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SuperlativesLARGEST -- Pipe Organ in Europe - Passau, Bayern, Germany

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Größte Orgel in Europa im Dom St. Stephan in Passau. --- Largest pipe organ in Europe located in the St. Stephen's Cathedral.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member lumbricus

location: Bayern, Germany

date approved: 4/19/2013

last visited: never

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The oldest building @ Gettysburg is a tavern, bar, restaurant, museum, tourist attraction, Underground Railroad stop, haunted and 100% fun! One of the best ways to put the Civil WAr into context is to visit this authentic Civil War site.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Math Teacher

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 4/18/2013

last visited: never

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SuperlativesDEEPEST -- River Canyon in Europe, Tara River Canyon - Montenegro

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Tara River Canyon - the longest canyon in Montenegro and the deepest river canyon in Europe

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member puczmeloun

location: Montenegro

date approved: 4/18/2013

last visited: never

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SuperlativesWORLD'S LARGEST Ball of Sisal Twine -- Cawker City KS

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The World's Largest Ball of Sisal Twine -- One man's symbol of thrift, one town's tourism bonanza!!! :)

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: Kansas

date approved: 4/17/2013

last visited: 1/6/2014

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The Park Service recently dumped a bunch of money into this farm house, bringing it back to its former Civil War glory. This oldest log plank house served as a field hospital and was also reportedly hit by a shell during the Confederate cannonade.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Math Teacher

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 4/16/2013

last visited: never

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SuperlativesONLY -- Full-Service Hospital in a 75-Mile Radius - Sky Lakes Medical Center

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This hospital is located near the Oregon Institute of Technology (OIT) campus in Klamath Falls, OR.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member thebeav69

location: Oregon

date approved: 4/15/2013

last visited: never

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SuperlativesOLDEST -- Rocks Visible Within the Lava Beds National Monument

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This informative placard is located within the Lava Beds National Monument (park fees may apply in season) at the Schonchin Butte Fire Lookout in Siskiyou County, CA.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member thebeav69

location: California

date approved: 4/14/2013

last visited: 7/17/2013

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SuperlativesLARGEST -- Volcano by Volume and Surface Area in the Cascades Range

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There's a placard at the Schonchin Butte Fire Lookout that makes this superlative claim and is located within the Lava Beds National Monument in Siskyou County, CA.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member thebeav69

location: California

date approved: 4/14/2013

last visited: 7/17/2013

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SuperlativesOLDEST Wooden Jail in America - Barnstable, MA

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The "Old Jail" is believed to be the oldest wooden jail in the United States, built around 1690-1700 and in use up to 1820 when a new stone jail was constructed. It is now a museum.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill

location: Massachusetts

date approved: 4/13/2013

last visited: never

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The LDS Chapel at 50 W Main Street in Pine Valley Utah is the oldest LDS chapel in continuous use, with use beginning in 1868.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member brwhiz

location: Utah

date approved: 4/13/2013

last visited: never

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This historic 100+ yr-old structure was the first ranger station built in the area and is located just east of Upper Applegate Rd and north of the current ranger station in Jackson County, OR.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member thebeav69

location: Oregon

date approved: 4/12/2013

last visited: never

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SuperlativesOLDEST -- High School in Topeka -- Topeka KS

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Topeka High School is not only the City's oldest High School, it was the first million dollar high school west of the Mississippi. Topeka HS is on the US National Register of Historic Places.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: Kansas

date approved: 4/12/2013

last visited: 3/14/2013

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SuperlativesFIRST -- $1M dollar High School W of Mississippi River -- Topeka KS

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When Topeka High School was finished in 1930, it was the first million dollar high school west of the Mississippi. Topeka HS is on the US National Register of Historic Places.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: Kansas

date approved: 4/12/2013

last visited: 3/14/2013

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SuperlativesOLDEST -- Continuously-Operating Revolving Restaurant in the World - SkyCity Restaurant

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The SkyCity Restaurant has the distinction of being the oldest continuously-operating revolving restaurant in the world within the Seattle Space Needle.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member thebeav69

location: Washington

date approved: 4/11/2013

last visited: 8/17/2013

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According to the beautiful interpretive out front of this historic church, this is the oldest, existing church in the town of Easton, filled to the brim with churches.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Math Teacher

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 4/10/2013

last visited: 10/25/2013

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SuperlativesLARGEST -- Art Clock in the World - Stephanskirchen, Lk Rosenheim, Bayern, Germany

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Weltgrößte Kunstuhr beim Gockerlwirt bei Stephanskirchen. --- The world largest art clock at the restaurant Gockerlwirt near Stephanskirchen.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member lumbricus

location: Bayern, Germany

date approved: 4/6/2013

last visited: never

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SuperlativesOLDEST -- Residential Country Club in Indian Wells, CA - Eldorado Country Club

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This historical marker lies in the Indian Wells City Hall complex along Hwy 111 in Indian Wells, CA and contains verbiage that mentions the Eldorado Country Club (just south of this marker) as the oldest residential country club in Indian Wells.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member thebeav69

location: California

date approved: 4/4/2013

last visited: 3/26/2014

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SuperlativesOLDEST - House Still Standing - Half Moon Bay, CA

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This house in downtown is the oldest still standing house in the city.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member saopaulo1

location: California

date approved: 4/1/2013

last visited: never

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SuperlativesLARGEST Foucault Pendulum in Oregon

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This is touted as the largest Foucault Pendulum in Oregon, and by some sources, the largest in the world.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Queens Blessing

location: Oregon

date approved: 3/31/2013

last visited: 11/26/2013

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SuperlativesTALLEST -- Building in Texas, USA - Houston, TX

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JPMorgan Chase Tower is a 75-story skyscraper in downtown Houston TX, USA. Completed in 1981 and reaching a height of 305.4 m (1,002 ft), it is the tallest building in the state of Texas.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Raven

location: Texas

date approved: 3/31/2013

last visited: 2/20/2010

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SuperlativesTALLEST -- Pentagonal Building in the World - Houston, TX

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JPMorgan Chase Tower is a 75-story skyscraper in downtown Houston, Texas. Completed in 1981 and reaching a height of 305.4 m (1,002 ft), it is the tallest pentagonal (five-sided) building in the world.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Raven

location: Texas

date approved: 3/31/2013

last visited: 2/20/2010

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SuperlativesFASTEST -- Female Runner in Savannah - Savannah, GA

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The inscription on her grave marker denotes Julia Denise Backus Smith as "Savannah's Fastest Female Runner."

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Marine Biologist

location: Georgia

date approved: 3/31/2013

last visited: never

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SuperlativesLongest Bench in Thuringia - Germany

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The longest bench in Thuringia. Die längste Bank in Thüringen.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Bianka11

location: Thüringen, Germany

date approved: 3/30/2013

last visited: never

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SuperlativesLARGEST -- Underground Business Complex in the World -- Kansas City MO

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SubTropolis has 5 MILLION square feet of leaseable office and industrial space in an abandoned limestone mine near Kansas City MO. It is the largest such development in the world.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: Missouri

date approved: 3/29/2013

last visited: 4/25/2013

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SuperlativesONLY -- Monument Commemorating a Commission Member - Gettysburg, PA

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This is the only marker commemorating a member of the Gettysburg National Park Commission. The tablet states his relation to Civil War action, but curiously offers no direct relation to the Gettysburg campaign, even though he served here in 1863.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Math Teacher

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 3/29/2013

last visited: never

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