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KingAragorn

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Message Posted: Apr 15, 2007 7:14:42 AM

Name any place, city, state, region, country, etc. in alphabetic order
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Pielededrac
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Message Posted: Oct 23, 2014 11:17:14 PM

Oops....I was a bit slow here..! So here we go with the next one.

Overloon, the Battle of Overloon was a Second World War battle between Allied forces and the German army which took place in and around the village of Overloon in the south-east of the Netherlands between 30 September and 18 October 1944.

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Pielededrac
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Message Posted: Oct 23, 2014 11:14:58 PM

Narva, the Battle of Narva was a military campaign between the German Army Detachment "Narwa" and the Soviet Leningrad Front fought for possession of the strategically important Narva Isthmus on 2 February – 10 August 1944 during World War II.

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Bungee
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Message Posted: Oct 23, 2014 11:12:03 PM

Nagasaki - the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki made Nagasaki the second and, to date, last city in the world to experience a nuclear attack.

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Moe23
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Message Posted: Oct 23, 2014 10:40:47 PM

Midway

Tiny island / atoll in the middle of the Pacific Ocean. Sight of one of the largest naval battles ever fought.

Decisive American victory over the Japanese turned the whole outlook of the war into Allied favor.

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Pielededrac
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Message Posted: Oct 23, 2014 9:11:24 PM

Ladbroke, Operation Ladbroke was a glider landing of British airborne forces near Syracuse, Sicily, that began on 9 July 1943 as part of the Allied invasion of the island.

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Hawk01
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Message Posted: Oct 23, 2014 8:39:39 PM

Kursk, Russia

Site of the Battle of Kursk, A turning point in the Soviet–German struggle and the largest tank battle in history.

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JesusIsTops
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Message Posted: Oct 23, 2014 6:07:45 PM

Japan, of course.

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CatskillHiker
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Message Posted: Oct 23, 2014 4:29:30 PM

Iwo Jima
(an isolated Japanese island in the Pacific, well known for its battle, photographs, monument in Arlington Virginia, postage stamps, etc)

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Pielededrac
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Message Posted: Oct 23, 2014 3:36:11 PM

Hannut, the Battle of Hannut was a Second World War battle fought during the Battle of Belgium which took place between 12 and 14 May 1940 at Hannut, Belgium. It was the largest ever tank battle at the time.

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Moe23
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Message Posted: Oct 23, 2014 3:10:14 PM

Guadalcanal

Island of the Solomon Islands. Over 6 months of intense fighting with ground and naval forces with an ultimate Allied victory.

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Hawk01
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Message Posted: Oct 23, 2014 2:54:32 PM

Falaise, France

Battle of the Falaise Pocket (12–21 August 1944) was the decisive engagement of the Battle of Normandy.

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Pielededrac
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Message Posted: Oct 23, 2014 10:58:09 AM

El Alamein, the First Battle of El Alamein (1–27 July 1942) was a battle of the Western Desert Campaign of the Second World War on the north coast of Egypt.

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CatskillHiker
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Message Posted: Oct 22, 2014 11:33:06 PM

Dunkirk, France; site of 1940 battle as the German invasion of France began

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Pielededrac
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Message Posted: Oct 22, 2014 11:19:47 PM

Caen is a commune in northwestern France. It is the prefecture of the Calvados department and the capital of the Basse-Normandie region.

It is known for the Battle for Caen, with heavy fighting that took place in and around Caen during the Battle of Normandy in June 1944, destroying much of the city.

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Moe23
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Message Posted: Oct 22, 2014 9:33:23 PM

Nice topic!

Bataan, Philippines
Site of the Battle of Bataan and the infamous Bataan Death March

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JesusIsTops
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Message Posted: Oct 22, 2014 8:47:09 PM

Ascension Island, it's airfield was used for WWII.

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Hawk01
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Message Posted: Oct 22, 2014 4:06:51 PM

Zion National Park

Designated in 1919, Utah's oldest national park. Known for its incredible canyons and spectacular views.

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Pielededrac
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Message Posted: Oct 22, 2014 3:54:37 PM

Yellowstone National Park is a national park located primarily in the U.S. state of Wyoming, although it also extends into Montana and Idaho.

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CatskillHiker
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Message Posted: Oct 22, 2014 2:59:15 PM

Xi'an, China
(known for its "Terracotta Army", depicting the armies of the first emperor of China, Qin Shi Huang, of the Qin Dynasty)

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Pielededrac
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Message Posted: Oct 22, 2014 6:08:40 AM

Walt Disney World Resort, informally known as Walt Disney World or simply Disney World, is an entertainment complex in Bay Lake, near Orlando, Florida.

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CatskillHiker
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Message Posted: Oct 22, 2014 12:44:23 AM

Venice, Italy

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Bungee
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Message Posted: Oct 21, 2014 11:50:25 PM

Uluru - AKA Ayers Rock is a large sandstone rock formation in the southern part of the Northern Territory in central Australia.

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hnofer17
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Message Posted: Oct 21, 2014 11:40:58 PM

Tour D'Eiffel in Paris, France.

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JesusIsTops
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Message Posted: Oct 21, 2014 10:11:31 PM

Siem Reap town is a popular tourist destination in Cambodia.

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Pielededrac
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Message Posted: Oct 21, 2014 8:35:42 PM

Reiman Gardens is situated on a 17- acre site located immediately south of Jack Trice Stadium on the Iowa State University (ISU) campus in Ames, Iowa.

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CatskillHiker
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Message Posted: Oct 21, 2014 2:40:19 PM

Queenstown, New Zealand
(a popular resort town on the shore of Lake Wakatipu; well situated between the aptly named Remarkable Mountains and Fiordland National Park)

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Pielededrac
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Message Posted: Oct 21, 2014 2:14:24 PM

Petrified Forest National Park is a United States national park in Navajo and Apache counties in northeastern Arizona.

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Hawk01
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Message Posted: Oct 21, 2014 12:18:08 PM

Old Orchard Beach, Maine
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Pielededrac
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Message Posted: Oct 20, 2014 11:43:16 PM

Navy Pier is a 3,300-foot-long (1,010 m) pier on the Chicago shoreline of Lake Michigan.

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CatskillHiker
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Message Posted: Oct 20, 2014 11:36:24 PM

Munich, Germany
(especially popular during the 16 day Oktoberfest which ends the first Sunday in October)

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Bungee
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Message Posted: Oct 20, 2014 11:21:06 PM

The Louvre Museum in Paris is one of the world's largest and most famous museums.

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Pielededrac
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Message Posted: Oct 20, 2014 10:36:59 PM

Kimberly Crest House and Gardens is a French château-style Victorian mansion located in Redlands, California.

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JesusIsTops
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Message Posted: Oct 20, 2014 10:22:16 PM

Jamaica

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Hawk01
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Message Posted: Oct 20, 2014 9:27:50 PM

Island Beach State Park

The largest reserve of undeveloped barrier island in New Jersey and one of the largest in the United States.

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Pielededrac
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Message Posted: Oct 20, 2014 2:52:44 PM

Henry Doorly Zoo & Aquarium is a zoo in Omaha, Nebraska.

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hnofer17
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Message Posted: Oct 20, 2014 10:56:29 AM

Grand Canyon, AZ

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Pielededrac
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Message Posted: Oct 19, 2014 11:52:56 PM

Fisherman's Wharf is a neighborhood and popular tourist attraction in San Francisco, California.

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CatskillHiker
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Message Posted: Oct 19, 2014 10:33:14 PM

Everglades National Park, Florida

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Pielededrac
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Message Posted: Oct 19, 2014 10:22:32 PM

Dodori National Reserve is a protected area located in Lamu East District of Coast Province in Kenya.

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Hawk01
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Message Posted: Oct 19, 2014 6:58:59 PM

Cuyahoga Valley National Park

The only National Park in Ohio, attracted over 2 million visitors in 2013.

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Pielededrac
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Message Posted: Oct 19, 2014 5:52:04 PM

Big Surf is a waterpark located in Tempe, Arizona.

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hnofer17
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Message Posted: Oct 19, 2014 1:24:07 PM

Alamo, San Antonio, TX, USA

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Pielededrac
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Message Posted: Oct 19, 2014 9:35:08 AM

Zymoetz River is a tributary of the Skeena River in the Canadian province of British Columbia.

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Pielededrac
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Message Posted: Oct 18, 2014 11:25:11 PM

Youghiogheny River tributary of the Monongahela River in the U.S. states of West Virginia, Maryland, and Pennsylvania.

Lenape yuxwiakhane 'stream running a contrary or crooked course', according to John Heckewelder.

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Any North or South American river with an Indian / Native American name.

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CatskillHiker
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Message Posted: Oct 18, 2014 11:18:25 PM

Xingu River, Brazil (named after the Xingu Indians)

Any North or South American river with an Indian / Native American name.

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Note: I agree on no Native V Rivers. The closest I could find was the Vickery Creek in Georgia, which is named for a Cherokee woman named Sharlot Vickery. However, the Vickery surname is clearly of English origin.
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JesusIsTops
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Message Posted: Oct 18, 2014 10:08:00 PM

I don't think there is anything that starts with V, so ...

Wicomico River, the Algonquian words wicko mekee, meaning "a place where houses are built," apparently referring to a Native American town on the banks.

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Pielededrac
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Message Posted: Oct 18, 2014 12:10:21 AM

Us-kab-wan-ka River, also known as the Ush-kab-wan River, is a small tributary of the Cloquet River in northeast Minnesota in the United States.

Its name in the Ojibwe language is askibwaanikaa-ziibi (river full of Jerusalem artichokes), having the identical name in Ojibwe as the nearby Artichoke River.

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CatskillHiker
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Message Posted: Oct 17, 2014 11:48:39 PM

Tennessee River, named after the Cherokee village Tanasi.

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JesusIsTops
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Message Posted: Oct 17, 2014 10:26:43 PM

Good, an easy one for me ....
Susquehanna River, mainly in PA, which means "oyster river."

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Pielededrac
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Message Posted: Oct 17, 2014 11:52:11 AM

Rappahannock River is a river in eastern Virginia.

The name of the river comes from an Algonquian word, lappihanne (also recorded as toppehannock), meaning "river of quick, rising water" or "where the tide ebbs and flows," the name used by the local native population, the Rappahannock tribe.

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