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196. March Madness: Illinois is the home of the America’s original March Madness Basketball Event. The Peoria Civic Center is currently...  
197. Trefzgers: First opened in 1856, a popular local bakery on Prospect Road known for their from-scratch German pastries, breads,...  
198. Spirit of Peoria: “Wedding Cake” style four level self-propelled paddle boat that sits at the bottom of Main Street on the Peoria Riv...  
199. Country Club High: Local nickname for the northernmost high school in the Peoria Public School District, Richwoods High School. Known ...  
200. (Central) Peoria High School: Peoria High School and Central are synonomous. Also, one of the staff on the cartoon Simpson's went to Central and...  
201. Grandview Drive: A mansion-lined street in Peoria Heights, overlooking the Illinois River Valley. Named so by Theodore Roosevelt dur...  
202. Twin Towers: Rising high above the city, the twin 28-story residential condominium towers make up a large chunk of the Peoria sk...  
203. Big Al's: “World Famous” Adult Entertainment located on Main Street downtown. A major tourist attraction located within walk...  
204. Peoria: A city located in the Heart of Illinois along the Illinois river. The old phrase, "Will it play in Peoria?" was co...  
205. P-Town: Nickname for Peoria used by locals.  
206. Grandview: Grandview Drive is the 2.5 mile road that stretches along the top of the Illinois river valley. One side of the ro...  
207. Tower, The: Located near the middle of Grandview Drive, the Heights Tower is most recognized for the massive fake bird perched ...  
208. Castle, The: Also found on Grandview drive is Peoria's elusive castle. In reality, it's just a big house that resembles a cast...  
209. Riverfront, The: Since Peoria is situated on the Illinois river, the downtown riverfront is a fun place to visit, especially in the ...  
210. Emo's: A popular walk-up ice cream and food stand that's open during the summer, and is easily recognized by the giant pic...  
 
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Subduction zone that stretches along America's west coast, from Northern California and up to British Columbia. If a megathrust earthquake ruptures across this area, Seattle could be hit with an earthquake in the 9 magnitude range on the Richter scale.

Austin is known as "Spamtown" because it's the headquarters of Hormel Foods, the makers of Spam, the famous canned processed pork product.

1. Children's street game of bygone days, involving pink Spalding (or "spaldeen") ball and broomstick. Now sadly defunct.

2. A street game that resembles baseball, played with a broomstick and a "spaldeen" ball. The game was also played in Jersey, but is largely just a thing of the past. (At least in New York -- you can still find kids playing such games, often called "ba-te" in the streets of Latin American countries.)

The "Gum Wall" is just that, a wall of a building with chewed gum stuck to it. It's an odd landmark found at the famous Pike Place Market.

Summer tourists who visit South Jersey beaches and boardwalks for a short time, usually not more than a day. The original "shoobies" brought what they needed for the day in shoeboxes.