(Closed) What is your state/city known for?

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Post # 137
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

I’m from south central PA. The area is known for Amish. My hometown is known for the production of snack foods… Cool, I know haha. Currently I’m living in Harrisburg which is the capital of PA

Post # 138
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2014

Well, I would personally think that Indiana is known for Purdue University & IU University, the indy 500, popcorn, and corn.

But here are some quick facts :

Abraham Lincoln moved to Indiana when he was 7 years old. He lived most of his boyhood life in Spencer County with his parents Thomas and Nancy.

Explorers Lewis and Clark set out from Fort Vincennes on their exploration of the Northwest Territory.

Marcella Gruelle of Indianapolis created the Raggedy Ann doll in 1914.

Santa Claus, Indiana receives over one half million letters and requests at Christmas time.

Historic Parke County has 32 covered bridges and is the Covered Bridge Capital of the world.

True to its motto, “Cross Roads of America” Indiana has more miles of Interstate Highway per square mile than any other state. The Indiana state Motto, can be traced back to the early 1800s. In the early years river traffic, especially along the Ohio, was a major means of transportation. The National Road, a major westward route, and the north-south Michigan Road crossed in Indianapolis. Today more major highways intersect in Indiana than in any other state.

Deep below the earth in Southern Indiana is a sea of limestone that is one of the richest deposits of top-quality limestone found anywhere on earth. New York City’s Empire State Building and Rockefeller Center as well as the Pentagon, the U.S. Treasury, a dozen other government buildings in Washington D.C. as well as 14 state capitols around the nation are built from this sturdy, beautiful Indiana limestone.

Many Mennonite and Amish live on the farmland of Northeastern Indiana. One of the United States largest Mennonite congregations is in Bern. According to Amish ordnung (rules) they are forbidden to drive cars, use electricity, or go to public places of entertainment.

From 1900 to 1920 more than 200 different makes of cars were produced in the Hoosier State. Duesenbergs, Auburns, Stutzes, and Maxwells – are prize antiques today.

 

 

 

Post # 139
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2014

Oh, Indiana is also known for nudes-a-poppin.. LOL

Post # 140
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

@lolot:  GORGROUS! Been through a few times, and loved it.

Post # 141
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

Home state: Oregon

Known for pine trees, recycling, not pumping your own gas, hippies, pot, no sales tax, fresh air, and rocky beaches

Current state: Florida

Known for sunshine, oranges, strawberries, snowbirds, AWFUL drivers, old people, humidity, palm trees, and white sandy beaches

Post # 142
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

Rain, coffee, mountains, apples & seafood. I live in Seattle! 🙂

Post # 143
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

Born and raised in West Virginia: WVU (booooo!) And Marshall University (Yayyy!!!), rednecks, white water rafting, The Greenbrier Resort.

 

Now I live in Michigan (Detroit Metro area): Drugs, homicide, 8 Mile, Eminem, crooked politicians, the Red Wings. It is also of note that, although where I live is considered the metro Detroit area, I live in a completely different county (Oakland County. Detroit is in Wayne County). Oakland County is (to my knowledge) one of the most affluent counties in the country and is home to Aretha Franklin, Bob Seger, Tim Allen, and Kid Rock. I have no idea where Eminem lives. Also, cars and Motown!

Post # 145
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

Vancouver is known as “Rain”-couver.

 

Post # 146
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Rednecks?

And natural diamonds.

Post # 147
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

Ohio: I gueses the Ohio State Buckeyes? I personally think it’s a pretty boring state.

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