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Subject: What is your City known for?

Written By: whistledog on 05/10/06 at 2:41 pm

Is the city you live in, famous for anything?

Subject: Re: What is your City known for?

Written By: Apricot on 05/10/06 at 2:44 pm

Shippensburg... got NOTHING. Our closest thing to history or anything interesting is that our town's founder was Benedict Arnold's father-in-law.

Subject: Re: What is your City known for?

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/10/06 at 2:45 pm

Where shall I start with London in the UK?

Subject: Re: What is your City known for?

Written By: Sister Morphine on 05/10/06 at 2:47 pm

Chicago is known for a lot.  Alpharetta isn't known for crap.

Subject: Re: What is your City known for?

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/10/06 at 2:48 pm


Chicago is known for a lot.  Alpharetta isn't known for crap.
Is Chicago always windy?

Subject: Re: What is your City known for?

Written By: Sister Morphine on 05/10/06 at 2:52 pm


Is Chicago always windy?



No, not really.  The wind itself isn't how the city got it's nickname.

Subject: Re: What is your City known for?

Written By: FaultyDog on 05/10/06 at 3:00 pm

Den Helder isn't known for alot. It's the home base of the Royal Dutch Navy (that's why it was bombed severly in WWII), and it has the most hours of sunshine per year (not much good, since this is also one of the windiest places in the country).

No people of any international claim and fame were born here (apart from illustrator Anton Pieck).

Subject: Re: What is your City known for?

Written By: CatwomanofV on 05/10/06 at 3:02 pm

Slate.


Cat

Subject: Re: What is your City known for?

Written By: ChuckyG on 05/10/06 at 3:03 pm

My hometown is the site of the first liquid fueled rocket in 1926.  My grandmother lived in town at the time, and trust me, the farmers weren't too happy with the noise.

Subject: Re: What is your City known for?

Written By: nally on 05/10/06 at 3:05 pm

Oxnard, CA --- the city in which I live --- is best known for strawberries. In fact, every year they have a strawberry festival the third weekend in May.

Subject: Re: What is your City known for?

Written By: chaka on 05/10/06 at 3:06 pm

what is my city known for?
does anybody even know my "city"??
umm well Luxembourg city has NOTHING whatsoever.  :P

as for famous people,Brian Molko, the lead singer of Placebo used to live and go to school here.

Subject: Re: What is your City known for?

Written By: deadrockstar on 05/10/06 at 3:28 pm

edit: double post

Subject: Re: What is your City known for?

Written By: whistledog on 05/10/06 at 3:31 pm

Those stupid LIST tags messed up my post, so I'm going to re-post


My city, known as the Limestone City, is famous for it's old buildings, which are made of Limestone (quel surprise). 

Also ...

- In 1860, the first ever Hockey game that used a puck was played here
- The sailing events for the 1976 Summer Olympics took place here
- Sir John A. MacDonald, the first ever Prime Minister of Canada was born here
- Many Hockey players were born here.  Bryan Adams was also born here, but he left for Vancouver almost right after he was born
- Other bands like The Tragically Hip and Bedouin Soundclash formed here, as well ... Ryan Malcolm, the first winner of Canadian Idol was born here
- My city is also the Prison Capital of Canada.  Not sure how many Prisons exactly are here, but I believe there are about 12 of them, the main one which currently is the home of serial killer Paul Bernardo

Subject: Re: What is your City known for?

Written By: deadrockstar on 05/10/06 at 3:42 pm

I live in Tyler, Texas(pop. 100,000+30-40,000 residents in metro area) which is famous for roses.  Its known as the Rose City or Rose Capital of the World.  Over half of the roses commercially distributed in the entire world come from this area.  President Eisenhower was also born here.

Tyler is also known as being the business hub for the oil industry in this part of Texas, though that has mostly gone by the wayside.  Tyler unfortunately is known for gang activity and crime, back in the early 90s it was named Drive-by capital of the world, though I'm not sure what the source of that was. 

Ironically, its also been named as the Third best city in America to live in for it's population category(which was at the time 75,000-100,000 I believe).  I think that is based on education available, entertainment, health care, and other things.  The health care here is excellent; two BIG hospitals and a network of clinics and drug stores- we have a lot of retirees.  ETMC(East Texas Medical Center)'s cardiac unit is in the top 20 for the entire nation.  When it comes to recreation we have a good park system, live theater, several museums, two different venues for concerts and such,and a planetarium(sp?).  As far as education we have the University of Texas at Tyler, which just this past year has been expanded into a full, four-year college; their campus is being enlargened quite a bit and now there is talk of a football team.  There is also Texas College(which is considered to be an African-American institution) and Tyler Junior College which has several thousand studants and is one of the top rated community colleges in the state.  UTTyler is also considered to be the best UT campus besides the main one in Austin.

The city is kinda bi-polar.  Part of it is very run down and underdeveloped, and the other part is VERY nice and developed.  I know that kind of split is found in most towns of a certain size, but it seems especially pronounced here.

Subject: Re: What is your City known for?

Written By: CeramicsFanatic on 05/10/06 at 3:43 pm


Oxnard, CA --- the city in which I live --- is best known for strawberries. In fact, every year they have a strawberry festival the third weekend in May.


I remember eating lots of fresh strawberries when I was there, and they were delicious!  :)

Subject: Re: What is your City known for?

Written By: CeramicsFanatic on 05/10/06 at 3:47 pm

The town/village I live in is just outside of Honolulu...which is known for Waikiki Beach, hula, leis, pineapples, macadamia nuts, etc...

Subject: Re: What is your City known for?

Written By: deadrockstar on 05/10/06 at 3:48 pm


Oxnard, CA --- the city in which I live --- is best known for strawberries. In fact, every year they have a strawberry festival the third weekend in May.


We have something every year called the Rose Parade to celebrate our roses, and they crown the Rose Queen.

Subject: Re: What is your City known for?

Written By: deadrockstar on 05/10/06 at 3:49 pm


The town/village I live in is just outside of Honolulu...which is known for Waikiki Beach, hula, leis, pineapples, macadamia nuts, etc...


Oh wow I didn't know you lived in Hawaii.  Cool. :)

Subject: Re: What is your City known for?

Written By: CeramicsFanatic on 05/10/06 at 3:52 pm

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Subject: Re: What is your City known for?

Written By: ultraviolet52 on 05/10/06 at 5:02 pm

Hmmm, my city, which is named Antioch is mainly known for our famous canneries which popped up around the beginning of last century. Two main canneries were on the Antioch riverfront and mostly women worked at them during the seasonal times.
They made a statue in honor of the standard cannery lady.

They'd mainly can fish and probably fruit.
http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e10/ultraviolet521/cannery_lady.jpg

Subject: Re: What is your City known for?

Written By: Morton on 05/10/06 at 5:04 pm

Ahem... Sunderland, UK

Previously, it's coal mines and ship building

Nowadays, the highest teenage pregnancy and underage drinking rates in britain and it's atrocious football team (who I support)

Subject: Re: What is your City known for?

Written By: Bobby on 05/10/06 at 5:09 pm

Plymouth UK, Francis Drake and of course, shipping the pilgrims off to the US (I live very close to the Mayflower Steps).

Subject: Re: What is your City known for?

Written By: velvetoneo on 05/10/06 at 5:38 pm

Glen Ridge, North Jersey. Tom Cruise went to high school here, was discovered in the senior class spring play of 1980, and dropped out to move to NYC and become a waiter and audition for roles. In 1989, we had a huge scandal when high school football players from my high school raped a retarded girl with a baseball bat and the school tried to cover it up. We had a Lifetime movie made about us and an infamous book written about us (Our Guys.) What else...hmm. We have the third oldest average house age in the country, and most of our town is Victorian and Tudor homes.

Subject: Re: What is your City known for?

Written By: HunkyDory on 05/10/06 at 5:49 pm

Livermore, CA



Longest lasting lightbulb....I know....exciting

Subject: Re: What is your City known for?

Written By: danootaandme on 05/10/06 at 5:59 pm

Malden, Massachusetts

Home of Converse Rubber(All-Stars etc), until they pulled up stakes and moved south, then to China
Erle Stanley Gardner(Perry Mason)-lived here for a while)
When the Babe played with the Sox he used to come here for batting practice.
Albert DeSalvo-(the Boston Strangler) was living here when doing his dirty deeds
Albert H Davenport-furniture manufacturer, sleep sofas
Malden/Medford Thanksgiving Day High School Football Rivalry-3rd Oldest in Country

Subject: Re: What is your City known for?

Written By: Bobby on 05/10/06 at 6:02 pm


Livermore, CA



Longest lasting lightbulb....I know....exciting


Heh heh. That was enlightening.  ;)

Subject: Re: What is your City known for?

Written By: GoodRedShirt on 05/10/06 at 6:05 pm

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Subject: Re: What is your City known for?

Written By: HunkyDory on 05/10/06 at 6:06 pm


Heh heh. That was enlightening.  ;)

Very punny, very punny

Subject: Re: What is your City known for?

Written By: Bobby on 05/10/06 at 6:10 pm


Very punny, very punny


Yes, I am bright for my age . . . Ho ho!  ;D

Subject: Re: What is your City known for?

Written By: loki 13 on 05/10/06 at 6:27 pm

Mt. Ephraim, N.J., nothing, but I lived in Camden, N.J. for 40 years and it's only
about a mile west of here so I'll use that.

Mass Murderer Howard Unruh

Walt Whitman

Campbell's Soup

Subject: Re: What is your City known for?

Written By: Trimac20 on 05/10/06 at 9:39 pm

Perth, WA

Hosted the Commonwealth Games in 1962
Famous for the bands INXS, connections with AC/DC, a major music centre.
Famous for being the Home of the America's Cup in 1983
It's laid back lifestyle/people

Not much else, really. I'd llike to see at least one hollywood movie filmed here...

Subject: Re: What is your City known for?

Written By: deadrockstar on 05/10/06 at 9:44 pm


connections with AC/DC,


Some balls are for charity ;D

Subject: Re: What is your City known for?

Written By: La Roche on 05/10/06 at 10:51 pm

Well, first of all...

http://www.acs.appstate.edu/~kms/classes/psy3203/arch1b.jpg

Car jackings, top 5 murders per capita since records started, 'East St. Louis', 'North St. Louis'  ;D

Also, Worlds Fair, Olympics, lot's of neat sheesh.

Subject: Re: What is your City known for?

Written By: deadrockstar on 05/10/06 at 11:05 pm

^and John Goodman.  Don't forget John Goodman.

Subject: Re: What is your City known for?

Written By: lorac61469 on 05/10/06 at 11:39 pm

Let's see...I live in Bristol Va, which happens to be the birthplace of country music.  Everyone assumes that country music started in Nashville, but actually the Carter Family made the first country recording here in 1927.  http://www.birthplaceofcountrymusic.org/index.cgi?BISKIT=888619702&CONTEXT=cat&cat=10001

Also if you happen to be a Nascar fan you will know about Bristol.

Subject: Re: What is your City known for?

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/11/06 at 1:44 am


Well, first of all...

http://www.acs.appstate.edu/~kms/classes/psy3203/arch1b.jpg

Car jackings, top 5 murders per capita since records started, 'East St. Louis', 'North St. Louis'  ;D

Also, Worlds Fair, Olympics, lot's of neat sheesh.
That plane is not going to make it through the arch.

Subject: Re: What is your City known for?

Written By: karen on 05/11/06 at 7:03 am

Several well-known athletics people went to uni here.  The bell foundry in town supplied the large bell in St Paul's Cathedral (and probably others)  The local steam preservation railway has appeared in several films.

eta: the bell foundry cast a replica of the Liberty Bell last year (Although I don't think they put a crack in this one)

Subject: Re: What is your City known for?

Written By: Step-chan on 05/11/06 at 11:50 am

Things that I don't care for.

Indy 500 to name one.

Subject: Re: What is your City known for?

Written By: ultraviolet52 on 05/11/06 at 1:24 pm


Livermore, CA



Longest lasting lightbulb....I know....exciting


Hey, you're not too  far from me, I know where that light bulb is. They showed it on Bay Area Backroads a few times. Very tiny little bulb and hardly any wattage.

Subject: Re: What is your City known for?

Written By: Marian on 05/11/06 at 2:46 pm

the Sharks,Debi Thomas,Rudy Galindo,Amy Chow,Willie T.Ribbs,the Armenian bobsled team from the 2002 Olympics,the soccer player who took off her shirt(her name escapes me),Willow Glen,Robertsville.Unfortunately also known for the Wendy's incident.

Subject: Re: What is your City known for?

Written By: HunkyDory on 05/11/06 at 4:01 pm


Hey, you're not too  far from me, I know where that light bulb is. They showed it on Bay Area Backroads a few times. Very tiny little bulb and hardly any wattage.

yea it is hardly glowing anymore

Subject: Re: What is your City known for?

Written By: ultraviolet52 on 05/11/06 at 4:03 pm


the Sharks,Debi Thomas,Rudy Galindo,Amy Chow,Willie T.Ribbs,the Armenian bobsled team from the 2002 Olympics,the soccer player who took off her shirt(her name escapes me),Willow Glen,Robertsville.Unfortunately also known for the Wendy's incident.


I think that soccer player's name is Brandy Chastain, or something close to that.

Subject: Re: What is your City known for?

Written By: Marian on 05/12/06 at 4:11 pm


I think that soccer player's name is Brandy Chastain, or something close to that.
That's it,thanks.Also,the Winchester Mystery House.

Subject: Re: What is your City known for?

Written By: LyricBoy on 05/12/06 at 6:09 pm

My city is known for murder.  :\'(

Population: 11,000

In the past week, we have had 3 murders in three separate shootings.  :o  One right in front of the police station.  :o

Subject: Re: What is your City known for?

Written By: ultraviolet52 on 05/12/06 at 6:20 pm


That's it,thanks.Also,the Winchester Mystery House.


Yes, I have always wanted to go there.

Subject: Re: What is your City known for?

Written By: Dominic L. on 05/12/06 at 6:59 pm


That's it,thanks.Also,the Winchester Mystery House.



That place is spooky at night.

Subject: Re: What is your City known for?

Written By: HunkyDory on 05/12/06 at 7:02 pm



That place is spooky at night.

I want to go there!

Subject: Re: What is your City known for?

Written By: Dominic L. on 05/12/06 at 7:04 pm


I want to go there!


http://www.orlyowl.com/orly.jpg

Subject: Re: What is your City known for?

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/05/08 at 6:57 am

London is famous for the mist, Jack the Ripper and the Abbey Road Crossing.

Subject: Re: What is your City known for?

Written By: Tia on 02/05/08 at 7:00 am

war profiteering, crony capitalism, lies, humanitarian catastrophe, waste, fraud and abuse

peace, freedom and democracy

Subject: Re: What is your City known for?

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/05/08 at 7:10 am


war profiteering, crony capitalism, lies, humanitarian catastrophe, waste, fraud and abuse
That could some up many of the cities of the world?

Subject: Re: What is your City known for?

Written By: Howard on 02/05/08 at 7:32 am

Good Food and Good restaurants.

Subject: Re: What is your City known for?

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/05/08 at 7:34 am


Good Food and Good restaurants.
McDonald's?

Subject: Re: What is your City known for?

Written By: Howard on 02/05/08 at 7:38 am


McDonald's?


Yes,plenty of McDonalds everywhere.

Subject: Re: What is your City known for?

Written By: Jessica on 02/05/08 at 9:07 am

Castroville: Artichokes.

Chicago: Hot dogs, stuffed pizza, big buildings, and the lakefront.

Subject: Re: What is your City known for?

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/05/08 at 9:08 am


Yes,plenty of McDonalds everywhere.
Here in London, where found one Mcdonald's restaurant had shutdown!

Subject: Re: What is your City known for?

Written By: Tia on 02/05/08 at 9:17 am


That could some up many of the cities of the world?
but at the moment perhaps washington d.c. the most. :(

Subject: Re: What is your City known for?

Written By: ninny on 02/05/08 at 10:15 am

Rushville, Ny is where Marcus Whitman grew up...Marcus Whitman was a Protestant missionary. Answering the call to bring white man's religion to the Indians, he was sent by the American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions to the Oregon country in 1836. He and his wife established their mission at a grassy site near the Walla Walla River. The site was named Waiilatpu, an Indian word meaning "place of the rye grass." There at the mission was born Alice Clarissa Whitman, the first white child born west of the Rockies and north of California, on March 14, 1837 Things came to a head when in 1847, a measles epidemic came to the Northwest. The Indians were already upset due to the recent murder of the son of Peu-Peu-mox-mox, Chief of the Walla Wallas. They were angered when they saw the white settlers that Dr. Whitman treated survived, while their own people died. The Indians didn't understand that they had no natural immunity and thought the doctor was poisoning them. They attacked the mission on November 29, killing the doctor and his wife, Narcissa, and twelve others. Fifty others, mostly women and children, were taken captive by the Cayuse.

Subject: Re: What is your City known for?

Written By: Dominic L. on 02/05/08 at 4:29 pm

The world's longest burning lightbulb!

Subject: Re: What is your City known for?

Written By: thereshegoes on 02/05/08 at 4:41 pm

The beach,samba and bossa nova.

Subject: Re: What is your City known for?

Written By: CatwomanofV on 02/05/08 at 4:44 pm


The beach,samba and bossa nova.


"Manana De Carnaval"?  ;)  I love that song.



Cat

Subject: Re: What is your City known for?

Written By: Reynolds1863 on 02/05/08 at 4:50 pm

Elizabethtown PA.  Don't think it's famous for anything.  I live less than 8 miles from Hershey.

Hershey is famous for one thing!!!!

CHOCOLATE.

Yes, Hershey Pa does have the scent of chocolate in the air on a breezy day.  Yes, you can get the stuff for a much as 50% off if you buy in the factory shop. 

Subject: Re: What is your City known for?

Written By: loki 13 on 02/05/08 at 5:02 pm

When I posted here on page 2, I completely forgot about one of the most important things
that Camden, New Jersey is known for.

The first drive in movie theater.

The first patent for the Drive-In Theater (United States Patent# 1,909,537) was issued on May 16, 1933.
With an investment of $30,000, Richard Hollingshead opened the first drive-in on Tuesday June 6, 1933 at
a location on Crescent Boulevard, Camden, New Jersey. The price of admission was 25 cents for the car and
25 cents per person.

Subject: Re: What is your City known for?

Written By: danootaandme on 02/06/08 at 6:40 am




Hershey is famous for one thing!!!!

CHOCOLATE.




I heard that was supposed to be coming to an end 

Subject: Re: What is your City known for?

Written By: Howard on 02/06/08 at 6:41 am


Here in London, where found one Mcdonald's restaurant had shutdown!


Why were they shut down? rats?  ???

Subject: Re: What is your City known for?

Written By: Howard on 02/06/08 at 6:43 am

cell phones,IPods,T-Mobile sidekicks and other electronic gadgets.

Subject: Re: What is your City known for?

Written By: Reynolds1863 on 02/06/08 at 5:42 pm



I heard that was supposed to be coming to an end 



Some of it is being made in Mexico.  Milton Hershey is rolling over in his grave. :(

Subject: Re: What is your City known for?

Written By: adagio on 02/06/08 at 9:16 pm

The Dogwood Festival in Knoxville, Tn.

Subject: Re: What is your City known for?

Written By: AL-B Mk. III on 02/07/08 at 1:34 am

Kansas City:

Known for jazz, barbecue, and really bad professional sports teams.

Subject: Re: What is your City known for?

Written By: Tia on 02/07/08 at 7:26 am



I heard that was supposed to be coming to an end 

the hershey plant is moving to china, is it?

sorry, i keep getting political. :-[

Subject: Re: What is your City known for?

Written By: Henk on 02/07/08 at 11:50 am

Brace yourself...




Den Helder, home of the tallest non-skeletal cast iron lighthouse in the world. ::)


Yep. That's us. :P







There's talk of possible relocation of the Dutch GP circuit from Zandvoort to Den Helder. IF this is going to happen (and I'm not seeing this happen, anyway not any time soon), this MIGHT also mean a return of Formula 1 races to The Netherlands.

Well, you never know...Not that I'm holding my breath or anything.

Subject: Re: What is your City known for?

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/07/08 at 12:03 pm


Brace yourself...




Den Helder, home of the tallest non-skeletal cast iron lighthouse in the world. ::)


Yep. That's us. :P







There's talk of possible relocation of the Dutch GP circuit from Zandvoort to Den Helder. IF this is going to happen (and I'm not seeing this happen, anyway not any time soon), this MIGHT also mean a return of Formula 1 races to The Netherlands.

Well, you never know...Not that I'm holding my breath or anything.
Any possibility of the Eurovision Song Contest returning The Netherlands?

Subject: Re: What is your City known for?

Written By: whistledog on 02/07/08 at 12:17 pm

In the city where I was born, is also the birthplace of ...

Dixie Lee (Fried Chicken Franchised restaurant)
Black Diamond Cheese
Hawkins Cheezies (similar to Cheetos, but only more expensive)
Lee Aaron (80s Heavy Metal Queen)
Avril Lavigne
Farley Mowat (Author)
John Weldon (Animator)

Subject: Re: What is your City known for?

Written By: gemini on 02/07/08 at 12:20 pm

After a quick Google search, I found nothing famous or exciting.  I'll have to dig a little deeper!

Subject: Re: What is your City known for?

Written By: SemperYoda on 02/07/08 at 1:07 pm

I live in Magna, Utah

It is an old mining town started in late 1800's to support the Bingham Canyon Mine.  The Bingham Mine is one of the largest open pit mines in the world.  It is on the western side of the Salt Lake Valley.  Salt Lake City is on the eastern side of the valley along the Wasatch Mountains. 


Salt Lake City

Rivalry between University of Utah and BYU.  Utah Jazz.  LDS Temple.  Home of the 2002 Winter Olympics.  Liberal city surrounded by the rest of the conservative state. Skiing.

Park City.

Skiing, tourism.  In the Wasatch Mountains.  Home of Sundance film festival.


However, the state is best known for having 5 national parks.

Subject: Re: What is your City known for?

Written By: karen on 02/07/08 at 2:34 pm

Where I'm living at the moment has been a separate town since 1693 - so it's pretty old in US terms.

It has the oldest continuously operating ferry in the US.  It has been running since 1655.  Then the two places were part of the same township.


Not sure how famous these other people are but they are mentioned on the town website.  :-\\

J.B.Williams - soap maker

John Howard Hale was known as the Peach King. He developed a peach that could withstand New England winters and was disease resistant. . 

In 1948, the Saglio Brothers formed Arbor Acres and produced a chicken that A&P Food Stores awarded the title “Chicken of Tomorrow”.

The Smith Sisters, staunch abolitionists and supporters of the Women's Sufferage Movement

Thomas Welles, Governor of Connecticut in 1658 and 1659

Gideon Welles, Secretary of the Navy under Abraham Lincoln.

Up the road I can visit the houses of Harriet Beecher Stowe and Mark Twain

Subject: Re: What is your City known for?

Written By: Henk on 02/07/08 at 2:40 pm


Any possibility of the Eurovision Song Contest returning The Netherlands?


I'd say the odds of our country getting hit by multiple tornadoes, a tsunami, a meteor and an earthquake with a magnitude of 8.5 on one and the same day are considerably better.

Subject: Re: What is your City known for?

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/07/08 at 2:42 pm


I'd say the odds of our country getting hit by multiple tornadoes, a tsunami, a meteor and an earthquake with a magnitude of 8.5 on one and the same day are considerably better.
Enough said.

Subject: Re: What is your City known for?

Written By: Reynolds1863 on 02/07/08 at 3:51 pm


the hershey plant is moving to china, is it?

sorry, i keep getting political. :-[


No dear, the plant is in Mexico.  It's cheaper.

Subject: Re: What is your City known for?

Written By: whistledog on 09/06/13 at 11:04 pm


My city, known as the Limestone City, is famous for it's old buildings, which are made of Limestone (quel surprise). 

Also ...

- In 1860, the first ever Hockey game that used a puck was played here
- The sailing events for the 1976 Summer Olympics took place here
- Sir John A. MacDonald, the first ever Prime Minister of Canada was born here
- Many Hockey players were born here.  Bryan Adams was also born here, but he left for Vancouver almost right after he was born
- Other bands like The Tragically Hip and Bedouin Soundclash formed here, as well ... Ryan Malcolm, the first winner of Canadian Idol was born here
- My city is also the Prison Capital of Canada.  Not sure how many Prisons exactly are here, but I believe there are about 12 of them, the main one which currently is the home of serial killer Paul Bernardo



I saw a guest viewing this, and I noticed there are a few things I left off my list, some have occured since I posted this ...

- An episode of the TV series Nikita was recently filmed here
- The Shafia Family Murders occured  in 2009 and it made national news
- Hugh Dillon, star of the TV series Flashpoint was born/raised here.  In the 90s, he was the frontman for a rock band called The Headstones.  They recently reformed and are going on a Canadian tour.  Of their stops, here was not one of them, so the local radio station spammed their Facebook until they agreed to come and perform lol

- On April 19, 2012, the Government of Canada announced that Kingston Penitentiary (the same one that is home to Paul Bernardo and now Russell Williams), which is the oldest Prison in Canada, will close by 2014.  There is talk to turn it into a museum, but don't know if that will ever pan out.  The Prison for Women that was located across from it (where Bernardo's ex-wfe Karla Homolka was imprisoned) closed down in 2000 and now serves as an archive for Queens, a University which is #8 on the 2013 list of the Top Universities in Canada

Subject: Re: What is your City known for?

Written By: Inertia on 09/07/13 at 12:28 am

We are known for Tater Day. XD There is an article on Wikipedia about the event.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tater_Day

A parody song someone wrote about our festival:

https://soundcloud.com/wqqr/tater-day-song

We are also known for the Land Between the Lands National Recreational Area which you can read more about here:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Land_Between_the_Lakes_National_Recreation_Area

Subject: Re: What is your City known for?

Written By: XYkid on 09/07/13 at 1:04 am

The town I live in is known for having the oldest Hass Avacado tree, which died in 2002.
Also Zebrahead is originally from here.

My hometown in Oregon is where Nike is headquartered.

Subject: Re: What is your City known for?

Written By: danootaandme on 09/07/13 at 1:06 am


The town I live in is known for having the oldest Hass Avacado tree, which died in 2002.
Also Zebrahead is originally from here.

My hometown in Oregon is where Nike is headquartered.


Converse used to be headquartered here, with the factory and offices, then they moved south, then they moved to China, then they were bought by Nike....degrees of separation  :)

Subject: Re: What is your City known for?

Written By: valleyroads on 09/07/13 at 6:10 pm

My city is where Nike was founded and had the premier Nike store for years, is famous for college football and the Olympic Track & Field Trials, there are some well-known microbreweries here (Ninkasi being the best-known), and gang activity has skyrocketed since the early 90s and the Dari-Mart Massacre & murder of Aaron Iturra.

Subject: Re: What is your City known for?

Written By: warped on 09/07/13 at 6:13 pm

Research In Motion ...BlackBerry
Octoberfest.
Lots of NHL hockey players.

Subject: Re: What is your City known for?

Written By: amjikloviet on 09/09/13 at 12:36 pm

Well...we have the Providence Place Mall. Also, we have the Waterfires in Downtown Providence!

Subject: Re: What is your City known for?

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/09/13 at 12:47 pm

Where shall I start with London?

Subject: Re: What is your City known for?

Written By: AL-B Mk. III on 09/11/13 at 2:36 pm

Omaha, Nebraska: Known for being the headquarters of the Union Pacific railroad and as home to the College World Series since 1950. Also the hometown of the bands Bright Eyes and 311.

Subject: Re: What is your City known for?

Written By: 80sfan on 09/11/13 at 10:27 pm

Husker football. Corn.

Subject: Re: What is your City known for?

Written By: Dagwood on 09/11/13 at 10:30 pm

Mormons

Subject: Re: What is your City known for?

Written By: AL-B Mk. III on 09/11/13 at 11:21 pm


Husker football. Corn.


Don't forget the longest straight main street in the world!  ;)

Subject: Re: What is your City known for?

Written By: 80sfan on 09/15/13 at 11:04 pm


Don't forget the longest straight main street in the world!  ;)


Are you talking about O' Street? Are you joking or is this true?

Subject: Re: What is your City known for?

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 09/16/13 at 9:03 pm

Amherst College, UMass, Emily Dickinson, Robert Frost, and drunken college kids.
8)

Subject: Re: What is your City known for?

Written By: c_keenan2001@hotmail.com on 11/20/13 at 8:22 pm

Cobourg isn't known for a whole lot except condos, condos, and more CONDOS!!

Subject: Re: What is your City known for?

Written By: whistledog on 11/29/13 at 7:03 pm


Cobourg isn't known for a whole lot except condos, condos, and more CONDOS!!


I've been there before.  I was passing by on my way home and thought I'd see what it was like.  I quite liked the Northumberland Mall

Subject: Re: What is your City known for?

Written By: c_keenan2001@hotmail.com on 11/29/13 at 10:10 pm


I've been there before.  I was passing by on my way home and thought I'd see what it was like.  I quite liked the Northumberland Mall


:)

Subject: Re: What is your City known for?

Written By: Reynolds1863 on 02/11/16 at 4:02 am

Lancaster PA

15th president of the United States.
Our Amish population
Wilber's Chocolate
We hosted last years Women's U.S. golf classic.
our lovely potholes and endless roadwork.

Subject: Re: What is your City known for?

Written By: violet_shy on 02/11/16 at 1:06 pm

I live in Providence, Rhode Island. Been living here since I was 7 years old...so I actually grew up here.

Some of the things Providence is known for:

- Providence has the most coffee and donut shops per capita of any city in the country.
- Brown University
- The Big Blue Bug, it is the world's largest artificial bug.
- Providence is the largest manufacturer of silverware in the world
- Waterfire
- Providence Place Mall
- Historical Benefit Street
- Downtown Providence area

Subject: Re: What is your City known for?

Written By: Ripley on 03/11/16 at 10:53 am

Planes

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