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Posted: 4/4/2006 10:30:55 PM EST
[Last Edit: 4/4/2006 10:31:29 PM EST by silveradoguy17]
Well? Just for shits n grins.

Remember the balck n white night of the living dead? The bridge in the film, when the sherrif is talking about killing zombies. Anyone remember that part?

I live less that a mile away from that bridge.

Do you live by anything famous, weird, out of the ordinary? lets hear about it
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Not too far from Reagans birthplace, home of Caterpillar, home of John Deere...in other words...nope.
Link Posted: 4/4/2006 10:38:46 PM EST
Well we got Wyo Tech auto school, and westinghouse, builds nuclear fuel rods and other stuff for reactors.

besides that... uhh... Torrence State (mental) Hospital, and latrobe, where fred rodgers and arnold palmer both lived
Link Posted: 4/4/2006 10:48:47 PM EST
[Last Edit: 4/4/2006 10:59:05 PM EST by swingset]
I live about 3 houses down from a house where a victim of the 1970's "22 caliber killers' struck their 4th victim, an old man and his 4 dogs in his rural home.

Interesting serial killer(s), if you've never heard of them:

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Pinson Mounds
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About 6 miles or so from a house owned by Hank Williams Jr.
Link Posted: 4/4/2006 11:12:01 PM EST
I used to live near the steps that the father got thrown down in " The Exorcist". Georgetown Md.
Link Posted: 4/4/2006 11:12:30 PM EST
Well this is a refreshingly different thread!! I live less than two miles from the worlds largest sink hole....
Link Posted: 4/4/2006 11:13:33 PM EST
[Last Edit: 4/4/2006 11:27:11 PM EST by AROKIE]
I live in the town that had the first coin operated car wash in America.

Ardmore Oklahoma

The first coin-operated self-service car wash — the facility most common today — opened November 1962 in Ardmore, Okla. The first coin-operated auto car wash system was built June 1963 in Villa Park, Ill.

Edited: i live in only state to have the only Amercian city bombed during WW2.

Boise city , OK The bombing accured on July 5, 1943, at approximately 12:30 a.m. by a B-17 Bomber.

I dont know the full story on that.
Link Posted: 4/4/2006 11:15:14 PM EST
I live really close to Federal Cartridge
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Manassas National Battlefield park

The property that encompasses our area was a staging ground for the Confederate troops.

Link here
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The Pacific Ocean.

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The atlantic ocean and LL Bean...
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My Home Town

Link Posted: 4/5/2006 12:07:45 AM EST
[Last Edit: 4/5/2006 12:08:45 AM EST by Young-Kiwi]

Sydney Harbour bridge, The opera house is just of the shot to the left
Link Posted: 4/5/2006 12:23:03 AM EST

Originally Posted By Young-Kiwi:
Sydney Harbour bridge, The opera house is just of the shot to the left

Thats in New Zealand?
Link Posted: 4/5/2006 12:31:14 AM EST
Uh, Disney World.
Link Posted: 4/5/2006 12:51:38 AM EST
I live half way between here:

and here:

Link Posted: 4/5/2006 1:11:40 AM EST
I go to the same school where a student submitted and won the design contest for the fifty star flag. IIRC he only got a B.
Link Posted: 4/5/2006 1:15:50 AM EST
Famous as in locations that have been used in movies?

Well, this is California, you know.

The downtown area of the small SoCal town where I used to live was a prominant location for the TV series "Roswell" and was used back in 1979 or so for a movie called "Hometown USA," which I heard bombed. In fact, several of my friends from high school were extras.

Don't even get me started on greater Los Angeles.

The front steps of the county courthouse of the county where I lived more recently was used in the movie "Tucker."

I watched several scenes from 007 being filmed in San Francisco in 1985. I think it was "A View to a Kill." That was cool.

Anyway, that's just the short list. That kind of stuff happens so much in California that most people ignore it and just hope the film crew leaves before 10:00 PM so they can get some sleep.
Link Posted: 4/5/2006 1:20:37 AM EST
Anything, movies, famous, infamous, just plain cool.

But commiefornia doesnt count bc it sucks

Link Posted: 4/5/2006 1:35:42 AM EST
I live in the area known as The Mother-lode (where all the gold was/still is)...
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I'm 900 feet north of the Mason Dixon line..
This entire area is awash in history - too much to really elaborate on except that it is mostly revolutionary war and civil war history.
Lots of celebs live in the area too.

Link Posted: 4/5/2006 2:12:41 AM EST
5 miles away.

3 miles away.

Walking distance.

8 miles away.

Link Posted: 4/5/2006 2:22:35 AM EST
The largest nuclear waste containment area in the world.

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Famous or infamous?
Richard Crafts lived down the street from me. He threw his wife into a woodchipper. He was a Pilot for Eastern Airlines and his wife was a Flight Attendant. Hence the term divorce Connecticut style came about. Old Richard has been locked up for the past 20yrs. His kids rode the school bus with my Son.
Link Posted: 4/5/2006 2:24:30 AM EST

15 miles
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I live near A New England Patriot...Does that count? He's on the next street over.

I also live about an hour from Newport RI where LOTS of movies are shot...and Providence is 10 minutes away and was the setting for the show "Providence," and many movies. And I was an extra for a Showtime series pilot of "The Brotherhood," in a scene filmed in Pawtuxet Village, about 30 mins away.

And of course, there's this little bar in Boston that is an hour away, where everybody knows your name....
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[Last Edit: 4/5/2006 2:57:25 AM EST by SubnetMask]
I live within walking distance of the tomb of Colonel Dresden W. H. Howard and Chief Winameg (buried side by side).
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[Last Edit: 4/5/2006 3:07:00 AM EST by FITTER]
20 minutes from Niagara Falls

Well, maybe half an hour
Link Posted: 4/5/2006 3:15:16 AM EST
I live about 8 miles from Daytona International Speedway and about 4 miles from the Worlds Most Famous Beach.
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ummm... an we had a movie filmed in our house with the black guy from "Miami vice", ten minutes from governor Jeb's beach home, half an hour from the everglades, and my grandparents live less than 300 meters from OJ simpson.
Link Posted: 4/5/2006 3:21:30 AM EST
Lancaster County, where the Amish live. They filmed the witness here.
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My brother lives very close to Lufkin Industries, maker of the world-famous oil field pump jack.
Link Posted: 4/5/2006 3:32:48 AM EST
Gun-wise, they sued to make shotguns here. Also used to be well-known for clocks as well.
Quite a few well known people associated with the town, the most prominent at the moment being Paul Wolfowitz
Link Posted: 4/5/2006 3:35:10 AM EST
I live not too far from Graceland and Sun Records.

Ah thank ya very much...
Link Posted: 4/5/2006 3:38:00 AM EST
1) Right down the road is the ice cream stand (The Jolly Cow) featured in several scenes of the movie "C.H.U.D. - Carnovorous Humanoid Underground Dwellers"
2) A few miles west is Woodstock, for which the 1969 concert was named (though they had to move the concert a few miles further to the south)
3) Kingston is the site of the Old Senate Building, a stone building used as the seat of government when the British burned New York during the American Revolution. (Kingston was later itself burned by the British, an event we gleefully re-enact every year)
Link Posted: 4/5/2006 3:39:01 AM EST
I don't live by anything famous, but I work right down the street from the San Jacinto Battlefield.
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Snoop Dogg lives within walking distance of my house

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"Paint Your Wagon" was filmed about 40 miles from where I live.

Oregon Trail runs right through town.

Link Posted: 4/5/2006 3:49:14 AM EST
I lived half-way across town from Chuck Norris; Tustin, CA

Same town as Charles Askins; Shreveport, LA

Unknown number of WWII heroes; San Diego, CA
Link Posted: 4/5/2006 3:50:25 AM EST
I live about 2 miles away from Nasa's Johnson Space Center

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Niagara Falls!!!
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[Last Edit: 4/5/2006 6:15:58 AM EST by psyops4fun]
About 3/4 of a mile from the destruction path of the most powerful tornado ever recorded: May 3. 1999. there are tree trunks still standing that are so big around two grown men can't put their arms around them. They were snapped off about 4' high in the tornado. There is a tract of low lying undeveloped land that still looks like it was hit by a nuclear blast.

Also the site of the Murrah building, bombed in 1995.

Link Posted: 4/5/2006 4:09:23 AM EST
For five years ending last year I lived next door to the Daytona Speedway on Daytona International Airport. My buddies and I used to walk there for the Bike Week displays.

Now I live near Auburn, NY, where the Seward House is. Seward was the guy during Lincoln's presidency who pushed for the purchase of Alaska from the Russians, hence the name "Seward's Folly." There's a stagecoach in the house that Lincoln himself rode on.

There's also an old tavern in Utica, NY where George Washington and Lafayette stayed around the time of the Revolutionary War. I don't know if it was before or after, but I think it was during a recruitment trip for the fight. There were some other important founding fathers present too, but I don't remember who.

My parent's summer cottage is near the site of Woodstock 94, Griffiss AFB. Still smells like drugged up libtard hippies too, after over a decade. I wonder what the half-life of liberal hippy stink is? Has to rival Uranium.

NY state is history rich, and it is full of beautiful countryside. But it is also full of liberals.
Link Posted: 4/5/2006 4:11:50 AM EST

Originally Posted By psyops4fun:
There is a tract of low lying undeveloped land that still looks like it was hit by a nuclear blast.

Isn't your whole STATE "low-lying"?
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