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Old 08-07-2011, 12:47 AM
 
Location: Chicago
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Just about any place that doesn't freeze in the Winter.

Chicago and NYC weren't always huge metropolises. Why would people choose to settle in a place that has horrible Winters when there are parts of the country that have milder weather?

Think about it for a second. Back when this country was founded, our ancestors didn't have the luxury of heated vehicles. People had to trudge through freezing snow just to do the simplest tasks.

So why did two of our nations biggest cities end up in a place that resembles the arctic?
If you're honestly struggling this hard to figure it out, I have my doubts about whether it can be explained to you.
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Old 08-07-2011, 09:50 AM
 
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Originally Posted by wrcousert View Post
Just about any place that doesn't freeze in the Winter.

Chicago and NYC weren't always huge metropolises. Why would people choose to settle in a place that has horrible Winters when there are parts of the country that have milder weather?

Think about it for a second. Back when this country was founded, our ancestors didn't have the luxury of heated vehicles. People had to trudge through freezing snow just to do the simplest tasks.

So why did two of our nations biggest cities end up in a place that resembles the arctic?
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Old 08-07-2011, 11:28 AM
 
Location: roaming gnome
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Originally Posted by wrcousert View Post
Just about any place that doesn't freeze in the Winter.

Chicago and NYC weren't always huge metropolises. Why would people choose to settle in a place that has horrible Winters when there are parts of the country that have milder weather?

Think about it for a second. Back when this country was founded, our ancestors didn't have the luxury of heated vehicles. People had to trudge through freezing snow just to do the simplest tasks.

So why did two of our nations biggest cities end up in a place that resembles the arctic?
Not everybody is afraid of winter, or pansy fun in the sun hippie types.

If you look, most major cities around the world don't have great climates and experience winter...London, Berlin, Munich, Paris, Dublin, Chicago, NYC, Boston, Toronto, Moscow, Tokyo, etc. etc.
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