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BUSS Round 1 - Maryland vs. South Dakota

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Maryland or South Dakota?

Poll ended at Fri Dec 16, 2005 2:03 pm

South Dakota
Total votes : 31

BUSS Round 1 - Maryland vs. South Dakota

Postby ironman » Wed Dec 14, 2005 2:03 pm

Winner plays Indiana in Round 2


Capital City: Annapolis
State Bird: Baltimore Oriole
Famous Marylanders
Babe Ruth, Baseball Player
Frank Zappa, Musician
Frederick Douglass, Abolitionist
John Wilkes Booth, Assassin
Billie Holliday, Jazz Singer

Quick Facts
- The United States Naval Academy was founded on October 10, 1845 at Annapolis.

- In 1830 the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad Company built the first railroad station in Baltimore.

- During revolutionary times Rockville was known as Hungerford's Tavern the name of its most familiar landmark. One of the first calls to freedom from British rule was heard at the tavern in 1774.

- The Basilica of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary is considered a masterpiece and one of the finest 19th century buildings in the world. The basilica is the first cathedral in the United States. Baltimore represents the first Roman Catholic diocese.

- Fort Meade near Laurel became a base because a train engineer delivering soldiers to Meade knew only one Meade, the one in Maryland. He was not aware of Fort Meade, Florida. The confusion happened so often a second base was built in Maryland in an attempt to avoid the confusion.


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Capital City: Pierre
State Bird: Ring-necked Pheasant
Famous South Dakotans
Sparky Anderson, Baseball manager
Crazy Horse, Oglala Chief
Cheryl Ladd, Actress
Terry Francona, Baseball player, manager
Sitting Bull, Sioux Chief
Norm Van Brocklin, Football Player

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- Sculptor Gutzon Borglum began drilling into the 6,200-foot Mount Rushmore in 1927. Creation of the Shrine to Democracy took 14 years and cost a mere $1 million, though it's now deemed priceless.

- The faces of George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt, and Abraham Lincoln are sculpted into Mount Rushmore the world's greatest mountain carving.

- Fossilized remains of life 50 million years ago have been arranged in unusual forms, which is Lemmon's mark of distinction at the world's largest petrified wood park.

- The site of a rich gold strike in 1875, Deadwood retains its mining town atmosphere. While Deadwood is one of the most highly publicized mining towns of the trans-Mississippi West, much of its fame rests on the famous or infamous characters that passed through.

- Jack McCall was tried, convicted and hanged two miles north of Yankton in 1877 for the shooting of Wild Bill Hickok. He is buried in an unmarked grave in the Yankton cemetery.
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Postby logan » Wed Dec 14, 2005 2:08 pm

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Postby acsguitar » Wed Dec 14, 2005 3:32 pm

My gf is from maryland so I guess i'll vote for them
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Postby Arlo » Wed Dec 14, 2005 3:33 pm

Well, since I once lived across the street from Maryland, I'll be neighborly with my vote... :-)
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Postby Half Massed » Wed Dec 14, 2005 5:12 pm

South Dakota hardly stands a chance against most states.
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Postby dannyolbb » Wed Dec 14, 2005 5:34 pm

You know what might be interesting? If you guys did a consolation bracket so we can rank all the states 1-50. I'd bet on South Dakota for #50, with strong competition from North Dakota.
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Postby BaseballFann0008 » Wed Dec 14, 2005 5:56 pm

i voted south dakota


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Postby Red Stripe » Wed Dec 14, 2005 6:19 pm

Never been to Maryland and South Dakota has a Flintstones fun park. SD gets my vote. ;-D :-D
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Postby curious_george_43545 » Wed Dec 14, 2005 7:09 pm

Maryland, SOuth Dakota doesn't even have it's own name
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Postby bronxxbomber » Wed Dec 14, 2005 7:18 pm

What's in SD? Got to go with Maryland here.
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