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 Post subject: Intersting things about/that happen in your town.
PostPosted: Tue Jun 24, 2008 8:04 pm 
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Famous people, landmarks, events, odd traditions, etc.

Famous people: Stephen Baldwin and Rosie O'Donnell used to live here. Johnathan Demme (director of Silence of the Lambs) lives on my street. Edward Hopper (artist) also lived here, and his house was converted into a museum.

Other stuff: As I said in the paranormal thread, there is a house that is "legally declared" haunted, which was in a Ripley's: Believe it or Not book.

Also the school for "bad" kids, where there was once a murder, was strategically placed directly across from the elementary school.


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Never mind Jonathan Demme, according to Wikipedia your town is home to Fitness Celebrity John Basedow!

Now that's awesome.

As for my hometown of Jermyn, PA, supposedly we're the "Birthplace of First Aid." I guess that means the guy who first realized putting your aspirin and band-aids in the same box was a good idea came from my town.

Apart from that we have nothing overly notable. There's a restaurant with pretty good buffalo wings.

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Supposedly, my old elementary school is haunted with the soul of the teacher who died. This came up because there were power failures a lot in her old room, but nobody seems to realize that they happened before she died.

Our town has a tradition of not having traditions.

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A porn star that hasn't been mentioned by anybody since the 80's grew up in my town.

The town next to mine which I used to live in is supposed to one of the most haunted places in America or something similar.

A convict from here escaped from prison in 2006 and shot some cops and there was a giant manhunt.

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A porn star that hasn't been mentioned by anybody since the 80's grew up in my town.

That's sure something to be proud of.

Downtown is supposedly "historic" so most the buildings there are form the 19th century. I hate downtown.


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A porn star that hasn't been mentioned by anybody since the 80's grew up in my town.

That's sure something to be proud of.


Sure is.

Oh yeah, in the 80's my town was the unofficial pot capital of my county and probably is still holding that title.

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A convict from here escaped from prison in 2006 and shot some cops and there was a giant manhunt.

I remember that. He shot a couple Troopers if I remember right.

The town I grew up in isn't that famous. The Mother of the Baldwin brothers live up here though. Also, the Erie Canal runs right through the town as well. The Olympic Torch passed on it back in '96.

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Never mind Jonathan Demme, according to Wikipedia your town is home to Fitness Celebrity John Basedow!

Now that's awesome.

...no?

According to his myspace, he lives in Masspequa.


Also anybody know the band Dream Theater?


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Never mind Jonathan Demme, according to Wikipedia your town is home to Fitness Celebrity John Basedow!

Now that's awesome.

...no?

According to his myspace, he lives in Masspequa.


Also anybody know the band Dream Theater?


Well, Wikipedia said he was from there, so maybe he was born and raised there but moved.

Still, Fitness Celebrity John Basedow!

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The analog clock was invented here. That's pretty much all we've got going for us.


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I remember that. He shot a couple Troopers if I remember right.


Yeah. One of them died about 2 miles away from me. The rest are okay now.

Also Greg: Dee Snider? Jackie Gleason? Your town is awesome.

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we have the hodag country fest every year
John Heisman is buried here
we're home of the hodag

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Michael Bublé went to the same elementary school I went to when he was a kid. He even came back to the school on year during a carnival and donated a bunch of money to the music program.

Carrie-Anne Moss was also born in my city, along with a couple of other stars I can't quite recall off the top of my head. Joe Sakic (AKA Burnaby Joe) was also born here. He even has a street named after him right by one of our local hockey arenas. Cliff Ronning, who retired from the NHL in 2006, also traces his humble beginnings back to my town, and currently lives a street up from me. I could go see him right now if I wanted to, 'cept I can't 'cause his house is practically a fortress. A big, beautiful fortress...

We also have a significant Electronic Arts facility here, which I have been to, along with a flourishing film industry.

The more you know.

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In my town, we have a restaurant called "The Point."

Apparently John Travolta eats/ate there quite regularly.

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My city (Mayfield Heights, OH) isn't notable for anything in particular. Bill Watterson lives in Chagrin Falls, but that's several miles away, as is Cleveland. And those are different cities altogether so they don't count.

Seriously, the area I live in looks like the entire state of Indiana. Nothing notable has ever happened in Indiana.

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Apparently my town is the birthplace of the American Navy. Oh, and my fourth grade teacher taught Debrah Messing.

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The core of every major league baseball is made here.

We also have two NFL players, Deshea Townsend and Dwayne Rudd. And of course, Soulja Boy.

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Oh yeah, one NFL player has graduated from my town's only high school.

His name? Tim Lucas. Bet none of you have ever heard of him. He played for the Broncos, and the Oakland Express in the USFL.

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sci-fi greg wrote:
Also anybody know the band Dream Theater?


of course greg, why?

The keyboard player lives in my town, and his wife runs the theatre program I do. I'm also friends with his daughter. I also forgot to say I'm pretty good friends with Johnathan Demme's daughter.


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The town where I live (Stillwater) is the first settlement in the Unassigned lands.

Famous people: Barry Sanders went to the college in-town. Jimmy Mardsen, who I guess is some actor or something, also lived here.

And we have the National Wrestling Hall of Fame. And the first Sonic.

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I live kinda within biking distance of Tony Gwynn.
And Rollie Fingers used to live right down the hill from me.

edit: oh yeah, and Ted Williams.

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Samuel Lount, a martyr of the 1837 Rebellion led by William Lyon Mackenzie, farmed and operated a smithy here. Lount was captured later, convicted of treason, and hanged on April 12, 1838.

Cool, I guess.
Jim Carrey lived in the next town over.

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Also anybody know the band Dream Theater?


of course greg, why?

The keyboard player lives in my town, and his wife runs the theatre program I do. I'm also friends with his daughter.

That's awesome. Have you met him in person before?

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On Mother's Day this year, my next door neighbor fell off his roof. My parents left the house before I woke up and there were emergency vehicles outside.

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I've got a part of the Erie Canal. Tim Connolly of the Buffalo Sabres came from my town. And I have an Anheuser-Busch Plant in my town. Just the fact that I have a brewery in my town makes my town better than any of yours.

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I live kinda within biking distance of Tony Gwynn.
And Rollie Fingers used to live right down the hill from me.

edit: oh yeah, and Ted Williams.

Dude, that's awesome.

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Jimmy Mardsen


James Marsden?

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Tim Connolly of the Buffalo Sabres came from my town.


heck yeah, sabres

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But I don't want to because I still want to keep where I live under wraps.


That's why I never said what porn star and some other stuff. We aren't very good for history but some famous peeps were born around here.

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