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#221 Jag2112

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Posted 14 July 2015 - 08:29 AM

Found it --

https://en.wikipedia...he_Tree_of_Utah

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Posted 14 July 2015 - 10:25 AM

The list so far:

Tulsa: A Great Place For Drag, symbol: Golden Driller.   http://en.wikipedia..../Golden_Driller
Lincoln: Home of the Real Red Sea, symbol: Carhenge. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carhenge
Twin Cities: Two Is Better Than One, symbol: Giant cement snowman. http://highwayhighli...rth-st-paul-mn/
St. Louis: Go Cards Go, symbol: School bus on the roof of City Museum.  https://stlconfident...he-city-museum/
Austin:  Keeping It Weird, symbol: Watermelon water tower.  http://www.roadsidea....com/story/9186
Dallas: Our Cheerleaders Are Better!, symbol: Big Tex.  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Big_Tex
Houston: The Capital of Air Conditioning, symbol: Giant Saxophone.  http://www.bizjourna...sax-appeal.html
New Orleans: Jambalaya Anyone?, symbol: Giant Frostop root beer mug.  http://www.nola.com/...on_root_be.html
Tampa: Love It Or Leave It, symbol: Giant twist soft serve cone. http://moon.com/2014...s-in-tampa-bay/
Atlanta: Land of Fried Wonder, symbol: The Big Chicken!!   http://en.wikipedia....iki/Big_Chicken
Greensboro: Our BBQ is Better, symbol: Huge clothes dresser. http://www.amusingpl...-point.html?m=1
Bristow: We Were Here First, symbol: Muffler Man.   http://www.roadsidea...com/story/11784
Columbus: Don't Step in the Doo Dah!, symbol: Ears of corn.   http://www.doodahparade.com/  and http://www.roadsidea....com/story/9527
Buffalo: Our Wings Are Better!, symbol: Dreamland, large Victorian head of a woman  http://www.roadsidea...a.com/tip/10927
Chicago: Vienna Dogs Rule, symbol: SuperDawg. http://www.superdawg.com/
Detroit: Heal With Our Steel, symbol: Uniroyal tire  http://www.mlive.com...celebrates.html
Toronto 6/17: Go Jays Go, symbol: Huge Canada goose and CN Tower  http://www.wawa.cc/l...s-canada-goose/ and http://www.cbc.ca/ne...front-1.2877418
Toronto 6/19: Now With More Pandas, symbol: War of 1812 monument http://www.cbc.ca/ne...f-1812-1.717530
Montreal: Bring Back the Expos, symbol: Youppi! (Canadiens mascot, former Expos mascot) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Youppi!
Boston: A Place For Great Feelings, symbol: Hood milk bottle http://www.roadsidea...ca.com/tip/9509
Philadelphia: Home Of A Huge Bell, symbol: Coffee Pot-Shaped Building http://www.roadsidea....com/story/6177
Newark: We Don't Pump Our Own Gas, symbol: Lucy the Elephant http://www.lucytheel...presets=preset5
New York City: Our Pizza is Better, symbol: Katz's Deli's pastrami sandwich http://katzsdelicatessen.com/
Kansas City: Our BBQ is Better, symbol: world's largest ball of twine http://www.kansastra...balloftwine.htm
Denver: A Higher State of Mind, symbol: Global Center of the World Signpost http://www.roadsidea...ca.com/tip/8468
Salt Lake City: We Can Hug It Out, symbol:  Does anyone know what this is?? http://cygnus-x1.net/links/rush/concert-saltlakecity-07.13.2015.php

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Posted 14 July 2015 - 11:28 AM

The "Tree of Utah" > https://en.wikipedia...he_Tree_of_Utah

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Posted 14 July 2015 - 11:41 AM

View PostTakeOffEh, on 14 July 2015 - 11:28 AM, said:


Thank you!  I had forgotten about this!  We lived in Salt Lake for a little while and it was a big road trip thing for people to drive out and see this, don't ask me why!!??  There was an urban rumor that it cast some kind of weird shadow of a huge alien at the spring and fall equinoxes.  We saw it in mid summer so I can't verify!  :P

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Posted 14 July 2015 - 11:43 AM

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The list so far:

Tulsa: A Great Place For Drag, symbol: Golden Driller.   http://en.wikipedia..../Golden_Driller
Lincoln: Home of the Real Red Sea, symbol: Carhenge. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carhenge
Twin Cities: Two Is Better Than One, symbol: Giant cement snowman. http://highwayhighli...rth-st-paul-mn/
St. Louis: Go Cards Go, symbol: School bus on the roof of City Museum.  https://stlconfident...he-city-museum/
Austin:  Keeping It Weird, symbol: Watermelon water tower.  http://www.roadsidea....com/story/9186
Dallas: Our Cheerleaders Are Better!, symbol: Big Tex.  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Big_Tex
Houston: The Capital of Air Conditioning, symbol: Giant Saxophone.  http://www.bizjourna...sax-appeal.html
New Orleans: Jambalaya Anyone?, symbol: Giant Frostop root beer mug.  http://www.nola.com/...on_root_be.html
Tampa: Love It Or Leave It, symbol: Giant twist soft serve cone. http://moon.com/2014...s-in-tampa-bay/
Atlanta: Land of Fried Wonder, symbol: The Big Chicken!!   http://en.wikipedia....iki/Big_Chicken
Greensboro: Our BBQ is Better, symbol: Huge clothes dresser. http://www.amusingpl...-point.html?m=1
Bristow: We Were Here First, symbol: Muffler Man.   http://www.roadsidea...com/story/11784
Columbus: Don't Step in the Doo Dah!, symbol: Ears of corn.   http://www.doodahparade.com/  and http://www.roadsidea....com/story/9527
Buffalo: Our Wings Are Better!, symbol: Dreamland, large Victorian head of a woman  http://www.roadsidea...a.com/tip/10927
Chicago: Vienna Dogs Rule, symbol: SuperDawg. http://www.superdawg.com/
Detroit: Heal With Our Steel, symbol: Uniroyal tire  http://www.mlive.com...celebrates.html
Toronto 6/17: Go Jays Go, symbol: Huge Canada goose and CN Tower  http://www.wawa.cc/l...s-canada-goose/ and http://www.cbc.ca/ne...front-1.2877418
Toronto 6/19: Now With More Pandas, symbol: War of 1812 monument http://www.cbc.ca/ne...f-1812-1.717530
Montreal: Bring Back the Expos, symbol: Youppi! (Canadiens mascot, former Expos mascot) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Youppi!
Boston: A Place For Great Feelings, symbol: Hood milk bottle http://www.roadsidea...ca.com/tip/9509
Philadelphia: Home Of A Huge Bell, symbol: Coffee Pot-Shaped Building http://www.roadsidea....com/story/6177
Newark: We Don't Pump Our Own Gas, symbol: Lucy the Elephant http://www.lucytheel...presets=preset5
New York City: Our Pizza is Better, symbol: Katz's Deli's pastrami sandwich http://katzsdelicatessen.com/
Kansas City: Our BBQ is Better, symbol: world's largest ball of twine http://www.kansastra...balloftwine.htm
Denver: A Higher State of Mind, symbol: Global Center of the World Signpost http://www.roadsidea...ca.com/tip/8468
Salt Lake City: We Can Hug It Out, symbol: https://en.wikipedia...he_Tree_of_Utah

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Posted 14 July 2015 - 11:53 AM

Bit odd that they chose the Luling Watermelon Tower as Austin's symbol when Luling is an hour's drive away.  I'm guessing they drove by it at some point since it's on I-10 and if coming from Houston, it's not the shortest route but an okay route to Austin along US 183.  There are also tons of long-distance bicycle rides held out in that part of Texas.

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Posted 14 July 2015 - 12:05 PM

View Postamylovesrush, on 14 July 2015 - 11:53 AM, said:

Bit odd that they chose the Luling Watermelon Tower as Austin's symbol when Luling is an hour's drive away.  I'm guessing they drove by it at some point since it's on I-10 and if coming from Houston, it's not the shortest route but an okay route to Austin along US 183.  There are also tons of long-distance bicycle rides held out in that part of Texas.

Yes, it makes you wonder if it's something they remembered from their journeys, or something Neil saw from his motorcycle!

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Posted 14 July 2015 - 12:37 PM

View Postblueschica, on 14 July 2015 - 12:05 PM, said:

View Postamylovesrush, on 14 July 2015 - 11:53 AM, said:

Bit odd that they chose the Luling Watermelon Tower as Austin's symbol when Luling is an hour's drive away.  I'm guessing they drove by it at some point since it's on I-10 and if coming from Houston, it's not the shortest route but an okay route to Austin along US 183.  There are also tons of long-distance bicycle rides held out in that part of Texas.

Yes, it makes you wonder if it's something they remembered from their journeys, or something Neil saw from his motorcycle!

Yep - I'm guessing that these are landmarks they've seen on their travels. :)

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Posted 14 July 2015 - 04:53 PM

I live in Austin and had no idea what tower they were highlighting, so thanks for pointing that out.  It is odd they referenced something not even in the city.  The UT Tower seems like the obvious landmark, but maybe they avoided that because of the shooting.  Could've been the capitol or something from 6th street too.  Oh well, we got a show here, so I'm happy enough for that.

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Posted 14 July 2015 - 05:27 PM

View PostJag2112, on 14 July 2015 - 08:29 AM, said:


Thank you, too for finding this!  It was a big thing to see it in Utah when we lived there!

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Posted 15 July 2015 - 01:12 AM

I didn't notice the Tree at the concert but when I saw the photo here, it cracked me up.  I think you might be right Blueschica & Amy, probably Neil's idea.  It is out in the desert on the way to Wendover Nevada, bet he saw it on one of his motorcycle trips.  It is kinda strange but cool looking, driving along looking at barren salt flats and then it appears out of nowhere.

Now for the slogan for SLC, that has me scratching my head (I laughed when I saw it at the show)  I'm guessing it has something to do with the marriage equality suits here a while back??

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Posted 15 July 2015 - 09:27 AM

I love that this thread is being kept up to date and ongoing.  Kudos!

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Posted 15 July 2015 - 06:49 PM

Yeah this thread should be pinned some where after the tour.

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Posted 16 July 2015 - 07:52 AM

Here's a pic from Calgary -- not sure what that guy is on the right -- looks like a Twinkie :)

https://scontent-atl...d63&oe=56118056

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Posted 16 July 2015 - 01:10 PM

Something to do with the Calgary Stampede maybe?

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Posted 16 July 2015 - 06:00 PM

Thank you Jag2112, for the link!

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My daughter and her girlfriend had fun this afternoon trying to find out about the guy that looks like Twinkie the kid. They found him!  He is more an Alberta landmark than a Calgary one- he is Pinto MacBean!  He is actually somewhat southeast of Calgary. . .
http://www.bowisland.com

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Posted 17 July 2015 - 12:01 AM

The list so far:

Tulsa: A Great Place For Drag, symbol: Golden Driller.   http://en.wikipedia..../Golden_Driller
Lincoln: Home of the Real Red Sea, symbol: Carhenge. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carhenge
Twin Cities: Two Is Better Than One, symbol: Giant cement snowman. http://highwayhighli...rth-st-paul-mn/
St. Louis: Go Cards Go, symbol: School bus on the roof of City Museum.  https://stlconfident...he-city-museum/
Austin:  Keeping It Weird, symbol: Watermelon water tower.  http://www.roadsidea....com/story/9186
Dallas: Our Cheerleaders Are Better!, symbol: Big Tex.  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Big_Tex
Houston: The Capital of Air Conditioning, symbol: Giant Saxophone.  http://www.bizjourna...sax-appeal.html
New Orleans: Jambalaya Anyone?, symbol: Giant Frostop root beer mug.  http://www.nola.com/...on_root_be.html
Tampa: Love It Or Leave It, symbol: Giant twist soft serve cone. http://moon.com/2014...s-in-tampa-bay/
Atlanta: Land of Fried Wonder, symbol: The Big Chicken!!   http://en.wikipedia....iki/Big_Chicken
Greensboro: Our BBQ is Better, symbol: Huge clothes dresser. http://www.amusingpl...-point.html?m=1
Bristow: We Were Here First, symbol: Muffler Man.   http://www.roadsidea...com/story/11784
Columbus: Don't Step in the Doo Dah!, symbol: Ears of corn.   http://www.doodahparade.com/  and http://www.roadsidea....com/story/9527
Buffalo: Our Wings Are Better!, symbol: Dreamland, large Victorian head of a woman  http://www.roadsidea...a.com/tip/10927
Chicago: Vienna Dogs Rule, symbol: SuperDawg. http://www.superdawg.com/
Detroit: Heal With Our Steel, symbol: Uniroyal tire  http://www.mlive.com...celebrates.html
Toronto 6/17: Go Jays Go, symbol: Huge Canada goose and CN Tower  http://www.wawa.cc/l...s-canada-goose/ and http://www.cbc.ca/ne...front-1.2877418
Toronto 6/19: Now With More Pandas, symbol: War of 1812 monument http://www.cbc.ca/ne...f-1812-1.717530
Montreal: Bring Back the Expos, symbol: Youppi! (Canadiens mascot, former Expos mascot) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Youppi!
Boston: A Place For Great Feelings, symbol: Hood milk bottle http://www.roadsidea...ca.com/tip/9509
Philadelphia: Home Of A Huge Bell, symbol: Coffee Pot-Shaped Building http://www.roadsidea....com/story/6177
Newark: We Don't Pump Our Own Gas, symbol: Lucy the Elephant http://www.lucytheel...presets=preset5
New York City: Our Pizza is Better, symbol: Katz's Deli's pastrami sandwich http://katzsdelicatessen.com/
Kansas City: Our BBQ is Better, symbol: world's largest ball of twine http://www.kansastra...balloftwine.htm
Denver: A Higher State of Mind, symbol: Global Center of the World Signpost http://www.roadsidea...ca.com/tip/8468
Salt Lake City: We Can Hug It Out, symbol: https://en.wikipedia...he_Tree_of_Utah
Calgary: Our Air is Superb symbol: Pinto MacBean http://www.bowisland.com/

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Posted 17 July 2015 - 12:02 AM

View Postblueschica, on 16 July 2015 - 06:00 PM, said:

Thank you Jag2112, for the link!

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My daughter and her girlfriend had fun this afternoon trying to find out about the guy that looks like Twinkie the kid. They found him!  He is more an Alberta landmark than a Calgary one- he is Pinto MacBean!  He is actually somewhat southeast of Calgary. . .
http://www.bowisland.com

Tell them thank you very much for doing the research!

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Posted 17 July 2015 - 02:08 AM

Update on the Salt Lake City slogan, We can hug it out.... Utah College student goes for the Guiness Book of Records for most hugs in an hour -765
http://www.nbcnews.c...d/#.Vaioq7XseiV

thanks to Eric at Power Windows for his help on this.. I can rest easy now :sundog:

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Posted 17 July 2015 - 05:04 PM

I've lived in Alberta (near Calgary) all of my life, and this is the first time I've seen or heard of Pinto MacBean.  Bow Island is a couple hours south of Calgary.

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