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Old 01-19-2009, 02:28 PM
Location: Mission Viejo, CA
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Some random stuff about California:

1. Think buffalo are only living on the Great Plains?? Well 200 buffalo are living on Catalina Island about 20 miles off the L.A./OC coast. The buffalo have been there since 1924 after a movie was shot on the island and they have become a beneficial part of the eco-system on the island.

2. Despite California's reputation as a place that is all about "build, build, build," 7 trees are planted for every 1 tree harvested and the forests are as large as they were 100 years ago before the surge in development.

3. Enough strawberries are grown in California's furtile crop land to encircle the earth 15 times.

4. 9% of California is employed in the aviation industry.

5. San Manuel Amphitheater in Devore, CA is the largest ampitheater in North America and can fit 65,000 people.
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Old 01-19-2009, 03:08 PM
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Originally Posted by pw72 View Post
I'll go with my home state of Washington:

1. Washington has two distinct personalities: the western half is mild & wet and liberal. The eastern half is cold and dry and conservative.
I have visited your state on Amtrak. The sun came up and we were in eastern Washington and it was all red and dry with little tumbleweeds.
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Old 01-19-2009, 03:12 PM
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just to clarify something above-

2. New York is among the top 10 U.S. states with the most Native American population.
That is in terms of actual numbers. In terms of percentage of population, it is much further down, but still has the greatest percentage of the Northeastern states.
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Old 01-19-2009, 04:01 PM
Location: New Albany, Indiana (Greater Louisville)
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1. The Red-Yellow-Green traffic signal and gas mask were invented by Garrett Morgan, a native of Bourban County KY and a first generation freedman
Garrett Morgan - Gas Mask and Traffic Signal

2. The world's longest cave system is contained in Kentucky's Mammoth Cave National Park
Mammoth Cave National Park (U.S. National Park Service)

3. The University of Kentucky has the largest university library in the WORLD

4. The University of Louisville developed the world's first cervical cancer vaccine and did the world's first successful hand transplant

5. Both presidents during the Civil War were born in Kentucky (Abe Lincoln and Jeff Davis
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Old 01-19-2009, 05:10 PM
Location: Cortland, Ohio
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Northeast Ohio:

1) Liquid Crystals were invented at Kent State University in 1983.
Liquid Crystal Institute--Chemical Physics Interdisciplinary Program--Kent State University--Index

2) In 1911, Warren, Ohio became the first city in the country to use incandescent bulbs in it's street lights.

3) Northeast Ohio is home to the World's largest Amish community.
Amish Country | Ohio | Visitor Information
http://ssinfinity.com/tourist-places/bigimages/Amish%20Country,%20Ohio.jpg (broken link)

4) The state of Connecticut once owned the Northeast portion of the state, which was called the Connecticut Western Reserve. Most of the first settlers to the state were from Connecticut.

The first capital of the Western Reserve was Warren, Ohio.
Architecture in the Western Reserve mimicked that of the New England towns from which its settlers originally came. Many of the buildings were designed in the Georgian, Federal and Greek Revival style. Towns such as Aurora, Canfield, Gates Mills, Hudson, Milan, Norwalk, Painesville, and Poland exemplify the mixture of these styles and traditional New England town planning.
Connecticut Western Reserve - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

5) The first Packard Motor Car was built in Warren, Ohio in 1899 at the Packard Electric Company's subsidiary plant, the New York and Ohio Company. Manufacture of a successful automobile brought about the formation of the Ohio Automobile Company, which evolved into the Packard Motor Car Company in 1902. (BTW, i used to work for Packard Electric, now Delphi, a former division of General Motors) Museum History (http://packardmuseum.org/History.aspx - broken link)

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Old 01-19-2009, 08:11 PM
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Originally Posted by censusdata View Post

3. The University of Kentucky has the largest university library in the WORLD
William T. Young Library - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
That's cool!
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