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Old 01-09-2009, 12:30 PM
 
Location: Omaha
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Sioux City, IA. The smell is instantanious. I think it may be from a treatment plant or packing plant, not sure.
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Old 01-09-2009, 01:51 PM
 
Location: IN
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Sioux City, IA. The smell is instantanious. I think it may be from a treatment plant or packing plant, not sure.

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Old 01-09-2009, 02:01 PM
 
Location: Iowa
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Muscatine, IA - GPC (Grain Processing Corporation) smells. Most people hate it! But, I'm weird, and I just love it. You can't smell it all the time, as the plant is on the outskirts of town, but in the city you smell it occasionally and even when we lived 10-20 miles away in IL, we could still smell it on very windy days!
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Old 01-09-2009, 02:07 PM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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Historically, in Wisconsin, you could always tell when you were approaching a paper-mill town., like Mosinee or Kaukauna. But I haven't noticed that in quite a long time, so they must have found a way to deodorize the effluent.

Mecca, California, on the north end of the Salton Sea, is the smelliest place Ive been to recently. Agricultural chemicals combined with muddy lakeshore that would smell bad enough anyway, and intense heat to keep it lingering in the air. Calipatria, at the south end, is probably just as bad, depending on which way the wind is blowing.

Any town in the great plains, from the Texas Panhandle to Nebraska, if downwind from a feedlot.

There are some towns near gas wells (Taft CA and Odessa TX come to mind) that can be pretty bad according to the wind.

On the other hand, there is nothing more heavenly than a misty, foggy morning on Tchoupitoulis Street in New Orleans, when the coffee grinders are running.

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Old 04-08-2009, 07:06 PM
 
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Cedar Rapids is known locally as the City of Five Smells (a play on its tagline "The City of Five Seasons"). While Quaker usually smells pretty good (especially on Crunch Berry day), we have a paper mill on the southeast side of town that reeks and also ADM (corn syrup / starch processing) has a huge facility right off Highway 30 near I-380 that smells like a sickly sweet combination of vomit and decay. It's worse than the paper mill even. In the winter, you will see odor clouds and fog from ADM literally rolling over the highway. I'm really not sure what the other two smells are, but we did used to have a meatpacking district downtown so that may have been one of them.
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Old 04-08-2009, 08:56 PM
 
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Has to be Augusta, GA. I have lived here for years and it has smelled awful for as long as I can remember. It's a combination of paper mills, sewage, a meat processing plant, and numerous chemical comanies. The air basically smells like farts. It's not as bad on the westside of town, but on the east and southside it is horrible.
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Old 07-27-2010, 01:38 PM
 
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I'm bumping this thread because it's hilarious!
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Old 07-27-2010, 01:54 PM
 
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LMAO!! This is the messiest thread ever, but yes still funny as hell.
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Old 07-27-2010, 02:58 PM
 
Location: Seattle, in the REAL Washington
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Assorted small towns along I-84 throughout Eastern Oregon.

Reason: Mulch processing plants, sprinklers spraying on crops that are in said mulch.
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Old 07-27-2010, 03:21 PM
 
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San Antonio because the river no longer flows, it is stagnant and stinky
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