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Old 01-19-2009, 07:58 PM
 
Location: Houston
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Most people don't know that Houston was founded by two brothers from New York, and that fajitas were "invented" here (arguably, as San Antonio likes to stake a claim to them as well). And so was the silicone breast implant.
I didn't know those last two facts
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Old 01-19-2009, 08:17 PM
 
Location: Teaneck, NJ
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My hometown of Newark, NJ actually held one of the biggest riots during MLK times in the 60s... but barely anybody knows it.

And little people know that the town im in now of Lodi, nj has the akronim as "Land Of Dumb Italians" .. relax, im italian
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Old 01-20-2009, 08:51 AM
 
Location: Orlando
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Central Florida

Biggest mis-conception is that everyone works in the tourist business.

While it is a major employer we have jobs just like every other city/town in the USA.

Same problems too.
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Old 01-20-2009, 09:59 AM
 
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My hometown of Newark, NJ actually held one of the biggest riots during MLK times in the 60s... but barely anybody knows it.
How could you tell?
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Old 01-20-2009, 04:00 PM
 
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My hometown of Newark, NJ actually held one of the biggest riots during MLK times in the 60s... but barely anybody knows it.

And little people know that the town im in now of Lodi, nj has the akronim as "Land Of Dumb Italians" .. relax, im italian
I did know that about Newark. Also, doesn't the Prudential have their headquarters there? How did Lodi get that nickname, by the way?
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Old 01-20-2009, 11:26 PM
 
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We have the largest stained-glass black Jesus in the world.
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Old 01-21-2009, 12:03 AM
 
Location: Ridgway PA
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Las Vegas has a ski resort on Mount Charleston only 40 miles away from the strip and that Las Vegas has the most hotel room in the country. Las Vegas was the fastest growing city up until recently and that it does actually snow here. Dec 17 ,08 up to 6 inches fell in some places. The Strip is actually not in Las Vegas but in Clark County and that our mayor was a mob lawyer in the 1980's. Our housing Value here cut in half over the past year.
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Old 02-15-2009, 12:36 PM
 
Location: STL
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Nope. My family is from Sweden. But I went to a Finnish festival in Berlin, New Hampshire during the Summer a few years ago and learned that the Finns have a number of descendants all over New England. There also seems to be a number in the northern areas of Minnesota as well which is no surprise given the number of Scandinavians in that state.
You're right. In fact my Finnish aunt lives in Minneapolis.
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