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Old 04-30-2018, 06:35 AM
 
Location: Mishawaka, Indiana
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Fort Wayne Indiana - City of Churches (very high church per capita ratio, 364 churches to 254,000 people)
South Bend Indiana - Home of Notre Dame and Knute Rockne and the old Studebaker Automobile company
Elkhart Indiana - RV Capital of the World and Band Instrument Capital of the World
Gary Indiana - Steel City
Evansville Indiana - Pocket City (for being in the pocket of the boot of the state)
Indianapolis - Home of the Indy 500, Amateur sports capital of the world, Circle City, Naptown

Carmel - Roundabout Capital of the World
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Old 04-30-2018, 08:38 AM
 
Location: ATLANTA
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Tons of Celebs live in Atlanta and surrounding metro. Do some research before posting!


I would agree this used to be the case back in the Early 2000's up to may be 2014, 15 or so especially as far as black Celeb's,, current day, may be not so much. I would say a good bit of Celebs has some type of home, condo or temp housing here due to the amount of movie filming going on here due to tax breaks but living full time, that would be a negative! L.A is definitely still prime time, Hollywood, and ground zero for the celebrity and entertainment industry, not to mention desired place to live.
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Old 04-30-2018, 08:42 AM
 
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New Orleans:

Parties, Balls, Parades.
Food (especially creole and seafood)
Louisiana purchase
Mardi Gras
Bourbon Street
Voodoo, ghost, vampires, weird stuff.
Cemeteries, above ground graves
Charming French and Spanish architecture
Jazz
Flooding
Katrina
Jackson Square
Cafe Du Monde
Pralines
The Saints
Alcohol: hurricane, old fashioned and other drinks
Banana Foster

Houston:
NASA, Mission Control, houston we have a problem
The Texans, Astros, Rockets
Hurricanes, flooding
Diversity
Tex Mex (fajitas), diverse food options
George HW Bush (41), LBJ and Sam Houston
Sprawl, highways, no zoning, car culture
Bayous
Ports, shipping,
Oil, manufacturing and processing plants
Texas Medical center/ medicine/ Debakey- open hear surgery
Beyonce
Humidity
Obesity/ my 600 lb life/ liposuction
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Old 04-30-2018, 11:25 AM
 
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Ohio:

Cleveland - losing sports teams, river fire, car bombs, Drew Carey


You're really dating yourself. With the recent success of the Cavs and the Indians, I doubt if too many persons, except Cleveland haters, would attempt to associate Cleveland today with losing sports teams, despite the Browns' depth of despair, and the Browns may well have turned the corner with the hiring of John Dorsey as its GM. The Browns definitely will field a much, much better roster this season than in the last two years.

I'll bet the majority of Clevelanders, especially those under 50-years-old, have any memory of Danny Greene, despite the movie "Kill the Irishman," which I didn't even know about until I did a web search for Greene in order to ascertain when he was murdered.

http://www.cleveland.com/moviebuff/i...nny_green.html

The mob is long gone from Cleveland. And I don't believe that Cleveland has a surviving mob reputation comparable to Chicago, Las Vegas, or New York City.

The Cleveland Mafia: The end of an era and demise of a Don (photos) | cleveland.com

For many Cleveland old-timers, the Theatrical restaurant mentioned in the above article is long missed. Despite the massive transformation of downtown Cleveland, with scores of acclaimed restaurants, breweries, etc., I don't believe there is anything quite like the Theatrical in today's Cleveland, certainly not with the local personalities, such as sportscaster Gib Shanley, who regularly held court there.

Yes, we still celebrate the burning of the Cuyahoga River, even though it's been cleaned up and now is a surprising recreational venue downtown, with the entire East Flats recently rebuilt. Cleveland's sole fire boat sits idle.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SCG-fm57eF0

Cleveland Rowing Foundation

https://www.wkyc.com/article/news/lo...otos/474680074

About - Flats East Bank

https://clevelandmagazine.com/in-the...rezze-fireboat

https://burningriverfest.org/

https://www.greatlakesbrewing.com/burning-river

Yes, we're proud of Drew Carey, but likely Michael Symon of ABC's "The Chew" is Cleveland's foremost ambassador these days.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j1G2l_A9nB0

Cleveland today likely is best known for its MLB, NBA, and NFL pro sports franchises and as the home of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum.

Cleveland is the home of the internationally renowned Cleveland Clinic and the Global Center for Health Innovation.

Among more cultured circles, Cleveland is known as one of the nation's great cultural centers.

The Cleveland Orchestra is ranked among the best in the world, and perhaps the best in the U.S. It arguably, with Severance Hall and Blossom Music Center, has the best facilities of any U.S. orchestra.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/22/a...egie-hall.html

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/04/27/a...a-tristan.html

https://www.clevelandorchestra.com/P...lding-History/

https://www.clevelandorchestra.com/P...om-Facilities/

The Cleveland Museum of Art is one of the nation's best encyclopedic art museums, renown for its Asian collections, with acclaimed leadership in art museum digital technology.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cleveland_Museum_of_Art

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/innov...art-180968007/

Cleveland Museum of Art News

Cleveland is one of the few major cities in the U.S. with a national park within 30 minutes of its downtown, and which can easily be biked from downtown.

https://www.nps.gov/cuva/index.htm

Cleveland's foodie reputation rests on the presence of the West Side Market, one of the best public food market houses in the U.S., and on its "mod ethnic" cuisine. Cleveland also has an acclaimed beer reputation.

https://www.tripadvisor.com/Travel-g...de.Market.html

Cleveland has one of the better theater scenes in the U.S.

Playhouse Square news

Cleveland is closely associated with Cedar Point, the roller coaster capital of the world, one hour to the west of downtown, with Canton's Pro Football Hall of Fame (which offers combo ticket packages with the Rock Hall), and Ohio Amish Country, the largest Amish community in the world.

https://www.tripadvisor.com/Travel-g...h.Country.html

The acclaimed Cleveland Metroparks celebrated their 100th anniversary last year.

Cleveland Metroparks system named best in the nation (videos) | cleveland.com

https://www.tripadvisor.com/Attracti...land_Ohio.html

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Old 04-30-2018, 02:38 PM
 
Location: Lakewood OH
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Maybe you were thinking of Mrs. O'Leary's cow!

https://www.history.com/topics/great-chicago-fire
No, I know all about Mrs. O’Leary’s cow. I think I was just having a “Senior Moment.”
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Old 04-30-2018, 03:00 PM
 
Location: Brew City
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Winston-Salem, NC

Winston cigarettes
Salem cigarettes

Krispy Kreme doughnuts first location
So, health? I kid.
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Old 04-30-2018, 03:30 PM
 
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San Jose: Capital of Silicon Valley high tech capital of the world, song: "Do You Know the Way to San Jose", and Harvest capital of America in 1940's. Also known as first state Capitol, history.
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Old 04-30-2018, 04:05 PM
 
Location: Springfield, Ohio
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tl;dr
WR if you've read my posts on the Cleveland and Ohio forums, you know how much I like Cleveland, but that isn't the topic of the thread. It's "what cities are famous for", which is what it is.
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Old 04-30-2018, 04:38 PM
 
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Cleveland - losing sports teams, river fire, car bombs, Drew Carey
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WR if you've read my posts on the Cleveland and Ohio forums, you know how much I like Cleveland, but that isn't the topic of the thread. It's "what cities are famous for", which is what it is.
Obviously, I don't agree with you.

Especially globally, Cleveland is more famous for LeBron James and the Cavaliers than for the sorry Browns of recent years. Generally, commentaries about the Browns mention the storied history of the franchise prior to the treachery of Art Modell. No history of football, especially of pro football, is complete without a lengthy discussion of Paul Brown, and those interested in the history of game know that the Cleveland Browns were named for Paul Brown, whose many innovations and rejection of the color barrier reshaped the pro game into its modern version.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paul_Brown

Cleveland also is more famous, again especially internationally, for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, than for anything on your list.

Among classical music followers, including internationally and, as noted in my post which linked recent laudatory articles from the New York Times, among readers of the cultural pages of the New York Times, the Cleveland Orchestra is most closely associated with Cleveland. The Cleveland Orchestra tours the world's major music halls annually: 2017 Europe; 2018 Europe and Japan; 2019 mainland China.

https://www.clevelandorchestra.com/N...17-09-28-tour/

Ditto, the Cleveland Museum of Art is well known among fans of art museums.

Michael Symon and the West Side Market are closely associated with Cleveland among foodies, including the millions of viewers of ABC's "The Chew." On "The Chew" and elsewhere, Symon regularly promotes Cleveland.

https://www.disneyabcpress.com/abc/p...-key-measures/

Very few persons, even Clevelanders younger than 50-years-old, would know anything about the Danny Greene mob wars. That doesn't even come to my mind when I think of Cleveland, and I remember reading about Danny Greene as a teenager, and I remember visiting where he was murdered, once you brought up the topic. When even the events of WWII and the Korean War are fading rapidly into forgotten popular history, the Cleveland mob wars are rarely remembered or associated with Cleveland, except among perhaps some Clevelanders and Ohioans.

Most persons who think of Drew Carey, think of the "Price is Right," his current gig, and not the Drew Carey Show. As the show ended in 2004, and was in syndication until about 2010, I'll give you Drew Carey. "Hot in Cleveland" may be more famously associated with Cleveland.

The 1969 Cuyahoga River fire remains notorious and historically significant, but I'm not certain how many younger Americans know about any of this.

https://cfpub.epa.gov/watertrain/mod...object_id=2571

Cedar Point is well known in the U.S. and among roller coaster fans internationally.

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Old 04-30-2018, 04:43 PM
 
Location: Lakewood OH
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WR if you've read my posts on the Cleveland and Ohio forums, you know how much I like Cleveland, but that isn't the topic of the thread. It's "what cities are famous for", which is what it is.
I thought though, that your perception as to what people view Cleveland as being famous for these days were pretty outdated. I am a fairly new transplant to the Cleveland area and quite honestly I had never heard of
those descriptions as recent ones. Some I had never heard of at all until after I moved here. Of course that’s just me but I do think that these days Cleveland is known more for the things WR listed.
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