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Old 07-16-2010, 11:29 PM
 
Location: 30-40N 90-100W
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Thompson Township, Pennsylvania has the only currently elected official to be a member of the Prohibition Party. I don't know if the town is unique otherwise.

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Prohibitionists abstain from alcohol, not elections — JSCMS

I don't know how unusual the following are, but they're known for odd claims.

Willow Creek, California deems itself the "Bigfoot Capital" and has a festival in honor of Bigfoot.

http://www.willowcreekchamber.com/about-willow-creek/bigfoot-lore-65.html (broken link)
http://www.city-data.com/city/Willow...alifornia.html

Douglas, Wyoming is known for jackalope.

Welcome to Douglas Chamber of Commerce (http://www.jackalope.org/Douglas/DouglasHome.html - broken link)
http://www.douglas-budget.com/

Battle Mountain, Nevada was once declared "The Armpit of America" and oddly seemed about willing to embrace that, basically insulting, nickname to gain attention. Although later they weathered the recession well due to mining.

Why Not the Worst? (washingtonpost.com)
http://www.nytimes.com/2009/01/02/us/02nevada.html

Darwin, Minnesota is noted for its ball of twine.

Darwin Twineball Museum - Welcome! Give us a call: 320.693.7544 - Unique Holiday Gifts!
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Old 07-17-2010, 12:37 PM
 
Location: Colorado
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Manitou Springs, CO. Their motto is "Keep Manitou Weird." They have a coffin race before Halloween in honor of Emma Crawford whose coffin came down a mountain because they didn't bury her deep enough. After Christmas, they have a fruit cake throwing contest.
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Old 07-17-2010, 07:16 PM
 
Location: The City
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Doylestown PA - rated one of the best towns in America and for a small borough (8,200 people) is home of:

James A Michener
Pearl Buck
Oscar Hammerstein
Pink
Michael Smirconish
Christian Bauman (Some NPR folks may know)
Bill Bloom (Anyone remember the song double dutch bus)
and American 1st season runner up Justin Guarinni
to name a few

Plus is just a beautiful old town with great charm and architecture

Doylestown, Pennsylvania - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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Old 07-18-2010, 12:09 AM
 
Location: Philaburbia
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Doylestown is nice, to be sure, but it's as unique as a white gym sock.
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Old 07-18-2010, 12:12 AM
 
Location: New England & The Maritimes
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Originally Posted by kidphilly View Post
Doylestown PA - rated one of the best towns in America and for a small borough (8,200 people) is home of:

James A Michener
Pearl Buck
Oscar Hammerstein
Pink
Michael Smirconish
Christian Bauman (Some NPR folks may know)
Bill Bloom (Anyone remember the song double dutch bus)
and American 1st season runner up Justin Guarinni
to name a few

Plus is just a beautiful old town with great charm and architecture

Doylestown, Pennsylvania - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
I know immediately need to find and listen to "double dutch bus".
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Old 07-18-2010, 03:58 AM
 
Location: 30-40N 90-100W
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Talmage, California is home to the "Sagely City of Ten Thousand Buddhas" and a Buddhist University is nearby.

Buddhist Text Translation Society's ... - Google Books

Dharma Realm Buddhist University | DRBU

Estero, Florida - It was made a town by the "Koreshan Unity" who believed in a Hollow Earth and Immortality and things.

Estero Chamber Of Commerce (http://www.esterochamber.org/HistoryOfEstero.htm - broken link)
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Old 07-18-2010, 07:24 AM
 
Location: The City
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Doylestown is nice, to be sure, but it's as unique as a white gym sock.

Fair - ok New Hope
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Old 07-22-2010, 11:21 AM
 
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anymore?
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Old 07-22-2010, 04:54 PM
 
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I like this thread so would like to add more, but I might need some time to look up more. I hope that's okay.
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Old 07-22-2010, 08:54 PM
 
Location: 30-40N 90-100W
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Tangier, Virginia is known for speaking a unique dialect of English


YouTube - The odd accent of Tangier VA (from AMERICAN TONGUES)

Tangier Island History and the Tangier History Museum

Saint Helena Island South Carolina is maybe not a town exactly, but is a populated area of note for the Gullah.


YouTube - Roots of Gullah Culture Part 1 - St. Helena Island
St. Helena Island, Saint Helena's Island South Carolina SC
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