Posted on Friday, March 26, 2010 by Melanie
Hello to everyone who's been checking us out in the last couple of days. And as a special treat for coming to our site, here's a fun fact about your city:
Oakdale, CA: Cowboy Capital of the World.
Oakland, CA: The only city in California with the "big three" sports teams (the Oakland A's, Oakland Raiders, and the Golden State Warriors).
Chicago, IL: The space chosen for the first nuclear fission reactor was a squash court under the football stadium at the University of Chicago (and my grandfather was part of the team that installed the electrical wiring in Fermi's lab).
Washington, IL: Wm. Holland, Sr. built the first home and improved the first farm in the vicinity of Washington.
Wheaton, IL: Part of the Illinois Technology and Research Corridor.
Wichita, KS: Pizza Hut restaurants opened its first store in Wichita, Kansas.
Boston, MA: The Boston Cream Pie was invented at the Omni Parker House in Boston. It is the state's official dessert.
Cherryville, MO: The elevation of Cherryville is 1,020 feet.
Deep Gap, NC: Powder Horn Mountain, one of the first gated resort communities in Western North Carolina, is located in Deep Gap.
Albany, NY (hi, Walt!): After New Amsterdam, Albany is the second-oldest city in the state of New York in terms of its date of incorporation.
New York, NY: The original Chinatown in Lower Manhattan is one of the most prominent ethnic Chinese enclaves outside of Asia.
Philadelphia, PA: Following the ratification of the U.S. Constitution, Philadelphia was the temporary national capital from 1790 to 1800 while Washington, DC was under construction.
Austin, TX: The city's unofficial motto is "Keep Austin Weird."
Carrollton, TX (Gimme a shout-out, neighbor!): In 2008, Carrollton was selected as the 15th best place to live in the United States by Money magazine.
Leesburg, VA: Former Supergirl Linda Danvers is from Leesburg.
Wenatchee, WA: Sometimes referred to as the "Buckle of the Power Belt of the Great Northwest."
Milwaukee, WI: Many neighborhoods contain "Polish flats" (two-family home with separate entrances, but with the units stacked one on top of another instead of side-by-side).
Edmonton, Canada: The hadrosaur Edmontosaurus is named after the city.
Oslo, Norway: Twin cities include Madison, WI; Artvin, Turkey; and Vilnus, Lithuania.