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    What about Massachusetts? (probably whatever is most iconic in Boston)

    or Georgia?

    Louisana is pretty obvious in terms of built environment (by the way Bourbon street is somewhat unusual in the being iconic department, in that there's little of what one would consider grandeur associated with it).

    In terms of natural environment:


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    Virginia (the other state I've lived in):

    Natural: Chesapeake Bay scene, the Shenandoah Mountains, any Civil or Revolutionary War battlefield

    Man Made: Jefferson's Monticello, Colonial Williamsburg, or The Pentagon
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    I'll try Massachusetts:

    Natural: Cape Cod

    Man Made: Faneuil Hall
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    Quote Originally posted by Rygor View post
    I'll try Massachusetts:

    Natural: Cape Cod

    Man Made: Faneuil Hall
    I'll agree with you on the 'natural', but for 'man made', I'd use the iconic 'triple-decker' residential building. As a second choice, I'd use the Old North Church or the USS Constitution.

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    Maine's natural and built icons are conveniently synonymous

    Edit: My notion of regional identity and what qualifies as being 'iconic' in part goes back to early childhood. Before I could even read, I was fascinated with maps. My parents had a late 1950's vintage State Farm Insurance road atlas we used to plan trips. I spent hours poring over the maps. On the cover was this image that summed up the nation's principle economic and cultural identities into tidy little stereotypes (including a few negative - check out Mississippi, Alabama, or for that matter Tennessee )



    Anyone else remember seeing this particular atlas?
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    Georgia

    Natural: Stone Mountain (also receiving votes: Okefenokee Swamp, the Golden Isles)

    Built: I'm open to suggestion - the Gold Dome (state capitol building)? Centennial Olympic Park? Factors Walk in Savannah? On a much more localized level, for me at least, it's the Big Chicken.
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    Quote Originally posted by Bubba View post
    Georgia

    Natural: Stone Mountain (also receiving votes: Okefenokee Swamp, the Golden Isles)

    Built: I'm open to suggestion - the Gold Dome (state capitol building)? Centennial Olympic Park? Factors Walk in Savannah? On a much more localized level, for me at least, it's the Big Chicken.
    I thought you might say The Varsity, but the Big Chicken is very iconic.
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    Off-topic:
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    The Varsity
    Mmmm...grease
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    Quote Originally posted by Maister View post
    What about Massachusetts? (probably whatever is most iconic in Boston)

    or Georgia?

    Louisana is pretty obvious in terms of built environment (by the way Bourbon street is somewhat unusual in the being iconic department, in that there's little of what one would consider grandeur associated with it).

    In terms of natural environment:

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    Quote Originally posted by JNA View post
    West Virginia

    Man Made - New River Gorge Birdge - shown on state quarter
    Natural - New River Gorge
    Man Made - Dentures
    Natural - Gums



    Quote Originally posted by Maister View post
    (by the way Bourbon street is somewhat unusual in the being iconic department, in that there's little of what one would consider grandeur associated with it).
    Got something against beads and ( . )( . )?

    Has anyone done PA?

    Man Made: Independence Mall (The Hall and Liberty Bell) among others...
    Natural: Poconos
    Both: Appalachian Trail (I know, lots of states, but no one has mentioned it yet!)
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    Quote Originally posted by Mastiff View post
    Oregon:

    Crater Lake
    Made in Oregon White Stag sign, probably. Too many lighthouses to pick one.
    For Man Made in Oregon I'd probably go with the pretty iconic art deco state capital building in Salem.

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    Quote Originally posted by Mastiff View post
    Has anyone done PA?

    Man Made:
    Both: Appalachian Trail (I know, lots of states, but no one has mentioned it yet!)
    Man Made Alternate: RR Horseshoe Curve - we have even posted about this.
    Both: agreed.
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    New Mexico
    Man-made: Taos Pueblo
    Natural: some generic mesas and rugged-ish mountains

    Colorado
    Man-made: Cadet Chapel at the Air Force Academy
    Natural: Pike's Peak

    The future state of Iroquois
    Man-made: Buffalo City Hall
    Natural: a battle royale between Niagara Falls and the Finger Lakes

    Here's a challenge for all of you. America's most average state, Ohio. I lived there for five years, and I can't really think of anything that would be iconic in a way that represents the entire state, or only Ohio. Bear?

    A lame attempt.

    Man-made: Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton?
    Natural: Cuyahoga River in flames?
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    Motioned made for and by
    Chapel in post # 20 by The One.
    Pikes Peak in post #18 by JNA.

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    Quote Originally posted by Dan View post
    Colorado
    Man-made: Cadet Chapel at the Air Force Academy
    Natural: Pike's Peak
    Oddball
    Why don't you knock it off with them negative waves?
    Why don't you dig how beautiful it is out here?
    Why don't you say something righteous and hopeful for a change?
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    Ohio:

    Natural: yeah, I'll go with the flaming Cuyahoga River, or the Hocking Hills

    Man Made: it's gotta be Ohio Stadium
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    New Mexico

    Man Made: Gotta be Chaco Canyon, yo - that place is remarkable!

    Natural: So much to choose from - the whole state is a geologic wonder (mesas, mountain, lava flows, extinct volcanoes, open desert). But I'll go with the Jemez Mountains
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    It's a slow afternoon, so I gave it a shot for all of the states. Here goes:

    State Natural Icon/Man Made Icon
    •Alabama Mobile Bay/Talladega Speedway
    •Alaska Mt. McKinley/Alaska Pipeline
    •Arizona Grand Canyon/Hoover Dam?
    •Arkansas Ozarks/Walmart
    •California Redwoods/Golden Gate Bridge
    •Colorado Pike's Peak/Aspen Ski Resort?
    •Connecticut Litchfield Hills?/Yale University
    •Delaware ????/Delaware Memorial Bridge
    •D.C. The Mall?/U.S. Capitol
    •Florida South Beach/Cinderella's Castle
    •Georgia Stone Mountain/Centennial Olympic Park
    •Hawaii Diamond Head/Pearl Harbor
    •Idaho Sun Valley/Boise skyline
    •Illinois Prairie/Chicago skyline
    •Indiana Indiana Dunes/Indy Motor Speedway
    •Iowa Cornfield/a barn and silos?
    •Kansas Field of Sunflowers/State Capitol?
    •Kentucky Kentucky Lakes/Churchill Downs
    •Louisiana The Bayou/Bourbon Street
    •Maine Acadia National Park/Fishing boats at Kennebunkport Harbor
    •Maryland Cumberland Gap/Baltimore Harbor
    •Massachusetts Cape Cod/Faneuil Hall
    •Michigan Straights of Mackinac/Auto factory
    •Minnesota Pick a lake/Mall of America
    •Mississippi Natchez/Elvis' Birthplace in Tupelo
    •Missouri Ozark Mountains/Gateway Arch
    •Montana Glaciers/a rustic cabin in the woods?
    •Nebraska Chimney Rock/Memorial Stadium (Huskers)
    •Nevada Mojave Desert/The Strip
    •New Hampshire Old Man of the Mountain/Dartmouth College?
    •New Jersey Jersey Shore/Atlantic City boardwalk
    •New Mexico Carlsbad Caverns/Roswell
    •New York Niagara Falls/Statue of Liberty
    •North Carolina Beach at Kitty Hawk/Biltmore Estate
    •North Dakota Wheat fields/????
    •Ohio Cuyahoga River on fire/Ohio Stadium
    •Oklahoma High Plains/Old Route 66
    •Oregon Crater Lake/Oregon State Capitol
    •Pennsylvania Gettysburg site/Independence Hall
    •Rhode Island Narragansett Bay/The Breakers mansion?
    •South Carolina Palmetto tree/historic Charleston
    •South Dakota The Badlands/Mt. Rushmore
    •Tennessee Smoky Mountains/Graceland
    •Texas Cattle Ranch/The Alamo
    •Utah Great Salt Lake/Mormon Temple
    •Vermont Maple Tree/covered bridge
    •Virginia Shenandoah Mountains/Monticello
    Washington Mount Ranier/Space Needle
    •West Virginia New River Gorge/New River Gorge Bridge
    •Wisconsin Sister Bay/Lambeau Field
    •Wyoming Old Faithful geyser/????
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    Quote Originally posted by Rygor View post
    It's a slow afternoon, so I gave it a shot for all of the states. Here goes:

    State Natural Icon/Man Made Icon...
    •Virginia Shenandoah Mountains/Monticello
    Minor quibble: there is no Shenandoah mountain range. There's the Shenandoah Valley of course, and the Blue Ridge and Allegheny Mountains. There is a Shenandoah Mountain, but it's probably more identified with WV, and it's not all that iconic.

    If you mean the Blue Ridge Mountains, I'd agree with that I think. The area around Old Rag Mountain is definitely one of the most beautiful parts of the state. The stretch of I-81 from Winchester to Harrisonburg is probably the most scenic stretch of interstate highway I've been on.
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    While Northern California Claims the Goldengate and Yosemite I would say Southern California Natural would be PornStars ( okay close to natural) man made would be traffic.

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    Quote Originally posted by craines View post
    While Northern California Claims the Goldengate and Yosemite I would say Southern California Natural would be PornStars ( okay close to natural) man made would be traffic.

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    I don't know, professional pron stars are about as man-made as they come - NOTHING 'natural' to see there!



    For 'natural' in southern California, how the La Brea Tar Pits?
    For 'man made', for me would be the Santa Monica Pier (or maybe the 'HOLLYWOOD' sign).

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    Southern California -

    Man Made - Disneyland
    3rd alternate - the oilfield pumpjack
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    Why don't you knock it off with them negative waves?
    Why don't you dig how beautiful it is out here?
    Why don't you say something righteous and hopeful for a change?
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    Broke parts take a little longer, though.
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    Quote Originally posted by Rygor View post
    Ohio:

    Natural: yeah, I'll go with the flaming Cuyahoga River, or the Hocking Hills

    Man Made: it's gotta be Ohio Stadium
    C'mon, dudes, the Cuyahoga River fire was 40 years ago. I suspect that younger people who even know what we're talking about probably think it's just a myth anyways.

    I've only been through northern Ohio. It looks an awful lot like the Lake Ontario/Lake Erie lake plain in NYS which is not particularly full of iconic geography.

    I'd go with the Ohio River as the state's iconic natural feature.

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    Ohio

    Michigan fan Bear will have to agree that "The Shoe" is probably number one in the built category. It is a cool design. It needs a tattoo, though.

    I have a couple alt selections.....Cleveland's iconic skyscraper, The Terminal Tower and Cedar Point's coaster field. For a natural selection, it is a pretty boring state. The southeastern corner has some rugged terrain, the Ohio River has some really neat spots (including the built environment bridges of Cincinnati), and Lake Erie is a fisherman's wet dream (filled with tasty fishies). Just thought of another built icon, Perry's Monument (at Put-In-Bay).

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    Quote Originally posted by Bear Up North View post
    Michigan fan Bear will have to agree that "The Shoe" is probably number one in the built category. It is a cool design. It needs a tattoo, though.

    I have a couple alt selections.....Cleveland's iconic skyscraper, The Terminal Tower and Cedar Point's coaster field. For a natural selection, it is a pretty boring state. The southeastern corner has some rugged terrain, the Ohio River has some really neat spots (including the built environment bridges of Cincinnati), and Lake Erie is a fisherman's wet dream (filled with tasty fishies). Just thought of another built icon, Perry's Monument (at Put-In-Bay).

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    The problem with Ohio is that there's no one natural thing, though, that stands out. In NY, at least Niagara Falls is world famous.

    BTW, the John A Roebling Suspension Bridge in Cincinatti is on the National Register of Historic Places. It was completed in 1866 by Roebling's son, Washington Roebling, who went on to build the Brooklyn Bridge from his father's design.

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    North Carolina:

    Natural: Grandfather Mountain

    Manmade: Undoubtedly, the World's Largest Chest of Drawers in High Point

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