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underpants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 09:37 AM
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(LOL) New phone greeting e-mail
New Phone Greeting

This should be every company and government agency's
telephone greeting.

WELCOME TO THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.

Press "1" for English.

Press "2" to disconnect until you have learned to
speak English
:rofl: :bounce: :rofl:

:sarcasm:

___________________________________________
My reply:

What is the oldest city in the US?
What is the oldest European city in the US?
What is the oldest continually occupied city in the US?


Answers and more information here
http://www.historiography101.blogspot.com/2003_08_31_hi...

Ten Oldest U.S. Cities
1) St. Augustine, Florida, 1565
2) Santa Fe, New Mexico, 1609
3) Hampton, Virginia, 1610
4) Newport News, Virginia, 1611/21
5) Albany, New York, 1614/24
6) New York, New York, 1624
7) Quincy, Massachusetts, 1625
8) Salem, Massachusetts, 1626
9) Jersey City, New Jersey, 1629
10) Lynn, Massachusetts, 1629

Acoma, New Mexico: Located about a forty minute drive east of Grants, New Mexico, lies the picturesque Pueblo (village) of Acoma (AH-koo-ma), built on a massive sandstone mesa 367-feet above the valley and approximately 7,000 feet above sea level. The pueblo was built on the mesa for defensive purposes, keeping neighboring tribes from raiding food and other supplies. Legend describes Acoma as a "place that always was" but native verbal history says it was first inhabited about 700 A.D. Archeological evidence seem to imply that it may well have been continuously occupied from at least 1150 A.D. to the present, making it possibly America's Oldest Continually Inhabited City. It is presently inhabited by a small population of Keresan-speaking Native Americans.








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meegbear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 09:44 AM
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1. I'm #10! I'm #10!
Lynn Lynn the city of Sin
You never come out the way you came in!

:woohoo:
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panader0 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 09:53 AM
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2. Tucson is pretty old too.
Archeological digs along the Santa Cruz river show habitation as long as 4000 years ago.
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T Wolf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 09:58 AM
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3. I grew up in #4 - Newport News.
Many there still cannot speak proper English, even after hundreds of years. Maybe they should try to learn Keresan.

Too "red" an area. A year after Tricky Dick resigned in disgrace, there were still local groups actively supporting him.

And my, how they were so upset over integration. Some are still "fussin' over bussin'."

Add that to the military presence and you have a pretty sad place to live.
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underpants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 10:11 AM
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4. "the News"?
I grew up in York County and lived in Denbeigh before I move to Richmond to go back to school.

:hi:
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