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Re: Some things you may not have known....
« Reply #15 on: February 24, 2009, 08:35:13 PM »
Hey JIT you just blew my whole reason for liking the Canadians right out of the water!!    I thought you guys didn't care much for all the new age fancy stuff and still had your priorities in the right place--the outdoors, cattle, hockey, and, of course, beer!   I'm really disappointed---you almost sound like you could be from Minnesota---I'm sorry--that's low even for me!!  Just kidding!!

I live 30 miles from the home of Spam and the Spam museum--its in Minnesota of course.  I understand your frustration about rationalizations concerning your home as well.    Have you ever heard anyone describe Iowa without using the word corn??   Its more than just one big corn field--we raise soybeans,too!!

I also share your wonder at the vernacular surrounding women's undergarments--of course there are a lot of things about females I don't fully understand--most likely never will!!   It doesn't keep me from appreciating them, however!!
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Re: Some things you may not have known....
« Reply #16 on: February 24, 2009, 08:37:22 PM »
Biggest state east of the Mississippi River - home to Jennifer Nettles, Alan Jackson, Luke Bryan, Littl Richard and many other singers. Known as the Peach State and the Watermelon Capital of the world.
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Re: Some things you may not have known....
« Reply #17 on: February 24, 2009, 09:13:17 PM »
There's a few of us here in Iowa that like Gibsons if you ever get down this way ;-) RW

Not just Iowa there RW, some Western Kansan's enjoy it as well :)

Jimmyski - long time since I've herd from you - how's the judging team and weather out there? RW
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Re: Some things you may not have known....
« Reply #18 on: February 24, 2009, 10:28:29 PM »
the nfl footballs are made in Ada Ohio. that's where wilson is located.

ohio is the heart of it all.

we have dave chappelle

and the wright brothers did all their research and planning and development in dayton at their bicycle shop before they flew their plane in kittyhawk.

fairborn is home of the united states air force museum

we have astronauts john glenn and neil armstrong too

we also have the first professional baseball team the cincinnatti red legs.

i'm pretty sure we have the best university too, The Ohio State University.  ;)
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Re: Some things you may not have known....
« Reply #19 on: February 24, 2009, 10:35:48 PM »
Well, CO has Pikes Peak, the Great Divide, and the National Western Stock Show and Rodeo. We not only have a high mountain, but we also have a Banana Belt! Pretty cool stuff.

(Well, we also have the best college, being Colorado State University. GO RAMS!!  (lol))
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Re: Some things you may not have known....
« Reply #20 on: February 24, 2009, 10:45:10 PM »
Kansas has the worlds larges ball of twine, deepest hand dug well, largest prairie dog, first land grant university (KSU) home to Pres. Dwight D. Eisenhower, Amelia Airheart, had all 3 major wagon train trails pass through it.  At the time the El Dorado vein was the largest oil reserve hit in the world.  We also love our beer and whiskey.  Not everything in Kansas is flat.  Oh and we do have running water and electricity.  When I was in high school a friend of mine's cousin flew in from Arizona and asked if it was just like the book.  She then asked what book.  Little house on the prairie.  You can hunt inside the city limits of the 2 largest cities.  Half of the state bleeds purple, the other half just has to try with blue and red.  
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Re: Some things you may not have known....
« Reply #21 on: February 24, 2009, 11:08:17 PM »
Getting ready for the Mizzou game tomorrow?  Hoping the Cats put another whopping on them, unfornately Mizzou has been playing a lot better.

Kansas has the worlds larges ball of twine, deepest hand dug well, largest prairie dog, first land grant university (KSU) home to Pres. Dwight D. Eisenhower, Amelia Airheart, had all 3 major wagon train trails pass through it.  At the time the El Dorado vein was the largest oil reserve hit in the world.  We also love our beer and whiskey.  Not everything in Kansas is flat.  Oh and we do have running water and electricity.  When I was in high school a friend of mine's cousin flew in from Arizona and asked if it was just like the book.  She then asked what book.  Little house on the prairie.  You can hunt inside the city limits of the 2 largest cities.  Half of the state bleeds purple, the other half just has to try with blue and red.  
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Re: Some things you may not have known....
« Reply #22 on: February 24, 2009, 11:49:24 PM »
Heck we get those same questions up here in NoDak. Looking at our state facts, I can see why no one knows anythign about us:

The town of Rugby is the geographical center of North America. A rock obelisk about 15 feet tall, flanked by poles flying the United States and Canadian flags marks the location.
 
North Dakota passed a bill in 1987 making English the official state language.
 
When Dakota Territory was created in 1861 it was named for the Dakota Indian tribe. Dakota is a Sioux word meaning friends or allies.
 
Dakota Gasification Company in Beulah is the nation's only synthetic natural gas producer.
 
The North Dakota State University research experiment station in Hettinger is the largest state owned sheep research center in the United States.
 
The World's Largest Buffalo monument is located at Frontier Village in Jamestown. The structure is 26 feet high, 46 feet long, and weighs 60 ton.
 
North Dakota grows more sunflowers than any other state.
 
Kenmare is the Goose Capital of North Dakota. Kenmare is the hunting haven of the north with an annual snow goose count being over 400,000 birds.
 
President Theodore Roosevelt first came to Dakota Territory in September 1883 to hunt bison. Before returning home to New York, he became interested in the cattle business and established the Maltese Cross Ranch and the Elkhorn Ranch.
 
Only one word is needed to describe Lake Sakakawea country - big. From the massive two-mile long Garrison Dam near Riverdale to the end of Lake Sakakawea near Williston, Lake Sakakawea is nearly 200 miles long with a shoreline of countless bays and inlets that cover 1,600 miles.
 
The American elm (Ulmus americana) is the official state tree and is commonly found across North Dakota. The American elm often reaches 120 feet or taller.
 
Of the 50 states North Dakota is 17th in size, with 70,665 square miles. North Dakota is 212 miles long north to south and 360 miles wide east to west.
 
Lawrence Welk left his home in Strasburg on his birthday in 1924 to pursue his musical career. On July 2, 1955, he made his debut on national television. The Lawrence Welk Show was produced for 26 years and today reruns of the popular program air weekly throughout the United States and foreign countries.
 
The Lewis and Clark expedition encountered their first grizzly (brown) bears in North Dakota.

Famous Folks from Nodak:
Richard "Dick" Armey - politician (easy knabe)
Leslie Bibb - actress (married to Judd Apatow)
Brooks Bollinger - football player
Jeff Boschee - basketball player
Warren M. Christopher - statesman
Angie Dickinson - actress
Josh Duhamel - actor
Phil Jackson - nba coach
Louis L'Amour - author

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Re: Some things you may not have known....
« Reply #23 on: February 25, 2009, 02:39:49 AM »
Colorado is the only location to turn down the Olympics after they were selected.
It's Alferd Packer, not Alfred Packer.
We celebrate a frozen dead guy, and a cannibal.
Our streets are paved, we don't ride horses to work, and we have electricity and running water.  It doesn't snow here everyday, and we can breathe just fine.  (For our friends on the east coast)
We don't have an accent.

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Re: Some things you may not have known....
« Reply #24 on: February 25, 2009, 02:46:34 AM »
Colorado is the only location to turn down the Olympics after they were selected.
It's Alferd Packer, not Alfred Packer.
We celebrate a frozen dead guy, and a cannibal.
Our streets are paved, we don't ride horses to work, and we have electricity and running water.  It doesn't snow here everyday, and we can breathe just fine.  (For our friends on the east coast)
We don't have an accent.

This is the first year, in quite a few years, that I am not going to make it skiing.  Quite bummed about it.
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Re: Some things you may not have known....
« Reply #25 on: February 25, 2009, 07:42:13 AM »
We really do have trees and hills in Kansas. We are proud of both of them. ;)

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Re: Some things you may not have known....
« Reply #26 on: February 25, 2009, 07:44:58 AM »
OH B- you forgot Wendy's started here in Ohio too.

JIT- I enjoyed hearing about your home. It reminded me of a letter to Dear Abby that asked why people though Hawaii was a foreign nation. lol

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Re: Some things you may not have known....
« Reply #27 on: February 25, 2009, 08:34:54 AM »
I live in |Kansas not far from the majestic Mount Sunflower. Also the Busse Cache site,Laird-Busse site,12 mile site,bone hill,Kanarado site, and the Kidder massacre site.
People can't believe we have such a big moon for such a small town.

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Re: Some things you may not have known....
« Reply #28 on: February 25, 2009, 09:04:23 AM »
Well, I guess I forgot to say that our state flower is the Rocky Mountain Columbine which can be found throughout the Rocky Mountains. Also home to Garden of the gods and a Cog Railway. (Runs to the top of the peak. Pretty cool ride.)
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Re: Some things you may not have known....
« Reply #29 on: February 25, 2009, 09:32:36 AM »
There's a few of us here in Iowa that like Gibsons if you ever get down this way ;-) RW

Not just Iowa there RW, some Western Kansan's enjoy it as well :)

Jimmyski - long time since I've herd from you - how's the judging team and weather out there? RW


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As far as the weather: dry, dry, dry. We've been pretty spoiled in regards to temperature this winter but we sure didn't get any moisture either.

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