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    Posted: 11 February 2008 at 6:01pm

Is there anything cool/interesting about your home town? What is it?

Mine is Wharton, NJ. Its a really old (1800's) miner town that turned residential around the beginning of the 20'th century. Only interesting things are:

Picatinny Rail was developed in it kinda(In Picatinny Arsenal, which is a Military base and not really listed as being in any town. But is across the road from my town and the kids from it go to my school.)
Cindie Laupers "Time After Time" was filmed in it(because of some roadside gaspumps that were illegal or something) and part of it is in my friends house)
Juicy Juice is made here and some parts sometime smell like it when large quantities are spilled. Also includes huge warehouse.
Mineshafts cave in every few years.
Kirk Alyn was born in Wharton (The first Superman before Christopher Reeves)
An Episode of Future Weapons shows some of Wharton (they're driving to Pictinny accually).

 

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Bull Durham was filmed here (duh).  A good part of Kiss the Girls was also filmed here, I got to meet Morgan Freeman when it was filmed too.
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nothing much that I know of other than the Blues Brothers has some local scenes in it.
Oh and apparently Tom Morello lives here.
I know for fact some of the guys from Rise Against live down the street.


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I was born in Atlanta, but I have lived here for most of my life.

The area I live in was recently changed to the name St. Johns and is no longer an area of Jacksonville if memory serves me correctly.

When I want to have fun I go to St. Augustine which is the Nations Oldest City and has several well known haunted buildings.

There has been episodes of the show on Sci Fi Ghost Hunters filmed in the area.

Tim Tebow played High School football at my local High School, though He was home schooled.
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home of the Roseanne house (unfortunately)
a league of their own was filmed at a field there.
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Tavares, Florida:

Was founded by Alexander St. Clair-Abrams. After fighting in the Civil War, he moved to New York and became the foreign affairs editor for the New York Herald, becoming famous for his coverage of the Franco-Prussian war. Eventually moved to Atlanta but did not do well, so he came to Florida to work for a railway system he owned. Founded the city of Tavares in hope that the state would choose it as a new capitol.

It was never chosen.


The famous courthouse:




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Crown Point Indiana. A city about 35 min from downtown Chicago with about 22,000 people living there now.

On March 3, 1934, Crown Point etched its name forever in the history books as the infamous bank robber and FBI "Public Enemy #1" John Dillinger escaped from the "escape-proof" (as it was dubbed by local authorities at the time) Lake County Jail which was guarded by many police and national guardsmen. Dillinger apparently escaped using a hand-carved wooden gun blackened with shoe polish, although this was disputed by some witnesses. Dillinger further embarrassed the city, as well as then-42-year-old Sheriff Lillian Holley, by driving off in her brand new V-8 Ford. The press augmented her chagrin with such headlines as: "Slim woman, mother of twins, controlled Dillinger as sheriff." Incensed, Holley declared at the time, "If I ever see John Dillinger again, I'll shoot him dead with my own gun. Don't blame anyone else for this escape. Blame me. I have no political career ahead of me and I don't care." This embarassing episode left Crown Point with a blemish that to this day has yet to be removed. Furthermore, Sheriff Holley made certain the Dillinger name would have no standing in Crown Point up until her death in 1994 at 102. Due mainly to her efforts, there is no mention of the "Great Escape" to be found anywhere in the city, save for a brief mention on a National Register of Historic Places plaque outside the old Sheriff's house.

Because Crown Point had no waiting period for marriage licenses, the city became a popular place to get married and became known as the Marriage Mill. Many famous people came to Crown Point to be wed including Tom Mix, Rudolph Valentino, Cassius Clay, Jackson 5 patriarch Joseph Jackson and Ronald Reagan


Yeah I took the info from Wikipedia but thats about it. 
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I totally forgot half the other things.

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Arlington Heights is an affluent village in Cook County, Illinois and a northwestern suburb of Chicago. It is located about 25 miles northwest of downtown Chicago. A 2003 Census recount gave the village a population of 76,422, the largest for a village in the United States, with neighboring Schaumburg, Illinois not far behind in second place. It is also the twelfth largest municipality in the state of Illinois.

Arlington Heights is known for Arlington Park Race Track, home of the Arlington Million, a Breeders' Cup qualifying event; also hosted the Breeders' Cup Classic in 2002. It is also home to the Arlington Heights Memorial Library, which has one of the largest collections in the state, as well as the Metropolis Performing Arts Theatre, Saint Viator High School ([1] home of the 2007 golf champions), and John Hersey High School.




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Chuck Norris filmed Forest Warrior here.
We're the Kiteboarding/windsurfing capital of the US.
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Fredericksburg, Virginia. Very famous civil war battlefields, not to mention the fact that it was close to the center of DC and Richmond. Both the Battle of Chancellorsville and the Battle of Fredericksburg. George Washington's family lived across the river that I live on. Thats about it.
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Maple Valley, Washington. Still live here. Its boring, and far from society. Sort of.



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Glasgow Scotland

Aside from being the murder capital of western Europe it's not such a bad place, Good people (for the most part) and a good nightlife.
It has become known as one of the harder cities in Britain people from England tend to think you're a bit of a nutter when you tell them you're from Glasgow 
  However I love it here and everyone I know is proud to be from here.

Used to be a major shipping route for Victorian Britain and the main point for shipbuilding and the like but now the shipyards have closed and its just another big city.
A few scenes from trainspotting were filmed pretty much where I live like when the shoot the dog in the arse with the air rifle.

 

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Too much to list, but Highlights Springfield Armory, Dr Seuss, Kurt Russell and much more moar Springfield Mass
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There is a fat black man that rides a lawn mower around and the people know him as "Big Worl".
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We have a steel mill that is the only on in the country that cuts steel the ay it does. (The original way of cutting it, I don't remember the process).

And we also have the oldest bakeryin th USA
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