From the American Profile Magazine.
ILLINOIS-- Comedian and actor ROBIN WILLIAMS was born in 1951 in Chicago. That is ONE FUNNY MAN.
KANSAS-- Deep-sea archaeologist and oceanographer ROBERT BALLARD was born in 1942 in Wichita and discovered the wrecks of the Bismarck and Titanic. I sure would have liked to have been with him when he did.
MICHIGAN-- Automobiles have been banned on MACKINAC ISLAND (pop 492) since the 1890s to protect horses and carriages. Gas prices mean nothing there, but that "don't" mean hay.
MISSOURI-- CARL FISHER had driven a school bus for 66 years in PLEASANT HOPE (pop 614) until he retired last year. he started at age 16 and holds the Guinness World Record for longest career as a bus driver. And I bet I got behind him in my car at least once.
He Who Hates Getting Behind a School Bus (Especially With Younger Kids). --RoadDog