Location, location, location

dianetavegia
dianetavegia Member Posts: 1,942
edited March 2014 in Colorectal Cancer #1
Wondering which parts of the country and world we are from.

I'm Diane from Villa Rica, Georgia. That's about 35 miles due west of Atlanta and 24 miles to the Alabama border. Villa Rica is a tiny town and site of the first real gold discovery in the U.S. We sit on one of the largest remaining veins of gold but because the vein is so scattered, it would cost more to mine than the gold is worth. You can pan for gold and find gold quite easily here. :o) Hence, Villa Rica.... City of Gold.

Share your region or actual city if you'd like. You could also just say midwest, etc. or 'mind your own business, you southern NUT!'

Have a GREAT day! Smile! It tricks your brain!

Diane
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  • impactzone
    impactzone Member Posts: 539 Member
    Buellton, Calif. about 45
    Buellton, Calif. about 45 min. north of Santa Barbara. The town was named after a pea farmer Richrad Buell...therefore "Buells town"
    Chip
  • lisa42
    lisa42 Member Posts: 3,625
    Fallbrook, CA
    Diane- thanks for posting this thread. I remember we had this same question asked a while back, but we have so many new people on here since then that it will be interesting again to hear where everyone's from, including all the newer people.

    I live in Fallbrook, CA, which is in northeast San Diego. It's a semi rural area and very lush and green compared to most places around here, due to several creeks running through it and the many "live oaks" scattered about.
    Prior to living in Fallbrook, I lived in Oceanside, CA. Both are close to Camp Pendleton Marine Corps base, so we often hear the "sounds of freedom" with houserattling "booms".

    During my childhood, I grew up a few miles north of here in Orange County, CA. I never knew there was an Orange Co, NY- I had just heard of Orange County, Florida.
  • PamPam2
    PamPam2 Member Posts: 370
    Zanesville Ohio. I live
    Zanesville Ohio. I live outside of town on the old national trail. Zane Grey was from Zanesville, hence the name. Famous for the Y bridge that is downtown also. Our area is mostly rural, the towns small, very little industry or work available for that matter. The state capital is about an hour away.
    Pam
  • VickiCO
    VickiCO Member Posts: 917
    Fort Lupton, CO
    I live in Fort Lupton, CO, about 25 miles NE of Denver. Here is our history:

    "Fur Trade Brings Traders and Forts to The South Platte Valley
    On May 29, 1835, Colonel Henry Dodge and his Dragoons, guided by Captain John Gantt, left Ft. Leavenworth. His mission was to create peace and harmony among the different Indian tribes in the South Platte River Valley. Lieutenant Lancaster Lupton, a young officer accompanying Dodge who graduated from West Point, was highly impressed with the valley and saw the advantage of a fort being located in this area.
    After returning to Ft. Leavenworth, Lieutenant Lupton was having a few drinks with his friends when he made several derogatory remarks about President Andrew Jackson. Faced with a possibility of a court martial, Lieutenant Lupton resigned his commission and returned to the South Platte Valley. Early in the spring of 1836, he came up the South Platte River to a particular site he had visited the year before. With a crew of Indians and Mexicans he built Ft. Lancaster, which was made of adobe. Later he changed the name to Ft. Lupton. (The South Platte Valley Historical Society is raising money to rebuild the fort on the original location, near the South Platte River.)"

    Every year in Sept. we have a "Trappers Days" festival, with reenactments, parade, craft booths, etc. We are also known as the Corvette Capital of Colorado - the local Chevy Dealership runs the largest Corvette action around - amazing for a town of 7000! There is a Corvette Run as part of the parade each year also - great fun!

    This is a fun post! Vicki
  • msccolon
    msccolon Member Posts: 1,917
    I like the addition of some local history of where you live!
    "The Town of Hudson, incorporated in 1905, is within Caldwell County and is nestled in the scenic Appalachian foothills of Western North Carolina. Hudson is located along N.C. Hwy 321 in the southern part of Caldwell County approximately 15 miles north of I-40. Hudson is approximately 70 miles northwest of Charlotte, 85 miles southwest of Winston-Salem and 90 miles northeast of Asheville. The North Carolina ski lodges are located a mere 18 miles north of Hudson in Boone, NC. Hudson has a land area of approximately four square miles and a population of 3,116. North Carolina is blessed with a fine network of interstate and state highways. This makes many of the major cities and resort areas of the Southeast easily accessible to our area.

    In an article published in the Reader’s Digest, the metropolitan four county service area that includes Hudson was identified as one of the best 10 areas of the Country to raise a family. Also, the late Charles Kuralt of CBS Broadcasting identified the 10 most picturesque places in America. Of these ten places, two are within easy access of Hudson. One, Grandfather Mountain, is only minutes from Hudson and the other, The North Carolina Outer Banks, can be reached is less than a day by car."

    I stole this from the official website and there's a typo!!! you gotta love small towns! My oldest daughter attended a high school with more students than Hudson has! :)

    mary
  • ldot123
    ldot123 Member Posts: 272
    msccolon said:

    I like the addition of some local history of where you live!
    "The Town of Hudson, incorporated in 1905, is within Caldwell County and is nestled in the scenic Appalachian foothills of Western North Carolina. Hudson is located along N.C. Hwy 321 in the southern part of Caldwell County approximately 15 miles north of I-40. Hudson is approximately 70 miles northwest of Charlotte, 85 miles southwest of Winston-Salem and 90 miles northeast of Asheville. The North Carolina ski lodges are located a mere 18 miles north of Hudson in Boone, NC. Hudson has a land area of approximately four square miles and a population of 3,116. North Carolina is blessed with a fine network of interstate and state highways. This makes many of the major cities and resort areas of the Southeast easily accessible to our area.

    In an article published in the Reader’s Digest, the metropolitan four county service area that includes Hudson was identified as one of the best 10 areas of the Country to raise a family. Also, the late Charles Kuralt of CBS Broadcasting identified the 10 most picturesque places in America. Of these ten places, two are within easy access of Hudson. One, Grandfather Mountain, is only minutes from Hudson and the other, The North Carolina Outer Banks, can be reached is less than a day by car."

    I stole this from the official website and there's a typo!!! you gotta love small towns! My oldest daughter attended a high school with more students than Hudson has! :)

    mary

    Toronto
    Yes I am a Canuk. Toronto is located on the north shore of Lake Ontario. We are celebrating our 175th year, home of the Toronto Maple Leafs, Blue Jays, FC and Raptors. It is a very multicultural city with folks from all around the world who tend to retain their heritage which makes for a wonderful selection of interesting restaurants - Italian, Greek, Chinese, Vietnamese, Ethiopian, French, English, Korean, Persian, Moroccan, Russian and many others. Nice post.
    Cheers, Lance
  • CherylHutch
    CherylHutch Member Posts: 1,375
    Great Topic, Diane!
    Thanks for starting this topic, Diane! Although I love the support and information that everyone in this forum gives to each other... I have to admit it's a lot of fun to just get away from what we all have in common and the topics where religion seems to take over... and just have some fun topics where we share information about each other like we would if we all were in the same room having a get-together!! :D

    Hahaha... ok, I hail from Vancouver, BC (yep, western Canada... a good hop, skip and jump away from Lance in Toronto). Toronto and Vancouver always have this rivalry (in fun) with each other... so we are constantly teasing each other from across the country ;)

    I wasn't sure what to write about the history of Vancouver so I cheated .. I've stoplen this from Wikipedia online :)

    Vancouver (pronounced /vænˈkuːvɚ/) is a coastal city and major seaport located in the Lower Mainland of southwestern British Columbia, Canada. It is the largest city in both British Columbia and Western Canada and the second largest after Seattle in Cascadia.

    Vancouver is bounded by the Strait of Georgia, Burrard Inlet, the Fraser River, the city of Burnaby, and the University Endowment Lands. Vancouver is named after Captain George Vancouver, a British explorer. The name Vancouver itself originates from the Dutch "van Coevorden", denoting somebody from (in Dutch: "van") Coevorden, an old city in The Netherlands.

    The population of the city of Vancouver is 578,041 and the population of Metro Vancouver is 2,116,581 (2006 Census). Vancouver is also part of the slightly larger Lower Mainland metropolitan area which comprises a total population of 2,547,479, making it the largest metropolitan area in Western Canada and the third largest in the country. Vancouver is ethnically diverse, with 52% of city residents and 43% of residents of Metro Vancouver (the regional district focused on Vancouver) having a first language other than English.

    Vancouver was first settled in the 1860s as a result of immigration caused by the Fraser Canyon Gold Rush, particularly from the United States, although many immigrants did not remain after the rush. The city developed rapidly from a small lumber mill town into a metropolitan centre following the arrival of the transcontinental railway in 1887. The Port of Vancouver became internationally significant after the completion of the Panama Canal, which reduced freight rates in the 1920s and made it viable to ship export-bound prairie grain west through Vancouver.[ It has since become the busiest seaport in Canada, and exports more cargo than any other port in North America.

    The economy of Vancouver has traditionally relied on British Columbia's resource sectors: forestry, mining, fishing and agriculture. It has diversified over time, however, and Vancouver today has a large service industry, a growing tourism industry, and it has become the third-largest film production centre in North America after Los Angeles and New York City, earning it the nickname Hollywood North.

    Vancouver is consistently ranked one of the three most livable cities in the world. According to a 2008 report by Mercer Human Resource Consulting for example, Vancouver has the fourth highest quality of living in the world, after Zürich, Vienna and Geneva and ranked first in a survey by magazine The Economist. In 2007, according to Forbes, Vancouver had the 6th most overpriced real estate market in the world and second in North America after Los Angeles. In 2007, Vancouver was ranked Canada's second most expensive city to live after Toronto and the 89th most expensive globally, and, in 2006, the 56th most expensive city in which to live among 143 major cities in the world. In 2007, Vancouver was ranked as the 10th cleanest city in the world by Forbes. In October 2008, the City of Vancouver was named one of "Canada's Top 100 Employers" by Mediacorp Canada Inc., and was featured in Maclean's newsmagazine.

    The 2010 Winter Olympics and 2010 Winter Paralympics will be held in Vancouver and nearby Whistler, a mountain town 125 km north of the city.


    As for where I live in the city... I'm in the heart of Vancouver in the West End and live right across the street from the beach (English Bay). Here is a picture across the street, taken by my neighbour, Nathan, at sunset.

    image

    This rock formation is called an Inuksuk (pronounced inuksuit), which is a Inuit formation that means "Someone was here" or "You are on the right path". It has become an icon of Canada, almost as familiar as the red maple leaf... in many thanks to the 2010 Olympics, which uses the inuksuk in their logo.
  • Glv49
    Glv49 Member Posts: 206
    Hi,
    What a good topic, its

    Hi,

    What a good topic, its nice to see where everyone is from. I am from Pittsburgh, PA. A steel town, with the Six Time Super Bowl Champs The Pittsburgh Steelers.

    Gail
  • jenben59
    jenben59 Member Posts: 136
    PamPam2 said:

    Zanesville Ohio. I live
    Zanesville Ohio. I live outside of town on the old national trail. Zane Grey was from Zanesville, hence the name. Famous for the Y bridge that is downtown also. Our area is mostly rural, the towns small, very little industry or work available for that matter. The state capital is about an hour away.
    Pam

    Hi, PamPam2
    I'm from Ohio, Bay Village, but have been in Texas for a long time now. I live/worked in League city, Kemah and San Leon. There're all by the Gulf on the Coast. I'm quite aware of Zanesville. When we were children, my mother was a avid reader of everything she could get her hands on. She had a whole set of hardcover book by Zane Grey. I still have 1 sister and 2 brothers in Ohio.
  • jenben59
    jenben59 Member Posts: 136
    Glv49 said:

    Hi,
    What a good topic, its

    Hi,

    What a good topic, its nice to see where everyone is from. I am from Pittsburgh, PA. A steel town, with the Six Time Super Bowl Champs The Pittsburgh Steelers.

    Gail

    Family History
    My fathers side of the family are all from PA. There last name is Benson. I still have 2 aunts that live in PA. Although I've been in Texas for quite some time now.
  • msccolon
    msccolon Member Posts: 1,917
    Glv49 said:

    Hi,
    What a good topic, its

    Hi,

    What a good topic, its nice to see where everyone is from. I am from Pittsburgh, PA. A steel town, with the Six Time Super Bowl Champs The Pittsburgh Steelers.

    Gail

    My father's family is from the Pittsburgh area
    more precise, he grew up in Monesson. I spent a summer in the area back in 74 during a family move, went to the horse races somewhere close by but I can't remember where that was.
    mary
  • FAPMom47
    FAPMom47 Member Posts: 68
    North Carolina
    I was born in Cleveland,Ohio, and now I live in Shelby N.C. in Cleveland County. Love the country better then the city, anyday.
  • Glv49
    Glv49 Member Posts: 206
    msccolon said:

    My father's family is from the Pittsburgh area
    more precise, he grew up in Monesson. I spent a summer in the area back in 74 during a family move, went to the horse races somewhere close by but I can't remember where that was.
    mary

    Wow what a small world... I
    Wow what a small world... I only live about 20 min. from Monesson. There is harness racing at the Meadows in Washington, PA. Maybe that is where you went.

    Gail
  • msccolon
    msccolon Member Posts: 1,917
    Glv49 said:

    Wow what a small world... I
    Wow what a small world... I only live about 20 min. from Monesson. There is harness racing at the Meadows in Washington, PA. Maybe that is where you went.

    Gail

    it had a name that i thought belonged in another state
    It was full on horse racing, I think, but we only went the once and I know it was quite a long drive to get there. My uncle would place our bets and give us any money if we won, which we didn't!
    mary
  • mom_2_3
    mom_2_3 Member Posts: 953 Member
    Morris County, NJ
    I live in Morris County, NJ.

    No jokes about New Jersey, ok? I have heard them all!

    And yes, I do love the Sopranos!!

    Here's a bit of history...(cut and paste)

    "During the Revolutionary War, Morris County was known as The Military Capital of the American Revolution , because of its strategic location, which prompted Gen. George Washington and his Continental Army to make their winter encampments near Morristown on two different winters. Much of the historic lore of these encampments is preserved today in Morristown National Historical Park."

    I love the history here, the old houses and being 25 miles from NYC. It's the best of all worlds (if you forget about our Governor, property taxes and industrial smells...). :)
  • Kathleen808
    Kathleen808 Member Posts: 2,342 Member
    kailua
    Fun to see where everyone is from. Lisa, I grew up in Orange County, CA too. We have lived in Kailua, Hawaii for the past 10 years. It is on the Windward side of Oahu. We feel blessed every day to live in such a beautiful place. Here's a bit of info.

    Historians and researchers believe that it is possible that Kailua was home to Hawaiian families at least 1,500 years ago. The earliest settlers are thought to have lived fished and played on the slopes surrounding Kawainui Marsh.

    In the 16th century, Kailua attracted the ali'i giving birth to many rich Hawaiian legends, some of which may be found in written and oral reminiscences in Hawaii State Libraries. Many legends were born here including the menehune who were known for working at night in Kaiwainui Marsh and mo'o who took the shape of a large lizard that attracted fish. Kailua was densely populated before the arrival of Captain Cook and was the ancient capital of O'ahu's kings. The biggest event in Kailua and the entire Windward side was in 1795 when King Kamehameha I conquered O'ahu in his quest to unite the Hawaiian Islands. The King granted Kaiwainui Marsh and old Kailua, which included large freshwater fish ponds and saltwater ponds at Mokapu, to the warriors and chiefs that had helped him. The land was used in various forms for agriculture from sugarcane to rice to taro and eventually was used primarily for cattle raising.

    Just a bit of Hawaiian history.
    Aloha,
    Kathleen
  • tootsie1
    tootsie1 Member Posts: 5,044 Member
    Hoops country
    I am a Virginia native and will always love my home state so much. However, we now live in Reidsville, North Carolina. Very close to Greensboro. ACC country, people! Hey all you hoops fans, stand up and clap your hands!

    *hugs*
    Gail
  • colon2
    colon2 Member Posts: 183
    tootsie1 said:

    Hoops country
    I am a Virginia native and will always love my home state so much. However, we now live in Reidsville, North Carolina. Very close to Greensboro. ACC country, people! Hey all you hoops fans, stand up and clap your hands!

    *hugs*
    Gail

    Another Georgia Girl
    I also live in Ga. In Hampton, home of the Atlanta Motor Speedway. I am not really into Nascar racing, but twice a year it takes over our town. We are about 30 miles south of Atlanta.
    Diane we also have 2 more things in common. I am also 58 and I had my surgery on Jan 7th also.
    This is an interesting post. I agree that it is good to find out more info. It helps us feel closer to one another.
    Carletta
  • PhillieG
    PhillieG Member Posts: 4,866
    mom_2_3 said:

    Morris County, NJ
    I live in Morris County, NJ.

    No jokes about New Jersey, ok? I have heard them all!

    And yes, I do love the Sopranos!!

    Here's a bit of history...(cut and paste)

    "During the Revolutionary War, Morris County was known as The Military Capital of the American Revolution , because of its strategic location, which prompted Gen. George Washington and his Continental Army to make their winter encampments near Morristown on two different winters. Much of the historic lore of these encampments is preserved today in Morristown National Historical Park."

    I love the history here, the old houses and being 25 miles from NYC. It's the best of all worlds (if you forget about our Governor, property taxes and industrial smells...). :)

    Youse Guys...
    I grew up in Northern NJ, Bergen County. It's really a beautiful state. too bad most people's experience is the NJ Turnpike. There is ton's of Revolutionary War history in that area and in the Fort Lee area too.
    NJ - Right On!
  • kmygil
    kmygil Member Posts: 876
    Buford, GA via the world!
    Hey Diane!

    We're practically neighbors! I live in laid-back Buford, GA--at least it was country when we moved there, but now it is the 'burbs. I love Georgia.

    Originally I am from Liberia, West Africa, born of an American mother and a Danish father. Grew up in Liberia, went to high school in Denmark, went to college in Liberia, came to the U.S. for my Masters spending time in Tennessee and Wisconsin, married a Canadian whom I later divorced and arrived in North Georgia & married a local guy. Had triple citizenship, but opted finally for American. My parents came here in '92 and enjoyed Georgia, as well. Unfortunately, my father passed in '95 and my mother in '04.

    I travelled a lot while growing up, but I've only felt really at home in Liberia and Georgia. It must be the red clay!

    Kirsten