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COOL PEOPLE -Classy People From The Past Who Remind Us What “Cool” Really Means!

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#50 Classy People From The Past Who Remind Us What “Cool” Really Means!

Jake Heppner
Our society has come a long way in the past few decades but we’ve completely forgotten what it’s like to be classy. Let’s take a lesson from these masters of “old school cool.”

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6 time Golden Globe winner #Paul Newman boating in #Venice during a film festival (1963)

Elspeth Beard, shortly after becoming first Englishwoman to circumnavigate the world by motorcycle. The journey took 3 years and covered 48,000 miles.

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#Marlon Brando’s screen test in “Rebel Without A Cause” (1955).

An old family photo from the early 1900s

A young boy stealing the show, back when middle school kids knew how to dance (1950)

Cosmos host and astrophysicist Neil DeGrasse Tyson at a college wrestling match

#Clint Eastwood with actresses Olive Sturgess and Dani Crayne in San Francisco, 1954

A young #Sean Connery relaxing on the couch

#Caroline Kennedy walks ahead while her father, the most powerful man in the world, carries her doll. (1960)

Teenagers and their first car (1950s)

Canadian Prime Minister Pierre #Trudeau and his cabinet – 1968. These men knew how to wear a suit.

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#Diana Rigg (Olenna Tyrell from Game of Thrones) in 1967

#Sophia Loren, one of the only actresses to win an Oscar, Grammy, and Golden Globe awards.

A famous quote of hers: “Sex appeal is fifty percent what you’ve got and fifty percent what people think you’ve got.”

#Ellen O’Neal, the greatest woman freestyle skateboarder in the 1970s.

Three boys pose for a camera on the streets of #Jamaica

#Queen Elizabeth and #Prince Phillip at the horse races #(1968)

#Paul McCartney and #Mick Jagger sit opposite each other on a train to Bangor. (1967)

A salesman has his motorized roller skates refueled at a gas station (1961)

#Brigitte Bardot visits #Pablo Picasso at his studio near #Cannes in 1956

A couple dancing in a 1950’s “#Be Bop” theater as everyone looks on.

#Jimi Hendrix backstage at #Monterey Pop Festival, 1967

#Ernest Hemingway’s striking passport photo (1923)

The people we aspired to be decades ago are much different than the celebrities we look up to today. The values of our past have nearly vanished, but I’m hoping that if everyone sees this, they might be convinced to get back to our roots. Please share and remind everyone what “cool” used to be like!

rare vintage photos of cool people hanging out

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Rare Vintage Photographs of Famous People Hanging Out Together (1)

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HIWAY AMERICA- AMERICA’S GREATEST MAIN STREETS

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HIWAY AMERICA- AMERICA’S GREATEST MAIN STREETS

America’s Greatest Main Streets

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America's greatest main streets: StauntonWoods Pierce

Cheers to these small towns for great Main Streets, where you can admire architecture, sample the local flavor, and find a lost America.

From May 2012 By

America's greatest main streets: GalenaJudy Lange

Galena, IL

Galena’s Main Street bends gently as it follows the Galena River (a tributary of the Mississippi) and presents a medley of brick storefronts and bayfront windows, many in an Italianate style. This is the home turf for chocolate shops and galleries—and the second home of many Chicagoans who escape the Windy City three hours away. Trolley cars depart from Main Street for area wineries, and at the intersection with Water Street, you can turn onto a riverfront walkway.

Worth a Stop: DeSoto House Hotel has welcomed prominent guests since 1855. Locals flock here, too, for events such as a trivia quiz night in honor of Ulysses S. Grant’s birthday.

—Wayne

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SILVER CITY N.M. MAIN STREET

America's greatest main streets: GalenaJudy Lange

Galena, IL

Galena’s Main Street bends gently as it follows the Galena River (a tributary of the Mississippi) and presents a medley of brick storefronts and bayfront windows, many in an Italianate style. This is the home turf for chocolate shops and galleries—and the second home of many Chicagoans who escape the Windy City three hours away. Trolley cars depart from Main Street for area wineries, and at the intersection with Water Street, you can turn onto a riverfront walkway.

Worth a Stop: DeSoto House Hotel has welcomed prominent guests since 1855. Locals flock here, too, for events such as a trivia quiz night in honor of Ulysses S. Grant’s birthday.

—Wayne Curtis

STAUNTON VIRGINIA MAIN STREET

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Driving across America, it’s all too easy to lose your mooring amid the commercial thicket of the same old fast-food outlets and big-box stores.

But push on a mile or two beyond the interstate exit, and you may discover a town that’s anchored by a distinctive Main Street—one with grand architecture, eclectic small businesses, and community-oriented features like a park or theater. Often it thrives thanks to locals who have made a conscientious effort to fight the general decline of Main Street.

The work of such activists and preservationists is acknowledged each year by the National Trust for Historic Preservation’s Great American Main Streets Awards and by the American Planning Association’s Great Places in America: Streets. We scoured their recent designations to select the most vibrant, distinctive downtowns worth the trip.

You’ll find these great Main Streets across the U.S., from mining towns like Silver City, NM, to stately, red-brick Staunton, VA. Yet our list does skew east of the Mississippi, favoring towns that were established before the age of the automobile—and so display the DNA of a pedestrian and bike-friendly environment.

Not that a walkable layout can guarantee a thriving Main Street. Take York, PA, where the 1978 shuttering of the last of four downtown department stores triggered a period of decay. The turnaround was slow going, as landowners aided by various programs renovated nearly every Victorian and Classical Revival façade. Now, on the first Friday of each month, local businesses stay open late, with special events and discounts.

Port Townsend, WA, went through its own reinvention. Expecting a shipping boom, 19th-century residents built out the town in high Victorian style—only to find themselves on the wrong side of Puget Sound when the railroads connected to Seattle. It’s been reborn as an arts center around the main drag, Water Street.

Second chances are just as American as a homespun Main Street, and with the recent economic downturn have come do-it-yourselfers seeing opportunity in cheap abandoned storefronts and converting them into bakeries or boutiques.

So it’s well worth driving the extra few miles to see what Main Street lies ahead. Let us point you in the right direction.

—Wayne Curtis

HIWAY AMERICA-ROUTE 66 OKLAHOMA CITY KS. ROUTE 66 PART 3

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FUN FACTS ABOUT OKLAHOMAimages2jo4tr2t-2

Fact 1
The city got its name from a kind of yellow grass that grows in the area. Earlier, the city used to be called Oneida.

Fact 2
Amarillo residents call it the Helium capital of the world because most of the world’s supply of this gas can be located within two hundred and fifty miles of this Texas City.

Fact 3
Amarillo is home to the largest canyon within the state of Texas. Palo Duro Canyon is second only to the Grand Canyon.

Fact 4
Amarillo has a long standing record of being America’s cattle shipping capital. This is partly due to the fact that there are some many large cattle ranches located in this area in the center of Texas.

Fact 5
One of the largest nuclear weapons assembly plants in the United States is located in this city.

Fact 6
The city and the surrounding landscape have been used as a filming location in many popular movies like Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade.

Fact 7
Amarillo has inspired many country singers to write and sing songs about the city.

Fact 8
When the cattle industry sued actress and television personality Oprah Winfrey the case took place in Amarillo.

Fact 9
Famous country singer Lacey Brown calls this city home.

Fact 10
Amarillo is home to the Big Texan steakhouse. The Big Texan serves a 72 ounce steak and they promise that anyone that can eat the dinner completely in less than one hour can have the dinner for free.

“OKLAHOMA” FROM THE MUSICAL OKLAHOMA

More Fun Facts about Oklahoma

I thought it would be fun to share some interesting facts about our great state. Some of these I knew, but a lot of them I didn’t. I do know that there is nothing to be ashamed about when you say you are an Okie!

  1. The bread twist tie was invented in Maysville, OK.
  2. The shopping cart was invented in Ardmore in 1936.
  3. The nation’s first parking meter was installed in Oklahoma City in 1935.
  4. The first Girl Scout Cookie was sold in Muskogee in 1917.
  5. Cimarron County, located in the Oklahoma Panhandle, is the only county in the U.S. bordered by 4 separate states — Texas, New Mexico, Colorado & Kansas . (I’ve actually stood on all those state lines!)
  6. The Oklahoma State Capital is the only capital in the U.S. with working oil wells on its grounds.
  7. Boise City , OK, was the only city in the United States to be bombed during World War II. On Monday, July 5, 1943, at 12:30am., a B-17 Bomber based at Dalhart Army Air Base, Texas, dropped six practice bombs on the sleeping town, mistaking the city lights as target lights.
  8. WKY Radio in Oklahoma City was the first radio station transmitting west of the Mississippi River .
  9. The nation’s first “tornado warning” was issued March 25, 1948 in Oklahoma City minutes before a devastating tornado. Because of the warning, no lives were lost.
  10. Oklahoma has the largest Native American population of any state in the U.S.
  11. The name ‘ Oklahoma ‘ comes from two Choctaw words — okla meaning “people” and homa meaning “red.” So the name means, “Red People.” The name was approved in 1890.
  12. Oklahoma has produced more astronauts than any other state.
  13. Oklahoma has more man-made lakes than any other state.
  14. During the “Land Rush,” Oklahoma City and Guthrie went from vast, open prairie to cities of over 10,000 in a single day.
  15. The nation’s first “Yield” traffic sign was erected in Tulsa on a trial basis.
  16. The Pensacola Dam on Grand Lake is the longest multi-arched dam in the world at 6,565 feet.
  17. The Port of Catoosa (just north of Tulsa ) is the largest inland port in America.
  18. The aerosol can was invented in Bartlesville.
  19. Per square mile, Oklahoma has more tornadoes than any other place in the world.
  20. The highest wind speed ever recorded on earth was in Moore Okla. , on May 3, 1999 during the Oklahoma City F-5 tornado. Wind speed was clocked at 318 mph. (My husband almost lost his cousin and cousin’s two girls in this tornado.)
  21. The Will Rogers World Airport and the Wiley Post Airport are both named after two famous Oklahomans, both killed in the same airplane crash.

Oklahoma City

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

State Capital

City of Oklahoma City
Oklahoma City is the capital of the U.S. state of Oklahoma and its largest city. The county seat of Oklahoma County,[3] the city ranks 29th among United States cities in population.[4] As of the 2012 census, the population was 599,199.[5] In 2010 the Oklahoma City metropolitan area had a population of 1,252,987,[6] and the Oklahoma City-Shawnee Combined Statistical Area had a population of 1,322,249 residents,[7] making it Oklahoma’s largest metropolitan area. Oklahoma City’s city limits extend into Canadian, Cleveland, and Pottawatomie counties, though much of those areas outside of the core Oklahoma County area are suburban or rural (watershed). The city ranks as the eighth-largest city in the United States by land area (including consolidated city-counties; it is the second-largest city in the United States by land area whose government is not consolidated with that of a county).

Oklahoma City features one of the largest livestock markets in the world.[8] Oil, natural gas, petroleum products and related industries are the largest sector of the local economy. The city is situated in the middle of an active oil field and oil derricks dot the capitol grounds. The federal government employs large numbers of workers at Tinker Air Force Base and the United States Department of Transportation’s Mike Monroney Aeronautical Center (these two sites house several offices of the Federal Aviation Administration and the Transportation Department’s Enterprise Service Center, respectively).

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FAMOUS CHILD STARS- WHERE ARE THEY NOW?

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THE COUNTERCULTURE

HAUNTING PHOTOS OF ABANDONED CITIES FROM AROUND THE WORLD

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There are more abandoned cities than you’d think. But they’re also probably at least as creepy as you would imagine in your nightmares. Take a look at these ghost towns and get even more close and personal with Chernobyl Diaries, Now Playing.posted on May 4, 2012 at 6:07pm EDT

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Pripyat, Ukraine
Site of the infamous Chernobyl incident, the entire city had to be abandoned in 1986 due to nuclear radiation.

 

 

 

 

 

Sanzhi District, Taiwan
The “Sanzhi UFO houses” were a major development project for some pretty unusual-looking vacation homes, which was abandoned in 1978 before it could be completed. The site was demolished in 2008, and is now being redeveloped.

 

 

 

Craco, Italy
Craco was a medieval village built high up on a steep summit for defensive reasons, but recurring earthquakes eventually made it impossible to sustain. Today, less than 800 people live there in a commune, while the majority remains eerily uninhabited.

 

 

 

 

Kolmanskop, Namibia
Formerly a bustling diamond mining town, after the market declined, inhabitants began leaving the town after WWI; by 1954, it was completely deserted. As it was an enclave for German colonialists for many years, the architecture is not only out of place, but its abandonment enhances it even more.

 

 

 

 

Oradour-sur-Glane, France
Oradour-sur-Glane was a village destroyed by a German military unit in 1944, killing 642 of its inhabitants. Although a new village was built nearby to replace it, today the original village stands as a memorial.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Centralia, Pennsylvania
Centralia was once a prosperous mining town, but in 1962 a mine fire broke out, which continues to burn off the coal underground to this day. As a result, its population is 10 as of 2010, making it one of the least-populated municipalities in Pennsylvania.