 words, but for some reason the government has made it 1 word. Can make things very confusing.
  5. ouracrybaby

    ouracrybaby Chirping

    Jun 21, 2011
    I live next to Elmira, NY where Mark Twain spent a lot of time (and is buried).
  6. maple

    maple Songster

    Apr 28, 2010
    he he he.... "half way" That's neat.

    oh and I like Mark Twain...that's neat too.
  7. texasgal

    texasgal Brood with an Attitude

    Apr 18, 2009
    Montgomery, Texas:

    is one of the oldest cities in Texas and many consider it to be the birthplace of the Texas flag.

  8. thekid

    thekid Songster

    Were I live PPG was invented Pittsburgh Plate Glass. But it got closed down now there is a big empty building sitting there.... Most of us want to turn it into a mall. But they say it will bring "trouble" to our city. Like there isnt enough. There were some other things but to many to list. LOL
  9. StevenW.

    StevenW. Lovin' My Quackers!

    Oct 7, 2010
    Central, Illinois
  10. flowergirl60

    flowergirl60 Songster

    Feb 13, 2011
    Austin Tx
    I live in the Live Music Capitol of the world.[​IMG]

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