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Old 12-08-2016, 10:29 PM
 
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Waco is known for the Branch Dividian cult, and the government's response which ticked off Timothy McVeigh, leading to the Oklahoma City bombing. Younger people who don't remember the 90s may not think of that, but to me, that is what I will always associate Waco with.
Yeah even to this day, David Koresh is the first thing I think of when I see 'Waco.'
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Old 12-09-2016, 10:11 AM
 
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Yeah even to this day, David Koresh is the first thing I think of when I see 'Waco.'
Same here.
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Old 12-09-2016, 10:36 AM
 
Location: SF Bay Area
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Yeah even to this day, David Koresh is the first thing I think of when I see 'Waco.'
I think a lot of people think of the show "Fixer Upper" now, I think it's really helped the cities image.
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Old 12-09-2016, 10:56 AM
 
Location: Cbus
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I think a lot of people think of the show "Fixer Upper" now, I think it's really helped the cities image.
To be honest I don't think the majority of the people in the northeast or Midwest could even identify that Waco is in Texas. This forum is unique in the fact that it's full of people who are interested in geography and urban development and do research in the spare time.
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Old 12-10-2016, 05:30 PM
 
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Waco is known for the Branch Dividian cult, and the government's response which ticked off Timothy McVeigh, leading to the Oklahoma City bombing. Younger people who don't remember the 90s may not think of that, but to me, that is what I will always associate Waco with.
Yup. When I hear Waco, I think of the cult. (but I'm 36, so I'm just proving your point lol)
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Old 12-10-2016, 06:12 PM
 
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Waco is probably the city that Native Texans would name, but outside Texas most people under 35 only know it from 'Fixer Upper.' They were too young to remember the Branch Davidians, they don't remember when Baylor finally allowed the sin of dancing on campus in the mid 90's, and they don't realize it has a higher murder rate than Chicago.

I've had in-laws in the Midwest ask if it's as nice as it looks on TV, and say they can't believe how cheap houses are there. I have to break it to them their is a reason Wacko is so inexpensive.
But they know why Baylor Athletics have been in the news over the last year and it's worse than dancing.
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Old 12-10-2016, 06:18 PM
 
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I think a lot of people think of the show "Fixer Upper" now, I think it's really helped the cities image.
People around my age (mid-late 30's) and older are more likely to think of Koresh and his cult. It will obviously be different for younger generations.
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Old 12-11-2016, 01:38 AM
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Not my state...but I would say Gary is detrimental to Indiana state image.
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Old 12-11-2016, 02:16 AM
 
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People around my age (mid-late 30's) and older are more likely to think of Koresh and his cult. It will obviously be different for younger generations.
I'm 33 and remember that and it's definitely the first thing that comes to mind of Waco but I do think the show has helped expose it for a different reason recently. I'd imagine the audience of "Fixer Upper" is older too (30's+ homeowners) so I think it might be helping the city be know for something else finally.
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Old 12-11-2016, 08:50 AM
 
Location: Downtown & Brooklyn!
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I bet a lot of people from Upstate NY would say NYC
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