What’s cool about where you’re from?

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  1. dodgedifferent2

    dodgedifferent2 Well-Known Member

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    South western ontario Canada

    First oil well in canada (15 min up the road)
    Oil Springs, Ontario - Wikipedia

    Uncle Tom's cabin (underground railroad for slaves) (15min other way up the road)
    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uncle_Tom's_Cabin_Historic_Site

    Battle of the Thames (death of Tecumseh 1813) (10 min another way)

    Jumbo the elephant (1 hour drive)
    Jumbo - Wikipedia

    Home of Sir Arthur Currie (Strathroy) commander of Canadian corps who helped strategize the battle of Vimy Ridge. WW1 (Defined canada and its nation very proud moment in Canadian history)(1 hour drive)

    I always like to learn new stuff, What’s cool or unique about where your from?
     
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    • SLOPAR72

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      Norfolk, VA. Huge Military influence for our Country.

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      • Treblig

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        Columbus arrived in our Corpus Christi Bay shores Aug 3, 1492:
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        NOT!!!!

        Columbus actually did try to land here but we managed to fend him off, I think he ended up sailing up North somewhere???
         
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        • Sublime one

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          We got a Wood Chipper!
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          • DartGTDan

            DartGTDan '71 Dart GT Fan

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            • j par

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              NOTHING! DON'T COME HERE! LOL...
              Or as Governor McCall said come visit but please don't stay!!... LOL
               
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                I don't care who you, are that there's funny!...
                 
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                • 4spdragtop

                  4spdragtop CONGRATS NORTH AMERICA! FABO Gold Member

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                  Cool thread Charles. I lived(for a short stint) in Camlachie, which was close to you I believe. Helped run the water plant for Petrolia. Water plant was actually on shore of Lake Huron and the water was piped approx 15 miles south to Petrolia.
                  Petrolia, Ontario - Wikipedia
                  Where we are now, Peterborough lift lock, was worlds largest, not sure if it still is.
                  Peterborough Lift Lock
                  Hockey:canada:, I believe more NHL players played junior here than anywhere else. Coaches as well.
                  https://gopetesgo.com/history
                  Ant Hill farm cult.
                  Roch Thériault - Wikipedia
                  Old Lindsay Jail, maximum security. (Jail was spelled gaol way back). Max sentence was "2 years less a day"(provincial jail). Dad worked there until it closed and they opened a "Super Jail".
                  Olde Gaol Museum
                  Beautiful Trent Severn waterway. We are lucky enough to be surrounded by LOTS of lakes and the TSW.
                  Trent–Severn Waterway - Wikipedia
                  :canada:
                   
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                  • pauly

                    pauly MOPAR or no car! FABO Gold Member

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                    Grew up in Fremont Michigan -10 miles away now. The home of Gerber Baby Food! Went to school with some great grandkids of the founders.
                     
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                    • CudaCraig

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                      Spring Green Wi. Home town of Frank Loyd Wright . Taliesin and The house on the rock .
                       
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                      • pishta

                        pishta I know I'm right....

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                        Surf City, USA: Huntington Beach, CA. We gave ourselves that name with Santa Cruz contesting it. Skylab parts were made here. Tustin, CA home of ZP-31 (Zeppelin Patrol) squadron and the LTA base (lighter than air) for WWII patrol blimps for the Navy, was converted to MCAS Tustin for Helos. Hangars are still there, although one got damaged recently but has Historical Building status so they remain.
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                        • 44070dart

                          44070dart How the hell did I get this old

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                          Niagara Falls US side and CND. side.. living on the border so you can travel between two countries in a few minutes. Best pizza, wings and roast beef on weck on the planet. (IMHO) :) .. Great summers and miserable winters. Bad football (exception this year so far) and hockey teams, but people who support them every year because they are here. Albright/Knox Art gallery ( below) with some of the best art in the country, and a medical corridor that will be one of the biggest on the east coast when completed. Three Dog Night, GOO GOO Dolls, Grover Washington jr. and Rick >MF< James :rolleyes: are from here. A waterfront that is getting more incredible each year and skiing (of course) that is great See it not all about bad snow in Buffalo. :D

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                          • diymirage

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                            • Fred Scigliano

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                              I live in North Dakota I guess we state-tree-of-north-dakota-telephone-pole-17755716.png got nice looking trees???
                               
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                              • Fred Scigliano

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                                images?q=tbn:ANd9GcRgi8g0txds5w9SESTzR7Y4gkoO2U9vpCOY4w&usqp=CAU.jpg And birds...
                                 
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                                • K.O. SWINGER

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                                  Grew up in the suburbs of Eugene Oregon, it's not the same as it once was. Still very beautiful but has probably 50% New growth from California and they brought a lot of their liberal b******* with them to be local is somewhat of an odyssey now, also highest homeless per capita in the United States Eugene Oregon. Track Town USA doesn't quite mean the same thing as it used to!
                                   
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                                  • 4spdragtop

                                    4spdragtop CONGRATS NORTH AMERICA! FABO Gold Member

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                                    • Fred Scigliano

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                                      We got just about every kinda bird God made and lots of them and they all shit on my cars. lol
                                       
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                                      • G-Fish

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                                        We average 268 sunny days each year in Tucson, so I can drive my Mopar most any day I want!
                                         
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                                        • AJ/FormS

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                                          Our logo is Sunny Manitoba.
                                          I don't know the moron that adopted that.
                                          It's only sunny one day a week, and I have to work that day.
                                          It's only ever NOT windy on a day that I have to work.
                                          It always rains on the weekends.
                                          But there is a silver lining; Global warming has come to us, and this November has been exceptionally warm, sunny, and precipitation free. So far, this fall has been easy on my heat bill.
                                          Oh yeah, we are the home of Giants; A giant Camel, a giant sturgeon, a giant dinosaur, and the Giant Pumpkin.
                                          They have a weigh-off every year; ever see a 1000 pound Orange squash? I have. I think there was a year, that one showed up so big, they couldn't weigh it locally.
                                          And Manitoba is the Home of 4H.
                                          And somewhere in Southern Manitoba is the geographical center of N.America. Yeah like who figured that out.....
                                          At one time, just a few years ago, I lived here in what is affectionately known as the Bible Belt, cuz, you know, there was a well supported church on nearly every corner. And no bars. and no place to buy alcohol other than rubbing alclhol. But that all changed one day, when a local town reached City status and the Mayor got greedy. He opened the doors to immigration, and all the riff-raff came. It's been downhill ever since. I kid you not.
                                          We have now, walking among us, a fat girl wearing Daisy-Dukes with the azzcheeks cut out of them. Unbelievable!
                                          but I digress......
                                           
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                                          • Fred Scigliano

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                                            Sorry AJ your not far from me and as you know shit runs down hill.
                                             
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                                            • gdrill

                                              gdrill If you drink, think, before you type...... Staff Member FABO Gold Member

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                                              The outdoor temperature 85% of the year.
                                               
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                                              • FISHYPETE

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                                                Holdingford, home of Minnesota 13. St. Cloud the Granite City
                                                 
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                                                • Fred Scigliano

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                                                  We average 4 months of almost good weather and the rest is winter for the most part. LOL
                                                   
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