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Old 05-26-09, 11:44 PM   #1
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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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Old 05-26-09, 11:54 PM   #2
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http://www.11alive.com/rss/rss_story...storyid=119920
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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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Old 05-27-09, 12:34 AM   #3
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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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Old 05-27-09, 01:00 AM   #4
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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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Old 05-27-09, 01:05 AM   #5
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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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Old 05-27-09, 01:22 AM   #6
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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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Old 05-27-09, 04:58 AM   #7
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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.

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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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Old 05-27-09, 07:11 AM   #10
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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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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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Old 05-27-09, 07:55 AM   #15
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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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Old 05-27-09, 09:29 AM   #17
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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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Old 05-27-09, 10:04 AM   #18
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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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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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And a Naval Weapons Station.
which some say equals lots of agent orange.?.
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Yes, beautiful JoAnne

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Something really important. Don't I recall your town is the home of George Hincapie.. Someone we should nominate for CNN's Hero program..?
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