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Old 10-25-2018, 10:22 PM
 
Location: Boston
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Old 10-27-2018, 03:26 PM
 
Location: Erie, PA
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Bogolusa, Louisiana-stinky paper mill

New York City-garbage and pizz

Wildorado TX (Armarillo area) along I-40 there is a huge cattle feedlot and the stench is just indescribably bad. You can smell it over 30 miles away and it's so horrid up close that your eyes water. ::frown:: Probably the worst thing I have smelled.

Berwick, PA-Big stinky pig farm that stores manure in a giant, uncovered tank (smells 'great' in the summer!)
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Old 10-27-2018, 04:42 PM
 
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New Orleans
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Old 10-29-2018, 11:43 AM
 
Location: Howard County, Maryland
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When I was a kid in the 1970s, we would take road trips down I-95 from Virginia to Florida every summer. It didn't' take us long to learn to roll up the windows and close the vents when we passed two towns: Hopewell, VA and Brunswick, GA.

The first town even inspired its own rhyme: "I smell, you smell, we all smell, Hopewell!"

I have no idea if they still stink now. But back then . . . oh boy!

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Old 10-29-2018, 11:53 AM
 
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I would nominate Greeley CO. and Pine Bluff AR., of the places I've been.
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Old 10-31-2018, 06:41 PM
 
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LOL...I remembered that funky scent in Tacoma when I used to live up in Western Washington

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An old thread, and some good news for Tacoma, WA which was mentioned a decade ago as smelly. The pulp mill is gone and the old "aroma of Tacoma" is gone! I'm not sure current residents of the City of Destiny realize it, but their noses are in much better shape than a couple of decades ago!
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Old 11-01-2018, 01:34 AM
 
Location: Mid-Atlantic
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Bogolusa, Louisiana-stinky paper mill

New York City-garbage and pizz

Wildorado TX (Armarillo area) along I-40 there is a huge cattle feedlot and the stench is just indescribably bad. You can smell it over 30 miles away and it's so horrid up close that your eyes water. ::frown:: Probably the worst thing I have smelled.

Berwick, PA-Big stinky pig farm that stores manure in a giant, uncovered tank (smells 'great' in the summer!)
I don't remember that from Rt. 40, but I went through there once in January, and the next time in April. I guess the wind was blowing in the right direction.
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Old 11-01-2018, 07:24 AM
 
Location: Wonderland
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Note - after Katrina, the city of New Orleans hired a new sanitation company, and the smell (which had been bad, due to a combination of high humidity, public drunkenness, and a city below sea level) became markedly improved. The French Quarter (which is where the worst problems were) is MUCH cleaner and MUCH less pungent since then. In fact, it often doesn't have an odor at all.

Just adding that since so many people assume that it's as bad as it ever was. It definitely has been cleaned up considerably.
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Old 11-01-2018, 07:59 AM
 
Location: Clemson, SC by way of Tyler,TX
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I mentioned Amarillo because their is a lot of cattle by the highway and they smell.
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Old 11-01-2018, 01:23 PM
 
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ln the 1970s, l would take motor trips to visit family in NYC. The worst smell on the trip, from Chicago to NYC, was in Secaucus NJ. It smelled as if someone had left a 20 foot egg salad sandwich sitting outdoors in a hot sun for 3 weeks.
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