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    lonewolf
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    Originally posted by dj View Post
    I was getting antsy for a getaway weekend with Mrs. dj and found this map: https://www.mentalfloss.com/article/...e-us-road-trip
    I did not drive that exact route and it took 27 years (1971-1998) but I have touched all those bases, with the caveat that although I have been to Burlington, VT, I have no memory of Shelburne Farms.
    Next assignment?

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  • dj
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  • dj
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    I was getting antsy for a getaway weekend with Mrs. dj and found this map: https://www.mentalfloss.com/article/...e-us-road-trip

    Not exactly what I was looking for, but it could make for a great way to spend a retirement summer in the future, or even do portions of it over the course of a few years. Much like hiking the entire Appalachian Trail, but with less stress on old bones!

    ADDED:
    I just ran through a check of the 50 places to visit and count 17 on my list. My parents were big on driving trips in the '50s and early '60s, so one third of my 17 were from before I began high school and were confined to the East coast.
    dj
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    Last edited by dj; 09-10-2021, 04:54 PM.

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  • KDFINE
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    Originally posted by gh View Post
    most popular athlete born in each state

    https://www.topuscasinos.com/news/us-hometown-heroes
    Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Wisconsin? He was born in New York City. I wonder how many others have been wrongly identified.

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  • gm
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    I rode British Rail trains back and forth to school for more than 100,000 miles as a yoot, back when it was more affordable than by car. I guess it was better than walking. Many of those miles were sitting on the floor of a mail car on the train, or squashed between two City gents who had never visited a dry cleaning establishment.

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  • lonewolf
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    I have ridden a train twice in my nine decades. The first time when I was about five years old and took the train (unaccompanied) the forty miles from Sentinel, OK to Custer City, OK. The second was a sleeper (unaccompanied) circa 1955 from Bremerhaven to Frankfurt/Main during my two-year US Army Deutschland adventure.

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  • Atticus
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    Having spent over a year living in Germany (in several stints), I was always amazed at how central trains were to communities. People went to work and to school on trains. Trains were the primary means of getting from town to town. I can count the number of times I've been on a train in America on one hand, and those were when I went from my prep school to NYC for a few weekends.

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  • tandfman
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  • tandfman
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    Each of the states in blue have a smaller population than Los Angeles County.

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  • TN1965
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    Map shows how almost all the US counties where COVID-19 is surging have vaccination rates below 40% (yahoo.com)
    • 173 US counties have COVID-19 cases above 100 per 100,000 people, per new CDC data.
    • Almost every one of those counties has vaccinated fewer than 40%, the CDC director said.

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  • TN1965
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    Most Americans have no interest in women's sports.
    96% of sports on American TV are men's sports, and most people are perfectly fine with that.

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  • tandfman
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    Originally posted by The Klingon View Post

    No women made the list? Or, did I overlook her?
    I looked for that too and didn't see any women.

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  • Trickstat
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  • Trickstat
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    Originally posted by wamego relays champ View Post

    Sillier still is the method for determining the "Top Athlete"
    The method used might identify the most popular from each state, it can't identify the most popular in a state as Wikipedia visits can come from anywhere in the world. Also, someone might get a lot of extra visits just because of a link from one particular other article.

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  • DrJay
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    Ali and Jordan are the obvious choices for the first two states I lived in.

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  • wamego relays champ
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  • wamego relays champ
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    Originally posted by Conor Dary;n1686758
    Whole thing is silly....

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    Ever wondered which sportsperson is most revered in each state of the United States? Top US Casinos has uncovered the top star born in each state to reveal which athlete steals the show the most back home. [/I]
    Sillier still is the method for determining the "Top Athlete"

    ..we analyzed each athlete’s respective Wikipedia page to assess visits during a twelve-month period between March 2020-March 2021. The athlete for each state with the most page views during this period is considered their area’s leading hometown hero

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  • Tuariki
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  • Tuariki
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    Originally posted by Atticus View Post
    Florida is Roy Jones, Jr.?

    Neon Deion
    Bob Hayes
    Chris Evert
    Emmitt Smith
    I imagine if you asked everyone in Florida if they had heard of Roy Jones, Neon Deion, Bob Hayes, Chris Evert, Emmitt Smith

    Chris Evert would come out on top and Bob Hayes second

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