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Old 07-09-2009, 07:23 AM
 
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Okay, I'll bite...

Dayton, Ohio

1. Birthplace of Flight

2. Birthplace of Funk music

3. Dayton hosts the nation's second-largest tooling and machining community

4. Dayton at one time (1900-1960) had the fifth-largest downtown department store in the Nation, Rike's. This was in addition to having another home-grown department store, Elder-Beerman, which still exists today and operates over 180 stores in 8 states.

5. Many Fortune 500 companies were founded in the Dayton area, including Dayco, Delphi (anyone remember when it was called Delco?), Reynolds and Reynolds, Mead, NCR, IAMS pet food, and Huffy bicycles.

6. Dayton has a large collection of spanish-inspired architecture

7. Dayton has the most inventions per capita of any city in the nation

8. Dayton's tallest building is the Kettering Tower, at 408 feet and 30 stories tall

9. The Dayton Dragons, our hometown minor league baseball team, has sold out every game they have played at home since their inception in 2000. Named among the "hottest tickets in the nation" by ESPN

10. Dayton hosts the nation's largest free museum, the Air force museum.

11. Dayton is home of every presidential plane except Reagan's

12. The Dayton area hosts 23 colleges and universities that educate over 100,000 people

13. Dayton has no five-star restraunts

14. Dayton has one of the lowest COL in the nation

15. Dayton has a wide variety of buildings designed by famous architects, including I.M Pei, and parks designed by the
Olmstead brothers, who designed Central Park in NYC.

16. Dayton is where John McCain nominated Sarah Palin to be his runing mate

17. Dayton hosts the HAMvention, the largest gathering of HAMradio enthusiasts in the nation. It's actually a pretty cool event.

18. Dayton is home to the nation's fourth-best entrepreneurship school, located at the University of Dayton.

19 Dayton at one time had more autoworkers than anywhre in the nation outside of Datroit and Flint

20. Dayton is one of the few cities in the nation that still utulizes an electric trolley bus system.



That was a lot of fun! Looking forward to seeing more responses.
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Old 07-09-2009, 09:27 AM
 
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1. Portland was founded by 2 men, one from Portland, Maine and one from Boston. Each man wished to name the new city after his hometown, so it was to be decided by a coin toss. Had the coin toss landed on the other side, Portland, Oregon would actually be Boston, Oregon today. (I secretly wish it were)
Thats interesting. St Petersburg FL was named the same way. Two men, One From Detroit MI and the other from St Petersburg Russia flipped a coin. Thankfully St Pete won. Detroit FL sounds stupid.
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Old 07-09-2009, 09:28 AM
 
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You should also add that Tampa has the world's largest Confederate flag.

World's Largest Confederate Flag, now flying in Tampa Florida
Actually, That is outside the city limits so I didn't add it. Why don't you worry about your own city. It can't be that bad.
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Old 07-09-2009, 10:02 AM
 
Location: Sandy Springs, GA
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Okay, I'll bite...

Dayton, Ohio

1. Birthplace of Flight

2. Birthplace of Funk music

3. Dayton hosts the nation's second-largest tooling and machining community

4. Dayton at one time (1900-1960) had the fifth-largest downtown department store in the Nation, Rike's. This was in addition to having another home-grown department store, Elder-Beerman, which still exists today and operates over 180 stores in 8 states.

5. Many Fortune 500 companies were founded in the Dayton area, including Dayco, Delphi (anyone remember when it was called Delco?), Reynolds and Reynolds, Mead, NCR, IAMS pet food, and Huffy bicycles.

6. Dayton has a large collection of spanish-inspired architecture

7. Dayton has the most inventions per capita of any city in the nation

8. Dayton's tallest building is the Kettering Tower, at 408 feet and 30 stories tall

9. The Dayton Dragons, our hometown minor league baseball team, has sold out every game they have played at home since their inception in 2000. Named among the "hottest tickets in the nation" by ESPN

10. Dayton hosts the nation's largest free museum, the Air force museum.

11. Dayton is home of every presidential plane except Reagan's

12. The Dayton area hosts 23 colleges and universities that educate over 100,000 people

13. Dayton has no five-star restraunts

14. Dayton has one of the lowest COL in the nation

15. Dayton has a wide variety of buildings designed by famous architects, including I.M Pei, and parks designed by the
Olmstead brothers, who designed Central Park in NYC.

16. Dayton is where John McCain nominated Sarah Palin to be his runing mate

17. Dayton hosts the HAMvention, the largest gathering of HAMradio enthusiasts in the nation. It's actually a pretty cool event.

18. Dayton is home to the nation's fourth-best entrepreneurship school, located at the University of Dayton.

19 Dayton at one time had more autoworkers than anywhre in the nation outside of Datroit and Flint

20. Dayton is one of the few cities in the nation that still utulizes an electric trolley bus system.



That was a lot of fun! Looking forward to seeing more responses.
I am glad you bit! BTW, interesting facts about Dayton, especially "7. Dayton has the most inventions per capita of any city in the nation."
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Old 07-09-2009, 12:02 PM
 
Location: Mission Viejo, CA
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I'm going to do two cities in Orange County, CA

Santa Ana, CA (population 339,555: in Orange County, south of L.A. for those unfamiliar)

1. It is the 4th most densely populated city in the USA with a population greater than 250,000, coming after Chicago and before Boston.

Don't mean to bust your bubble but no it is not.
Can you please prove otherwise??? I don't have a bubble to be burst, I'm just curious what statistic says it is not.

In the 2000 census, it was 4th for cities with more than 250,000 people: List of United States cities by population density - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

However I did check the updated census estimates for 2007 and Santa Ana may be 5th for 250,000+ plus cities. Chicago's 2007 population density is 12,649/sq mi. Boston's is 12,561/sq mi and then Santa Ana's is 12,530/sq mi. Newark would be the next most densely populated with more than 250,000 people at a density of 11,400/sq mi.

So either way, Santa Ana is either the 4th or 5th most densely populated city in the country with more than 250,000 people (unless you are going to show me otherwise, which I really don't mind).
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Old 07-09-2009, 12:11 PM
 
Location: (Lyndon) Louisville KY USA
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20 is a lot, but I'll list a few

Lexington Kentucky

1. Known for horse farms due to the high calcium content in the soil - that means stronger bones for horses raised here

2. Ranks 10th among cities over 250,000 for percent w/ a bachelor's degree (39%)

3. First US city to enact an urban growth boundary. Outside the boundary you must have 40 acres to build a house

4. The population of its county (Fayette) has tripled in population since 1950 (100,000 to nearly 300,000)
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Old 07-09-2009, 12:22 PM
 
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Along with a dense population Santa Ana might quite possibly be in the top four worst places to live in the US. Horrible place
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Old 07-09-2009, 12:26 PM
 
Location: Sandy Springs, GA
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20 is a lot, but I'll list a few

Lexington Kentucky

1. Known for horse farms due to the high calcium content in the soil - that means stronger bones for horses raised here

2. Ranks 10th among cities over 250,000 for percent w/ a bachelor's degree (39%)

3. First US city to enact an urban growth boundary. Outside the boundary you must have 40 acres to build a house

4. The population of its county (Fayette) has tripled in population since 1950 (100,000 to nearly 300,000)
20 is just the cutoff number. We don't need the entire history of each city on here. Many are not going to read all 20 anyways.
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Old 07-09-2009, 12:53 PM
 
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20 is just the cutoff number. We don't need the entire history of each city on here. Many are not going to read all 20 anyways.
Oops, sorry I listed 3 extra ones.
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Old 07-09-2009, 12:58 PM
 
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Default Grand Rapids, Michigan

Michigan's "second city" here...

1) President Gerald Ford was a long-time resident and is buried here
2) First city in the WORLD to add fluoride to the drinking water
3) Home to the only 5-star restaurant in the Midwest outside of Chicago
4) Original "furniture capital" of the world; still home to the WORLD's Top 3 office furniture manufacturers
5) Home to the 3rd best beer bar in the country (HopCat - according to BeerAdvocate.com)
6) Has a JW Marriott hotel, one of only 28 in the WORLD
7) Three hours from Chicago and Detroit
8) Only 30 minutes from one of the largest freshwater lakes in the WORLD; Just like a ocean but with less traffic and no salt
9) Once rated the 6th best city for fishing in the country
10) Host to minor-league feeder teams for the Detroit Tigers and Detroit Red Wings
11) Recently named one of the Top 10 most affordable cities in the nation
12) Rapidly developing a "Medical Mile", home to a major cancer research institute
13) New home to Michigan State University's medical school
14) First commercial flight in the nation occurred here
15) Birthplace to Gillian Anderson (X-files), the DeBarge family (Music), Floyd Mayweather (Boxing), Andy Richter (Comedian), Al Green (Music)
16) American Pie is based on suburb and creator is a former resident; a lot of the places in the film exist here in real life
17) One of the WORLD's 10 best Botanical Gardens (Meijer Gardens)
18) "one stop" grocery shopping originated here (Meijers)
19) The highest number of LEED certified buildings in the country
20) Best of all, like all of Michigan, you can show people where you live on the palm of your hand!
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