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    Re: What's your home town famous for?

    My hometown (Griffin, Georgia) is the birthplace of Doc Holliday, olympic sprinter Wyomia Tyus and retired football player Willie Gault.

    Back in the early 1900's a company named Pomona Products began here...they were the first to mass produce canned pimentos in the U.S.

    Several movies have been partly or mostly filmed around here - most notably Driving Miss Daisy and We Are Marshall.
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    We hold the world record for the longest continuous game of hockey!!

    It started as a fundraiser by a dentist, Brent Saik, who built a rink on his acreage and got local Oilers, media, friends and supporters to play for cancer research after the death of his young wife. The only catch is that every single player, must have been touched by the devestating effects of cancer.

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    The game starts this weekend: unfortunately in -30C to -40C weather. It's going to be a very rough one this year.
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    We may be in the running for a new Guiness World Record...Coldest Outdoor Hockey Game!! It's been -30C to -40C with windchill. The players, ref, and staff are really hurting out there. Brrrrr.

    Outdoor games are usually cancelled at those temperatures.
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    Miss Kitty: Our local (Alabama) news mentioned that Hockey tournament tonight.
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    Ummmmm....

    We have a movie named after us (even though most of it takes place in Brainard, Minnesota).

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    We usually make the news at least once or twice a year for our cold weather. In fact, we were just featured on the Today Show this morning.

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    Quote Originally Posted by doxie;2788925;
    Miss Kitty: Our local (Alabama) news mentioned that Hockey tournament tonight.
    They've played 6 days 4 hours. And the weather has warmed up immensely!! Poor guys have frostbite, pulled muscles, can't sleep well between shifts. They're up to $145,000 but they are hoping for $500,000. I hope the warmer temperatures bring out more supporters to the rink and more money!!

    The score is 686 to 683! I guess that means their goaltending is pretty bad!
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    My home town is the 2008 European Capital of Culture.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fluff;2797840;
    My home town is the 2008 European Capital of Culture.
    Congrats fluff! Mine was the 2007 Canadian Cultural Capital! Where exactly are you?
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    Re: What's your home town famous for?

    My original home town is the all time winner of no culture. Wait, we used to say the only culture we had was Agri-culture.

    (talking about my new hometown now)I think that people are actually amazed that a bunch of backwoods hicks from SC can actually have culture, but we have a lot here in Greenville. 2 art museums with impressive collections and several other history museums, a fabulous library system and a performing arts center.

    Besides we also host the Public high school for the performing arts for the state. It's called the Governor's school for the performing arts and is a boarding school for students from all over SC. You must audition to be chosen as a student.

    We also have a great jazz and blues community here.

    Not to mention an amazing amount of folk art and folk music which I find to be culturally fascinating as well.
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    Re: What's your home town famous for?

    myrosiedog: I think agri-culture is great culture! Sounds like a wonderful place to live! We also have the Victoria School of the Arts sounds much like your Governor's School. All students must audition as well! It's difficult to get into.
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