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Erie was first settled by the French, who built Fort Presque Isle in 1753, as part of their effort to garrison New France against the encroaching English. Presque Isle means "almost an island" in French. The fort was surrendered to the British, along with the rest of New France, at the end of the Seven Years' War in 1763.

The City of Erie was part of the Erie Triangle that was claimed by the states of New York, Pennsylvania, Connecticut (as part of its Western Reserve), and Massachusetts. It officially became part of Pennsylvania in 1792, after all four states renounced their claims and the federal government sold the area to Pennsylvania. The city was founded in 1795.

During the War of 1812, Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry built his fleet that successfully fought the British in the historic Battle of Lake Erie.

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I'd love to keep up this LJ. And maybe I'll start to a little more often. The only way I'm going to be able to do it is to construct an internet schedule, and figure out things to post on here.

I know I get Inside Erie news in my e-mail. Maybe I could post that every time I get it, giving credit to the website.

Also: I think it'd be easier for Erie-ites to meet other Erie-ites if we all use similar interests. I found that I basically created a lot of new and unused interests in this community's interest section. Go ahead and copy-paste some of those into your interests; they're bound to only be used by us, anyway, hahaha...

...things like "dinor" and "brig niagra" and "wsee 35" or maybe the other local news stations, you know?

Speaking of WSEE, which local news station is your personal fave? 12 seems to be the favorite of my family but 24 is mine.

I remember a year or two ago when all those tornadoes and wind storms were popping up all over the area, and the only station that was sweating and passing on information as they get it (and it sounded like they were the first to get it; the staff was having conversations in front of live TV!) was 24 and the others seemed like they were just sitting around waiting for the information to pass to them next. Especially FOX.


Is it bad that more and more often I'm finding children's shows interesting? I'm turning 20 this fall. Lazy Town (NickJr) and It's a Big Big World (PBS Kids) are my favorites. There have been fantastic developments in the ways of puppetry--CG and wonderful detail. I love it! :D
  • Hmm, I already have 149 interests, but maybe I can add "dinor" as my 150th. I've always liked that unique spelling and didn't realize for the longest time that it was an Erieism.

    I don't watch the news normally, but when I was in the hospital last year, I watched a lot of news on 24, especially their morning news shows.

    Ha, speaking of severe weather, it seems like when there's a bit of bad weather coming our way, like a snow storm, they plaster a huge map on the screen that takes up 3/4 of the screen.

    I like children's shows sometimes. One of my favorite shows is Spongebob.
  • I LOVE that "Dinor" is an Erieism. It's an awesome home-town thing to wake up, and just walk to a local Dinor for breakfast. (Good food at the Zodiac, by the way.)

    Yeah, but lately we've been having all types of bad winter weather, so I'm not surprised. Hahaha...

    Spongebob is a given fave for me. But I never really thought of it as a kids' show until after the movie; they're starting to sing more and they toned down the adult humor just a tad. Before the movie, there was a period where I was just sitting there saying to myself "how is this a kids' show? This is more on-par with Ren&Stimpy than, say, Rugrats."

    Besides that, kids dont learn anything from Spongebob, like kids would from Lazy Town and It's A Big Big World... Which is why I think it's a bit pathetic for a 19-year-old to be watching a show teaching kids how to share equally and explain what "vibrations" and "sound" are.
  • I love your icon, by the way.
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