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Old 01-12-2019, 07:13 PM
 
Location: Point Loma, San Diego, CA
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How would the average outsider know all that?
My bad, I misread the thread title.
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Old 01-12-2019, 10:24 PM
 
Location: South Beach and DT Raleigh
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Miami:

Beaches (SouthBeach in particular)
Cubans
Warm year around
Cruise Capital of the World
Party Scene/playground
Palm Trees
Ground Zero for Global Warming sea level crisis
Snow Birds
Capital of the Americas (Latin American Culture)
The Golden Girls
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Old 01-13-2019, 01:04 AM
 
Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota
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San Jose, CA:

1. Itís expensive. This has to be #1 because up until a few years ago, San Jose wasnít famous for anything. Now itís famous for being expensive. Itís probably still the only thing weíre famous for (with maybe tech a distant 2nd), but Iíll try to come up with 10.
2. Tech
3. Winchester Mystery House ()
4. Most Vietnamese people of any city in the US (But even then, Orange County tries to steal our thunder by combining every city in their county and saying they have more)
5. It has an airport
6. Full of crime (But not really...San Jose is just about the safest big city but for some reason, most people Iíve talked to from elsewhere think itís extremely dangerous. )
7. It flooded a few years ago
8. San Francisco is nearby
9. Palo Alto is nearby
10. Mountain View is nearby
None of these things, save for being close to San Francisco and maybe tech, are things 50% of Americans will know.

I'd wager to bet that 50% of Americans couldn't even tell you where in California San Jose is.
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Old 01-13-2019, 05:41 AM
 
Location: Wonderland
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I don't expect the average outsider to know much, if anything, about Tyler, TX but just in case - here is what we're most famous for, in no particular order:

1. The Rose Capitol of the World
2. Great Tex Mex food - Taqueria El Lugar, home of the famous #7!
3. A church on every corner, including a Roman Catholic diocese and cathedral
4. The western edge of the South
5. Hot summers, mild winters
6. Crepe myrtles, roses, and azaleas are everywhere
7. The international "Adopt a Highway" program started here - wooohoooo!
8. Sandy Duncan was born and raised here.
9. David Koresh is buried here.
10. The space shuttle Columbia exploded over Tyler and many pieces of it, including human remains, were found here.
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Old 01-13-2019, 10:30 AM
 
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None of these things, save for being close to San Francisco and maybe tech, are things 50% of Americans will know.

I'd wager to bet that 50% of Americans couldn't even tell you where in California San Jose is.
I give it high marks as a secondary node in the San Francisco area. But some like to consider it a separate city, and by that standard its brand isn't on the radar.

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Old 01-13-2019, 10:47 AM
 
Location: Albuquerque, New Mexico
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Breaking Bad/Better Call Saul
The Pit
Balloon Fiesta
Bugs Bunny
Red and green chile
Adobe
Route 66
Rio Grande
Mountains
Desert
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Old 01-13-2019, 12:01 PM
 
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None of these things, save for being close to San Francisco and maybe tech, are things 50% of Americans will know.

I'd wager to bet that 50% of Americans couldn't even tell you where in California San Jose is.
I guess you missed the part where I wrote that #1-2 is probably the only thing that weíre famous for but that I was going to try to come up with 10 anyway.

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San Jose posters create their own problem.
That was rude.
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Old 01-13-2019, 02:07 PM
Status: "Summer!" (set 19 days ago)
 
Location: Foot of the Rockies
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I am fairly well traveled, far more traveled than many people I know, and I could not identify 10 things about a lot of these cities. That said,

Denver
Mountains (to the west)
Red Rocks Amphitheater
US Mint
Broncos Stadium at Mile High (I know, athletic field, but I do think it's fairly iconic)
Coors Field (Ditto)
Snow at Halloween, Easter, Mother's Day
Beer, both craft and MillerCoors
5280'
Dry, dry climate
National Western Stock Show cattle parade
OR

Marijuana
Marijuana
Marijuana
Marijuana
Marijuana
Marijuana
Marijuana
Marijuana
Marijuana
Marijuana

That's not what it's really like, but that's sure what some people think!
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Old 01-13-2019, 09:53 PM
 
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Current city: DC
  1. White House
  2. Lincoln Memorial
  3. Museums
  4. Capital Hill
  5. Amazon
  6. African Americans
  7. Howard
  8. Georgetown
  9. Congress
  10. lobbying/K Street
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Old 01-14-2019, 06:07 AM
 
Location: Brew City
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Originally Posted by ABQalex View Post
Breaking Bad/Better Call Saul
The Pit
Balloon Fiesta
Bugs Bunny
Red and green chile
Adobe
Route 66
Rio Grande
Mountains
Desert
I've never been to Albuquerque and know very little about it but I think this list is the epitome of what this thread is all about. Aside from The Pit (don't know what that is) I would list all of these things for Albuquerque based of my very limited knowledge.
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