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Lt Col Sergio A. Porres
Chief, Office of Defense Cooperation
Most Interesting Places in the US
The Big Apple
New York City
Interesting Facts
• 1626, the Dutch purchased Manhattan for
(about $1000)
• 1664, “New Amsterdam” became “New York”
• 1698...
San Francisco, CA
Interesting Facts
- Only moving National Historic Landmark; 9.7 M people take them
- Denim jeans were invented in San Fran...
Arizona
• The 6th largest state, roughly equivalent to the size of Italy
• Four corner states
• Cotton, copper, cattle, and citrus...
Chisinau
Philadelphia
Interesting Facts
•The Declaration of Independence was signed in Philadelphia in 1776
•Philadelphia was once the United St...
The State of North Carolina
Interesting Facts
• First In Freedom: Mecklenburg Declaration of 1775.
• First in Flight: The first powered flight, Kitty ...
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  1. 1. Lt Col Sergio A. Porres Chief, Office of Defense Cooperation Most Interesting Places in the US
  2. 2. The Big Apple New York City
  3. 3. Interesting Facts • 1626, the Dutch purchased Manhattan for (about $1000) • 1664, “New Amsterdam” became “New York” • 1698, NYC only had 4,937 people; today 8.2M • NYC capital of the United States in the 1780s • George Washington, was inaugurated in NY in 1789 • 36% of the pop. was born outside the US • Since 2005, NYC has the lowest crime rate of the 25 largest US cities •The subway; 468 stations and 842 miles (1355 km) of track
  4. 4. San Francisco, CA
  5. 5. Interesting Facts - Only moving National Historic Landmark; 9.7 M people take them - Denim jeans were invented in San Francisco for the Gold Rush miners - 1848, 1st Chinese immigrants; "Chinese" fortune cookie - San Francisco has been built on 43 hills - 1852, Gold Rush 35,000 people; Largest Chinese population outside Asia - Similar to Moldova - Famous Streets; crookedest, steepest 31.5 degrees
  6. 6. Arizona
  7. 7. • The 6th largest state, roughly equivalent to the size of Italy • Four corner states • Cotton, copper, cattle, and citrus, or the 4, c's • The capital city of Phoenix has sunshine for 211 days • It is illegal to refuse a person a glass of water • A cowboy cannot walk into a hotel while wearing spurs Interesting Facts
  8. 8. Chisinau
  9. 9. Philadelphia
  10. 10. Interesting Facts •The Declaration of Independence was signed in Philadelphia in 1776 •Philadelphia was once the United States capital city •The first bank in the United States was created in Philadelphia in 1791 •The first daily newspaper was published in Philadelphia in 1784 •The Liberty Bell weighs 2,080 pounds; July 8, 1776 •Benjamin Franklin and 4 other signers are buried in Christ Church cemetery •The Philadelphia Mint produces over 30 million coins per day •Al Capone was once a prisoner at Eastern States Penitenary
  11. 11. The State of North Carolina
  12. 12. Interesting Facts • First In Freedom: Mecklenburg Declaration of 1775. • First in Flight: The first powered flight, Kitty Hawk, NC • The first English settlement in the New World • The largest, privately owned house is Asheville's Biltmore House • Pepsi Cola was invented in North Carolina 100 years ago in 1898 • The first public university in the United States to open its doors • Babe Ruth • Virginia Dare, was born in Roanoke, North Carolina, in 1587. • The world's smallest daily newspaper is the Tryon Daily Bulletin.

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