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Old 08-30-2008, 12:58 PM
 
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Thanks, Steve Bagu.
I'm over 50 millions years old. I arrived in America from England as stowaways on Pilgrim ships. While in office President Dwight Eisenhower despised me, but President Ronald Reagan loved me. Also Princess Diana was extremely fond of me. Who Am I?
At first I thought a type of bird, but I'll say squirrels.
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Old 08-30-2008, 01:30 PM
 
Location: When the people find that they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic
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At first I thought a type of bird, but I'll say squirrels.
We got a winner, it's indeed a squirrel. One interesting fact
- the most densely squirrel-populated area in the world is Lafayette Park in Washington, D.C. where surrounding offices pooled together resources in the 1960s to provide a constant supply of peanuts for their furry neigbors.
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Old 08-30-2008, 07:28 PM
 
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We got a winner, it's indeed a squirrel. One interesting fact
- the most densely squirrel-populated area in the world is Lafayette Park in Washington, D.C. where surrounding offices pooled together resources in the 1960s to provide a constant supply of peanuts for their furry neigbors.
Marcian, excellent question. BTW, I found that 60 European Starlings were brought from England in 1860 and released in New York's Central Park. A few years later 40 more were released. Of course, they multiplied into millions and have been a threat to several native species.

New question: I was born in Scotland in 1756. At 14 I emigrated to New York City and worked in my uncle's counting house, where I made my fortune. Later, I returned to Scotland and worked on a design for a new type of road construction. It's said to be most revolutionary design in road building since the time of the Romans, although it has undergone several modifications. It was first adapted in the US in building a stretch of road in Maryland. This type of road still carries my name.
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Old 08-30-2008, 08:23 PM
 
Location: Yellow Brick Road
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John Loudon McAdam - "mcadam roads" ????
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Old 08-31-2008, 08:01 AM
 
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John Loudon McAdam - "mcadam roads" ????
Correct and it's your turn. The first use of McAdam's road design was in Maryland on the National Post Road (now alternate Rt 40) between Boonsboro and Hagerstown, MD. Later it was used in extending Rt 40 between Hagerstown and Cumberland, MD.
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Old 08-31-2008, 09:20 AM
 
Location: Yellow Brick Road
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I wrote this from New York in the Mid-19th Century. Who am I?

"In the event of war with any foreign government I should desire to be brought into active service in the field with as high a rank in the regular army as I could obtain. If that could not be accomplished without leaving the Corps of Engineers, I should then desire a transfer. . . ."
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Old 08-31-2008, 12:44 PM
 
Location: So. of Rosarito, Baja, Mexico
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Interjecting a bit. While back I put in the question on "I lost my ship", well, just got thru watching the movie "30 secs over tokyo" and saw again where Van Johnson crawled ashore and standing up looked towards the tail end of his plane sticking up out of the water and says " I lost my ship, I lost my ship". Backing up my memory I guess, Steve
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Old 08-31-2008, 01:25 PM
 
Location: Yellow Brick Road
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Shoot, Steve. I thought you had come back on to provide the answer to my question!!!

But nice that you got to catch that Van Johnson moment, tho . . .

(I watched "San Francisco" -1936- this morning).
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Old 08-31-2008, 02:31 PM
 
Location: Peoples Republic of Cali
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I wrote this from New York in the Mid-19th Century. Who am I?

"In the event of war with any foreign government I should desire to be brought into active service in the field with as high a rank in the regular army as I could obtain. If that could not be accomplished without leaving the Corps of Engineers, I should then desire a transfer. . . ."
Just a quess here, Robert E. Lee?????
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Old 08-31-2008, 02:55 PM
 
Location: Yellow Brick Road
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Just a quess here, Robert E. Lee?????
Darn good guess, BassMan!!! I have always been fascinated w/ Lee's work w/ the Army Corps of Engineers. When I lived in the midwest, I enjoyed tracing his steps around the St. Louis area.

Thank you! And I appreciate everyone letting me step in on the thread . . . I enjoy reading it very much.
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