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 ponygrlâ„¢
Joined: 7/22/2006
Msg: 49
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ummm, let's see..........i'm from ringtown, pa. schuylkill county. i live in the coal region. where i'm from is where santa claus gets his coal from. so all of you boys and girls out there you better behave, there's a lot of coal here.

just remember.....he's making a list and checking it twice he's gonna find out if you're naughty or nice..............
 cuteazabutton
Joined: 8/8/2006
Msg: 70
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Posted: 12/24/2006 8:18:24 AM
My hometown named "Kirkland Lake, Ontario Canada" is famous for:

Gold Mines
NHL Hockey players such as Darren Puppa, Dan D'aoust,****Duff
Actor Micheal Mahonen from "Road to Avonlea" played as "Gus Pike"
4 Seasons=Winter, Spring, Summer and Fall
Recently known for our new "Hockey Heritage North" building
Sir Harry Oakes, museum was once his home
A home on Main Street was well known as a Brothel in the 1930's for all the miners and is now a family home
"Swastika" a little village just 10 minutes from town was named after Hitler visited and named it (if im correct about that)
Famous for fishing, ice fishing in winter, hunting for all the southerners
Adams Mine (the place where Toronto wanted to send their garbage to at one time)

Anyways thats all i can remember for now if i remember more i'll post it another time if this thread continues.

For now I want to wish all the POF'ers a "MERRY CHRISTMAS AND A HAPPY NEW YEAR"

 Brizo
Joined: 2/19/2006
Msg: 86
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Posted: 12/25/2006 8:35:23 PM
Bryan, Ohio

Spangler Candy Company, in business for over 100 years. Chances are if you're eating a candy cane made in America, we made it.....

Ohio Art Company - spirograph, etch a sketch, betty spaghetti etc....

Also near Defiance Ohio, founded from Fort Defiance.....

nearby, in Archbold, Ohio - Sauder's woodworking, formed by Erie Sauder as an offshoot of his pew building business....
 afterimage
Joined: 11/27/2005
Msg: 89
Whats your town/city famous for?
Posted: 12/25/2006 10:01:11 PM
Portland, Oregon

We're known for:
Rose Festival

Portland Jail...Trailblazers

One of only two cities in the U.S. containing an extinct volcano (Mt. Tabor)

Matt Groening, creator of The Simpsons grew up in Portland. Many of the of Simpsons characters are named after the streets here. The nuclear power-plant is based on the old Trojan Nuclear plant.

Gus Van Sant, film-maker lives here (Good Will Hunting, My Private Idaho)

Nike and Intel are both based here.

Nicknamed "Little Beiruit" by Bush 41 because of the nutty, radical lefty protestors that cause trouble.

We have more strip clubs per capita than any city in the U.S.
 Chris_In_Whitby
Joined: 7/17/2004
Msg: 92
Whats your town/city famous for?
Posted: 12/26/2006 6:49:01 PM
I don't think this is a "biggy" for our town but I think is really cool. The writer for the 1st James Bond Novel "Casino Royale" was a spy himself and trained in our town of Whitby at Camp X which I didn't know existed here back in WWI !!!! Thats famous I think that we had the creator train here in our town!
 dancer3151
Joined: 3/8/2006
Msg: 93
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Posted: 12/26/2006 8:41:16 PM
Columbus, Ohio the home of:

Wendy's
White Castle
Nationwide Insurance
Grange Insurance
Abercrombie & Fitch
Bath & Bodyworks
Limited
Victoria's Secret
THE OHIO STATE BUCKEYES!!
People who can't use a turn signal
Really amazing jazz (Nancy Wilson's from here!)
Suburban sprawl gone crazy
Awesome independent restaurants
The North Market (just go!)

I've lived here for 25 years and watched this place become nearly a real city!
 Lucette325
Joined: 2/2/2005
Msg: 94
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Posted: 12/26/2006 10:36:52 PM
Winnipeg, Manitoba. Slurpee capital, also murder capital.

I like slurpees...
 lizzy915
Joined: 11/8/2006
Msg: 106
Whats your town/city famous for?
Posted: 12/28/2006 9:08:58 PM
I live in Bath, NY - I live 10 miles from Savona, NY where 13 year old Eric Smith murdered 4 year old Derrick Robie and the Court was held here in Bath.
 Simlasa
Joined: 10/30/2004
Msg: 136
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Posted: 6/3/2007 11:36:17 PM
Desperate losers and the hustlers who love them...
 Simlasa
Joined: 10/30/2004
Msg: 137
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Posted: 6/4/2007 12:16:50 AM
I'd move North in an instant if I ever got the chance...
 quietstorm8
Joined: 10/22/2006
Msg: 139
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Posted: 6/4/2007 3:31:02 AM
new brunswick new jersey was where george
washington almost got captured by the british; i believe he was only ten
minutes ahead of redcoat marines......so you chaps in the uk

should know, but for a twist of fate i would be
speaking proper english
 FistnCuffs
Joined: 10/13/2006
Msg: 140
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Posted: 6/4/2007 5:33:51 AM
i'm surprised the two ladies from thunder bay never mentioned the sleeping giant...incidentally its in the running for the #1 wonder of canada...
no mention of the world famous persian either...hmm
and lets not forget eagle canyon which sports the longest suspension bridge of its type in canada...
thunder bay is also famous cuz i live here...nyuk nyuk nyuk...
 E-wok II
Joined: 5/31/2007
Msg: 152
Whats your town/city famous for?
Posted: 6/4/2007 8:24:19 PM
Vancouver, BC:

Movies: Almost all the cool movies you see today set in New York City & the States is actually filmed in Vancouver. Although, this does not make us famous to movie goers... :p
 FistnCuffs
Joined: 10/13/2006
Msg: 153
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Posted: 6/4/2007 8:42:28 PM
poor white...its rumored that a few of the james gang members settled near my home town after they disbanded
 tinmar
Joined: 11/4/2005
Msg: 158
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Posted: 6/5/2007 9:37:05 AM
i live in braintree in essex and its famous for its computer shop....o and once someone got arrested for dropping litterxxx
 gonzofanmel
Joined: 10/3/2006
Msg: 165
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Posted: 6/11/2007 2:31:00 PM
Pittsburgh PA, checkin' in!!! Voted the "most livable city," according to Rand-McNally. Woohoo!!

Famous for....steel. At least, we USED to be, about 60 years ago, but for some reason people still think we're this grimy industrial city with gray air and smokestacks as far as the eye can see...NOT TRUE, PEOPLE!!

Home to the Steelers (2005 Superbowl champions--everyone around here's a little bit sports crazy), Mr. Roger's Neighborhood, Kennywood Park (amusement park with some really great classic old-school wooden rollercoasters), Isaly's (aka the place that first sold the now-famous Klondike bar), and birthplace of the ferris wheel, the Nickelodeon, and playwright August Wilson.

Oh, and don't forget Pirmanti Brothers--damn good sandwiches (especially at 3 AM after you've been drinking all night)--typical Pirmanti's sandiwich consists of some kind of meat, egg, cole slaw and french fries slapped between two thick slices of bread. Mmmmmmmm, tasty!!
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