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Old 05-08-2010, 03:14 PM
 
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You're right! I forgot about those two.
It jumped out at me that Boston wasn't on your list.
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Old 05-09-2010, 01:56 AM
 
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This would be my reply also.

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Well, the largest cities developed on the water, and the state capital was usually chosen to be close the geographic center of the state. The geographic center of the state is usually not on the water.
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Old 05-09-2010, 03:32 AM
 
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This would be my reply also.
Minus Trenton and Carson City, they are on the border of their respective states.
Boston, Honolulu, and providence would also be notable exceptions, as they are on/near the coast.
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Old 05-09-2010, 02:15 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX/Chicago, IL/Houston, TX/Washington, DC
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Good general idea, but Anchorage isn't a capital and this list is missing Boston, Providence, Hartford, Salt Lake City, Jackson, Boise, Des Moines, St. Paul (Twin Cities are a bit funny), Columbia Charleston, and Cheyenne. Madison and Baton Rouge also fit the bill for capitals that depend on a lot more than the service industry and the state government for its livelihood.

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Haha sorry, I was very sleep deprived last week due to my exams and all and I wasn't thinking properly.

I knew the capital to Alaska was Juneau, known since 5th grade when we memorized all states and capitals, I just wasn't thinking straight.
Which is why I left out the most important state capital city, Boston. I really need to get some coffee for late nights.

I think those other cities you listed minus Salt Lake City are only minor roled economic power holds.
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