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Tennessee or Vermont?

Poll ended at Sun Dec 11, 2005 5:15 pm

Tennessee
14
33%
Vermont
29
67%
 
Total votes : 43

BUSS Round 1 - Vermont BEATS Tennessee

Postby ironman » Fri Dec 09, 2005 5:15 pm

Tennessee
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Capital City: Nashville
State Bird: Mockingbird
Famous Tennesseans
Davy Crockett, Frontiersman
Morgan Freeman, Actor
Aretha Franklin, Singer
Isaac Hayes, Musician
Wilma Rudolph, Athlete
Dolly Parton, Singer

Quick Facts
- The city of Kingston served as Tennessee's state capital for one day (September 21, 1807) as a result of treaties negotiated with the Cherokee Indians. The two-hour legislative session passed two resolutions and adjourned back to Knoxville.

- Andrew Johnson held every elective office at the local, state, and federal level, including President of the United States. He was elected alderman, mayor, state representative, and state senator from Greeneville. He served as governor and military governor of Tennessee and United States congressman, senator, and vice president, becoming President of the United States following the assassination of Abraham Lincoln.

- Iroquois, bred at Nashville's Belle Meade Plantation, was the first American winner of the English Derby in 1881. Such modern thoroughbreds as Secretariat trace their bloodlines to Iroquois.

- Actress-singer Polly Bergen, from Knoxville, is the first woman to serve on the Board of Directors of the Singer Sewing Machine Company.

- Tennessee won its nickname as The Volunteer State during the War of 1812 when volunteer soldiers from Tennessee displayed marked valor in the Battle of New Orleans.

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Vermont
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Capital City: Montpelier
State Bird: Hermit Thrush
Famous Vermonters
Calvin Coolidge, U.S. President
John Deere, Inventor
Brigham Young, Religious leader
George Dewey, Admiral
Elisha Otis, Iventor

Quick Facts
- Vermont was the first state admitted to the Union after the ratification of the Constitution.

- With a population of fewer than nine thousand people, Montpelier, Vermont is the smallest state capital in the U.S.

- Montpelier, Vermont is the only U.S. state capital without a McDonalds.

- In ratio of cows to people, Vermont has the greatest number of dairy cows in the country.

- Montpelier, Is the largest producer of maple syrup in the U.S.
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Postby Shadow of the Sun* » Fri Dec 09, 2005 5:16 pm

Tennessee gave us Jack Daniels, so it gets my vote.
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Postby acsguitar » Fri Dec 09, 2005 5:27 pm

Phish is from Vermont. Vermont is the safest state in the nation. And I have a family house on lake st catherine in vermont.

Go vermont...oh yea and Ben and Jerrys rule
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Postby Mookie4ever » Fri Dec 09, 2005 5:32 pm

Vermont is beautiful - good skiing. Very much like Canada.
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Postby mweir145 » Fri Dec 09, 2005 5:56 pm

Vermont.
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Postby WharfRat » Fri Dec 09, 2005 7:17 pm

acsguitar wrote:Go vermont...oh yea and Ben and Jerrys rule


Not as commencement speakers. :-t

But Vermont is awesome regardless. ;-D
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Postby luckygehrig » Fri Dec 09, 2005 7:19 pm

Ben & Jerry's seals the deal here. Vermont.
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Postby HiddenIdentity » Fri Dec 09, 2005 7:19 pm

I like their syrup on my waffles.
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Postby Tavish » Fri Dec 09, 2005 7:21 pm

Mookie4ever wrote:Vermont is beautiful - good skiing. Very much like Canada.


I was having a problem deciding which of these crappy states to vote for, but that made things much easier. Tennessee it is.
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Postby bronxxbomber » Fri Dec 09, 2005 8:28 pm

Tenn ;-D
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