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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, 07:35 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

Exactly. Anyone with half a brain could see that New York is an "ocean city" more than a "river city".

I mean, I think the Atlantic Ocean has had more of an influence on shaping New York than the East and Hudson Rivers.
It's not like they put the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island in the East River, let alone Coney Island and Rockaway Beach.
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Old 02-22-2008, 07:42 PM
 
Location: Pittsburgh
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That is funny, but at least with new members, you get new opinions each time.
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Old 02-23-2008, 05:20 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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Hey, Go Ne - way to go defending your home state!



I love to do it
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Old 02-23-2008, 05:55 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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How could anyone in their right mind leave Chicago off the list. Chicago only has the most stunning river scape, by day and especially night, than any other city in the entire world! DUH! All the rest U.S. and worldwide are all pretenders.
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Old 02-23-2008, 08:45 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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How could anyone in their right mind leave Chicago off the list. Chicago only has the most stunning river scape, by day and especially night, than any other city in the entire world! DUH! All the rest U.S. and worldwide are all pretenders.
Its culture is tied to lake michigan though not the river
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Old 02-23-2008, 09:38 PM
 
Location: Iowa, Des Moines Metro
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Its culture is tied to lake michigan though not the river
I agree, Chicago is a great-lakes city through and through.
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Old 02-23-2008, 10:00 PM
 
Location: San Antonio North
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My city of course!
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Old 02-23-2008, 10:31 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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My city of course!
Your city river walk is beautiful and fun, but where I com from it's a Creek not a river! Nice try though.
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Old 02-23-2008, 10:42 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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Its culture is tied to lake
Michigan
though not the river
Mayor Daley's new pet project is the Chicago river walk, which is coming to fruition(yet another crown jewel in Chicago's cap). Which will claim the river front as Chicago's new waterfront front yard. Which will again solidify Chicago as the best designed city in America. Chicago is so ahead of the rest of the country, dating back to the 19th century, when it comes to urban planning it's not even a contest!
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Old 02-23-2008, 10:55 PM
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Location: Foot of the Rockies
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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
DC is well known for being on the Potomac. It's part of DC's identity.
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