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Old Nov 25th 2008, 6:09 am
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Any particular Americans you are inspired or intrigued by?

My faves:
- Orson Welles
- Jack Webb (Sgt Joe Friday)
- Bob Hope
- William Randolph Hearst
- Henry Kissinger
- Amelia Earhart
- Howard Hughes
- Frankie Manning, Ella Fitzgerald, Count Basie, Duke Ellington
- Eric Weiss (Harry Houdini)
- PT Barnum
- Nikolai Tesla

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Old Nov 25th 2008, 12:02 pm
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John Adams and Abigail Adams
Abraham Lincoln
Ralph Waldo Emerson
George Washington Carver
Joseph Smith
Margaret Sanger
Phillis Wheatley
Thomas Jefferson
Booker T. Washington
Sacagawea
Pocahontas
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Old Nov 25th 2008, 12:35 pm
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John Adams and Abigail Adams
Abraham Lincoln
Ralph Waldo Emerson
George Washington Carver
Joseph Smith
Margaret Sanger
Phillis Wheatley
Thomas Jefferson
Booker T. Washington
Sacagawea
Pocahontas
The Mormon guy?

Theodore Roosevelt
Meriwether Lewis
William Clark
Major General Norman "Dutch" Cota, Sr.
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Old Nov 25th 2008, 1:25 pm
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The Mormon guy?

Theodore Roosevelt
Meriwether Lewis
William Clark
Major General Norman "Dutch" Cota, Sr.
The Wright Brothers
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Old Nov 25th 2008, 1:58 pm
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The Wife
Brian Wilson
Bob Dylan
FDR
John F Kennedy
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The Wife
Brian Wilson
Bob Dylan
FDR
John F Kennedy
Crosby, Stills....but not Nash
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Crosby, Stills....but not Nash
I nearly put Neil Young, but then remembered he's Canadian.
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I nearly put Neil Young, but then remembered he's Canadian.
Well done!
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The Mormon guy?
See, here's the thing I have some that I am not inspired by, but I am intrigued by and vice versa.

Joseph Smith intrigues me that he was able to build a following based on finding golden plates and visions that I don't believe were substantiated-well the plates at least, but still taken as gospel.

Benjamin Franklin
Robert E. Lee
Thomas Edison
Elizabeth Cady Stanton
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Joshua Slocum (born in Nova Scotia, naturalized US citizen)
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Joshua Slocum (born in Nova Scotia, naturalized US citizen)
Who is that when he's at home?
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Well done!
And of course Graham Nash has been a US citizen since 1978, but I couldn't quite bring myself to list a Man Utd fan.
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Who is that when he's at home?
First man to sail single-handed around the world.
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Sadly enough I'll say Bill Gates. Second choice is BA Baracus though.
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Jim Henson..

well he did give us the Muppets which shaped my life as a child..
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