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Red Dead Redemption

Baba Yaga
10 Year Member
Vise Grips were invented in Nebraska:

The first locking pliers, named Vise-Grips, were invented by William Petersen in De Witt, Nebraska in 1924.[SUP][2][/SUP] Mole grips were developed by Thomas Coughtrie in 1955, then managing director of M. K. Mole and Son.[SUP][3][/SUP]

I was so sad to see them fold. It was rite of passage for young men populating their first toolbox -- one of the first tools you get is a vise-grip. I want to be buried with mine.
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Scout Team
5 Year Member
Vice grips were created in DeWitt Nebraska! My dad worked there and "created" his own pair that could be worth BIG bucks....please see my Craigslist page for details....;)


10 Year Member
Lester Electircal was founded in Lincoln and is the largest producer of golf cart battery chargers.

I worked there the summer of 1963, the year Lannie Carrier founded the company. Between my sophmore and junior year at UNL.

The Impaler

Cake or Death?
15 Year Member
Adolf Coors wanted to start his brewery in Alliance, Ne but the town wouldn't allow the permits, so he started it in Golden, CO instead.

USS Midway CV41

Junior Varsity
10 Year Member
Wild Bill Hickock started his claim to fame at Rock Creek Station near Fairbury, closer to Endicott, by killing McCandles
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