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post #1 of 10 Old 10-02-2008, 01:04 AM Thread Starter
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History Buff????

ok i'm a big history buff!!, how many of you know your town's local history???, even the wired stuff?...ok i guess i'm after the wired stuff in my search this time.....

every town has one...big or small......

meade county kansas.... ( just a dot on a map)

dalton gang...famus out laws who used our county as a hide out while in the mists of robbing banks in the 1880's ....cool been to the hang out a few times....the tunnel is creppy....

bonnie and clyde.....yes them.....stole a car from pinickers in meade when there car got stuck...(rumur has it they even got there car fixed at the old wolf dealer ship) but that part doesn't make sense....looking for info on one of the people pinickers who lives in my town (don't know why but i just want to)

long tree massacre ...27 servayers where sluaghter by cheyenne indians.....haven't reallly stop to read the plaque by high way yet....

what's in your town?
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post #2 of 10 Old 10-02-2008, 06:30 AM
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I go to university in Bath, which of course has a rich and varied history. It was a site of worship for the celtic goddess Sulis, and when the Romans came they built beautiful bath houses and worshipped Sulis-Minerva. Bath was a popular society town in the Georgian era, with many Jane Austen novels taking place here. She lived here, but famously hated the place. Now we have two universities, including the top-ten University of Bath, and are a thriving tourist spot with main attractions including the Roman baths, the American Museum, Bath Abbey and Georgian architecutre such as the Royal Crescent. I see balloon rides going overhead everyday and we have a terrible problem with traffic congestion.

My home town, which I'm not going to release here, is a historic town. This translates as 'boring town', though apparently our church was quite important about eight hundred years ago.

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post #3 of 10 Old 10-02-2008, 09:57 AM
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This is such a cool topic!!! I can't find my book thingy that I got at the reunion...dangit. It had great stories in it tho.

The Small town I'm from (population 129) Has a small cemetary on the edge of town. I remember one story in the book that tells of a farmer or logger I can't remember which (sorry ) that lost his arm in an accident. They decided to bury his arm in the cemetary then once he passed, several years later, they had to bury him in a different section of the cemetary. *shrug* I had always thought that was kind of silly but neat.

I never think to go to the cemetary and look for his arm. It is supposed to have a grave stone and everything. :roll:

We are such a small town that nothing really cool or exciting happens here that would make the news. Just a bunch of deep woods stories about homegrown smoke and moonshine. Those stories are always entertaining when the old timers get to going on about the "good 'ol days".

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post #4 of 10 Old 10-02-2008, 11:06 AM
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The interesting thing about history is ... perspective. The winner gets to tell the tale. I bet the Cheyenne Indians remember it as the glorious day they repelled an invasion of 27 men!

In college I took The American Revolution - a subject all American school kids get every year in history - but from the British point of view. Fascinating stuff.

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post #5 of 10 Old 10-02-2008, 02:25 PM
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a woman was murdered by her boyfriend in a house right down the road from me

another woman was killed in a hotel room (near the previous murder)

when i was in 7th grade a kid in my grade and his family were murdered and there house was burned down in my town. (they rebuilt the house exactly the same as it was before....creeeeeepppyyy)

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My town (Bone Cave) has less than 200 people here. It was named after a cave found in the town. The cave had bones from an ancient giant sloth, long since extinct, thus Bone Cave.

The cave has served as refuge for cavement, indians, and civil war soldiers. They've found petrified indian feces (yuck) in there, as well as all kinds of hunting relics and civil war era items.

The cave was eventually closed to visitors and is currently owned by the state, and run by Rock Island State Park.

That's it. :)
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post #7 of 10 Old 10-02-2008, 05:28 PM
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history is fun, if put forth in an interesting way..
Reykjavík, the first permanent settler in Iceland, Ingólfur Arnarson, lived here and named it, it is told that when he was on his way he dumped to pillars into the sea and said that whereever the would wash up on shore, there he would build his farm.
Reykjavík means "Smokey bay", named that because of steam for hot springs.
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post #8 of 10 Old 10-02-2008, 08:18 PM
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Ummmm, the house they used to film Dark Shadows ( a very old spooky tv show) is in my town.

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our family has a house in kennebunk beach....i can't remeber what show this house is from but it's just down the road from bushes compound......

kennebunk beach area was once the summer home place to gloria strong...the ecentric gloria strong! the same gloria strng of rodchester n.y (wonder if she ever ate at nick taha's (sp)
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post #10 of 10 Old 10-03-2008, 05:37 PM
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i live near there!

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