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Old 01-01-2017, 12:03 AM
 
Location: Alexandria, Commonwealth of Virginia
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In fact, New York City already owns over 200 square miles of land in upstate New York. NYC has a Land Acquisition Program, where they buy out land in upstate to restrict development of its watershed. As a result, NYC has one of the most well protected wilderness watersheds in the country, and one of the best city tap water, since it requires less purification than most other cities. It is also one of the largest water supply systems in the world.
Wow, had no idea!
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Old 01-01-2017, 11:37 AM
 
Location: Arvada, CO
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This is not correct. SFO is owned by SF City/County but that doesn't make it part of their territory. If the City of New York buys forest in Wyoming, that forest does not become part of New York City.
Then this old Microsoft map I have is wrong. It clearly shows a county line going through the north end of the airport and shows it as part of the city of San Francisco (the words "San Francisco" denote part of a city limit). Wikipedia shows it in San Mateo County.

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