Monday, August 1, 2011

Tidbits: Stuff to See in States When Cruising

NEBRASKA-- Nominate for Academy Awards 4 times, actor MONTGOMERY CLIFT was born in 1920 in Omaha. Received nominations for The Search (1948), A Place in the Sun (1951), From Here to Eternity (1953) and Judgement at Nuremberg (1961). (I just bought a VHS of From Here to Eternity for a buck. I'm not sure I ever saw the whole movie other than the famous beach scene.)

OHIO-- DON SHULA, born in 1930 in GRAND RIVER (pop. 399) was the winningest coach in NFL history with 347 career wins. He led the Miami Dolphins to Super Bowl victories in 1972 and 1973. His 1972 team recorded the only undefeated season in NFL history. (Which would have been tied had those lousy Dolphins not defeated Da Bears on that Monday Night game in 1985.)

SOUTH DAKOTA-- Visitors to Mount Rushmore spent more than $1 billion on everything from lodging to souvenirs in 2010, a record. This was a 10% increase over the year before. (It'll probably be less this year because of the GRBs at Big Oil.)

Never Been to Mount Rushmore. May Not Be Able to Buy the Gas to Do It Now. --RoadDog

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