Pendrilsaint From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 685 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (11 years 7 months 1 week 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 3269 times:
Hmmm...DesertJets, dont want to be contradictory...but I think that UNC is the oldest public university in the counry , correct me if I'm wrong. From UNC's website "The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill was the nation's first state university to open its doors and the only public university to award degrees in the 18th century. "
EGGD From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2001, 12443 posts, RR: 34
Reply 7, posted (11 years 7 months 1 week 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 3240 times:
uhh, the Castle was owned by King Henry VIII who stayed there frequently, its now the second best hotel in the world according to some American travel magazine... Uhh, the town is the same age as the Doomsday book.... It was a market town until a couple of years ago.
Cptkrell From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 3220 posts, RR: 12
Reply 9, posted (11 years 7 months 1 week 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 3218 times:
I'm in the "Aviation Subdivision" of Dearborn, MI, appropriately named as Henry Ford scraped a small strip here to which they would "test-fly" airplanes from what is now the FoMoCo test track across from Greenfield Village a few miles away. Greenfield Village and Henry Ford Museum (recently renamed "The Henry Ford") is the most-visited historical landmark in North America, and Detroit-Dearborn currently has the highest concentration of Arabic Peoples in North America.
My winter home was (briefly) the former capital of the state of Tennessee, but is much more known for the Civil War Battle of Murfreesboro, or, Battle of Stone's River, depending on whether you are of the Yank or Reb persuasion.
And...unfortunately, my original hometown of Coral Gables, FL was rumored to be one of the most racist cities in the US back in the 1940s-50s (I know I saw some BAD things there, even in the late 1950s). Regards...Jack
Hoons90 From Canada, joined Aug 2001, 3107 posts, RR: 52
Reply 10, posted (11 years 7 months 1 week 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 3213 times:
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Seoul, the 4th largest city in the world, if you include the urban population.
In 1988, the Olympics were held in Seoul.
In 2002, the World Cup opening ceremony was in Seoul.
In 2001, a completely new airport, was built in Incheon, this airport serves both the Seoul and Incheon area.
Seoul has been the capital of Korea for 611 years, when Chosun was founded in 1392. It was called Hanyang, but then changed it's name to Seoul sometime in the 20th century.
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Seb146 From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 11924 posts, RR: 15
Reply 12, posted (11 years 7 months 1 week 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 3184 times:
Last time this topic came up, I put something about Portland having the only inactive volcano within the boarders, but I was corrected. So: Yes, Mt. Tabor is an inactive volcano that sits in inner Southeast, but is not the only inactive volcano within a city limits. Also, when the Blue Line extention was built to Hillsboro, it had the deepest station stop in North America at Washington Park--something like 400 feet below the surface. Portland also has the smallest park in the world: Mill Ends Park, a mere 18 inches in diameter.
I actually live in Vancouver, the north suburb. The fort is still standing, and still has a small Army base nearby. In 1932, three Russians flew from Moscow over the North Pole and landed here at Pearson Airport. It took them over 60 hours to do it. Other than that, Vancouver is suburbia to the hilt!
Janne From Sweden, joined Sep 2001, 379 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (11 years 7 months 1 week 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 3159 times:
How about my hometown, Stockholm, Sweden.
I believe that the angels came down from the sky in the year of 1200
and pronounced that Stockholm should be the ruler of the Universe.
Me mad? Get out of here!
p.s. It's saturday evening here in Stockholm right now and ...
DesertJets From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 7814 posts, RR: 16
Reply 17, posted (11 years 7 months 1 week 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 3132 times:
Pendrilsaint: I am aware of UNC's founding date and I have heard a few stories regarding it as well. Without having looked into the history of UNC, which I may well get around to, I believe it was originally founded as a religious affiliated school... not 100% certain on that. Prior to the Dartmouth case in the USSC in 1818, the boundary between public and private was pretty blurred. UVA would certainly then win. Even then the College of William and Mary was founded in 1698, 2nd oldest institution of higher ed and oldest college in the US, but did not become part of the public system in Virginia until the early 20th century.
Stop drop and roll will not save you in hell. --- seen on a church marque in rural Virginia
N312RC From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 2683 posts, RR: 16
Reply 21, posted (11 years 7 months 1 week 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 3071 times:
I live in a town west of Detroit called Novi.
It is called Novi because it originall was No. VI (number six) or the sixth stop on the train between Detroit and Lansing. The Novi Special race car is named after our town, and it was constructed here.
Facts about Detroit:
Bill Boeing was born in Detroit.
Vernors Ginger Ale was invented here.
Sander's Candy and Hot Fudge (some know it) was invented here.
Techno was invented here by some High School students in their Garage.
Detroit was the first city in the world to issue individual Telephone numbers to homes and businesses.
Ford Motor Company is based here, and the World's first assembly line started right here.
General Motors and Chrysler are also based here.
Sebastian S. Kresge founded his first S.S. Kresge store here, which later became K-Mart.
Joesph Lowthian Hudson founded Hudson's Downtown Detroit Department Store, Until its closure in 1983, it was the largest department store in the world. Hudson's later merged into Dayton Corp, and is now called Marshall Fields.
Detroit Metro Airport is a hub for Northwest and Spirit Airlines.
The first international auto tunnel ever built, connecting Detroit, MI and Windsor, ON, was built under the Detroit River.
The first international rail tunnel was built connecting the same two cities under the same river in 1879.
The nation's first regularly scheduled passenger air service started between Detroit and Grand Rapids, MI in 1926.
CMK10 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 513 posts, RR: 3
Reply 22, posted (11 years 7 months 1 week 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 3067 times:
I assume you mean the longest single word city in the US, because otherwise Truth or Consequences, New Mexico and Battle Moutain, Nevada have you beat.
Oh and my town of Rye, New York has the Rye Square House, where supposedly George Washington and Lafyette stayed as well as Rye Playland with one of the oldest wooden roller coasters, it sucks though.
"Traveling light is the only way to fly" - Eric Clapton
Godbless From Sweden, joined Apr 2000, 2753 posts, RR: 16
Reply 23, posted (11 years 7 months 1 week 1 day ago) and read 3059 times:
- We have the largest round iron gascontainer in the world
- Peter Paul Rubens was born here in 1556 (or was it later?)
- We have the highest Autobahn bridge in Germany
- The famous Siegerländer Schwarzbrot is only backed here
- Siegen was the first city ever where Paul McCartney showed his paintings