What’s cool about where you’re from?

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  1. Mr. Sinister

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    • missing linc

      missing linc Loose nut behind the wheel

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      We had the busiest supervised drug consumption site in North America, until the government pulled it's funding due to some "financial irregularities".
       
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      • Dicer

        Dicer Back Bone beats Wish Bone all the time. FABO Gold Member

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        Lincoln, Illinois

        The only town ever named for Abraham Lincoln while he was still alive sports this downtown monument in the shape of a two-foot-long ear-to-ear watermelon slice. It commemorates the day in 1853 when the future 16th President, who was then just an Illinois lawyer, christened his namesake community by slicing open a melon and pouring its juice onto the ground. In agreeing to lend his name to this place, Abe reportedly said, "I never knew anything named Lincoln that amounted to much."

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        • like_A_pike

          like_A_pike or chain pickerel

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          I've lived in 23 of the United States, some more than once in every corner and lots in the middle. Big towns and the middle of nowhere.

          the best part.... the people....made this long strange trip all worth taking.
           
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          • mopar head

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            I always thought Harpers Ferry is pretty cool, lot of Civil War local history in our county.
            John Brown`s raid happened there, caught and hanged in Charlestown, not far away.
            2010-09-02-harpers-ferry-from-maryland-heights-panorama-crop.jpg Where
            The Potomac and Shenandoah rivers merge. Potomac on right, pic taken from Maryland heights.
             
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            • 4fortyDemon

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              Cool thing, Animal House was filmed in your town... unless you're too young to know the flick!
               
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              • moparmarks

                moparmarks zippindippintie FABO Gold Member

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                Colorado sooooo.......
                 
              • ocdart

                ocdart Inland Mopars Car Club FABO Gold Member

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                Born, raised and have lived all my life (so far) in SoCal. Grew up in the 60s at the height of the muscle car era right in the middle of Lions, OCIR, Irwindale and Pomona.
                I can be in either the mountains, desert or beach in about an hour from pulling out of my driveway. I can do breakfast in the mountains and a late lunch at the beach if I want to.
                And I can drive my Mopar (when it's finished) all year long.
                'Nuff said!
                 
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                • K.O. SWINGER

                  K.O. SWINGER Meeting in the alley since 1976

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                  I actually remember when they had the streets blocked off and they were filming animal House
                   
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                  • Yunick13

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                    From the history side......

                    Lincoln ordered my town burnt, along with all the Mo Kan border towns in Mo.
                     
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                    • Dartsun

                      Dartsun Mopar Dude

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                      That’s my hometown also. Born raised in Eugene moved out to springfield. The amount of homeless here is uncanny. Used to be a lot nicer in the 90s, it’s different now, drugs are pretty much legal.
                       
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                      • 1995dak

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                        It's Texas bro! The greatest place on the face of this entire freaking ass planet!:soapbox:

                        I'm kidding of coarse.......kinda. :icon_fU:
                         
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                        • 1995dak

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                          I hear that! We go every year for Vacation and it gets harder to leave. Beautiful state you have and the wife loves how mellow i am no matter whats afoot.:lol:
                           
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                          • RustyRatRod

                            RustyRatRod I was born on a Monday. Not last Monday. FABO Gold Member

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                            Clearly, without Macon, Georgia, the face of music would not be the same. This is a partial list off the top of my head without cheatin. lol

                            Little Richard
                            Otis Redding
                            The Allman Brothers
                            James Brown
                            Stillwater
                            Chuck Leavell
                            Sea Level
                            Grinderswitch
                            Doc Holiday
                            Loose Change
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                            Capricorn Records
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                            Tim Brooks and The Alien Sharecroppers
                            Brothers Brooks
                            Tim Brooks
                            Gregg Brooks
                            Neal Fountain
                            Jason Aldean
                            Ronnie Hammond
                            Phil Walden
                            Me
                             
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                            • MrJLR

                              MrJLR Built, not bought FABO Gold Member

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                              My girlfriend said to kiss her where it stinks. ....so I moved us to Chino.

                              Jeff
                               
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                              • 1995dak

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                                :rofl:
                                 
                              • K.O. SWINGER

                                K.O. SWINGER Meeting in the alley since 1976

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                                But I do say that there's really no place like Oregon, with the Pacific ocean on one side and the Cascade mountains on the other, huge stands of Douglas fir to high desert all across the state. When I grew up here there was a drag strip on one side of the street and an asphalt circle track on the other about a half mile out of town, those were the days!!

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                                • Sublime one

                                  Sublime one 72 Demon FABO Gold Member

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                                  Small world, we lived in Monroe. Between Eugene and Corvallis. Played many a game of hockey in Eugene ice rink. Still have a bunch of family in Albany, and Lebanon.
                                   
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                                  • K.O. SWINGER

                                    K.O. SWINGER Meeting in the alley since 1976

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                                    Like this. What's not to love!

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                                    • MOPARMAGA

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                                      Isn't it cheaper to buy a toiletries
                                      Than move ?
                                       
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                                      • DodgeLad

                                        DodgeLad Victim of Circumstance

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                                        First wilderness and one of the largest, the Gila.
                                        Home to one of the rarest creatures known to man, the Jackalope
                                        Sierra Blanca, highest southernmost peak in US (12,000 ft)
                                        All 7 of Merriam’s Life Zones
                                        Billy the Kid
                                        Trinity Site, Los Alamos National Lab
                                        White Sands Missile Range...where stealth technology was developed
                                         
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                                          I live in the Palm Springs of Washington.
                                          It reminds me of the old spaghetti western's Clint Eastwood made famous. I love Washington, there's everything, high desert, massive forests, ocean, lakes, rivers, a few mountain ranges. But there's 1 part that nearly ruined it all Seattle it's inhabitants are mentally unstable.
                                           
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                                          • K.O. SWINGER

                                            K.O. SWINGER Meeting in the alley since 1976

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                                              Alan Jackson, Charlie Daniels, Johnny Paycheck & Yeah with out Macon, Waylon Jennings would've had to find another city where his banker was from in the song "rose in paradise"
                                               
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                                              • '73red-duster

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                                                Southwest Missouri. Missouri is a "Constitutional Carry" state. Hard to beat these Ozark's. For the most part, the weather is pretty moderate. Surrounded by lakes, forests, and rolling hills. Springfield is called the Queen City of the Ozarks, ( I call it the Crime City ) I can be about anywhere I need to be in Springfield, in about 15 minutes. Arkansas, Kansas, or Oklahoma, in about an hour. Home of Bass Pro Shop, Hammonds Field, ( Springfield Cardinals baseball ) probably the nicest minor league stadium in the league, short trip to Branson, and Silver Dollar City. For the size of the city, it amazes me what all businesses it supports. 5 Wal Mart Supercenters, 5 Neighborhood Markets, 2 Sam's Clubs, building a new Costco, 2 Menards, 2 Lowes, Home Depot, 2 Harbor Freight, etc. and all busy, what seems all the time. I'm guessing at least 200 restaurants. 2 major hospitals, with some of the best medical care available. Too much more to mention. And the majority of people are friendly. Almost forgot to mention, lots of cruise in's, and car shows, along with Ozark Raceway, and Mo-Kan Dragway.
                                                 
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