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Old September 4th, 2005, 01:27 AM   #1
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Best of the US

The United States of America
Population: 296,000,000
Area: 9,631,418 sq km



The good, the bad, the flippin' awesome--The United States has so much to offer and be proud of.
I'll post some pics, and welcome everyone else to--Americans and foreigners alike.

Thread inspired by "The Best of Britain" (Eddyk's freakin' awesome thread)
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Old September 4th, 2005, 01:39 AM   #2
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Mount Rushmore



Mount Rushmore National Memorial, located in Keystone, South Dakota, memorializes the birth, growth, preservation and development of the United States of America. The Mount Rushmore National Memorial Park has 1,278 acres (5.17 km²).

Between 1927 and October 31, 1941, Gutzon Borglum and 400 workers sculpted the 60 foot (18 m) colossal busts of Presidents George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt, and Abraham Lincoln to represent the first 150 years of American history.
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Old September 4th, 2005, 01:44 AM   #3
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^ An excellent first image... I'm really looking forward to this thread!
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Old September 4th, 2005, 01:50 AM   #4
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The Grand Canyon!!!!!!!!!!!



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Old September 4th, 2005, 01:55 AM   #5
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I'd like to see pics of the best churches and old buildings in the US.
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Old September 4th, 2005, 01:58 AM   #6
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Golden gate Bridge; San fransisco.

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Old September 4th, 2005, 02:01 AM   #7
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Old September 4th, 2005, 02:13 AM   #8
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Hawaii!!
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Old September 4th, 2005, 02:17 AM   #9
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New York! Manhattan plays (and played) a huge part of the world's economy for years:



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Old September 4th, 2005, 02:24 AM   #10
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Ah, Manhattan. The world capital of corporate greed!

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Old September 4th, 2005, 02:28 AM   #11
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Las Vegas!
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Old September 4th, 2005, 02:48 AM   #12
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Well, wjfox, I'm not sure about our oldest churches, but we have quite a few biggies.

There's the Temple Emanu-El:



"Temple Emanu-El was the first Reform Jewish congregation in New York City and, due to its size and prominence, has served as a flagship congregation in the Reform branch of Judaism since its founding in 1845. Its landmark building on Fifth Avenue is the largest Jewish house of worship in the world. The congregation's current spiritual leader is Senior Rabbi Dr. David M. Posner."

St. Patrick's


Located in New York. It seats around 2000 people, making it(I think) the world's largest Catholic church.

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Old September 4th, 2005, 06:00 AM   #15
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New Orleans
New Orleans is a Southern city known for its multicultural heritage (especially French, Spanish and African American influences) and its music and cuisine. It is a world-famous tourist destination thanks to its many festivals and celebrations; the most notable annual events are Mardi Gras, Jazz Fest, Southern Decadence, and college football's Sugar Bowl.

The city was founded in 1718 and has played an important role in the history of the United States. The city was named in the honor of Philippe, duc d'Orléans, who was regent and ruler of France when the city was founded; the name of the city alludes to the existing city of Orléans in central France.

It is a major port city due to its location near the Gulf of Mexico and along the Mississippi River, making it a hub for goods which travel to and from Latin America. The petroleum industry is also of great importance to the New Orleans economy; many oil rigs are located in the Gulf. The Port of South Louisiana (which includes the port of N.O.) is based in the New Orleans metropolitan area and is the fourth largest port, in terms of raw tonnage, in the world.

The city's several nicknames describe various characteristics of the city, including the "Crescent City" (describing its shape around the Mississippi River), and the "Big Easy," or the, "City that Care Forgot," (associated with the easy going and carefree nature of many of the local residents). The city's unofficial (yet commonly touted) motto, "Laissez les bons temps rouler" (translated to: "Let the good times roll"), also describes the party-like attitude of many residents.














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Old September 4th, 2005, 06:21 AM   #16
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wow, i didn't know New Oreleans had trams. Too bad about the city now =\ hopefully it gets rebuilt, bigger and better.
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Old September 4th, 2005, 06:39 AM   #17
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Old September 4th, 2005, 08:38 AM   #19
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Maybe instead of a jumbled mess we could do this state by state, showcasing the best of that particular region?
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Wow! Nice pics! But, I'd like to see one of the never before seen US pics.
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