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ZionBrice

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Utah

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Message Posted: Aug 21, 2013 5:33:30 PM

List a famous person's name that was born, living or buried in your state. List the name of the state and the person's name.
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MaggieMae07
Champion Author South Dakota

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Casey Duane Tibbs (March 5, 1929–January 28, 1990) was an American cowboy, rodeo performer, and actor.He held the "World All-Around Rodeo Champion" title twice, in 1951 and 1955. He won in 1949, 1951–1954, and 1959, the world saddle bronc riding championship and in 1951 world bareback bronc riding championship. He was featured on a 1951 cover of Life magazine.
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ZionBrice
Champion Author Utah

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Message Posted: Jun 8, 2014 4:00:42 PM

Everett Thorpe
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bluetatanka
Champion Author Philadelphia

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BENJAMIN FRANKLIN
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GasPasserAB
Champion Author Edmonton

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Message Posted: Dec 20, 2013 9:53:45 PM

Ian Tyson - September 1913
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RhodeThode
Champion Author Nebraska

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Message Posted: Dec 19, 2013 5:02:38 AM

Gerald Rudolph Ford -- July 14, 1913
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RhodeThode
Champion Author Nebraska

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Message Posted: Dec 19, 2013 5:00:20 AM

Malcolm X (Malcolm Little) May 19, 1925. Omaha, NE
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ZionBrice
Champion Author Utah

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Message Posted: Nov 3, 2013 11:34:27 PM

Porter Rockwell, June 25, 1815 – June 9, 1878 Wild Western law man labeled "the Destroying Angel of Mormondom"
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outtacash
Champion Author Cleveland

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Message Posted: Oct 31, 2013 6:19:25 PM

James A. Garfield, 20th US President (11/9/1881 - 9/19/1881). Buried at Lakeview Cemetery. Kinda spooky being able to stand about 20 feet away from he & his wife's flag draped caskets :o\
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ZionBrice
Champion Author Utah

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Message Posted: Oct 28, 2013 6:47:08 PM

Utah ~ Karl Gottfried Maeser, Served 16 years as principal of Brigham Young Academy, which became Brigham Young University (BYU) in 1903.
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GaryBowles
Champion Author Medford

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Message Posted: Oct 28, 2013 3:35:56 PM

River Phoenix
Actor, Stand by Me
River Phoenix was born River Jude Bottom in Madras, Oregon.

[Edited by: GaryBowles at 10/28/2013 3:38:57 PM EST]
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phantom66
Champion Author Indianapolis

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Message Posted: Oct 28, 2013 9:44:17 AM

Indiana - Ernie Pyle, American journalist who died in WWII. Born in tiny Dana,Indiana, he wrote of the everyday soldiers in a folksy way that endeared him to the hearts of America. He won the Pulitzer Prize in 1944. Ernie's writings were carried in over 300 newspapers.

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maddog57
Champion Author Winston-Salem

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Message Posted: Oct 28, 2013 9:07:42 AM

North Carolina -- Sen. Sam Ervin, US Senator


[Edited by: maddog57 at 10/28/2013 9:08:34 AM EST]
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ZionBrice
Champion Author Utah

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Message Posted: Oct 17, 2013 12:27:12 AM

Utah ~ Calvin Andre, Utah Jazz player know as C.J. Miles,Jr.
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Calinda0530
Champion Author Texas

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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2013 7:37:27 AM

Texas: Larry Hagman (born 1931), actor, son of actress Mary Martin
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scrappygirl15
Champion Author Ontario

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Message Posted: Oct 11, 2013 7:22:27 PM

Ontario, Canada: Roberta Bondar (born in Sault Ste Marie), Canada's first female astronaut.
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ZionBrice
Champion Author Utah

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Message Posted: Oct 7, 2013 10:24:28 PM

Utah ~ Butch Cassidy
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outtacash
Champion Author Cleveland

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Message Posted: Oct 6, 2013 4:58:41 PM

Cleveland: Halle Berry
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ZionBrice
Champion Author Utah

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Message Posted: Oct 6, 2013 4:21:39 PM

Utah ~ Reed Smoot, first Morman to be elected to the U.S. Senate.
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Calinda0530
Champion Author Texas

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Message Posted: Oct 6, 2013 8:11:35 AM

Texas: Lady Bird Johnson (1912–2007), former first lady (married to President Lyndon B. Johnson)
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ZionBrice
Champion Author Utah

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Message Posted: Oct 5, 2013 11:24:19 PM

Utah ~ Elizabeth Smart
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WaWanderer
Champion Author Washington

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Message Posted: Oct 5, 2013 2:32:09 AM

Bing Crosby ~ Tacoma Washington
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Calinda0530
Champion Author Texas

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Message Posted: Oct 2, 2013 4:15:17 AM

Texas: Jimmy Dean (1928–2010), country singer, television personality, businessman
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GasPasserAB
Champion Author Edmonton

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Message Posted: Oct 1, 2013 1:04:01 PM

Stephen Harper, Prime Minister of Canada
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gocatgo
Champion Author South Carolina

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Message Posted: Oct 1, 2013 12:02:09 AM

Francis Marion "The Swamp Fox" South Carolina.
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scrappygirl15
Champion Author Ontario

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Message Posted: Sep 30, 2013 11:05:41 PM

Ontario, Canada: Alan Thicke, actor, born in Kirkland Lake.
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GasPasserAB
Champion Author Edmonton

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Message Posted: Sep 30, 2013 6:41:20 PM

Alberta = Ian Tyson
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scrappygirl15
Champion Author Ontario

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Message Posted: Sep 27, 2013 8:01:27 PM

Ontario, Canada: Victor Garber, born in London.
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ZionBrice
Champion Author Utah

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Message Posted: Sep 27, 2013 3:31:53 PM

Utah ~ Brigham Young

Calinda...and you didn't try to date Jerry? Was he already rich in high school?
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Calinda0530
Champion Author Texas

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Message Posted: Sep 27, 2013 11:16:55 AM

Texas: Jerry Jones (born 1942), billionaire entrepreneur, oilman, owner of Dallas Cowboys football team

We went to the SAME high school; but he is 8 years older than me; and a LOT richer....
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ZionBrice
Champion Author Utah

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Message Posted: Sep 25, 2013 11:38:07 PM

Utah ~ Robert Leroy Parker known as Butch Cassidy
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gocatgo
Champion Author South Carolina

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Message Posted: Sep 25, 2013 1:19:00 AM

South Carolina ~ General Mark W Clark (The Citadel)
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Teslukbla
Champion Author Missouri

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Message Posted: Sep 24, 2013 10:05:44 PM

Missouri ~ Rush Limbaugh, talk radio host
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scrappygirl15
Champion Author Ontario

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Message Posted: Sep 24, 2013 9:30:19 PM

Ontario, Canada: Eric McCormack (actor/Will & Grace fame), born & raised in Toronto.
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ZionBrice
Champion Author Utah

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Message Posted: Sep 24, 2013 12:06:35 AM

Utah ~ Gary Ridgway, serial killer (Green River Killer) as many of 60 women were murdered.
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bluetatanka
Champion Author Philadelphia

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Message Posted: Sep 22, 2013 10:48:42 PM

Philadelphia: Grace Kelley
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scrappygirl15
Champion Author Ontario

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Message Posted: Sep 22, 2013 11:06:13 AM

Ontario, Canada: the Dionne Quintuplets, born in Corbeil, May 28, 1934.

[Edited by: scrappygirl15 at 9/22/2013 11:06:59 AM EST]
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ZionBrice
Champion Author Utah

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Message Posted: Sep 22, 2013 10:27:20 AM

Utah ~ Orrin Hatch, current US Senator
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Calinda0530
Champion Author Texas

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Message Posted: Sep 22, 2013 7:57:34 AM

Texas: Janis Joplin (1943–1970), blues/rock singer

Her childhood home is about 6 miles from mine....
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Calinda0530
Champion Author Texas

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Message Posted: Sep 20, 2013 6:55:49 PM

Texas: Howard Hughes (1905–1976), aviator, filmmaker, eccentric billionaire
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YGHarley
Champion Author Shreveport

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Message Posted: Sep 20, 2013 1:29:45 AM

Louisiana - Jimmie Davis, born in Quitman, Jackson Parish September 11, 1899 and died November 5, 2000(aged 101). He was a singer of both sacred and popular songs who served for two nonconsecutive terms from 1944 to 1948 and from 1960 to 1964 as the governor of Louisiana.You Are My Sunshine
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ZionBrice
Champion Author Utah

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Message Posted: Sep 20, 2013 12:44:08 AM

Utah ~ J. Willard Marriott, founder of the Marriott Hotel chain
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Teslukbla
Champion Author Missouri

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Message Posted: Sep 19, 2013 9:46:50 PM

Missouri ~ Harry Truman, former U.S. President
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scrappygirl15
Champion Author Ontario

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Message Posted: Sep 19, 2013 8:59:21 PM

Ontario, Canada: Neve Campbell, actress, born in Guelph.
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ZionBrice
Champion Author Utah

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Message Posted: Sep 18, 2013 10:46:23 PM

Utah ~ Matthew Davis, The Vampire Diaries
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Calinda0530
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Message Posted: Sep 18, 2013 9:27:44 PM

Texas: Grant Hill (born 1971), seven-time NBA All-Star small forward for the Phoenix Suns
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scrappygirl15
Champion Author Ontario

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Message Posted: Sep 18, 2013 9:25:57 PM

Ontario, Canada: Rick Moranis, born in Toronto, actor/comedian (from the Second City crowd).
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ZionBrice
Champion Author Utah

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Message Posted: Sep 17, 2013 11:03:06 PM

Utah ~ James Woods, Actor
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scrappygirl15
Champion Author Ontario

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Message Posted: Sep 17, 2013 9:15:30 PM

Ontario, Canada: Karen Kain, born in Hamilton, (retired) ballet dancer with The National Ballet of Canada.
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willp09
Champion Author Houston

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Message Posted: Sep 17, 2013 10:55:54 AM

Texas - Sam Houston was governor
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ZionBrice
Champion Author Utah

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Message Posted: Sep 17, 2013 10:54:51 AM

Utah ~ David Archuleta, Runner up in American Idol
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scrappygirl15
Champion Author Ontario

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Message Posted: Sep 16, 2013 7:06:23 PM

Ontario, Canada: Bryan Adams, born in Kingston, musician, etc.
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