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Old 01-02-2015, 02:48 PM
Status: "Nobody's right if everybody's wrong" (set 27 days ago)
 
Location: New Albany, Indiana (Greater Louisville)
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Is Cairo still large enough to be the whipping boy of Illinois? That place is Detroit meets Bodie the ghost town. Last check the population was down to 2,000. 100 years ago it was similar size to Lexington KY.
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Old 01-02-2015, 04:09 PM
 
Location: Oklahoma
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Yeah, that's why I had to guess (about the panhandle). I'm not familiar with Dumas at all. In fact, the panhandle is the least familiar and most remote part of Texas to me, and I'm originally from Texas. I've been to Lubbock and Amarillo, and between those two cities, Amarillo seemed like the one that would take the most punches. They're really the only two cities in that part of the state that the rest of the state is roundly familiar with.

As for Waco, it does seem like any other small city on the I-35 corridor, until you get off the highway and spend some time in the city itself. Some people like it. I didn't, and I knew/know plenty of others who shared my opinion. Some of them were actually from Waco. When I lived in both Austin and in Dallas, many, many people talked down on Waco.
As far as the panhandle of Texas there is a rivalry between Amarillo and Lubbock but neither are really punching bags. They both are like New York City to the people who live out there. Neither is really better than the other but if it weren't for Tech being in Lubbock I'd say Amarillo is better hands down.

The towns in the Panhandle that get ripped the most that I hear about are Pampa and Borger because of oil related nastiness. Dumas doesn't get it all that bad.

Around Lubbock, I really don't know. All of the towns around there are just sort of grimy cotton towns. All pretty much the same.
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Old 01-02-2015, 04:47 PM
 
Location: Who Cares, USA
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As far as the panhandle of Texas there is a rivalry between Amarillo and Lubbock but neither are really punching bags. They both are like New York City to the people who live out there. Neither is really better than the other but if it weren't for Tech being in Lubbock I'd say Amarillo is better hands down.

The towns in the Panhandle that get ripped the most that I hear about are Pampa and Borger because of oil related nastiness. Dumas doesn't get it all that bad.

Around Lubbock, I really don't know. All of the towns around there are just sort of grimy cotton towns. All pretty much the same.
Sorry, but the part in bold really gave me a good laugh. I guess it's all a matter of perspective. Those two cities (Lubbock and Amarillo) basically seemed identical to me, though as you pointed out, the presence of a large university kind of gave Lubbock the slight edge. Also, Lubbock has a culture of music history (Buddy Holly, Waylon Jennings, Natalie Maines, Jimmy Dale Gilmore) that outshines Amarillo.

Other than that, they may as well have been twin cities to me. They both felt very isolated and removed from the rest of Texas, though Texas Tech provides a more cohesive tether to the rest of the state for Lubbock.
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Old 01-02-2015, 04:48 PM
 
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NEWARK NJ. although in 15 years it may become a hot spot, with all the new development going on...
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Old 01-03-2015, 07:47 AM
 
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In Alabama? Montgomery. If the state government weren't there, it would have almost no reason to exist.
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Old 01-03-2015, 08:03 PM
 
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Arkansas - Pine Bluff
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Old 01-03-2015, 08:13 PM
 
Location: Queen Creek, AZ
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I'd say Yuma for Arizona. In fact, ADOT doesn't even put Yuma on most I-8 highway signs; east of Gila Bend, most directional and distance signs only include San Diego. Yet on I-17 and I-40 Flagstaff (a smaller city than Yuma) gets mentioned on almost all signage.
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Old 01-03-2015, 10:24 PM
 
Location: Raleigh, North Carolina
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NC - Fayetteville, Rocky Mount, Lumberton, Kinston, Goldsboro...pretty much all of eastern NC except the coast.

Whoever said Durham - LOL
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Old 01-03-2015, 10:36 PM
 
Location: Research Triangle Area, NC
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NC - Fayetteville, Rocky Mount, Lumberton, Kinston, Goldsboro...pretty much all of eastern NC except the coast.

Whoever said Durham - LOL
That was me.


I live in Durham. I also made a point of saying that I thought it was an unfair and undeserved reputation mostly by people from Cary and North Raleigh who want all of NC to be like the affluent suburbs in NY and NJ that they moved from
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Old 01-03-2015, 10:42 PM
 
Location: Raleigh, North Carolina
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That was me.


I live in Durham. I also made a point of saying that I thought it was an unfair and undeserved reputation mostly by people from Cary and North Raleigh who want all of NC to be like the affluent suburbs in NY and NJ that they moved from
Whoops, didn't see that post. But yeah, you're absolutely right. It makes me laugh when people write off Durham based only on what they've heard. Bad part of Durham is pretty easily avoidable. I too live here. Wouldn't live anywhere else in the Triangle. Except maybe Chapel Hill.
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