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Old 12-10-2011, 02:41 PM
 
Location: New Orleans
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I hate nothing more than when somebody sets down extreme parameters for what's "allowed" in "their" thread, so this is just supposed to be a fairly open way to let us all know something that maybe even a majority of locals don't.

For instance, the Cuban flag was first flown in Downtown New Orleans on Poydras St., before it even made its way to the nation itself.
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Old 12-10-2011, 02:44 PM
 
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Boston was not a city Until 1834.
Worcester Mass. was the first major city in New England to get hit by a tornado
Lowell, MA before industralzation it had 5 families
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Old 12-10-2011, 08:03 PM
 
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Lawrence MA- During the "bread and Roses" strike of 1912 strikers formed the first Moving picket line
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Old 12-11-2011, 06:23 AM
 
Location: 304
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Charleston, WV was the first city to have brick streets
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Old 12-11-2011, 07:36 AM
 
Location: Michigan
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MLK first had a march and "I have a dream" speech in Detroit before the more famous one in DC.
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Old 12-11-2011, 07:46 AM
 
Location: Durham
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Our nearby city of Raleigh, NC had the first TV station to broadcast in HD. WRAL TV, in 1996.
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Old 12-11-2011, 08:29 AM
 
Location: Center City
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from 1800 to 1830, 3 of the 10 most populous cities in the US were located within what is now the corporate limits of Philadelphia (Philadelphia proper along with Northern Liberties and Southwark): Largest cities in the United States by population by decade - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

For the next two decades (1840s and 1850s), current areas of Philly retained two of the top 10 spots.
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Old 12-11-2011, 10:35 AM
 
Location: Cleveland bound with MPLS in the rear-view
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MLK first had a march and "I have a dream" speech in Detroit before the more famous one in DC.
WOW! Not THAT is interesting!!
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Old 12-11-2011, 10:43 AM
 
Location: Denver
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Lafayette, LA was once the 40th-50th largest city in the country. It only has 120,000 in city population now.
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Old 12-11-2011, 10:48 AM
 
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New Britain Ct is the only city in the country that offical Documents are in English and Polish
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