Go Back  Bike Forums > The Lounge > Foo
Reload this Page >

Any thing around that is of any historical reference where you live?

Foo Off-Topic chit chat with no general subject.

Any thing around that is of any historical reference where you live?

Old 08-09-09, 11:20 PM
  #1  
Dannihilator
Still kicking.
Thread Starter
 
Dannihilator's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: Annandale, New Jersey
Posts: 19,614

Bikes: 2008 Trek Portland, 1989 Nishiki Altron

Mentioned: 5 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 121 Post(s)
Liked 10 Times in 10 Posts
Any thing around that is of any historical reference where you live?

Please, I don't want this to turn into a debate.

I live all of 12 miles from the courthouse where the trial of Bruno Hauptmann took place. Hauptmann was the guy tried for the kidnapping and murder of Charles Lindbergh's son.

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

I ride past the courthouse every Saturday.


The old Hunterdon County court house.
__________________
Appreciate the old bikes more than the new.
Dannihilator is offline  
Old 08-10-09, 12:07 AM
  #2  
fordmanvt
Refrigerator Raider Hater
 
fordmanvt's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Barre, VT
Posts: 808

Bikes: 2008 Sequoia

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
The naming of the town was setlled by a fist fight in 1793.

Wildersburgh vs. Barre

Rock of Ages Quarries (~2 miles) provided nearly all the granite for Washington D.C. mounuments.
http://lh3.ggpht.com/_AuqqJ1uwPj4/SZ...8/IMG_0257.JPG
fordmanvt is offline  
Old 08-10-09, 12:09 AM
  #3  
Skones MickLoud
This steel horse I ride
 
Skones MickLoud's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Warshington DC
Posts: 187

Bikes: 1980something Schwinn Tempo

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
I live in Washington DC. So, yes.
Skones MickLoud is offline  
Old 08-10-09, 12:16 AM
  #4  
BengeBoy 
Senior Member
 
BengeBoy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Seattle, Washington, USA
Posts: 6,940

Bikes: 2014 Pivot Mach 5.7 MTB, 2009 Chris Boedeker custom, 1988 Tommasini Prestige, 2007 Bill Davidson custom; 1988 Specialized Stumpjumper

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
I live in and around the largest slug population in North America.
BengeBoy is offline  
Old 08-10-09, 12:22 AM
  #5  
aRoudy1
Senior Member
 
aRoudy1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Cle Elum, WA
Posts: 277

Bikes: Rans Stratus LE, Terra Trike Sport

Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 10 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Cle Elum WA is the location of the gravesite of Douglas Munro--the only member of the Coast Guard to receive the Medal of Honor.

aRoudy1 is online now  
Old 08-10-09, 12:38 AM
  #6  
gbcb
J3L 2404
 
gbcb's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Shanghai
Posts: 1,075

Bikes: 2007 Jamis Nova

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 3 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
I live in what used to be Shanghai's largest slum - not too far from the old Japanese Concession - on the edge of Suzhou Creek, which used to double as a public sewer. The city's goal is to make it habitable for fish by next year.
__________________
gbcb is offline  
Old 08-10-09, 12:48 AM
  #7  
cyclezealot
Senior Member
 
cyclezealot's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2001
Location: Fallbrook,Calif./Palau del Vidre, France
Posts: 13,192

Bikes: Klein QP, Fuji touring, Surly Cross Check, BCH City bike

Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1259 Post(s)
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
The town where I was raised has this.. Legend has it , should a virgin graduate from the nearby university, the tower will fall down.. Cabinet Magazine calls it the world's most phallic building..
.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg
250px-YpsilantiWaterTower.jpg (10.9 KB, 16 views)
__________________
Pray for the Dead and Fight like Hell for the Living










^ Since January 1, 2012
cyclezealot is offline  
Old 08-10-09, 01:19 AM
  #8  
Metzinger
Primate
 
Metzinger's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: gone
Posts: 2,579

Bikes: Concorde Columbus SL, Rocky Mountain Edge, Sparta stadfiets

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
The Battle of Scheveningen.
Metzinger is offline  
Old 08-10-09, 03:07 AM
  #9  
DannoXYZ 
Senior Member
 
DannoXYZ's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Saratoga, CA
Posts: 11,739
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 102 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
I live along the only U.S. mainland coastline hit by Japanese torpedoes in WWII.
DannoXYZ is offline  
Old 08-10-09, 04:44 AM
  #10  
txvintage
Tilting with windmills
 
txvintage's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: North Texas 'Burbs
Posts: 4,828

Bikes: Many

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
We have a gas station about 4 miles from my house that was robbed by Bonnie and Clyde.

Audie Murphy was born and raised a less than 30 minutes from where I live. http://www.audiemurphy.com/biograph.htm

South Fork Ranch, of the TV show Dallas fame, is about 2 miles from my house.
txvintage is offline  
Old 08-10-09, 05:00 AM
  #11  
late
Senior Member
 
late's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: Southern Maine
Posts: 8,547
Mentioned: 92 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 8887 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 27 Times in 26 Posts
http://www.nemanet.org/currentexhibits.htm

We also have historic forts, villages, throw a rock, it'll hit something historic.

My favorite bit of history is Moody's Diner in Waldoboro. They make food the same way they did over 50 years ago.

Last edited by late; 08-10-09 at 05:05 AM.
late is offline  
Old 08-10-09, 05:14 AM
  #12  
pgoat
BatŁwŁ Griekgriek
 
pgoat's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: NYC - for the moment...
Posts: 2,908

Bikes: 1985 Trek 500, 1986 Trek 500 Tri Series, 2005 Cannondale R1000

Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 22 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
lots of stuff here. One of the neatest are two millstones set into the ground near the 59th street bridge - they are shown here (scroll down to "Non-Rolling Stones"). This whole area is supposed to be revamped by next year () with new dedicated bike lanes (lights, curbs, etc.) - much needed as commuters increase in number each year and the current on/off to the bridge is rather death defying, to say the least...

Here is an article written by a member of our local cycling advocacy group: http://www.nytimes.com/2001/07/15/ny...ens-plaza.html
__________________
Originally Posted by jsharr View Post
People whose sig line does not include a jsharr quote annoy me.
pgoat is offline  
Old 08-10-09, 05:15 AM
  #13  
ModoVincere
Riding Heaven's Highways on the grand tour
 
ModoVincere's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Posts: 1,675
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Chikamauga Battlefield

Kennesaw Battlefield

Burning of Atlanta

Trail of Tears

Springer Mountain (basically holy ground to hikers)

I'm sure there's quite a bit more
__________________
1 bronze, 0 silver, 1 gold

Last edited by ModoVincere; 08-10-09 at 07:27 AM.
ModoVincere is offline  
Old 08-10-09, 06:13 AM
  #14  
AEO
Senior Member
 
AEO's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: A Coffin Called Earth. or Toronto, ON
Posts: 12,258

Bikes: Bianchi, Miyata, Dahon, Rossin

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 1 Time in 1 Post
If I was in Kyoto, Japan, I'd literally be surrounded by them.... there's what... 62 or so historical sites there.

as for here in toronto, there's this site that's near a bike path http://www.thedistillerydistrict.com/
__________________
Food for thought: if you aren't dead by 2050, you and your entire family will be within a few years from starvation. Now that is a cruel gift to leave for your offspring. ;)
http://sanfrancisco.ibtimes.com/arti...ger-photos.htm
AEO is offline  
Old 08-10-09, 07:03 AM
  #15  
laduckslayer
Watch This!
 
laduckslayer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Powhatan, VA
Posts: 265

Bikes: 2005 Trek 5000; 2006 Gary Fisher Rig

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Central Virginia - lots of Revolutionary and Civil War sites

Charlottesville - UVA and Monticello (both of Jefferson fame)

Powhatan - Chief Powhatan & Pocahontas
laduckslayer is offline  
Old 08-10-09, 07:08 AM
  #16  
Indyv8a
Senior Member
 
Indyv8a's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Reisterstown Maryland
Posts: 427

Bikes: Austro-Daimler Olympian Trek 800, Giant OCR C3

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Outside of Baltimore, near Gettysburg, Fort McHenry, and the Battle of Northpoint. Also, within a days drive/ride of DC and Northern Virginia.
Indyv8a is offline  
Old 08-10-09, 07:24 AM
  #17  
dragracer
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Posts: 620
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Live near two civil war battle locations. The Battle of Carthage.....and the Battle of Wilson's Creek. Birthplace of Harry S Truman is about 15 miles away.

Last edited by dragracer; 08-10-09 at 07:29 AM.
dragracer is offline  
Old 08-10-09, 07:25 AM
  #18  
substructure
RustyTainte
 
substructure's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: 28012
Posts: 12,343

Bikes: zilch

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Kings Mountain Battleground:

"Thomas Jefferson called it 'The turn of the tide of success.' The battle of Kings Mountain, fought October 7th, 1780, was an important American victory during the Revolutionary War. The battle was the first major patriot victory to occur after the British invasion of Charleston, SC in May 1780. The park preserves the site of this important battle."



There are several "Cookie Rides" through the park and we ride through it any time we can. It has some nice climbs and is a very beautiful area.
substructure is offline  
Old 08-10-09, 07:54 AM
  #19  
SoonerBent
<><
 
SoonerBent's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Oklahoma City
Posts: 768

Bikes: RANS Tailwind

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
OKC was the home of the first parking meter. Whoopeeee!
SoonerBent is offline  
Old 08-10-09, 07:59 AM
  #20  
EthanYQX
Why not?
 
EthanYQX's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Canada
Posts: 846

Bikes: Giant STP 2

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
The town I live in now was built around an airport, that was basically built as a fuelling point for American/Canadian fighters on the way overseas. So, there's hundreds of wrecks around. Dad and I went riding yesterday and found a Canso that was crashed on its third or fourth takeoff ever in 1941. Took some bushwhacking to find it but there are more acessible wrecks around.
EthanYQX is offline  
Old 08-10-09, 08:06 AM
  #21  
Michigander
Banned.
 
Michigander's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Posts: 1,726

Bikes: Giant ATX 1200, Schwinn Peleton

Mentioned: 3 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 437 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
The Detroit area has a massive history of industrial greatness. However, most of the interesting things aside from the auto industry have vanished.
Michigander is offline  
Old 08-10-09, 08:11 AM
  #22  
jsharr
You Know!? For Kids!
 
jsharr's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Just NW of Richardson Bike Mart
Posts: 6,163

Bikes: '05 Trek 1200 / '90 Trek 8000 / '? Falcon Europa

Mentioned: 8 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 27 Post(s)
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
__________________
Are you a registered member? Why not? Click here to register. It's free and only takes 27 seconds! Help out the forums, abide by our community guidelines.
Originally Posted by colorider View Post
Phobias are for irrational fears. Fear of junk ripping badgers is perfectly rational. Those things are nasty.
jsharr is offline  
Old 08-10-09, 08:17 AM
  #23  
bluegoatwoods
Senior Member
 
bluegoatwoods's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Central Illinois
Posts: 686
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Cyclezealot! No doubt you're from Ypsilanti. There couldn't possibly be another one of those water towers. I lived there for awhile during my first aborted college career. We called it the big you-know-what. I'll bet you did, too.

These days I'm across the Illinois River from Peoria. A quarter mile away from me is the site of a fort established by the French in 1680. Was meant to be permanent. Pretty early for Europeans in this part of the world. This party established a string of forts from Lake Michigan down through our neighborhood to the Mississippi River and down from there to Louisiana. (I'm only guessing, but maybe this string also included Ontario, which I suppose was little more than Indian territory at that time.) Though I've never seen any confirmation, I can only imagine that they were trying to establish French culture from Quebec to Louisiana. This would have had the effect of hemming the British in east of the Appalachian mountains or thereabouts. Had they succeeded, American history would have been quite a bit different.
bluegoatwoods is offline  
Old 08-10-09, 08:21 AM
  #24  
Allen
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Posts: 4,697
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 4 Times in 4 Posts
The Moore's Ford Lynchings
Just down the road from me.
Allen is offline  
Old 08-10-09, 08:43 AM
  #25  
Velo Vol 
VFL For Life
 
Velo Vol's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Knoxville, TN
Posts: 33,410

Bikes: Velo Volmobile

Mentioned: 579 Post(s)
Tagged: 2 Thread(s)
Quoted: 9854 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Knoxville was the first capitol of Tennessee

A second-tier Civil Wat battle (Fort Sanders)

1982 World's Fair

Last place Hank Williams was known to be alive
__________________
Velo Vol is offline  

Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service

Copyright © 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.