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    For Southern California, I'm surprised nobody's mentioned the Santa Monica Mountains for natural landscape.

    For Ohio, I definitely would have to say the Ohio River Valley. It was just absolutely stunning to me...and I've only seen the area around Cincinnati. I imagine it continues to get even better once you work your way east as the terrain becomes more rugged.
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    Quote Originally posted by SW MI Planner View post
    I literally get chills every single time I see this building.
    I see it every day. Matty needs to get sincere about either fixing it or ripping it down.
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    Quote Originally posted by craines View post
    While Northern California Claims the Goldengate and Yosemite.......
    Nit-pick: Yosemite is more central California than northern.


    Florida
    Natural: The Everglades.
    Man-made: St. Augustine.

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    Quote Originally posted by Rygor View post
    Wyoming Old Faithful geyser/????
    For man-made feature, how 'bout the Dick Cheney Federal Building in Casper, WY?
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    Wyoming

    Natural: Old Faithful geyser and mentioned before Devil's Tower
    Man Made: Old Faithful Inn National Historic Landmark
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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?
    From Kelly's Heroes (1970)


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    Broke parts take a little longer, though.
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    Quote Originally posted by illinoisplanner View post
    For man-made feature, how 'bout the Dick Cheney Federal Building in Casper, WY?
    That better be sarcasm because that place is butt-ugly!
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    Quote Originally posted by DetroitPlanner View post
    I see it every day. Matty needs to get sincere about either fixing it or ripping it down.
    According to the AA news last week, he just contracted with Quinn Evans for plans. We'll see!

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    Quote Originally posted by mgk920 View post
    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).

    Mike
    Maybe I should stop watching the HD stuff cause some of them look pretty natural.

    Yeah the Hollywood Sign would be a goodone......though i can see it from my house so I guess I just wasn't thinking of it in that positive sort of way.

    Hey Yosemite is North of LA............ For thats all that matters in us geogrpaphicly challenged Angelenos
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    Quote Originally posted by craines View post
    Maybe I should stop watching the HD stuff cause some of them look pretty natural.
    Lots of au naturale, very little natural.
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    Quote Originally posted by JNA View post
    Utah
    Man Made - LDS Temple in Salt Lake City / Snowbird ski area tram
    Shouldn't the man-made in Utah be Marie Osmond? Just saying.

    FL:

    Natural: The Everglades
    Man-Made: It's a big tossup: St Augustine, pre-dating Boston, NYC, Virginia Dare. And my fave, Gatorland.

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    It is interesting to me to see what people outside of your state see as the iconic landmarks. I can't argue with someone's earlier response that VT would be the maple tree and the covered bridge. But 7 years of living here, I've never even seen a covered bridge.

    For built- I'd also offer Ben and Jerrys.
    For natural- I'd offer the Green Mountains or Lake Champlain.
    For both- Stowe ski area on Mount Mansfield.

    MA: I see the green monster at Fenway as more recognizable to people, at least in the last few decades, than even Faneuil Hall.

    Rhode Island:
    Built- The gilded mansions of Newport
    Natural- The rocky shoreline

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    Quote Originally posted by Dan View post
    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?
    Man-Made - Rygor got it right. Ohio Stadium. Or

    Or



    Natural: Serpent Mound, Lake Erie, Ohio River, or Old Man's Cave
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    ^^ Touchdown Jesus was destroyed by a lightning strike.
    "He defended the cause of the poor and needy, and so all went well. Is that not what it means to know me?" Jeremiah 22:16

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    Quote Originally posted by kjelsadek View post
    ^^ Touchdown Jesus was destroyed by a lightning strike.
    Big Butter Jesus was.... this I know very well...

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    Quote Originally posted by Maister View post
    What about Massachusetts? (probably whatever is most iconic in Boston)


    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).

    Louisiana:
    Man made: Superdome
    Natural: alligators


    Quote Originally posted by Rygor View post
    I'll try Massachusetts:

    Natural: Cape Cod

    Man Made: Faneuil Hall
    Mass.
    Natural: The Berkshires
    Built: The Mayflower II

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    NV
    Natural-Valley of Fire
    Man-Made-Vegas Strip

    KY
    Natural-Pretty much the whole state
    Man-Made-Churchhill Down

    MS
    Natural-Ship Island, swamps, bayous, Mississippi River
    Man-Made-Biloxi Lighthouse

    MI
    Natural-Pictured Rocks
    Man-Made-Cars, lots and lots of cars
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    Quote Originally posted by kjelsadek View post
    ^^ Touchdown Jesus was destroyed by a lightning strike.
    TJ is at Notre Dame and survives.
    We hope for better things; it will arise from the ashes - Fr Gabriel Richard 1805

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    I'm bumping this just because I liked reading all the various responses about iconic state images and thought y'all might like to look at 'em again a year later.
    People will miss that it once meant something to be Southern or Midwestern. It doesn't mean much now, except for the climate. The question, “Where are you from?” doesn't lead to anything odd or interesting. They live somewhere near a Gap store, and what else do you need to know? - Garrison Keillor

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    Pre 1989 - cornfield
    Post 1989 - long dead baseball players walking out of cornfield
    Honorable mention - Bridges of Madison County (more sappy movie crap)

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    OK bragging on my fair county ?

    Man Made - Bosse Field -
    Built in 1915, it is the third oldest ballpark used for professional baseball (The Otters) on a regular basis in the country, surpassed only by Fenway Park (1912) in Boston and Wrigley Field (1914) in Chicago.
    Natural - Wesselman Woods - 240 ac National Natural Landmark
    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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    Quote Originally posted by kjel View post
    ^^ Touchdown Jesus was destroyed by a lightning strike.
    Quote Originally posted by Hink View post
    Big Butter Jesus was.... this I know very well...

    and wants to give you a big hug! ursus?
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    Quote Originally posted by ofos View post
    I am going to laugh if it gets struck by lightning again.
    "He defended the cause of the poor and needy, and so all went well. Is that not what it means to know me?" Jeremiah 22:16

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    Quote Originally posted by kjel View post
    I am going to laugh if it gets struck by lightning again.
    Any thoughts of the 2nd Commandment apply ? "no graven images"
    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?
    From Kelly's Heroes (1970)


    Are you sure you're not hurt ?
    No. Just some parts wake up faster than others.
    Broke parts take a little longer, though.
    From Electric Horseman (1979)

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