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Old 07-28-2015, 08:55 AM
 
Location: The canyon (with my pistols and knife)
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There were battles in Boston, there were meetings in Philly.
Germantown, Fort Mifflin, Valley Forge, Brandywine and Paoli say "hi."
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Old 07-28-2015, 10:09 AM
 
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What part of Philly are those in?
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Old 07-28-2015, 10:28 AM
 
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What part of Philly are those in?
Germantown is a neighborhood in Philadelphia, and Fort Mifflin was where Philadelphia International Airport is today. Valley Forge and Paoli are both about 20 miles from downtown Philadelphia, which is the same distance that Concord is from Boston. You can learn about the efforts by the British to capture Philadelphia here. There was plenty of battling and bloodshed in and around Philadelphia.

By the way, there was also a Philadelphia Tea Party that happened about two months before the Boston Tea Party. The only difference is that the ship heading for Philadelphia was forbidden from docking, as opposed docking and having the cargo destroyed like in Boston. The Boston Tea Party was the explosion; the Philadelphia Tea Party was the lighting of the fuse.
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Old 07-28-2015, 11:12 AM
 
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so if you have a tea party and it doesn't make a noise does anybody hear it?
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Old 07-28-2015, 02:45 PM
 
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Thats basically all Boston has. The Boston Massacre and Tea Party as far as important events, while we're on the subject of what actually occurred within city limits.

Lexington and Concord weren't in Boston if Valley Forge and Paoli don't count. They're actually quite similar distance.

Philadelphia invented more firsts than Boston anyway, nevermind being the most important city for early American history.

Its certainly close though.
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Old 07-28-2015, 06:38 PM
 
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Thats basically all Boston has. The Boston Massacre and Tea Party as far as important events, while we're on the subject of what actually occurred within city limits.

Lexington and Concord weren't in Boston if Valley Forge and Paoli don't count. They're actually quite similar distance.

Philadelphia invented more firsts than Boston anyway, nevermind being the most important city for early American history.

Its certainly close though.
Saying never mind (insert original thesis) is not justification
Boston lead the Revolution, Philly is just where we told everyone what's going on.
Also you forgot Bunker Hill (well it became Boston), and Evacuation/Siege.
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Old 07-28-2015, 07:14 PM
 
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Looks like Bostonians are getting out-Bostoned by Philadelphians. Its kind of funny for them to finally see what its like to feel like your contributions mean so little in the big picture.

Anyway, I would give the edge here to Philadelphia, in terms of history and everything else, although Boston is no slouch. Philadelphia is more my style.
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Old 07-29-2015, 06:48 AM
 
Location: New York City
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Saying never mind (insert original thesis) is not justification
Boston lead the Revolution, Philly is just where we told everyone what's going on.
Also you forgot Bunker Hill (well it became Boston), and Evacuation/Siege.
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Old 07-30-2015, 02:53 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia, PA
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It's funny that Philadelphia gets no respect or credit even for it's historical triumphs.
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Old 07-31-2015, 09:37 AM
 
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I might be confused, where did the American Revolution start?
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