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    My towns claim to fame.

    Black and white old photo
    http://www.alamedainfo.com/Eternal_T...od_Highway.jpg
    Color old photo
    http://www.alamedainfo.com/Eternal_T..._Hwy_101.jpg\\
    Another Color photo with a little girl (old)
    http://www.alamedainfo.com/Eternal_T...US_Hwy_101.jpg
    A view of the interiors 20' diameter room.
    http://www.alamedainfo.com/Interior_...ouse_SC879.jpg

    Just behind the fence is my sisters house.

    So, this is my hometowns claim to fame, what is yours?

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    http://www.11alive.com/rss/rss_story...storyid=119920
    ^^^
    That would be my town's claim.
    Mrs. Cooper turns 113 this August, she is older than Bilbo Baggins and the 15th oldest person on the planet.

    (the story about the tattooed three year old is not so much a claim to fame)

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    My town's claim to fame #1.

    #2 is the oldest bar in Indiana, the Knickerbocker saloon

    http://www.knickerbockersaloon.com/home/

    3# is the Triple XXX Restaurant, Indiana's oldest Drive In and home of the Duane G Purvis All American Burger, which is a hamburger with peanut butter on it..

    http://www.triplexxxfamilyrestaurant.com/index.html
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    San Luis Obispo, CA had the first motel in America.

    There's something else but I can't remember what it is.
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    We've had like two incidents of mass murderers going after the college girls.. One was so outageous, they made a film from his many murders.
    Other than that, our town was named after a famous Greek General whose speciality was killing off Turks.
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    Not technically my town I guess, but the area in general, and the main reason we're not some speck in the middle of nowhere.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jsharr View Post
    People whose sig line does not include a jsharr quote annoy me.

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    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fred_Durst

    He was born in Florida but raised in good ole Gastonia - G-town, Baby!
    When VH1 did a show on him, there was footage of him rapping in the basement of my step-daughter's father's house. He used to mix for Fred when they were in high school and trying to break into the white guy rapping thing.

    He also hung out with my wife when she first got her place (the place we live in now) and there are a few broken things he probably had something to do with.

    Break Stuff NSFW

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    The second town I lived in I claimed as home. Avocados.. We grow like 20 % of the nations avocados. Plus a significant amount of the mainland's Macadamia nut production.
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    We have 10 real lakes within the actual city limits of a pretty good-sized city...?

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    The guy that designed Disneyland's Main Street USA was from my town and designed Main Street after our downtown area.




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    Quote Originally Posted by cyclezealot View Post
    The second town I lived in I claimed as home. Avocados.. We grow like 20 % of the nations avocados. Plus a significant amount of the mainland's Macadamia nut production.
    And a Naval Weapons Station.

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    Can't pick just one...





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    Mine.

    Home to worldwide headquarters to Eastman Kodak and Bausch & Lomb.

    Home to Terry's bicycles - which unfortunately is moving to Vermont.

    Cab Callaway grew up here, as well as punker Wendy O. Williams, wrestler Chyna, singer Lou Gramm, and of course Susan B. Anthony ...

    Home of the largest children's museum, Strong Museum http://www.strongmuseum.org/

    eBaum's World was here till company sold the beginning of this year.

    Zweigle's Hot Dogs, Genesee Beer and Nick Tahou's Garbage Plate that tastes fine at 3 am after the bars close.


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    that looks like something that i saw in my drinking days only it was coming up not going down.

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    Quote Originally Posted by overthehillmedi View Post
    that looks like something that i saw in my drinking days only it was coming up not going down.
    The original Nick Tahou's was in a crummy area, right next to a mission - very questionable neighborhood, yet all sorts of famous people when they're in town have gone there as they've heard of Tahou's Garbage plate, kind of amazing actually.

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    Greenville, South Carolina


    Shoeless Joe Jackson
    Greatest baseball player of all-time

    JoAnne Woodward (Mrs. Newman)
    Greenville High, Class of 1947

    Frank Selvy, Furman University
    Only man to score 100 points in college game

    Bob Jones University

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    The only really noteworthy piece of history from Plymouth Township where I live:



    http://www.thomasgenweb.com/avondale_report.html

    Wilkes-Barre, where I work, is the home of Planters Peanuts...

    Cable Television was invented in the area: http://inventors.about.com/library/i...television.htm

    The state of Wyoming was named after the valley I live in... the Wyoming Valley.

    Oh, and the first successful gasoline powered automobile was built in Plymouth, PA. (Different that Plymouth Township, but right "next door"). http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/...-United-States

    There is more, but these are a few of the highlights I have learned in the 4 years I have lived here.

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    Home of

    We gots other stuffs, too, I think.

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    probably the brown's chicken massacre, back in 1993.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jsharr View Post
    People whose sig line does not include a jsharr quote annoy me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pgoat View Post


    Yes, beautiful JoAnne

    and the cool part, pgoat? We still dress like this in Greenville.

    (at least in the private schools)



    "On Thursday, October 20, 1977, just three days after the release of Street Survivors, and five shows into their most successful headlining tour to date, Lynyrd Skynyrd's chartered Convair 240 ran out of fuel near the end of their flight from Greenville, South Carolina, where they had just performed at the now demolished Greenville Memorial Auditorium, to LSU in Baton Rouge, Louisiana."
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    Quote Originally Posted by GP View Post
    And a Naval Weapons Station.
    which some say equals lots of agent orange.?.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Airwick View Post
    Yes, beautiful JoAnne

    [/I]
    Something really important. Don't I recall your town is the home of George Hincapie.. Someone we should nominate for CNN's Hero program..?
    Pray for the Dead and Fight like Hell for the Living






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