1. Taylorville, Illinois
Pigs living under the county courthouse were so loud, Abraham Lincoln requested a "writ of quietus" for them.
2. Coleman, Michigan
When a local was killed in Iraq, the townspeople created a memorial to honor all fallen U.S. soldiers.
3. Pawling, New York
A local church hosts an annual blessing of the animals for all: dogs, hamsters, and even snakes and hermit crabs.
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4. White River Junction, Vermont
What began as a children's neighborhood garden has turned into an organic food bank for the town.