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View Poll Results: America's Next Lost Cities
Cleveland, Ohio 10 6.94%
Detroit, Michigan 59 40.97%
Toledo, Ohio 3 2.08%
Buffalo, New York 9 6.25%
Albany, New York 0 0%
Gary, Indiana 44 30.56%
Terre Haute, Indiana 4 2.78%
Scranton, Pennsylvania 4 2.78%
Youngstown, Ohio 9 6.25%
Syracuse, New York 2 1.39%
Voters: 144. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 07-21-2008, 10:28 AM
 
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Gary,Indiana is gone for good.

I dont understand why Terre Haute,Indiana is on the list it is a very vibrant and bustling mid size city it is the economic hub of Western Indiana/Eastern Illinois. They have Indiana State University which is always adding to its campus plus with all the students there doing some type of field work there. and all the traffic that flows through on US-40 and Interstate 70 will always bring economic oppurtunities to the people and businesses of Terre Haute.

although i will say i do see Terre Haute losing its flare when I-69 from Indianapolis to Evansville is completed because it will reduce traffic on US-41.
I've visited Terre Haute several times and it does not seem quite as bad as some people make it out to be. After reading a lot of the comments about the place on City-data.com Forums it does seem that a lot of the local people in that area are bad mouthing it more than out of towners. At one time I was actually considering moving there and I still may in the event one of my primary relocation areas in the Northeast does not pan out.
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Old 07-21-2008, 03:06 PM
 
Location: moving again
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I thought some of these cities were already lost...
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Old 07-21-2008, 04:40 PM
 
Location: Princeton, New Jersey
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I thought some of these cities were already lost...
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Old 07-21-2008, 04:46 PM
 
Location: Southeast Missouri
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I've never spent time in these cities.

I did get sick on the way to somewhere and threw up in Gary.
The gas station had bulletproof glass.
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Old 07-21-2008, 06:24 PM
 
Location: Polish Hill, Pittsburgh, PA
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Just because John Krasinsky shot video of Scranton on a day trip does not mean the show is actually taped there.

EDIT: not disputing however, that the show has brought a degree of fame to Scranton. I would not really call it "fame," but it is good for Scranton
No, the show isn't "filmed" in Scranton, but the show's fictitious Dunder-Mifflin Paper Company is located here.
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Old 07-21-2008, 06:43 PM
 
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Who wants to live in these places? I can get a nice place with an acre lot, and be able to drive to my Walmart, get what I need, and be left in peace. Why would anybody want to live in a place like this. Places like this are gone forever. The only answer is leave them rot, bulldoze them over, and start over again.
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Old 07-21-2008, 09:48 PM
 
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I thought 'The Office' was set in Slough, Berkshire, England.
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Old 07-21-2008, 09:50 PM
 
Location: moving again
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I thought 'The Office' was set in Slough, Berkshire, England.
The British version is, but the American version is set in Scranton



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Like some of the cities listed
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Old 07-21-2008, 10:11 PM
 
Location: Southeast Missouri
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Detroit probably has a better chance of coming back.
Yes, it's a mess. But it also has major sports and different things going on. People actually have reason to go to the city.

People probably don't have a reason to go to some of these towns.
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Old 07-22-2008, 02:28 AM
 
Location: Chicagoland
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Detroit probably has a better chance of coming back.
Yes, it's a mess. But it also has major sports and different things going on. People actually have reason to go to the city.

People probably don't have a reason to go to some of these towns.
None of these cities are beyond repair. They can all make a comeback.
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