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Re: Most iconic feature of each state
« Reply #200 on: May 17, 2020, 08:48:26 PM »

Been to Fenway Park three times. I HATE the Red Sox. Went up the Mohawk Trail (MA Route 2) in 1990. Still remember the hairpin turn!
Yankees fan?

Yep! Also been to AA and AAA Yankees games a few times in Trenton, NJ and Moosic, PA (Scranton/Wilkes-Barre), respectively. I highly doubt I'll see McCoy Stadium in Pawtucket, RI ever again. I've been to Hadlock Field (AA Boston) in Portland, ME four times.
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Re: Most iconic feature of each state
« Reply #201 on: May 18, 2020, 08:21:07 AM »

I'm a little amused that my joke suggestion of the Craig County sign was ruled as being too obscure, but then, nobody else could come up with anything more iconic.

Here's a suggestion of a road feature that is more likely to be recognized by the general public:


In before a Tulsan complains that it doesn't represent the rest of the state.

Pardon me, as someone who has not been to OK, what is that?
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Re: Most iconic feature of each state
« Reply #202 on: May 18, 2020, 09:01:34 AM »

Been to Fenway Park three times. I HATE the Red Sox. Went up the Mohawk Trail (MA Route 2) in 1990. Still remember the hairpin turn!
Yankees fan?

Yep! Also been to AA and AAA Yankees games a few times in Trenton, NJ and Moosic, PA (Scranton/Wilkes-Barre), respectively. I highly doubt I'll see McCoy Stadium in Pawtucket, RI ever again. I've been to Hadlock Field (AA Boston) in Portland, ME four times.

They move out of Pawtucket next year, low chance of anyone seeing it again due to the virus.
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Re: Most iconic feature of each state
« Reply #203 on: May 18, 2020, 10:09:41 AM »

Been to Fenway Park three times. I HATE the Red Sox. Went up the Mohawk Trail (MA Route 2) in 1990. Still remember the hairpin turn!
Yankees fan?

Yep! Also been to AA and AAA Yankees games a few times in Trenton, NJ and Moosic, PA (Scranton/Wilkes-Barre), respectively. I highly doubt I'll see McCoy Stadium in Pawtucket, RI ever again. I've been to Hadlock Field (AA Boston) in Portland, ME four times.

They move out of Pawtucket next year, low chance of anyone seeing it again due to the virus.
Considering the construction halt on their new park in Worcester (and not knowing how far along they were), I won't be surprised if part of their 2021 season is played in Pawtucket
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Re: Most iconic feature of each state
« Reply #204 on: May 18, 2020, 11:33:26 AM »

I'm a little amused that my joke suggestion of the Craig County sign was ruled as being too obscure, but then, nobody else could come up with anything more iconic.

Here's a suggestion of a road feature that is more likely to be recognized by the general public:


In before a Tulsan complains that it doesn't represent the rest of the state.

Pardon me, as someone who has not been to OK, what is that?

That's the Scissortail Bridge on the I-40 downtown Oklahoma City, OK bypass/reroute.

https://goo.gl/maps/nGn8dsBRBxZ5JQ757

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Re: Most iconic feature of each state
« Reply #205 on: May 18, 2020, 01:18:30 PM »

^ So they built a fancy pedestrian bridge from a sidewalk in a dirt lot to a dirt lot?  Whatever for?
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Re: Most iconic feature of each state
« Reply #206 on: May 18, 2020, 02:06:10 PM »


I'm a little amused that my joke suggestion of the Craig County sign was ruled as being too obscure, but then, nobody else could come up with anything more iconic.

Here's a suggestion of a road feature that is more likely to be recognized by the general public:


In before a Tulsan complains that it doesn't represent the rest of the state.

Pardon me, as someone who has not been to OK, what is that?

What it looks like, if you ask me, is that God was playing jacks, and one of them fell off the table onto I-40.  Fortunately, because he's God and all, it managed to straddle the highway and no one got hurt.
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Re: Most iconic feature of each state
« Reply #207 on: May 19, 2020, 04:04:34 AM »

 :hmmm: Most iconic feature of Delaware?
Delaware is the 1st state to ratify the constitution on December 7, 1787. Dover (the capital) was established by Wm Penn in 1683. "The Green" is a large historical area downtown where many  Government buildings can be toured. Legislative Hall, State Capital Bldg & the Old State House to name a few.
Other possible iconic features could be Dover Downs host 2 NASCAR races as well as other car races or the Delaware Memorial Bridge?
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Re: Most iconic feature of each state
« Reply #208 on: May 19, 2020, 04:37:46 AM »

^ So they built a fancy pedestrian bridge from a sidewalk in a dirt lot to a dirt lot?  Whatever for?

The "dirt lots" you're looking at have since become Scissortail Park, the north half of which opened in late 2019. This may not show on Google Maps yet. You'd think they'd want to have updated imagery of a huge public works project/traffic generator, but Google doesn't give the slightest shit about Oklahomans.



Scissortail Park is meant to be OKC's signature park, much like Central Park in NYC. It features block upon block of parkland, and contains an amphitheater for live music (shame that it had to open right before 2020). Accompanying it is a new convention center across the street to the east.
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Re: Most iconic feature of each state
« Reply #209 on: May 19, 2020, 06:47:22 AM »

Been to Fenway Park three times. I HATE the Red Sox. Went up the Mohawk Trail (MA Route 2) in 1990. Still remember the hairpin turn!
Yankees fan?

Yep! Also been to AA and AAA Yankees games a few times in Trenton, NJ and Moosic, PA (Scranton/Wilkes-Barre), respectively. I highly doubt I'll see McCoy Stadium in Pawtucket, RI ever again. I've been to Hadlock Field (AA Boston) in Portland, ME four times.
I hate the Red Sox too. I'm a fan of the other Sox team though, the White Sox.
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Re: Most iconic feature of each state
« Reply #210 on: May 19, 2020, 07:00:29 AM »

Been to Fenway Park three times. I HATE the Red Sox. Went up the Mohawk Trail (MA Route 2) in 1990. Still remember the hairpin turn!
Yankees fan?

I kind of agree Fenway is pretty up there for Massachusetts.  My wife and I have been to a couple games out there, for her it was the primary attraction in Boston.
I've been to Fenway once. It was in 2004 they were playing Oakland. I had just got into Boston that same day and already had tickets to the Red Sox game. I didn't care who won or anything so I pulled for Boston since I was at Fenway and the team they were playing was a west coast team I didn't care about. I go to get into the ballpark and the tickets we had were for the game the next night and I had already made plans to leave Boston and go to Yankee Stadium the next day as the Tigers were playing the Yankees there so I somehow was able to exchange the tickets with a broker for tickets to that nights game and got to go to the Boston game.

I took the tour of the ballpark since I was there extremely early and thought it was neat. We got to sit up in the 401 Club and watch the Red Sox take batting practice. As we were touring the park we were on the first base side watching the Boston players enter the park and I spotted Manny Ramirez and shouted down to him, he looked up and gave me a thumbs up. It was a pretty good experience until the next day when I toured Yankee Stadium and fell in love with the old stadium in the Bronx. Some thing about approaching that place on the 4 train sent chills up my spine. I was pretty sad when that park got replaced I loved me some old Yankee Stadium.

Of course Tiger Stadium is a place where I have a lot of memories as well and when I got to go to old Comiskey Park during it's last season as a 11 year old kid was pretty cool too. I was already a White Sox fan at that point, I liked Harold Baines for some reason then fell in love with Frank Thomas so I've remained a White Sox fan rather than a Tigers fan.
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Re: Most iconic feature of each state
« Reply #211 on: May 19, 2020, 09:34:24 AM »

Does anyone know what that large monstrosity is at DFW Airport in the State of Texas?

I am guessing it's aesthetics and a form of modern art, but has no real function other than its presence of being there.
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