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Old 01-10-2019, 08:56 PM
 
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Know what things?

I will say a high schooler or recent grad will do a lot better than most because American history will be fresh in their mind. I’ve been out of college for 20 years and I have to go “that’s right” after a brief pause when people make mention of places of significance in their cities, and I love history, even took several extra courses in college that weren’t required.
By "high school grad" I didn't mean just new high school grads.

My last post was specifically about Syracuse. Aside from its general location I didn't know really anything that was listed for it, and I doubt I'm unusual.
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Old 01-11-2019, 07:07 AM
 
Location: Los Angeles, CA
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My Current City - Baton Rouge

1. Louisiana's state capital
2. Home of LSU

Hometown - New Orleans
1. Bourbon Street
2. French Quarter
3. Mardi Gras
4. excellent food (though they get Cajun and Creole confused)
5. jazz music
6. riverboats
7. streetcars
8. public music performances/marching bands
9. Hurricane Katrina/ below sea level geography
10. French heritage (though the Spanish heritage is less known)

Former City - Baltimore
1. Lots of crime
2. Freddie Gray riots
3. crabcakes
4. famous aquarium

Former City - CHarleston WV
Most people don't even know this city despite being the capital of WV. People think the only Charleston is in South Carolina
New Orleans has a lot. I was thinking rap and L’il Wayne, but probably not in the top 10. Murders and crime maybe.

Baltimore would also have Camden Yards for anyone that watches baseball. And The Wire.
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Old 01-11-2019, 09:37 AM
 
Location: Brew City
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By "high school grad" I didn't mean just new high school grads.

My last post was specifically about Syracuse. Aside from its general location I didn't know really anything that was listed for it, and I doubt I'm unusual.
The only thing that "clicked" for Syracuse was Finger Lakes. I thought Buffalo would see more snow. The rest are news to me.
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Old 01-11-2019, 09:56 AM
 
Location: South Austin, 78745
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Austin:

1. The Capital of Texas. The State Capitol building is the tallest capitol building in the country, including the US Capitol building in DC.

2. Home of the University of Texas.

3. 6th Street

4. Has among the best TexMex and Bbq found anywhere in the world.

5. Traffic congestion is among the highest in the nation.

6. South by Southwest - SXSW.

7. The LBJ Library.

8. Hippie Hollow - the only "clothing optional" swimming area in Texas.

9. More food trucks than anywhere else. Food trucks are everywhere in Austin. The food truck craze that is currently sweeping the nation began in Austin. The food truck may not have been invented in Austin, but it was perfected here.

10. Austin City Limits - not only the longest running musical program on tv, but one of the largest music festivals in the country. It's so big it lasts 2 weekends in October.
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Old 01-11-2019, 11:32 AM
 
Location: Brew City
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Austin:

10. Austin City Limits - not only the longest running musical program on tv, but one of the largest music festivals in the country. It's so big it lasts 2 weekends in October.
Maybe I should come down and see what a Summerfest wannabe is like . JK, I've never been to Austin but I'd love to visit some day.
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Old 01-11-2019, 01:51 PM
 
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Fort Worth:
1. Stockyards
2. Longhorns: the animal not the team
3. Rodeo's
4. Billy bob's
5. BBQ
6. Six flags over Texas: It's close enough.
7. The FW in D/FW
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Old 01-11-2019, 02:16 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles, CA
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Fort Worth:
1. Stockyards
2. Longhorns: the animal not the team
3. Rodeo's
4. Billy bob's
5. BBQ
6. Six flags over Texas: It's close enough.
7. The FW in D/FW
The only one on your list that I associate with Fort Worth is number 7, but I never hear the region called DFW unless they mean the airport. Ft worth is way overshadowed by Dallas in my head.
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Old 01-11-2019, 02:20 PM
 
Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota
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Minneapolis:
  • Mall of America is in a nearby suburb
  • Cold winters
  • Cold winters
  • Cold winters
  • Cold winters
  • Cold winters
  • Cold winters
  • Cold winters
  • Cold winters
  • Cold winters

People outside of the Upper Midwest really don't know anything about Minneapolis.
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Old 01-11-2019, 03:28 PM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX
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San Antonio

1. The Alamo
2. Spurs
3. Riverwalk
4. Hispanics
5. Military
6. Fiesta
7. SeaWorld
8. Tex-Mex food
9. Six Flags Fiesta Texas
10. Tourists

In no specific order except The Alamo and Spurs since that’s the first thing I think people remember about SA.
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Old 01-11-2019, 03:40 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles, CA
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Minneapolis:
  • Mall of America is in a nearby suburb
  • Cold winters
  • Cold winters
  • Cold winters
  • Cold winters
  • Cold winters
  • Cold winters
  • Cold winters
  • Cold winters
  • Cold winters

People outside of the Upper Midwest really don't know anything about Minneapolis.
Haha. I also think of Prince, hockey, and Somalians.
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