Entertainment Surprising artifacts that reside in America

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  1. LaserT

    LaserT You have to have fun. Gold

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    Hitler's typewriter. This typewriter came from Hitler's "Eagle Nest" near Salzburg, Austria. It was brought to the US by a soldier assigned to the mountain retreat after the war.

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    A danish windmill(Elk Horn, Iowa). Shortly after this windmill was dissembled and shipped to Iowa in 1976, a law was passed in Denmark to prevent the exportation of its windmills.

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    A Vladimir Lenin statue(Seattle). An American carpenter saved it from a scrapyard in then Czechoslovakia and had it brought to the United States.

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    A German Submarine(Chicago). The capture of the German U-505 was led by Chicago native Captain Daniel Gallery in 1944. It now sits at the Museum of Science and Industry in his hometown.

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    London Bridge(Lake Havasu City, Arizona). Developer Robert McCulloch was trying to interest people in property he owned in Arizona. When this London landmark built in the 1920's was put up for sale in 1967, he found his attraction. McCulloch had exterior granite blocks from the original bridge numbered and transported to America to construct the present bridge in Lake Havasu City.

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    Santa Anna's wooden leg(Springfield, Illinois). During the 1847 Battle of Cerro Gordo, General Antonio Lopez Anna stopped for lunch when advancing American troops surprised him. He got away but left behind his artificial leg.

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    The Tsavo man-eating Lions(Chicago). In 1898, railway workers in Tsavo, Kenya were terrorized by a pair of man-eating lions, who killed at least 28 people during a 10-month reign of terror. It ended in December when a British officer called Lt. Col. John H. Patterson killed both beasts. They are now at Chicago's Field Museum.

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    Those are two of my favorite exhibits :up:
     
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    Hitler's typewriter: "Dear Mom, how are you? I'm fine. We are having a good time at camp."
     
  4. LaserT

    LaserT You have to have fun. Gold

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    I probably would've trashed the damn thing after that war, but what do I know. :D
     
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    "Art school is fine, but mein professor is kind of a dick."
     
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    I was inside the U-505 as a kid. Back in the day the museum had tours through it. Don't know if they still do.
     
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    I wish I got to that museum when I was there. Sounds cool.
     
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    I'm always fascinated with things being taxidermied.

    I go to a museum and think it's recent but then find out the animal was stuffed years, a decade, a century ago. Crazy stuff honestly.
     
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    London Bridge was built in the 1920s? I thought it was older than that
     
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    My mother kept telling me that London Bridge was falling down? Was that a ruse!
     
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    I used to think that Santa Ana's leg thing was just anplot device on King of the Hill.
     
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