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Old 12-09-2012, 10:02 AM
 
Location: North Idaho
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Most famous for Oregon would be Lewis and Clark and Sacajawea.
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Old 12-09-2012, 10:09 AM
 
Location: South St Louis
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I disagree with the selections for Missouri (Twain and Disney). I think Harry S. Truman was the most important person.
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Old 12-09-2012, 11:13 AM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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IL: I guess we also have Obama and Reagan, but Lincoln was definitely more important.
An argument could be made for Al Capone. "Importance" does not necessarily mean positive influence. Obama, Reagan and Lincoln were mostly important for that they accomplished on behalf of the nation, and did little or nothing for Illinois. Same for Harry Truman, above.
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Old 12-09-2012, 11:14 AM
 
Location: Columbus,Georgia
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State-Georgia
James Oglethorpe

City-Columbus
J.R Allen
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Old 12-09-2012, 11:22 AM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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Each U.S. State (large or small) is allowed just 2 statues of native sons, inside the U.S. Capitol. These are the 100 honorees:

National Statuary Hall - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Hey, my Bob LaFollette pick for Wisconsin is in the Hall!!!

Interesting that Gutzun Borglum, the sculptor of Mount Rushmore, is not on the list for South Dakota.

Some names that might fly under the radar: How about Oliver L. Brown, for Kansas -- the Plaintiff in the landmark segregation case Brown v. Board of Education. But then you might have to add Ernesto Miranda, the Al-Franken look-alike Arizona drifter who was the plaintiff in the case regarding questioning of suspects. I bet you've never heard of Norma McCorvey of Texas -- identified as Jane Roe, in Roe v. Wade. Maybe the three most important plaintiffs in modern American history of landmark judicial decisions.

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Old 12-09-2012, 11:37 AM
 
Location: Northeast
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For MA, my vote goes to Paul Revere...
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Old 12-09-2012, 02:22 PM
 
Location: Oklahoma
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Will Rogers for Oklahoma.
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Old 12-09-2012, 05:43 PM
 
Location: Missouri
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I would have to say that Rush Limbaugh would be the most important person from Missouri. Or General Sterling Price.
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Old 12-09-2012, 09:59 PM
 
Location: Savannah GA
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I'm still waiting for somebody to explain what the hell Walt Disney has to do with Missouri?!?
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Old 12-09-2012, 10:19 PM
 
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Unfortunately, the U.S. Capitol statuary hall allows both large and tiny states, the same quota of 2 statues.

If New York were allowed more than two, they ought to pick the Roosevelts. Michigan could pick Henry Ford (giving them 2 Ford's). Michigan or New Jersey, Thomas Edison. Connecticut, Ralph Nader (after he dies). Georgia, Martin L. King. Florida, Henry Flagler. N.C., Billy Graham or Andy Griffith.
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