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Longest turnpikes and tollways in North America

Below is a list of the longest tollways in North America based on the following criteria: Minimum distance of 40 miles At least a portion be four lanes Limited access A guide for abbreviations of provinces or countries is provided … Continue reading

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Dalai Lama quote

“On this International Day of Peace, we must remember that peace cannot come from prayer alone. It requires action.” – Dalai Lama 

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When two city names are better than one

In recent years there was an effort to merge the communities of Saugatuck and Douglas in southwest Michigan. While this vote failed, there are 14 successful examples across the country. These are listed below.   Sedro-Woolley, Washington (1898) Winston-Salem, North … Continue reading

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Largest single-structure airport parking garages in the USA/Canada

The following list identifies the largest single-structure parking garages/decks at airports in the United States and Canada. The rankings are based on the number of parking spaces and include public parking and/or rental car parking spaces. Most of the airports … Continue reading

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Birthplace geography of iconic pop/soda/cola brands

The following list identifies well-known soft drink brands (pops, sodas, and colas) from across much of North America. The criteria for inclusion in the list includes: Founded a minimum of 40 years ago – Vernor’s leading the way at 150 … Continue reading

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Faded orange rooftops

Tomorrow, September 6th the next to last Howard Johnson’s restaurant in the United States, located in Bangor, Maine will be closing. This leaves but one Howard Johnson’s Restaurant in the country – in Lake George, New York. To this baby … Continue reading

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Busiest resort town airports of the East Coast

Below is a list of the busiest resort town airports along the East Coast. Larger cities with more diversified economies are not included in this list. Resort towns for this region include cities at or near major national parks, recreation … Continue reading

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