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View Poll Results: What is your favorite U.S. river city?
Cincinnati 9 5.08%
Pittsburgh 22 12.43%
NYC 15 8.47%
Minneapolis 6 3.39%
Detroit 3 1.69%
St. Louis 21 11.86%
Kansas City, MO 1 0.56%
Philadephia 3 1.69%
Washington, D.C. 4 2.26%
Boston 6 3.39%
Wilminton, DE 0 0%
Providence, RI 0 0%
Richmond, VA 1 0.56%
Memphis, TN 6 3.39%
Nashville, TN 1 0.56%
Chattanooga, TN 1 0.56%
Knoxville, TN 2 1.13%
Wilmington, NC 1 0.56%
Charleston, SC 3 1.69%
Savannah, GA 5 2.82%
New Orleans, LA 11 6.21%
Jacksonville, FL 2 1.13%
Portland, OR 11 6.21%
Sacramento, CA 4 2.26%
San Antonio, TX 11 6.21%
Omaha, NE 11 6.21%
other (specify in your post) 17 9.60%
Voters: 177. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 02-22-2008, 03:18 PM
 
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Hey, Go Ne - way to go defending your home state! You forgot to mention one of my favorite authors, Willa Cather! She grew up in Nebraska.
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Old 02-22-2008, 03:20 PM
 
Location: Iowa, Des Moines Metro
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I never knew that Omaha actually had a river. But I'm also still new to the idea that anybody would actually choose to live in Nebraska. So....who knows.

"Who knows???" Well, quite a few people know the route of that river..... its the dividing line between Iowa and Nebraska, and goes through many other states. That river also goes through Missouri, so of all people, I'd imagine you should know. What an ignorant comment! I'd take Omaha over Chesterfield anyday.
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Old 02-22-2008, 03:27 PM
 
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When I think "river city" I think of St Louis, Pittsburgh, Cincinnati, Memphis, New Orleans, Louisville. Smaller cities I think of are Paducah, Cape Giraudeau, Frankfort, and Huntington & Charleston WV.

I know New York & DC, etc are on rivers, but does that make them a "river city" in of the same manner of the ones I mentioned? 99% of US cities are on some river or creek
Wow, I'm actually agreeing with censusdata on something.

Since most towns in America are on a river of some sort, it looks like this list is degenerating into just a list of our favorite cities and not a list of cities whose cultures are linked to the rivers on which they were founded.

For example, Knoxville is on the Tennessee River. But I would hardly call Knoxville a "river city" because being on the river is almost an afterthought to most people here. It's like downtown Knoxville has turned its back to the river. I believe most American cities located on rivers are similar.

So, to me, a true "river city" would be one which embraces its river, which adores its river. And I agree with the list that censusdata suggested. As I mentioned in an earlier post, Memphis is very much a river city. The city's very soul is tied to the Mississippi River. And I love it.
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Old 02-22-2008, 05:32 PM
 
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Pittsburgh has the most unique city skyline in the country. Sitting upon the confluence of three rivers...and you can view it from high atop Mt. Washington... very beautiful & really no other city can compare to this unique feature
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Old 02-22-2008, 05:43 PM
 
Location: still in exile......
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I never knew that Omaha actually had a river. But I'm also still new to the idea that anybody would actually choose to live in Nebraska. So....who knows.

My favorite is St. Louis, Because two rivers are always better than one.
omaha is on the missouri river, which just happens to be the 2nd longest river in this country.
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Old 02-22-2008, 05:44 PM
 
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I voted New Orleans with high hopes that things can turn to the better there. Regardless of the crime and hurricaine, it is a beautiful city full of great ambiance and architecture.

I know what you mean & feel strongly with you on this one!! (why, of all decisions, would they breach the US Army Corp of Engineers design of the city's levees?? well, of course, I have my opinions - another thread)
Only to drop New Orleans from any of these lists of being wonderful & unique, etc., etc.
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Old 02-22-2008, 06:10 PM
 
Location: still in exile......
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I never knew that Omaha actually had a river. But I'm also still new to the idea that anybody would actually choose to live in Nebraska. So....who knows.

My favorite is St. Louis, Because two rivers are always better than one.
maybe you shoud ask the 1,711,263 people who live in Nebraska.

Nebraska - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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Old 02-22-2008, 06:15 PM
 
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hmm...

What is your favorite American river city?
What is your favorite River city?
The Official River Cities Thread
Favorite River Cities?
etc.
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Old 02-22-2008, 06:20 PM
 
Location: Iowa, Des Moines Metro
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HAHA! this forum is getting so repetitive, no wonder I've been spending less time over in this area. Ugghh.. How tiresome. (Good point Billiam)
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Old 02-22-2008, 06:58 PM
 
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Eugene, OR
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