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Old 04-28-2018, 10:51 AM
 
Location: East Coast
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Louisville & Kentucky in general is known for-

Kentucky Derby
Colonel Sanders (KFC)
Bourbon
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And if you are a certain age....Marshall Field’s
And “Good Times” LOL
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Old 04-28-2018, 11:55 AM
 
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Some of these are more things that locals tied to the city. "Famous" is a high bar.

Seattle, maybe a mix of the two:
--Amazon, which has been detailed as nauseum in every paper in NA
--Microsoft
--Starbucks and coffee in general
--Boeing...we've lost chunks but they still employ 65,000 or whatever
--Houseboats
--Pike Place Market
--Rain (maybe less now that NFL/MLB are open-air?)
--Losing the sonics
--Space Needle
--Mt. Rainier and mountain ranges to the east and west
--Ferries and Puget Sound
--Music outsiders called grunge

Some additional pilgrimage sites:
--Gum wall
--Bruce Lee's grave
--Park next to Kirk Cobain's house
--Oldest Starbucks
--Fish throwers
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Old 04-28-2018, 12:43 PM
 
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Interesting thread. Some that come to mind for me:
New York City: The Arts, dense population, finance.
Minneapolis: Cold, nice parks/lakes.
Boston: History, the "Big Dig", Fenway Park, Taxes.
Charlotte: Finance, nice 4-seasons.
Orlando: First rate theme parks, lakes, retirees.
Detroit: Autos, cold, trying to rebound.
Washington: Government, Smithsonian.
Phoenix: Very hot, retirees.
Denver: Sunny, snow, skiing.
Kansas City: Mid America, BBQ.
Miami: Tropical Beaches, tourists.
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Old 04-28-2018, 07:44 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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And “Good Times” LOL
JJ (not to mention Jane Byrnne) would find his head spinning if he could see 180 degree turn the old Cabrini Green area has made from run down projects to high end dowwntown real estate.
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Old 04-28-2018, 10:25 PM
 
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Phoenix - Heat, sprawl, retirees, conservative politics, lack of water
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Old 04-29-2018, 06:18 AM
 
Location: StlNoco Mo
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St. Louis

The Arch
Baseball
Chuck Berry " The King Of Rock N Roll "
Vincent Price " The King Of Horror "
World's Fair
Car Break Ins
Budweiser " The King Of Beer "
Shoes
Pork Steaks
Listerine
Peanut Butter

Last edited by aliasfinn; 04-29-2018 at 06:34 AM..
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Old 04-29-2018, 07:28 AM
 
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Hershey, PA: Chocolate

Gettysburg, PA: Civil War (although, you pretty much can name any battlefield city, Mananas, Shiloh, Vicksburg, Fredericksburg, etc. and think Civil War)

Philadelphia, PA: Liberty Bell, Independence Hall, Declaration of Independence, Rocky

Pottsville, PA: Yuengling beer

Latrobe, PA: Rolling Rock beer, Arnold Palmer

Bethlehem, PA: Steel

Augusta, GA: Augusta National Golf Club (The Masters)

Norfolk, VA: US Navy

Chattanooga, TN: Railroad

Avery Island, LA: Tabasco sauce

Orlando, FL: Disney World/tourism

Selma and Montgomery, AL: Civil Rights
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Old 04-29-2018, 08:13 AM
 
Location: Brew City
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Buffalo-
Snow, Blizzards etc
Chicken Wings
Losing sports franchises
Not much else
Buffalo won the NHL draft lottery last night.
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Old 04-29-2018, 08:44 AM
 
Location: St Simons Island, GA
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Some additional pilgrimage sites:
--Gum wall
--Bruce Lee's grave
--Park next to Kirk Cobain's house
--Oldest Starbucks
--Fish throwers
How can you mention Bruce Lee's grave and omit Jimi Hendrix's?

https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/471/jimi-hendrix

Bruce's son Brandon is buried up there, too, amidst all those Borens and Dennys.

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Old 04-29-2018, 10:27 AM
 
Location: Nantahala National Forest, NC
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Winston-Salem, NC

Winston cigarettes
Salem cigarettes

Krispy Kreme doughnuts first location
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