The 13th step of the State Capitol Building (on the west side) happens to be situated exactly one mile (5280 feet) above sea level.
A nickname for Portland given by none other than George Bush and his staff. Every time he would visit there would be such protests and demonstrations that he did not return to Portland when seeking reelection in 2004; but sent other staff members to gain support.
The old name for Albuquerque. The first 'r' was removed back in the 19th Century after Anglos had a hard time with the original Spanish pronunciation.
(noun) Common term for hamburger in much of Maine, especially when used as an ingredient or topping (as in hamburg pizza).
"The Big House" is the nickname for Michigan Stadium, where the University of Michigan Wolverines football team plays its home games. The Big House gets its name for its gigantic size and even more impressive attendance. Attendance often eclipses 110,000, even though the published capacity is a few thousand less.