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Old 03-18-2012, 12:17 AM
 
Location: Columbia, California
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My hometown Columbia, CA was once considered for the state capital
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Old 03-18-2012, 01:00 AM
 
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Close - but not quite top 5. Sacramento ranks #9 of U.S. capitals in population.
If you look at Metro numbers, Sacramento is indeed #5.

1. Atlanta, 5.2 mil
2. Boston, 4.5 mil
3. Phoenix, 4.2 mil
4. Denver, 2.5 mil
5. SACRAMENTO, 2.2 mil
6. Columbus, 1.8 mil
7. Indianapolis, 1.76 mil
8. Austin, 1.71 mil
9. Nashville, 1.2 mil
10. Oklahoma City, 1.5 mil
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Old 03-18-2012, 01:16 AM
 
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Close - but not quite top 5. Sacramento ranks #9 of U.S. capitals in population.

1. Phoenix 1,445,632
2. Indianapolis 829,718
3. Austin 790,390
4. Columbus 787,033
5. Nashville 635,710
6. Boston 617,594
7. Denver 600,158
8. Oklahoma City 580,000
9. Sacramento 466,488
10. Atlanta 420,003
I meant in metro population. The actual city limit population means nothing in this day and age.

The only cities on that list bigger than Sac in metro pop is Phoenix, Boston, Atlanta and Denver.
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Old 03-18-2012, 01:28 AM
 
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I have always thought of Sacramento as an odd capital representing CA. It is definately not the largest, most influencial nor the most interesting city, other than being the capital itself. So I looked up its history. It turns our that California has had a number of capitals throughout its history.
Well, back in the 1800's there was nothing odd at all about Sacramento being the Capital. The two largest cities were Sacramento and SF.

Sacramento was by far the richest, most american city outside of SF in California. Sacramento was the first Gold Rush city. It was at the confluence of two important rivers, the American River where gold was discovered, and the Sacramento River, the largest river in California with access to the Ocean via the Golden Gate.

Sacramento was the western most point of the Transcontinental Railroad, and would be the only connection to the rest of the USA via land for decades later. Before the Railroad, there was the Pony Express; it's last stop was Sacramento and connected California to the rest of the nation.

Sacramento's grid was one of the largest back then and it was a true boom town like SF. Hundreds of victorian structures would soon line its streets similar to SF. Steam ships lined its waterfront bound for SF Bay.

Locating the seat of political power in Sacramento away from the financial center (SF) was typical of the day, similar to why the capitol of our nation did not remain in NYC or Philly.

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Old 03-18-2012, 01:48 AM
 
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Well, back in the 1800's there was nothing odd at all about Sacramento being the Capital. The two largest cities were Sacramento and SF.

Sacramento was by far the richest, most american city outside of SF in California. Sacramento was the first Gold Rush city. It was at the confluence of two important rivers, the American River where gold was discovered, and the Sacramento River, the largest river in California with access to the Ocean via the Golden Gate.

Sacramento was the western most point of the Transcontinental Railroad, and would be the only connection to the rest of the USA via land for decades later.

Sacramento's grid was one of the largest back then and it was a true boom town like SF. Hundreds of victorian structures would soon line its streets similar to SF. Steam ships lined its waterfront bound for SF Bay.

Locating the seat of political power away from the financial center (SF) was typical of the day, similar to why the capitol of our nation did not remain in NYC or Philly.
True. People always forget that SF and Sacramento are the two oldest cities in California. Back then Socal was a wasteland and did not even have any cities. It was only until the early 1900s that Socal started to rival Norcal in importance.

Sacramento was the second most important city in California early on, and especially when it was named the capitol.
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Old 03-18-2012, 10:23 AM
 
Location: West Coast Wanderer
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The United States has had a tradition of locating the political capital away from the financial/business capital of the state in order to spread out development. Thus, you often find the state capitol in the hinterland in a smaller city.

With that said, Sacramento is one of the larger state capitols in this country. I believe in terms of its size, it should be among top five.
I was just about to say something about this. When you look at most state capitals, it's not usually where the center of finance or culture is within a state. The capitals of WA. OR. FL. NY and IL. are other examples.
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Old 01-22-2014, 10:05 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles County, CA
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Sacramento is unconstitutional - its name references a religious concept.

The state capital should be Arvin.
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Old 01-23-2014, 04:59 AM
 
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Sacramento is unconstitutional - its name references a religious concept.

The state capital should be Arvin.
So the City of Angels and County of Angels is unconstitutional because it's name references a religious entity and receives trillions in tax money.

Or, San Francisco a.k.a. - a city named after St. Francis is unconstitutional for the same reasons.
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Old 01-23-2014, 08:42 AM
 
Location: Pahrump, NV
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The state capital should be Arvin.
Why?
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Old 01-23-2014, 01:30 PM
Status: "California Uber Alles!" (set 9 days ago)
 
Location: San Jose, CA
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Why?
Well, there's lots of gliders


and poppies


and...uh...
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