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June 18, 2009 - Steve Murch
One of the hazards of having an e-mail that is available for the whole world is receiving tons of unwanted correspondence. However, every once in a while something of interest, though not necessarily usable for the paper will hit the inbox.

Below is a portion of one such e-mail: is compiling the 100 places to stand in the world. Where are the places you have stood that people should experience and where are the places you want to stand where you haven't done so yet? I'll have mine in my newspaper column (it will be posted online) for Saturday's paper. Until then, what do you think of this list?

The full list of The 100 Greatest Places in the USA as of 1am on Wednesday June 10, 2009

1 Hoover Dam, Arizona/Nevada USA 2 The Lost Sea, Craighead Caverns, Tennessee 3 Niagara Falls, Canada/USA 4 Statue of Liberty, New York. 5 Waimea Canyon, Kauai, Hawaii. 6 Empire State Building, New York, USA 7 The Grand Canyon, USA 8 The Alamo, San Antonio, Texas. 9 The Bean, Chicago 10 General Sherman Giant Sequoia, Sequoia National Park, California. 11 Times Square, New York, USA 12 Space Needle, Seattle 13 Carlsbad Caverns, New Mexico 14 Dinosaur National Monument, Colorado 15 Liberty Bell, Independence Hall, Philadelphia. 16 Kingda Ka Roller Coaster, Six Flags, Jackson Township, New Jersey 17 The Chicago Theater, Chicago, Illinois 18 Sears Tower, Chicago 19 National Memorial Arch, Valley Forge, Pennsylvania. 20 Monument Valley, Arizona 21 Aerial Tramway, Palm Springs, California. 22 Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco, USA 23 Fallingwater, Pennsylvania 24 Hearst Castle, San Simeon, California 25 USS Arizona Memorial, Pearl Harbor, Hawaii 26 Harley-Davidson Museum, Milwaukee, Wisconsin 27 Mount Washington, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. 28 Old Faithful Geyser, Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming 29 Churchill Downs, Louisville, Kentucky. 30 Museum of Modern Art, New York 31 Totem Heritage Center, Ketchikan, Alaska. 32 Emerald Bay, Lake Tahoe, California 33 Texas School Book Depository, Dallas 34 Bodie Ghost Town, California, 35 Four Corners Monument, USA 36 National Air and Space Museum, Washington DC 37 Moody Gardens, Galveston, Texas. 38 El Capitan, Yosemite National Park, USA 39 San Miguel Chapel, Sante Fe, New Mexico. 40 The Mission, Carmel, California 41 Hollywood Sign, California, USA 42 Everglades National Park, Florida 43 Graceland, Memphis, Tennessee, USA 44 Gettysburg National Military Park, Pennsylvania 45 Alcatraz. San Francisco, USA 46 Louisville Slugger Museum, Kentucky 47 Henry Ford Museum, Dearborn, Michigan. 48 Bourbon St, New Orleans 49 Clingmans Dome, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Tennessee 50 Harpers Ferry National Historical Park, West Virginia. 51 Grand Central Station, New York, USA 52 Fort Clinch, Amelia Island, Florida 53 Fort Sumter, Charleston Harbor, South Carolina 54 Mowich Lake, Mount Rainier National Park, Washington 55 Petrified Forest National Park, Arizona 56 Castillo de San Marcos, St. Augustine, Florida. 57 Carhenge, Alliance, Nebraska 58 Glacier Bay, Alaska, USA 59 Vietnam Veterans Memorial, Washington, DC, USA 60 Needles Eye, Custer, South Dakota 61 Navajo National Monument, Shiprock, New Mexico 62 Kennedy Space Center, Cape Canaveral, Florida 63 Grand Ole Opry House, Nashville, Tennessee 64 Bingham Canyon Mine, Salt Lake City, Utah. 65 Taos Pueblo, Taos, New Mexico. 66 Aspen Mountain, Aspen, Colorado. 67 Ocean Drive, South Beach, Miami. 68 Lincoln Memorial, Washington DC 69 Bryce Canyon Ampitheater, Bryce Canyon National Park, Utah. 70 Mesa Verde Cliff Dwellings, Colorado, USA 71 Beverly Hills City Hall, California 72 Death Valley, California, USA 73 Gateway Arch, St. Louis, Missouri 74 Wall Street, New York 75 White House, Washington DC, USA 76 Mount Rushmore, South Dakota 77 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Cleveland, Ohio. 78 Badlands National Park, South Dakota 79 Ground Zero, New York. 80 Las Vegas strip, USA 81 Mount St Helens, Washington, USA 82 Hunter Museum of American Art, Chattanooga, Tennessee 83 London Bridge, Lake Havasu City, Arizona 84 South St / Whitehead St, Key West, Florida. 85 Lake Placid, New York 86 Area 51, Nevada 87 Point Barrow, Barrow, Alaska 88 Sundial Bridge, Redding, California 89 Jenny Lake, Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming 90 Cape Hatteras Lighthouse, North Carolina 91 Roswell UFO Museum, Roswell, New Mexico 92 Universal Studios, Orlando, Florida 93 Amish Country, Intercourse, Pennsylvania 94 Monterey Bay Aquarium, Monterey Bay, California 95 Ulysses S. Grant Home, Galena, Illinois. 96 Grafton Museum, Grafton, Vermont. 97 Oglethorpe Square, Savannah, Georgia. 98 Sea World, San Diego, California 99 Plymouth Rock, Plymouth, Massachusetts. 100 Bonneville Salt Flats, Utah


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