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    Super Member snipforfun's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by everbtrue
    Quote Originally Posted by JoanneS
    PT Barnum's original fat lady came from my town n Ct.
    PT Barnum was born in the town I used to live in. We have a town triangle (not square!) named in his honor.
    That would be Bethel CT? I used to live in Brookfield til 12 years ago. I know PT Barnum Square well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Edie
    We celebrate practically everyone's holiday - Oktoberfest, Svenskarnas Dag, Syttende Mai, Cinco de Mayo, and the ever popular St. Urho's Day (that's when the Finns chased the grasshoppers out of Finland). Edie
    You do know that they chased the grasshoppers out of Finland to save the winemaking crop, right? I wonder if that's how we got snow snakes?

    St. Paul (I live 20 miles away) also has the longest running winter festival in the US. Parades in minus 25 F. are not uncommon (I know, I've attended them).

    I live only 2 miles from the first decommissioned nuclear power plant in the US (about 30 miles away).

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    I always suspected you guys were zombies but now we have smoking gun proof!

    Stephanie in MN

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    There is a small town near me named "Rabbit Hash" , it's on the Ohio river. Story is when the river flooded many yrs ago the town was cut off from everything & all they had to eat were the wild rabbits that were plentiful, thus the name.

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    Vestal's famous "Bed and Bathtub Races"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sienna's GiGi
    Quote Originally Posted by Greenheron
    http://youtu.be/8DrhTAwBCso

    This is MY county, take a look, please. Beauty is a fact.
    VW is beautiful. Thanks for sharing.
    You are welcome. This is just Preston County!

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    Quote Originally Posted by alwayslearning
    Quote Originally Posted by Greenheron
    http://youtu.be/8DrhTAwBCso

    This is MY county, take a look, please. Beauty is a fact.
    Thanks! Love your avatar.
    Thank you, easier to post a photo than make a beautiful bag like yours.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Greenheron
    Quote Originally Posted by alwayslearning
    Quote Originally Posted by Greenheron
    http://youtu.be/8DrhTAwBCso

    This is MY county, take a look, please. Beauty is a fact.
    Thanks! Love your avatar.
    Thank you, easier to post a photo than make a beautiful bag like yours.
    You are too generous! One of my brothers-in-law is from West Virginia.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Baloonatic View Post
    Ooo ooo! {waving} I forgot a few more!

    * The first motel in the world opened here in 1925.
    * Billy the Kid hid out in the county, and his stepfather is buried here.
    * Jesse James and Black Bart also hid out here, raiding cattle ranches on the Central Coast.
    * Zac Efron was born here.
    * Home of Hearst Castle
    * Cecil B. deMille buried his stage set for the 1923 film The 10 Commandments on our southern beaches...and its still there
    * Earlene Fowler's books are all based on our city/county (she calls it 'San Celina')
    * Home of the Pismo Clam
    * James Dean died on the highway in the north-eastern corner of the county
    Here are a couple more:
    * First Farmer's Market
    * First to ban smoking in public places
    Quilts and cats just go together!

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    Jacqui.. don't be afraid! If I remember correctly, Oklahoma is home to more astronauts, per capita, than any other state. Before I retired Oklahoma was in the top 10 states of having the most Nationally Board Certified Teachers... again, per capita... There are a number of wonderful Oklahoma statistics.
    Speaking of inventions... the grocery cart was invented in OKC!
    "... let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us."

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