Taking place every June 19th, Juneteenth started in Galveston over a century ago to commemorate the emancipation of slaves in the United States. While Juneteenth is widely celebrated in Texas (especially among the African American population), people in other parts of the country remain unaware of this American holiday.
A nickname for the city of La Crosse itself. La Crosse is Wisconsin's main city on the western edge of the state. Also, it happens to be right up against the Mississippi, which is why many liken it to a coastal town (albeit facetiously).
Topeka's mayor recently declared the city "Google, Kansas" for the rest of the month of March 2010. The city is using its creative juices to attract Google. The Internet giant is currently looking for test sites for its new ultra-fast Internet service called Google Fiber. This isn't the first time Topeka...
Local slang for a type of hard-shell clam, later, a fictional suburb of Providence featured on the "Family Guy" television show.
1. Also referred to as the Ban roll-on building, just as a similar building in Portland, Oregon is called.
2. A common nickname for the Second and Seneca Building because of its resemblance to the blue, dome-headed droid in Star Wars.