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Old 02-16-2007, 04:15 PM
 
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Old 02-16-2007, 08:58 PM
 
Location: Living in Paradise
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"The Gables,"

New one: location of the Alhambra Water Tower.

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Old 02-16-2007, 10:13 PM
 
Location: NE Florida
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Hula hoop is of unknown origin. It was used in Egypt almost 2000 years ago.
Huh...my mom told me it was invented in Umatilla. Maybe that is where it was manufactured or something.

Now that you mention it, I do remember the song- Hula Hoop Like an Egyptian.
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Old 02-16-2007, 10:58 PM
 
Location: Spots Wyoming
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We are looking for the largest county.... Largest County - Palm Beach at 2,578 square miles
Oh, 2578 Square miles vrs? what?
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Old 02-17-2007, 12:14 PM
 
Location: Spots Wyoming
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No, it was Anton Cermak, the mayor of Chicago. Who's Mrs. Gill? Also, what was the Eaton Library? Is that the Central Library in Bayfront Pk.? (Not sure if that''s even still there--it was when I was in high school ages ago .)
He fired 5 rounds, 4 people were hit. His excuse was he was standing on a bench that was unstable. haha Of the 4 people hit, only one was serious and that was Mrs Gill. But no place on the report did it mention who was killed. I guessed that it was Mrs. Gill because of the seriousness of her injuries.

No, the Eaton Library was elsewhere. It was just where J. Edgar was when he was notified.
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Old 02-17-2007, 12:20 PM
 
Location: Spots Wyoming
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The City Beautiful............
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Old 02-19-2007, 07:14 PM
 
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Originally called Cayo Hueso (Island of Bones) and from that, the Spanish to English translation makes it into Key West?
Yes!! How did you get that! I had to go there to find out the origin of the name. Nobody here seems to know the real origin. But you're right. When the first Spaniard expeditions arrived at "key west", they found big amounts of human bones; they discovered that was some sort of native indian cemetry so they called the area "cayo hueso" which in English would be something like "Bone cay". But remained called cayo hueso, and over time, the name was deformed from Spanish to the English version "Key West"
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Old 02-20-2007, 09:44 PM
 
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Who invented mechanical refrigeration in 1851?
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Old 02-20-2007, 11:01 PM
 
Location: Spots Wyoming
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Who invented mechanical refrigeration in 1851?
Dr. John Gorrie of Apalachicola.
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Old 02-21-2007, 12:37 PM
 
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The City Beautiful............
Correct! (Sorry it took so long to award you your points!)
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