apple" was used in reference to the many racing courses in and around New York City. Apple referred to the prizes being awarded for the races – In the late 1920s and early 1930s, New York City's jazz musicians began referring to New York City as the "Big Apple." An old saying in show business was "There are many apples on the tree, but only one Big Apple.“ . The campaign featured red apples in an effort to lure visitors to New York City. It was hoped that the red apples would serve as a bright and cheery image of New York City, in contrast to the common belief that New York City was dark and dangerous
1626, the Dutch purchased Manhattan e Native Americans for 60 guilders (about $1000). The English conquered the city from the Dutch in 1664, and “New Amsterdam” became “New York.” In 1698, New York City only had a population of 4,937 people. New York City served as the capital of the United States in the 1780s before it was moved to Philadelphia and then Washington D.C. George Washington, the first President of the United States, was inaugurated in New York in 1789 at the site of Federal Hall. Federal Hall at 26 Wall Street was the the site of the first Capitol Building of the United States.
36% of the current population of New York City was born outside the United States. Since 2005, New York City has the lowest crime rate of the 25 largest US cities, and one of the safest cities in the US overall. The New York subway system is the largest mass transit system in the world with 468 stations and 842 miles (1355 km) of track.
The Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree is a large Christmas tree placed annually in Rockefeller Center in mid-town Manhattan in New York City. The tree is erected and lit in late November or early December. In recent years, the lighting has been broadcast live nationwide on NBC's Christmas in Rockefeller Center show. The tree, usually a Norway spruce 69 to 100 feet (21 to 30 m) tall, has been put up every year since 1933. In 2011, the 74-foot (23 m) tree was lit on November 30 and remains until January 6, 2012
C is for Cable Cars - San Francisco cable cars are the only moving National Historic Landmark, and 9.7 million people take a nine mile per hour ride on them each year. At the Cable Car Barn Museum, 500-horsepower electric motors turn the endless cable loops. The country's first Chinese immigrants came to San Francisco in 1848. In an act typical of San Francisco's mixing of cultures, the Japanese Hagiwara family invented "Chinese" fortune cookies at Golden Gate Park’s Tea Garden, Resembles Moldova in wine making: A vineyard acre of land in Napa Valley will cost you at least $120,000. There are approximately 45,158 vineyard acres in Napa Valley, which makes up about 9% of the county’s total land. That 5% produced around 9.2 million cases of wine per year. Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Merlot, Sauvignon Blanc, and Pinot Noir. There are around 400 wineries in Napa Valley, 300 of which have been built since 1966. It takes roughly 40,000 people to make the Napa Valley wine industry run efficiently, and the region nets about $10.128 billion in gross revenue from its wine. Despite attracting more than 4 million tourists each year, Napa Valley wineries only produce 4% of California’s total wine output every year. California also produces 90% of wine made in the United States.
James Marshall found gold at Sutter's Mill in 1848, and the world poured in. By 1852, the city swelled to almost 35,000. Waves of immigrants came to the city to seek their fortunes, including large numbers of Chinese immigrants, forming one of the largest Chinese populations outside of Asia. San Francisco is famous for its bendy streets. Vermont Avenue between 22nd and 23rd is "crookedest," and Filbert between Hyde and Leavenworth is steepest at 31.5 degrees, but neither fact discourages tourists from flocking to Lombard Street's seductive curves.
The primary revenue earners for the economy of Arizona are, cotton, copper, cattle, and citrus, or the 4, c's
Because the exact history of the term is unknown, a number of legends have developed to explain it. One such legend claims it to be a nickname given during the U.S. Civil War, because of the state's importance on the Confederate side, and the fact that the troops "stuck to their ranks like they had tar on their heels
FIRST IN FREEDOM: North Carolina was the first state to declare independence from England with the Mecklenburg Declaration of 1775. FIRST IN FLIGHT: The first powered flight by the Wright brothers happened at Kitty Hawk, NC The first English settlement in the New World was in NC - The Lost Colony that no one knows what happened to! This home is so impressive that it has been used in several Hollywood films. In fact, 12 movies have been filmed at Biltmore Estate. Some of these films didn't include shots of the home, but did include the impressive views of the gardens and the rest of the estate. 175,000 sq ft 250 rooms The University of North Carolina was the first public university in the United States to open its doors The first English child born in America, Virginia Dare, was born in Roanoke, North Carolina, in 1587.
Most interesting places
Lt Col Sergio A. Porres
Chief, Office of Defense Cooperation
Most Interesting Places in the US
• 1626, the Dutch purchased Manhattan for
• 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
• 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
- 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
• 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
•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
• 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.