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Old 02-27-2008, 07:07 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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The Texas capitol is also shorter than Florida's and (get this) North Dakota's capitol buildings.
Dont forget nebraska's second only to louisiana
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Old 02-27-2008, 07:08 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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Will someone please give omaha our creadit or i'll have to do it myself
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Old 02-28-2008, 01:33 AM
 
Location: San Diego
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Will someone please give omaha our creadit or i'll have to do it myself
Omaha is home of Berkshire Hathaway, warren buffets pride and joy. He's the 2nd richest man in America. Omaha also has an unusually high number of reputable large companies for a Midwestern city, probably the most modern small metro region in the Midwest! Someone else can add more, this is all I know about Omaha, and that American idol tryouts took place there recently :d
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Old 02-28-2008, 06:04 PM
 
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Asheville, North Carolina

-Studies show Asheville to be the happiest town in America
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Old 02-28-2008, 09:03 PM
 
Location: Southeast Missouri
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St. Louis has the Arch, 3 major parks, Museums, Zoos, architecture, Cardinals, Blues, Rams, 3 major universities as well as some smaller schools in the area. Plus it's very affordable. Plus the weather is not boring.

Notable St. Louisans: Nelly, Larry Hughes, Darius Miles, Tina Turner (she may have found fame in Memphis but she started singing in a club in St. Louis), Ryan Howard, Yogi Berra, Chuck Berry, Cedric The Entertainer (born in Caruthersville, raised in Jeff City, then Maryland Heights in St. Louis and went to college at SEMO in Cape Girardeau), John Goodman, Chingy, Mark Buehrle, Cam Janssen, Mike Shannon, Harry & Skip Caray, Chingy, Miles Davis, T.S. Eliot, Buddy Ebsen, Jenna Fischer, Redd Foxx, Maya Angelou, Joe Garagiola, Kevin Kline, Tennessee Williams, Shelley Winters, Ike Turner

Some of these stars are honored on the St. Louis Walk of Fame.

Basically, St. Louis is a wonderful city with a lot to do and see. And it's pretty affordable for being so large. I would recommend anyone go to a Cardinal game sometime if you get the chance. It's a great park. Although, if you go in June, July, or August makes sure to dress lightly and drink a lot of water.
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Old 02-28-2008, 10:13 PM
 
Location: Polish Hill, Pittsburgh, PA
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Will someone please give omaha our creadit or i'll have to do it myself
Katiana already gave props to Omaha. If anything, we should all be ashamed of ourselves for not worshipping the almighty "Electric City" of SCRANTON!!!
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Old 02-29-2008, 07:23 AM
 
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He said VERY CLEARLY don't talk about your own city!

There are plenty of *other* threads for civic pride boosting. You can even start your own.
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Old 02-29-2008, 08:14 AM
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Location: New Albany, Indiana (Greater Louisville)
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Spelled backwards Scanton is notnarsc
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Old 02-29-2008, 09:38 AM
 
Location: Chicago
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Louisville

the site of...

- the world's first successful hand transplant
- the world's first self contained (wireless) artificial heart
- the development of the world's first cervical cancer vaccine (Gardasil)
- the first public library in the US opened to African Americans
- the first public viewing place of Edison's electric light bulb
- the largest Victorian era Historic Preservation District in the US (where I live!)
- the largest municipal forest in the US (Jefferson Memorial Forest)

- disputed firsts:
Louisville claims to be the site of the first cheeseburger, a claim also made by Pasadena, CA. Louisville also claims to have had the first civilian ambulance and emergency room, both are also claimed by nearby Cincinnati
Louisville, Kentucky - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The rule laid out was don't talk about the city you live in!
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Old 02-29-2008, 01:20 PM
 
Location: Polish Hill, Pittsburgh, PA
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Spelled backwards Scanton is notnarsc
Thank you! Now somebody gave positive props to Scranton for having a hard-to-pronounce reverse spelling. You rock, censusdata!
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