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By Justin, Luke, Collin, Matthew : By Justin, Luke, Collin, Matthew Road Trip Project Major League Baseball Our Ten Destinations : Our Ten Destinations Philadelphia,PA - Philadelphia Phillies New York ,New York - New York Yankees Chicago,Illinois - Chicago Cubs Boston, Massachusetts - Boston Red Sox Cleveland, Ohio - Cleveland Indians Denver, Colorado - Colorado Rockies San Francisco, California - San Francisco Giants Arlington, Texas - Texas Rangers Phoenix, Arizona - Arizona Diamondbacks Miami, Florida - Florida Marlins Slide 3: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania New York, New York Chicago, Illinois Denver, Colorado Arlington, Texas Boston, Massachusetts Phoenix, Arizona San Francisco, California Miami, Florida Cleveland, Ohio Slide 4: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania New York, New York Chicago, Illinois Denver, Colorado Arlington, Texas Boston, Massachusetts Phoenix, Arizona San Francisco, California Miami, Florida Cleveland, Ohio Slide 5: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania New York, New York Chicago, Illinois Denver, Colorado Arlington, Texas Boston, Massachusetts Phoenix, Arizona San Francisco, California Miami, Florida Cleveland, Ohio Slide 6: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania New York, New York Chicago, Illinois Denver, Colorado Arlington, Texas Boston, Massachusetts Phoenix, Arizona San Francisco, California Miami, Florida Cleveland, Ohio Slide 7: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania New York, New York Chicago, Illinois Denver, Colorado Arlington, Texas Boston, Massachusetts Phoenix, Arizona San Francisco, California Miami, Florida Cleveland, Ohio Slide 8: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania New York, New York Chicago, Illinois Denver, Colorado Arlington, Texas Boston, Massachusetts Phoenix, Arizona San Francisco, California Miami, Florida Cleveland, Ohio Slide 9: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania New York, New York Chicago, Illinois Denver, Colorado Arlington, Texas Boston, Massachusetts Phoenix, Arizona San Francisco, California Miami, Florida Cleveland, Ohio Slide 10: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania New York, New York Chicago, Illinois Denver, Colorado Arlington, Texas Boston, Massachusetts Phoenix, Arizona San Francisco, California Miami, Florida Cleveland, Ohio Slide 11: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania New York, New York Chicago, Illinois Denver, Colorado Arlington, Texas Boston, Massachusetts Phoenix, Arizona San Francisco, California Miami, Florida Cleveland, Ohio Slide 12: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania New York, New York Chicago, Illinois Denver, Colorado Arlington, Texas Boston, Massachusetts Phoenix, Arizona San Francisco, California Miami, Florida Cleveland, Ohio Slide 13: The word Pennsylvania is spelled incorrectly on the Liberty Bell [Pensylvania]. Philadelphia’s old city hall is the home of the first Supreme Court. Betsy Ross sewed the first American flag in Philadelphia. The Declaration of Independence was signed in Independence Hall. The Philadelphia Museum of art is one of the most famous art museums in the USA and features the steps made popular by the film Rocky with it’s 8’6” Rocky statue. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 5 Interesting Facts Slide 14: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania New York, New York Chicago, Illinois Denver, Colorado Arlington, Texas Boston, Massachusetts Phoenix, Arizona San Francisco, California Miami, Florida Cleveland, Ohio Slide 15: Independence Hall is a red brick building that was built between 1732 and 1753. It is a U.S National landmark that is known primarily as the location where the Declaration of Independence was debated and adopted. The bell tower steeple of Independence Hall was the original home of the Liberty Bell.The original Liberty Bell,with it’s distinctive crack,is now on display across the street in the Liberty Bell Center. Independence Hall became the meeting place of the Second Congressional Congress.The Declaration of Independence, the Articles of Confederation and the United States Constitution were all signed at Independence Hall. Independence Hall Philadelphia, PA Slide 16: The Phillies won their only World Series in 1980 defeating the Kansas City Royals. The Phillies used to be called the Philadelphia Quakers and the Philadelphia Blue Jays before they became the Phillies in 1945. Their colors are red, white and blue. The Phillies made the playoffs for the first time in 14 years in 2007. The Phillies currently play at Citizen’s Bank Park. Some of the earlier stadiums include The Baker Bowl, Connie Mack Stadium and Veteran’s Stadium. Philadelphia Phillies History and Citizen’s Bank Park Slide 17: The 5 boroughs of New York are the Bronx,Brooklyn,Manhattan, Queens, and Staten Island. With over 8.2 million residents in an area of 322 square miles New York city is the most densely populated city in the united states. In 1664 the English conquered the city and renamed in New York after the Duke of York and Albany The big apple is a world leader finance, the arts and communication In September 2001, hijackers crashed two planes into the World Trade Center New York Yankees 5 Interesting Facts Slide 18: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania New York, New York Chicago, Illinois Denver, Colorado Arlington, Texas Boston, Massachusetts Phoenix, Arizona San Francisco, California Miami, Florida Cleveland, Ohio Slide 19: The statue of Liberty National Monument officially celebrated her 100th birthday on October 28,1986.The people of France gave the Statue of Liberty to the people of the United States in recognition of friendship established during the American revolution. The sculptor Frederic Auguste Bartholdi was hired to design a sculpture with the deadline of 1876.The statue was completed in France in July,1884 and arrived in New York harbor in June of 1885 aboard in 214 crates. Over the years ,the statue of Liberty has grown to include freedom and democracy as well as international friendship. Statue of Liberty New York, New York Slide 20: The Yankees were first known as the New York Highlanders. Their nickname became the Yankees because it was easier to type and the British called the Americans Yankees. In 1908, they had their worst season, going 51 and 103. The Yankees have won 26 World Championships and have 39 World Series appearances. The Yankees have 41 Hall of Famers including Babe Ruth, Mickey Mantle, Joe Dimaggio, Lou Gehrig, Yogi Berra, and Reggie Jackson. Some of their former stadiums were Shay Stadium, Polo Grounds and Hilltop Park. They have Played in Yankees Stadium since 1976. New York Yankees History and Yankee Stadium Slide 21: The name Chicago is thought to come from an Algonquian word meaning “onion” or “skunk.” Chicago is a major Great Lake pork O’Hare airport is the second busiest airport in the nation. Notable as dividing lines in the city are the two branches of the Chicago River. In 1871, the shambling city built of wood was almost entirely destroyed by a great fire. Chicago, Illinois 5 Interesting Facts Slide 22: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania New York, New York Chicago, Illinois Denver, Colorado Arlington, Texas Boston, Massachusetts Phoenix, Arizona San Francisco, California Miami, Florida Cleveland, Ohio Slide 23: Sears Tower is the tallest building in North America and the 3rd tallest in the world.It is 1,450 feet and 110stories high. It offers 3.8 million square feet of office and retail space.It was the tallest building in the world when it was built. It was designed for the Sear and Roebuck company and was completed on May 3, 1973. The only 2 towers taller than the sears tower are Taipei 101 in Taipei,Taiwan and the Petronas towers in Kuala Lumpur,Malaysia. Sears Tower Chicago, Illinois Slide 24: The Chicago Cubs used to be the Chicago White Stockings from 1876 - 1893. They were also called the Chicago Colts (1894 - 1897) , The Chicago Orphans (1898 - 1901) and finally became the Cubs in 1902. They have 2 World Championships (1907 and 1908)and 10 appearances in the World Series. They haven’t won a World Series in 100 years in 2008. They have 40 Hall of Famers including Richie Ashburn, Ernie Banks and Lou Brocks. Wrigley Field has been their stadium since 1916. Chicago Cubs History and Wrigley Field Slide 25: The first European settler was Reverend William Blackstone The Boston area is home to 68 colleges and universities Boston is also a leading city in health care with 25 inpatient hospitals In 1773, the Boston Tea Party protested unjust taxation Bostonians set aside the first public park in the U.S. - the Boston Common Boston Massachusetts 5 Interesting Facts Slide 26: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania New York, New York Chicago, Illinois Denver, Colorado Arlington, Texas Boston, Massachusetts Phoenix, Arizona San Francisco, California Miami, Florida Cleveland, Ohio Slide 27: The Boston Tea Party Ship and Museum can help people learn about one of the most significant events in pre-revolutionary America when visiting this full- sized replica of one of the original Boston tea party ships.Visitors can even take part in throwing a bale of tea.The museum offers a wide range of exhibits, films and memorabilia .The Boston Tea Party was started because the tea act of 1773 upset the angry colonists. Three ships from London sailed into the Boston Harbor loaded with tea.Then a band of patriots raided the ships and emptied a total of 342 crates of tea into Boston Harbor. Boston Tea Party Ships of the Sea Museum Slide 28: The Boston Red Sox colors are red, white and navy. They had 45 managers. They won the world series in 1903, 1912, 1915, 1916, 1918, 2004 and 2007. Once they traded Babe Ruth, they waited 86 years to win the World Series in 2004. In 2007, they beat the Colorado Rockies in the World Series. The Red Sox play in Fenway Park, which was opened in 1912. It is known for the Green Monster, a gigantic wall in left field. Boston Red Sox History and Fenway Park Slide 29: Cleveland was named after General Moses Cleaveland, but then shortened to Cleveland. It’s the home of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame It remains dependent on heavy industry including steel milling and manufacturing of engines, missiles, and space vehicles. The health care industry is the fastest growing segment of Cleveland’s economy, arguably because of the presence of the Cleveland Clinic, the cities largest employer. Cleveland became the first major US city to elect a black mayor, Carl B. Stokes in 1967. Cleveland, Ohio 5 Interesting Facts Slide 30: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania New York, New York Chicago, Illinois Denver, Colorado Arlington, Texas Boston, Massachusetts Phoenix, Arizona San Francisco, California Miami, Florida Cleveland, Ohio Slide 31: Key Tower is the tallest building in Cleveland and Ohio and the 16th tallest building in the United States.Key Tower is 57 stories or 947 feet tall and 1,5 million square feet of office space.The chamber of commence building stood on the tower’s sites from 1898-1995.In October 2005,Key Bank installed 4 15-foot long illuminated logos at the base of the tower’s crowning pyramid.Each sign weighs 1,500 pounds. Key Tower Cleveland, Ohio Slide 32: The Cleveland Indians currently play at Progressive Field (also known as Jacobs Field). Some earlier stadiums were League Park, League Park II, and Cleveland Municipal Stadium. Some of their earlier names were the Blues, Broncos, Naps and now Indians. They have won 2 out of 5 World Series in 1920 and 1948. Cleveland Indians History and Jacobs Field Slide 33: Denver has a major livestock market and the headquarters to mining companies. In the 1970’s Denver had one of the worst US smog problems. Due to the gold and silver strikes of the 1870’s and 1880’s the city became the capital of Bonanza Kings (People who go rich from finding gold) Denverites built a network of railroads that made their town the banking, minting, supplying, and processing center of Colorado and neighboring states. Denver is nicknamed the Mile High City because it’s elevation is exactly one mile (5280 ft) above sea level. Denver, Colorado 5 Interesting Facts Slide 34: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania New York, New York Chicago, Illinois Denver, Colorado Arlington, Texas Boston, Massachusetts Phoenix, Arizona San Francisco, California Miami, Florida Cleveland, Ohio Slide 35: The Richthofen Castle was named after Baron von Manfred Richthofen, otherwise known as the Red Baron.He was a German pilot in WWI and was credited for shooting down 80 aircraft in 1918.The Baron supposedly lived in the gatehouse while the Medieval Castle was being built.The 35 room castle features an oak paneled entry hall,leather walls,and a music room that seats150. Richthofen Castle Denver, Colorado Slide 36: The Colorado Rockies play at Coors Field. They are one of the newest teams in the NL. The newest team is the Arizona D- Backs. They had won World Series appearance but lost in 2007. In 1998, the Rockies hosted the all- star game. Since they are a new team, they have no Hall of Famers. Colorado Rockies History and Coors Field Slide 37: James Marshall found gold at Sutter’s Mill in 1848, and the world followed. The city is built on 43 hills, making it streets very steep and curvy. San Francisco has 215 historical landmark buildings, ten historical districts, and 10,000 Victorian homes San Francisco’s cable cars are the only moving National Historical Landmark. 9.7 million people take the 9 mile per hour ride each year. Union Square is one of the top 4 shopping areas in the nation. San Francisco, California 5 Interesting Facts Slide 38: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania New York, New York Chicago, Illinois Denver, Colorado Arlington, Texas Boston, Massachusetts Phoenix, Arizona San Francisco, California Miami, Florida Cleveland, Ohio Slide 39: The Golden Gate Bridge,was completed in four years and cost $35 million.It’s a tourist attraction recognized around the world.It was opened to vehicles on May 28,1937at twelve o’clock noon when President Franklin D. Roosevelt sent a telegraph from The White House to announce the event.The Golden Gate Bridge’s 4,200 foot long suspension bridge was a world record that stood for 27 years.The towers that support the Golden Gate Bridge suspension cable are smaller at the top than at the base. The towers rise 746 feet making them 191 feet taller than the Washington Monument. Golden Gate Bridge San Francisco, California Slide 40: The first stadium was Seals Stadium from 1958 - 1959. Their second stadium, Candlestick Park, was used from 1960 - 1999. Now it is AT&T Park since 2000. Surprisingly, they didn’t win any world championships. Their colors are orange and black. Bill Rigney was their first manager. In 1883, they played as the New York Gothhams until 1885. They also played as the New York Giants from 1885 - 1957. Now they play as the San Francisco Giants from 1958 to the present year. San Francisco Giants history and AT&T Park Slide 41: Arlington is the entertainment capital of Texas with Six Flags Over Texas Arlington has 82 public parks that offer 8 miles of paved trails Arlington is named after the Virginia hometown of Civil War hero Robert E. Lee The average mean temperature is 66˚F and the average humidity is 56%. Texas is second only to California in high-tech employment Arlington, Texas 5 Interesting Facts Slide 42: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania New York, New York Chicago, Illinois Denver, Colorado Arlington, Texas Boston, Massachusetts Phoenix, Arizona San Francisco, California Miami, Florida Cleveland, Ohio Slide 43: The Texas Rangers colors are red, white and blue. They had 19 managers and their present manager is Ron Washington. Their first game was played on April 15, 1972. They have never appeared in a World Series. Texas Rangers history and Rangers Ballpark Slide 44: Six Flags Over Texas has over 100 rides.Their wooden coaster the Texas Giant named the largest wooden coaster on earth.It is 14 stories high and goes 62 mph.The Titan is 25.5 stories high and goes 85 mph.The Shock Wave was the world’s tallest roller coaster when it opened. Superman Tower Power is the tallest ride of it’s kind in the world.The park has been around for over 45 years.To this day the 205 acre theme park dedicates Texas under the Six Flags of France,Mexico,The Republic of Texas,Old South Spain,and The United States. Six Flags Over Texas Arlington, Texas Slide 45: Phoenix averages 300 sun filled days a year. Phoenix is the largest state capital in the United according to population. For over 1000 years the Hohokam peoples occupied the land that would become Phoenix. American and European “Mountain Men” likely came through the area while exploring what is now central Arizona during the 19th century. East Phoenix was once called Pumpkinville due to the large pumpkins that flourished in the field along the canals. Phoenix, Arizona 5 Interesting Facts Slide 46: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania New York, New York Chicago, Illinois Denver, Colorado Arlington, Texas Boston, Massachusetts Phoenix, Arizona San Francisco, California Miami, Florida Cleveland, Ohio Slide 47: Hunt’s Tomb is a white pyramid that is visible from almost anywhere in Papago Park.Buried there is Gov.George Hunt who set the record for being elected seven terms as Arsono’s Governor.From the tomb you can see another Phoenix Landmark, Hole-In-the-Rock. Hunt’s Tomb Phoenix,Arizona Slide 48: The Diamondbacks play at Chase Field. Their team name is named after the diamondback rattlesnake that is mostly found in Arizona. They only won one World Championship in 2001. The Arizona Diamondbacks played their first game on March 31, 1998. They are the newest team in Major League Baseball. Arizona Diamondbacks History and Chase Field Slide 49: Miami is the only United States city to be planned by a woman, Julia Tuttle. Miami is Florida’s most populous city. Now 105 years old, Miami is part of the nation’s 11th largest Metropolitan areas. Tourism is one of the areas most important industries. It’s the cruise ship capital of the world and millions of visitors flow through Miami International Airport each year. The average winter temperature is 67˚F in January. Miami, Florida 5 Interesting Facts Slide 50: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania New York, New York Chicago, Illinois Denver, Colorado Arlington, Texas Boston, Massachusetts Phoenix, Arizona San Francisco, California Miami, Florida Cleveland, Ohio Slide 51: The Marlins stadium is Dolphins Stadium. Their colors are black, teal, silver and white. They had 9 managers including their current manager Fred Gonzalez. Their first game was played on April 5, 1993. In both 1997 and 2003, the Marlins won 2 World Series. Florida Marlins History and Dolphins Stadium Slide 52: Completed in 1924,The Miami Freedom Tower was once the home of a long gone Miami News paper. It is now home to a museum of Cuban Culture. It’s located in downtown Miami on Biscayne Blvd. It was built in a Mediterranean revival style. It was modeled after the Gerald Tower in Seville, Spain. Miami Freedom Tower Miami,Florida Slide 53: WWW. UShistory.org Wikipedia.org WWW.infoplease.com WWW.arlingtonTX.com WWW.denvergov.org WWW.denvergov.com WWW.gocalifornia.about.com WWW.Phoenix-arizona.com WWW.3.oag.com/cities WWW.nps.gov WWW.Boston world guides.com WWW.Boston tea party ship.com WWW.the sears tower.com WWW.sears tower.org WWW.sixflags.com WWW.theme parks.com WWW.encyclopedia.com WWW.historic Denver.com WWW.LNE tours.com WWW.az history traveler.com WWW. Phoenix.gov WWW.Miami world- guides.com WWW.Miami about.com WWW.sports encyclopedia.com Bibliography

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