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Old April 4th, 2012, 07:11 PM
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There is New Jersey but is there an Old Jersey ?

Long Island but no Short Island .

How did our cities ,states ,etc get their names ?

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If you really wanted to know, you would just google it.

I think most of us can tell the English from the French (did you know Detroit means "the straights") from the Spanish from the Indian names. If you have problem figuring a name out, the internet is a wonderful tool.
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Old April 4th, 2012, 08:21 PM
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If you really wanted to know, you would just google it.

I think most of us can tell the English from the French (did you know Detroit means "the straights") from the Spanish from the Indian names. If you have problem figuring a name out, the internet is a wonderful tool.
Everything can be found with Google or any other Search site ,however I am trying to post things that people might be interested in .

Theoretically any question posted on this site even the most mundane can be researched .
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Old April 4th, 2012, 08:33 PM
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Theoretically any question posted on this site even the most mundane can be researched .
Not true; if you want someone's impressions of some cruise or some port or something else, you need to ask as that would unlikely to be searchable. Facts you can search. Feelings, it is difficult to search. Also, not everyone's experiences are "online." If I have a question about Birmingham, AL, I will ask it to Mike as he is the one Birmingham expert around here. If I want to ask about Nova Scotia, I will ask Donna.
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Not true; if you want someone's impressions of some cruise or some port or something else, you need to ask as that would unlikely to be searchable. Facts you can search. Feelings, it is difficult to search. Also, not everyone's experiences are "online." If I have a question about Birmingham, AL, I will ask it to Mike as he is the one Birmingham expert around here. If I want to ask about Nova Scotia, I will ask Donna.
You do not have to reside somewhere to have expertise on that place .I've lived in NYC for 60 years yet there are many areas I've never set foot in .
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Okay, here's another one. I guess you could Google it but even if you do, I doubt you'd be familiar with it but try and do it without Google or other research.

What "group" or basic nationality basically settled what is now Cleveland, Ohio?

Hint! It also has the oldest representative form of government that celebrated its millenium as such back around 1980!

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Here's a hint especially for RollerDonna (which of course will give it away). This is where her favorite musical group originated!
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We live in a city named Trotwood. When the city founders tried to establish a post office (in 1866) under the name of Higgins Station, they were told there was already a post office in the state with that name. So they had to come up with another name.

One of the city fathers, Lewis Pfoutz, was reading Charles Dickens' novel "David Copperfield", in which there was a character named Betsy Trotwood. So, he applied for a post office franchise under the name Trotwood and it was approved.

There is only one city in the entire United States named Trotwood.
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"Old Jersey" would be just "Jersey".
"Old York" is still known as "York"...
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You know old new york, was once new amstedam
why did they change it, I can't say
people just llike it better that way

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Okay, here's another one. I guess you could Google it but even if you do, I doubt you'd be familiar with it but try and do it without Google or other research.

What "group" or basic nationality basically settled what is now Cleveland, Ohio?

Hint! It also has the oldest representative form of government that celebrated its millenium as such back around 1980!

Ready, set GO!

Here's a hint especially for RollerDonna (which of course will give it away). This is where her favorite musical group originated!
I think the oldest representative assembly is the Althling of Iceland. Didn't know they settled Cleveland. I don't think they are prone to emigrate.

The Atlhling meets at Thingvellar, where the Mid Atlantic Rift comes on land for the only time. I stood in Europe and Renée stood in America and we held hands ...



Did I get it right? Icelanders in Cleveland?
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