What's Your Town Famous For?

by Kurt
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It seems every town, no matter how big or small, has something they are famous for...Could be the birthplace of someone famous, or something that was invented there, or having the World's biggest ball of string...

What's your town known for?

Right now, I'm in Estes Park, Co. Estes is known for F.O. Stanely, who invented the Stanely Steamer, a steam powered car. He also built the Stanely Hotel, which is one of the more famous "haunted" places in the USA, and is where Stephen King wrote "The Shining".

I grew up in Denver...A lot of people don't know this, but the cheeseburger was "invented" in Denver. The story is, a cook was making a hamburger and a grilled cheese sandwhich. He accidently dropped the cheese for the grilled cheese onto the burger. Instead of throwing the burger and cheese away, he ate it...And the rest is history.

What's your town known for (or not known for, but should be???)
  • Profile picture of the author Fernando Veloso
    Great thread Kurt!

    Portuguese here - Santarém, famous for a great view to the Lezirias at Portas do Sol, home of beautiful churches, Gothic Capital and also for worldwide famous Bull Fights, Forcados (see picture bellow of one in action) and Campinos.

    Here's my nephew Gonçalo Veloso, doing what he does best:



    He started doing this with REAL bulls (half a Ton animals) at the age of 15.

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    • Profile picture of the author ThomM
      Well Troy is called the collar city because of all the shirt collars here.
      http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~nyrensse/article11.htm
      Also Troy is the home of Uncle Sam Wilson, funny they tore down his house the same year they changed the city signs to say, "Troy Home of Uncle Sam":confused:
      Uncle Sam - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
      But Troy was put on the map by a little lady named Mame Faye - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

      And then there's this place just down the road from me.
      Forest Park Cemetery (Brunswick, New York) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
      Urban legends

      The cemetery has been the center of many local and national urban legends.
      For one, it is said that the cemetery ranked in a LIFE Magazine article entitled
      "Top Ten Most Haunted Places in the Country".
      Some also say that the cemetery is the "Gateway to Hell".
      Others also claim that a decapitated statue of an angel bleeds from the neck.
      After researching the subject, the Brunswick Town Historian states that she has
      never come across the LIFE Magazine article, and thus it has become another legend.
      The "blood" on the statue also seems to be due to a moss that, when rubbed on a humid day, turns red.
      My back steps are 2 slabs of marble that where used in the receiving tomb to cover the cubicle's in the walls where bodies where stored in the winter when the ground was to hard to dig.
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      • Profile picture of the author Andie
        Originally Posted by ThomM View Post

        My back steps are 2 slabs of marble that where used in the receiving tomb to cover the cubicle's in the walls where bodies where stored in the winter when the ground was to hard to dig.

        that's just a lil bit creepy...
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        • Profile picture of the author ThomM
          Originally Posted by Andie View Post

          that's just a lil bit creepy...
          Would it be more creepy if I told you I used to sleep in one of the empty cubicles in the summer when it was to hot to sleep in my room?
          Cold marble on a hot summer night is awesome.
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      • Profile picture of the author Andie
        Originally Posted by ThomM View Post

        My back steps are 2 slabs of marble that where used in the receiving tomb to cover the cubicle's in the walls where bodies where stored in the winter when the ground was to hard to dig.

        that's just a lil bit creepy...
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    • Profile picture of the author Ditso
      I live in Redditch, Worcestershire (UK) and it's famous for 3 things that I know of.

      The Enfield Motorcycle Factory. (Royal Enfield Bikes were famous years ago)

      Fishing Tackle (Again many years ago it was famous for "split cane" rods as well as reels etc.

      And hundreds of years ago for it's Needle factory's. Considered one of the most dangerous jobs in the world as the life expectancy was only 35 for the workers as the metal dust from the grinders would get in their lungs.

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      • Profile picture of the author Steve_Dougherty
        I'm an Air Force Brat so I'm from all over.

        I currently live just east of Kansas City in a college town named Warrensburg.

        Having been a dog lover my entire life, I am very familiar with the phrase "A Mans Best Friend Is His Dog".

        What I did not know until I moved here to Warrensburg, is that this phrase got its birth here.

        A very cool but sad story of how the phrase came to be is here - It is about a dog named Old Drum. Read it and weep - I mean get a tissue before you begin reading

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      • Profile picture of the author ThomM
        Originally Posted by Ditso View Post

        I live in Redditch, Worcestershire (UK) and it's famous for 3 things that I know of.

        The Enfield Motorcycle Factory. (Royal Enfield Bikes were famous years ago)

        Fishing Tackle (Again many years ago it was famous for "split cane" rods as well as reels etc.

        And hundreds of years ago for it's Needle factory's. Considered one of the most dangerous jobs in the world as the life expectancy was only 35 for the workers as the metal dust from the grinders would get in their lungs.

        history
        Royal Enfield's are still famous with some of us old fugs.
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        • Profile picture of the author Ditso
          Originally Posted by ThomM View Post

          Royal Enfield's are still famous with some of us old fugs.
          LOL. Point taken.

          As you probaly know then they used to make rifles and other weaponary, which is where they got the advertising slogan for the motorbikes from.

          "Made like a gun, goes like a bullet"

          Some of the PPC / Copywriting guru's on here would be proud!
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          • Profile picture of the author ThomM
            Originally Posted by Ditso View Post

            LOL. Point taken.

            As you probaly know then they used to make rifles and other weaponary, which is where they got the advertising slogan for the motorbikes from.

            "Made like a gun, goes like a bullet"

            Some of the PPC / Copywriting guru's on here would be proud!
            I know about them from owning an Indian motocycle (no it's not spelled wrong) in the late 60's.
            It was Royal Enfield that first took the Indian in a hostel take over.
            They closed the Springfield Mass. Indian factory and imported Enfileds with the Indian tank badge and sold them thru the Indian dealer network.
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  • Profile picture of the author Andie
    I'm afraid this city is so huge there's a long list of things...good and bad...from the Astrodome to Enron
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        Originally Posted by upshurcreative View Post

        Home of the Kentucky Derby and Mohammand Ali.
        Louvall KY. I live in Casey county now. You can't get here from there!
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  • Profile picture of the author KimW
    Well lets see, I was born in Missouri near Jesse Jame's stomping grounds,the outlaw, not the chopper dude.
    Grew up in OKlahoma,near OKC, home of the Cowboy Hall of Fame.
    Moved to VBirginia, where I spend almost 30 years in Manassas, famous for many civil war battles and then moved near Richmond Va, which was the capitol of the confederate states.
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  • Profile picture of the author MikeAmbrosio
    Monroe, NY - Home of Velveeta Cheese:

    Velveeta - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    Now we have a cheese festival every year. Oh joy...
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    The 2000 Olympics;

    A uniquely designed Opera House overlooking a beautiful harbour

    The home of whateverpedia (that one may not be in the tourist guides though).
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  • Profile picture of the author TLTheLiberator
    Paterson NJ.

    - Founded by Alexander Hamilton in 1792:

    - The Silk City

    - Colt 45 gun first manufactured there.

    - City Of Assassins:

    Gaetano Bresci was an Italian American anarchist who assassinated Italian King Umberto I

    Malcolm X assassin born here:


    - Birthplace of Larry Dobey, 2nd African American In Major Leagues

    - Lou Costello: Who's on first?

    - Lean On Me Movie based on my old high school - ( 15 years after I graduated. )

    - The Hurricane: Rubin Hurricane Carter:

    - Bette Midler- Born

    - Garret A. Hobart (1844-1899), twenty-fourth Vice President of the United States

    - Michael Hossack (born 1946), drummer, member of the Doobie Brothers

    - Joseph D. Pistone, aka Donnie Brasco, FBI agent and author who infiltrated the Bonanno crime family

    - David Prater (1937-1988), of the soul duo Sam & Dave.

    - Maxine Jones (born 1966), singer, member of En Vogue.

    I've been in Maryland for the last 27 years.


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    • Profile picture of the author MikeAmbrosio
      My father lived in Fair Lawn, NJ years ago (near Memorial Pool) and we used to go in to Paterson to shop. Used to be some great shopping downtown - wonder if there still is... There was a butcher shop he really liked.

      I have not been there in about 25 or 30 years though...

      Originally Posted by TLTheLiberator View Post

      Paterson NJ.

      - Founded by Alexander Hamilton in 1792:

      - The Silk City

      - Colt 45 gun first manufactured there.

      - City Of Assassins:

      Gaetano Bresci was an Italian American anarchist who assassinated Italian King Umberto I

      Malcolm X assassin born here:


      - Birthplace of Larry Dobey, 2nd African American In Major Leagues

      - Lou Costello: Who's on first?

      - Lean On Me Movie based on my old high school - ( 15 years after I graduated. )

      - The Hurricane: Rubin Hurricane Carter:

      - Bette Midler- Born

      - Garret A. Hobart (1844-1899), twenty-fourth Vice President of the United States

      - Michael Hossack (born 1946), drummer, member of the Doobie Brothers

      - Joseph D. Pistone, aka Donnie Brasco, FBI agent and author who infiltrated the Bonanno crime family

      - David Prater (1937-1988), of the soul duo Sam & Dave.

      - Maxine Jones (born 1966), singer, member of En Vogue.

      I've been in Maryland for the last 27 years.


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      • Profile picture of the author TLTheLiberator
        Originally Posted by MikeAmbrosio View Post

        My father lived in Fair Lawn, NJ years ago (near Memorial Pool) and we used to go in to Paterson to shop. Used to be some great shopping downtown - wonder if there still is... There was a butcher shop he really liked.

        I have not been there in about 25 or 30 years though...

        Perhaps you remember the large department store W.T.Grant in Paterson?

        My friends and I closed it down.

        See thread "All You Can Eat..." for details.

        All The Best.


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        • Profile picture of the author Edk
          I live in Manchester. Famous for progressive ideas. Plenty of radical-type movements started here.
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          • Profile picture of the author Fernando Veloso
            Originally Posted by Edk View Post

            I live in Manchester. Famous for progressive ideas. Plenty of radical-type movements started here.
            Remember pretty well the Madchester movement.

            Great bands, cool tunes.

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            • Profile picture of the author Tina Golden
              Salisbury Beach saw the first bumper car ride ever back in 1920. We also had some pretty famous clubs and hotels back in the day, frequently studded with stars like Louis Armstrong, Ella Fitzgerald and Frank Sinatra.

              Sadly, these glory days are far behind us but we do have a rich and colorful history.

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  • Profile picture of the author mr2020
    My town - Connellsville, PA is famous for two things.

    1. The No Crack Ordinance. City council passed an ordinance that if your butt crack shows, you get a summary citation.

    2. The Great Pigeon Shoot. About 10 years ago, we had a huge war on pigeons here. One night about 2 dozen volunteers and police officers turned downtown into a pigeon free zone.

    There were dead pigeons in the alleys, along with crack free teenagers....

    Really, I'm serious. I think we got on CNN for both of those.

    Mr Twenty Twenty
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    • Profile picture of the author solardave
      Originally Posted by mr2020 View Post

      My town - Connellsville, PA is famous for two things.

      1. The No Crack Ordinance. City council passed an ordinance that if your butt crack shows, you get a summary citation.

      2. The Great Pigeon Shoot. About 10 years ago, we had a huge war on pigeons here. One night about 2 dozen volunteers and police officers turned downtown into a pigeon free zone.

      There were dead pigeons in the alleys, along with crack free teenagers....

      Really, I'm serious. I think we got on CNN for both of those.

      Mr Twenty Twenty
      We made a canoe trip from Connellsville to West Newton one year on the Yough. My old stomping grounds but long ago.
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  • Profile picture of the author Emily Meeks
    Austin, TX - Live Music Capital of the World. And this guy:



    The Hi How Are You Frog... T-shirts, coffee mugs... whenever I'm in this part of town I always see tourists taking pictures

    EDIT: "Keep Austin Weird" - this city's all about off-the-wall artists and local businesses.
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    • Profile picture of the author Kay King
      The school I attended when I was growing up was in the book of records. It was that town's ONLY claim to fame.

      The school building (just one standard school building) was located in two states, three counties and 9 townships. The state line ran down the center line of the basketball court.

      For students, it meant they had to meet whichever state standard was highest for each subject. blah!

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    The Oyster Festival! Norwalk, CT
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  • Profile picture of the author Jagged
    Born and raised in Buffalo, NY.....besides being famous for snow.....
    Buffalo is home of the Anchor Bar & Buffalo Wings...
    The hot fudge sundea was invented here...
    Roast Beef on Weck (kummelweck roll) YUMMMMMMMMMM

    Buffalo is home to the countries largest dyngus day festival....

    President William McKinley was shot here in 1901...
    Millard Fillmore, the thirteenth president of the United States, hailed from Buffalo...

    Tim Russet, former host of meet the press was born here, as well as CNN's Wolf Blitzer...

    Legendary artist Rick James & R&B singer Brian McKnight also called Buffalo home...

    Movies shot in Buffalo:
    The Natural / Robert Redford
    Bruce Almighty / Jim Carrey

    Me...I couldn't wait to leave...I've always said..."Buffalo is a great place to be from"...lol
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  • Profile picture of the author garyv
    Rockford, IL - Famous for the Sock Monkey:


    Nelson Knitting Mills in Rockford Illinois made the first original Rockford red heel® socks in 1880. The socks were intended to be work socks, but in the early 1900's mothers started crafting these socks into sock monkeys for their children. In 1920 Nelson Knitting Mills began including directions with their socks on how to make sock monkeys.
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    • Profile picture of the author JohnMcCabe
      My old high school's claim to fame was producing two generations of professional wrestlers...

      Larry "the Ax" Hennig went to school with my mother

      The late Curt "Mr. Perfect" Hennig was in my graduating class. By the way, I actually have a pinfall victory over Curt in PE class - caught him by surprise. He spent the next 45 minutes kicking my ass...
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    Drugs, unfortunatley
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  • Profile picture of the author Kelvin Brown
    I am in Muskogee, Ok now, and there are several things and people.

    As a western town, there were a number of big names here.

    Currently it is known on some poll, as having the favorite hit song about a town.
    "Okie from Muskogee".

    World recognition for the Azelea festival.

    Kelvin

    P.S. it is also home to the "Famous Internet Marketer"
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  • Profile picture of the author Michael Motley
    in 1914 St. Petersburg had the first commercial flight service in the world from st. pete to tampa. It was a sea boat (flying boat).

    Ft. Desoto beach is ranked the number 1 beach in America 2006/2008

    The Home of the Tampa Bay Rays

    more old people per capita than any other place in the world, with the exception maybe of boca raton.

    Lots of wrestlers live around here, hulk hogan, nasty boys, brutus beefcake, john cena.

    Some of the better fishing in the world
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    • Profile picture of the author ThomM
      Originally Posted by Michael Motley View Post

      in 1914 St. Petersburg had the first commercial flight service in the world from st. pete to tampa. It was a sea boat (flying boat).

      Ft. Desoto beach is ranked the number 1 beach in America 2006/2008

      The Home of the Tampa Bay Rays

      more old people per capita than any other place in the world, with the exception maybe of boca raton.

      Lots of wrestlers live around here, hulk hogan, nasty boys, brutus beefcake, john cena.

      Some of the better fishing in the world
      Mike di you know you have houses along the Hillsboro river with basements?
      I leaved in one for a short time, they where built and used by bootleggers and smugglers many, many, years ago.
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      Originally Posted by Michael Motley View Post

      in 1914 St. Petersburg had the first commercial flight service in the world from st. pete to tampa. It was a sea boat (flying boat).

      Ft. Desoto beach is ranked the number 1 beach in America 2006/2008

      The Home of the Tampa Bay Rays

      more old people per capita than any other place in the world, with the exception maybe of boca raton.

      Lots of wrestlers live around here, hulk hogan, nasty boys, brutus beefcake, john cena.

      Some of the better fishing in the world
      When I lived in Tampa I'm pretty sure Hulk's folks lived up on Armenia north of Busch. I was working on a roof and spotted him going into their house. That was ahile ago but I'm pretty sure it was North Armenia. He was still Rastlin' back then.
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  • Profile picture of the author SuiteJ
    I was born (and grew up) in a small fishing town called Lunenburg in Nova Scotia, Canada. It's known as the home of the Bluenose, a badass racing schooner.

    I grew up being referred to as a "Bluenoser" and we all drank a brand of beer called "Schooner". lol


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      Hello SuiteJ:

      Thanks for the video. I didn't know there had been an expedition to find the Bluenose.

      Caritas
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  • Profile picture of the author JBorhez
    I can't really think of anything that State College, Pa. is famous for!

    Other than wild and drunk college idiots and Joe Paterno...

    ...and one of the actors from The Blair Witch Project.

    I've lived in LA for a long time now but I can't think of much that this town is famous for either!
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    • Profile picture of the author myob
      Originally Posted by JBorhez View Post

      I've lived in LA for a long time now but I can't think of much that this town is famous for either!
      It's known for the rich and famous, the poor and the infamous, the glitz and the grime, as well as all the criminals and the crime!
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        Originally Posted by myob View Post

        It's known for the rich and famous, the poor and the infamous, the glitz and the grime, as well as all the criminals and the crime!
        You know it brother! Ha Ha!
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  • Profile picture of the author Ibex
    I live near a town in the UK called Aldershot. I had to do a search on google to find out what it is famous form and found this bit of information.

    Charlie Chaplin (1889-1977) is reputed to have given his first stage performance in Aldershot at the age of five.
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  • Profile picture of the author Teresa Coppes
    The town I grew up in: DeKalb, IL Home of DeKalb seed corn

    Where I am now: Forest City, IA
    Home of Winnebago RV Industries. Every July they have a rally & thousands of RV's flock my small town (3,500 population). It's a zoo.
    Home of Pilot Knob Park which is the 2nd highest point in Iowa. And that's not saying much cause it just looks like a really big hill.

    Teresa
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      Originally Posted by Teresa Coppes View Post

      The town I grew up in: DeKalb, IL Home of DeKalb seed corn

      Where I am now: Forest City, IA
      Home of Winnebago RV Industries. Every July they have a rally & thousands of RV's flock my small town (3,500 population). It's a zoo.
      Home of Pilot Knob Park which is the 2nd highest point in Iowa. And that's not saying much cause it just looks like a really big hill.

      Teresa
      Hi Teresa, I worked in DeKalb for a short period at the GE plant there. DeKalb is also where barbed wire started. Joseph Glidden, the father of barbed wire started the barb fence company in DeKalb. I have him to thank for several scars received from wounds I received wandering home after nights of "too much" fun - if you know what I mean. This was when I was younger and didn't know any better of course.
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      • Profile picture of the author Richard Tunnah
        Where I am now is a very new town so not famous (yet). However my birthplace town - York, UK has a few famous people.

        It's the resting place for Dick Turpin (the highway robber that was hanged in the 17th century).
        It was also the birthplace of Guy Fawkes that tried to blow up the Houses Of Parliament in the 18th century.
        2 famous actors were born in York - Dame Judi Dench and Mark Addy (he of Full Monty fame and US Series Still Standing). I actually met Mark a few times upto about 10 years ago as he had a large town house around the corner from where I lived and was often in the local corner shop getting stuff. Pretty normal guy.
        Also York is known as a railway town as it had one of the first raiways stations in the country and people like George Stephenson built trains there.
        For you chocoholics it was home to the place were kitkats, yorkies and aero bars were made for centuries until recently (after nestle took over). Add in polo mints and chocolate oranges were also made in York for a long time.

        Rich
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        Originally Posted by garyv View Post

        Hi Teresa, I worked in DeKalb for a short period at the GE plant there. DeKalb is also where barbed wire started. Joseph Glidden, the father of barbed wire started the barb fence company in DeKalb. I have him to thank for several scars received from wounds I received wandering home after nights of "too much" fun - if you know what I mean. This was when I was younger and didn't know any better of course.
        I worked as a pipefitter laborer in a few summers between semesters 2 years ago and did a lot of work at that plant...small world.
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    First passenger railway. Well its not my home town, I just live there.
    A few years ago I used to live quite near to George Washington's ancestral home.
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  • Profile picture of the author frenchtouch
    My town is famous for "festival de cannes", "MIPIM" (the world's premier real estate market), "MIPCOM" (the wordl entertainment content market), "MIDEM" (The world's music community)....
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  • Profile picture of the author GeeOne
    I stay at Mumbai (India).

    It is said for Mumbai that 'The city never sleeps' an 'City of opportunities'

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    • Profile picture of the author solardave
      My hometown is famous for a smog that killed 20 people and made another seven thousand ill. 1948 Donora smog - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

      It is also the birthplace of Stan Musial. My dad played sandlot ball with him growing up. Stan Musial - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia About five miles down the road from where Joe Montana was raised.
      I was actually born in his howetown because mine had no hospital. In 1972 our high schools merged so technically I went to the same high school as Joe Montana. For what it is worth!
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  • Profile picture of the author richporr
    I was born in the wagon of a travelin' show . . . no, wait, that's the lyrics to a song.

    St. Joseph, Missouri:

    1. jumping-off point over the Missouri River toward the "Wild West"

    2. where the Pony Express started

    3. where Jesse James ended

    4. Walter Cronkite's birthplace

    5. Jane Wyman's home town

    6. supposedly longest boulevard system in the U.S. at one time--still beautiful

    The Patee House Museum with the Pony Express Headquarters next door are outstanding museums.

    Probably better places to live but for darn sure worse ones

    -Rich
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  • Profile picture of the author Ken Strong
    Originally Posted by sgtwhite View Post

    I was born and raised in the City of Brotherly Love, Philadelphia, Penn.
    And all these years I thought you was a dyed-in-the-wool Texan, Sarge! Do your neighbors know you're really a Yankee?
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  • Profile picture of the author Kurt
    Here's a list from Wikipedia of famous people that went to my highschool in Denver:
    I'm pretty sure John Sebastian of Lovin Spoonful also went to my highschool.

    And as of a couple days ago, Denver is now home to Tim Tebow.
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  • Profile picture of the author Ads
    st louis, not really sure what it is famous for...has a big beer brewery.
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    • Profile picture of the author Steve_Dougherty
      Ads..

      I currently live in Warrensburg Mo as I mentioned earlier in this thread, but I lived in St.Louis most of my adult life.

      St.Louis is the birthplace of the ice cream cone 1904 Worlds Fair

      The oldest (and best IMHO) Real Rock Radio - KSHE 95

      Soulards Mardi Gras is the largest in the MidWest - second in the nation to New Orleans

      The Gateway Arch

      Oh yea, and that beer thing that is now owned by some InBev company across the pond.

      I'll stop now before I begin to sound like a tour director

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  • Profile picture of the author Jaked
    We are the "Glass City"! (Toledo, OH)
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  • Profile picture of the author johnny_h
    Smoked Meat Capital of the World - Every spring they have a sausage fest at the local fairgrounds. =D (seriously)
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    • Profile picture of the author octobergal
      I live 10 mins from Hershey, known for it's chocolate.
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    • Profile picture of the author ThomM
      Originally Posted by johnny_h View Post

      Smoked Meat Capital of the World - Every spring they have a sausage fest at the local fairgrounds. =D (seriously)
      You have no idea how envious I am of you
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  • Profile picture of the author JEL0221
    ya...and my hometown is famous for...

    deep dish pizza
    polish sausage
    crime
    segregation
    da bears
    crooked politicians
    michael jordan

    A little trivia...many people think they call Chicago the windy city because of the fronts that come off lake michigan, but in fact they call it the windy city because the local politicians always blow smoke up your a$$
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    • Profile picture of the author JohnMcCabe
      Originally Posted by JEL0221 View Post

      ya...and my hometown is famous for...

      deep dish pizza
      polish sausage
      crime
      segregation
      da bears
      crooked politicians
      michael jordan

      A little trivia...many people think they call Chicago the windy city because of the fronts that come off lake michigan, but in fact they call it the windy city because the local politicians always blow smoke up your a$$
      Wasn't it your mayor that came up with the lines

      "Remember, vote early and vote often."

      and

      "Let's make sure we get the dead vote out."

      ??
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      • Profile picture of the author JEL0221
        Originally Posted by JohnMcCabe View Post

        Wasn't it your mayor that came up with the lines

        "Remember, vote early and vote often."

        and

        "Let's make sure we get the dead vote out."

        ??
        I wouldn't be surprised
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  • Profile picture of the author adferger1
    Aboslutely nothing.... Except me ofcause
    I come from a very small Danish Town. (Around 900-1000 Citizens)
    Not much faumous came from there...
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  • Profile picture of the author eSeM
    Born in nashville, famous for Country Music.... And all the good, and bad that goes with that

    Good?
    Tim Mcgraw, Brad Paisley and the such, depending on your taste, country music isn't well liked.

    Bad?
    Hannah Montana.
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  • Profile picture of the author Gary McCaffrey
    Probably bombs/troubles, and building the Titanic.
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    two words robin hood
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    • Profile picture of the author ExRat
      Hi,

      Town of birth = famous for Land Rover

      Town of current residence - famous for Agatha Christie
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  • Profile picture of the author Gravc
    I went to the same school World War 2 Forces Sweethart Vera Lynn!!!

    We'll meet again don't know where don't know when. But I know we'll meet again some sunny day!
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  • Profile picture of the author John Henderson
    Nearest city is Chichester, the second city built in England by the Romans in 43 AD (then called Noviomagus Reginorum). It's famous for...

    - the Fishbourne Roman Palace unearthed in 1960 by construction workers...
    Fishbourne Roman Palace - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    - Chichester cathedral which was founded in 1075...
    Chichester Cathedral - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    - The Chichester Festival Theatre which in the early 60s had Laurence Olivier as its artistic director...
    Chichester Festival Theatre - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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  • Profile picture of the author Dave Patterson
    In times past we used to give our outlaws "special" treatment....

    "Mountain" Tom Clark Hanged September 2, 1872 on Flickr - Photo Sharing!


    And people past and present...

    Florence is the birthplace of W.C. Handy, the "Father of the Blues," as well as of pioneering record producer Sam Phillips, who discovered Elvis Presley. T.S. Stribling, a 20th-century author and Florence resident, wrote a prose trilogy about the city consisting of The Forge, The Store (which won the Pulitzer Prize), and Unfinished Cathedral. Florence is where the 2009 British Open winner Stewart Cink was raised. He attended Bradshaw High School before attending Georgia Tech. Florence is also the birthplace of one-half of The Midnight Express, "Loverboy" Dennis Condrey. Dred Scott also once resided in Florence, where, as a slave, he worked as a hostler at the Peter Blow Inn on Tennessee street. A plaque at the former site commemorates his time there. Bobby W. Miller, who marched with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., in Selma, Alabama in 1965, was credited later with ending segregated locker rooms at the Ford Motor Company Die Cast Plant in Sheffield, Alabama, where he was employed from 1962-1974. Miller was shot down twice in Vietnam and was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross and Air Medal. Tom York grew up in Florence, graduated from Florence State Teachers' College, now the University of North Alabama, and spent eight years in radio in Florence (WLAY). In 1957, he joined WBRC-TV in Birmingham, Alabama as their sports director. He also originated the Tom York Morning Show (one of America's longest running one-hour local talk shows) on the air for 32 years. He was awarded an Emmy by the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences in 1995.[4]
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  • Profile picture of the author mwashington
    My town I live in is small. Not a big city at all. It has a little store that seems to be growing each day by day. I live one street in front of the family that owns the store. I keep wondering whether it is going to go out of business in the near future. Things are getting a little tougher these days for stores to stay in business. The economy you know. It needs to do a better job of branding itself. I am not sure it offers the things people really need and I am concerned about the prices being so high. Their overhead seems to be out of control and they are paying their top employers way too much. Also they have a hard time hiring real people that need jobs.They seem to be approaching bankruptcy anytime now. Well, that is about all I can say about the store and town. Oh yes I did forget to tell you the town and store. The town is Bentonville, Arkansas home of the general offices of Wal-Mart. Please help them survive by going there and buy something. I think they would appreciate it. Just tell them I sent you. They know me. The town is that small. Everyone knows everyone.
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