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Old 04-24-2009, 02:15 PM
 
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I would say that Atlanta is more syonymous with General Sherman's burning of Atlanta and the Civil War Battle of Atlanta than it is with the 1996 Olympic bombing.
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Old 04-24-2009, 02:21 PM
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I would say that Atlanta is more syonymous with General Sherman's burning of Atlanta and the Civil War Battle of Atlanta than it is with the 1996 Olympic bombing.
Maybe, but I hear more about the bombing than the burning of Sherman.
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Old 04-24-2009, 02:30 PM
 
Location: Underneath the Pecan Tree
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I would say that Atlanta is more syonymous with General Sherman's burning of Atlanta and the Civil War Battle of Atlanta than it is with the 1996 Olympic bombing.
Atlanta is too big and has risen above those incidents. In Waco, anywhere I go and I tell them where I'm from, They always ask "Are you in the cult?". lol

Do people seriously think everyone that lives there was in the cult???
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Old 04-24-2009, 05:35 PM
 
Location: Galewood
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I would say that Atlanta is more syonymous with General Sherman's burning of Atlanta and the Civil War Battle of Atlanta than it is with the 1996 Olympic bombing.
Maybe if you are into history
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Old 04-24-2009, 06:39 PM
 
Location: Portland, Oregon
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Maybe if you are into history

1996 is 13 years ago ... it IS history.
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Old 04-24-2009, 06:58 PM
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Waukesha,WI - Stacey Ian Humphries incident.
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Old 04-24-2009, 07:33 PM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC (in my mind)
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Topeka - Home of Fred Phelps and the Westboro Baptist Church
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Old 04-24-2009, 07:40 PM
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Topeka - Home of Fred Phelps and the Westboro Baptist Church
I think more of Brown v Board of Education when I think of Topeka.
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Old 04-24-2009, 09:25 PM
 
Location: Somerville, MA
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Good posts, everyone.

Gloucester MA is now "the place with the teen pregnancy pact." or the Perfect Storm/fishing village.

New Bedford MA is known for whaling, specifically Moby Dick. Maybe the Big Dan's Bar incident ( the basis for "The Accused" with Jodie Foster.

unfortunately, Boston now has the "craigslist killer" to add to the list, however, like Atlanta, New York, New Orleans, etc. The city is too big and known to have that tarnish the reputation.
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Old 04-24-2009, 10:13 PM
 
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Maybe if you are into history
That's true of many of these - very few events, even major ones, will continue to be conjure up the same emotion or feelings (or just general instantaneous reactions) to future generations as they do now. Time marches on, and some things will stick, others will not.

There was an article recently (I think I read it in the SF Chronicle) about how many current high school freshmen don't know what Columbine was, or even if they do, they at least don't have the gut reaction that most adults have. (geez, that makes me feel old.)
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