James Farley, Postmaster under FDR, said in 1936, "There are 47 states in the Union, and the Soviet of Washington." He alluded to the leftist movements in the state, particularly in Seattle where labor movements occurred post WWI when unsatisfactory efforts were made to improve wages after war-time wage controls.
A very unique term to New Orleans for the median of a street. The Spanish and French, who effectively split the city in two, could do business on the "neutral ground" of city streets.
Refers to the laid-back atmosphere, where it is not uncommon for people to arrive 10 minutes late for meetings
Region of New York State in which Utica resides. James Fenimore Cooper (the most famous bad writer in American Literature) set his "Leatherstocking Tales" in this region.
National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, located in the middle of Puowaina Crater (a dead volcano). This is a beautiful national cemetery for those who served in the U.S. Armed Forces. The grounds are beautifully kept and the views of Honolulu and the hills are great.