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Old 11-06-2008, 09:56 AM
 
Location: Where the grass grows green
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Oddest... because people (for example, population 30, and 29 women, or viceversa) or rules (cars forbidden...) life styles, customs...or buildings ( in the middle of the desert a small town with only one building of 30 floors) or phantom towns...

The first one, Zermatt, Switzerland (odd and beautiful too)
Thousands of tourists everyday and access for private transport is only allowed as far as Täsch (5km from Zermatt).
It isn't a good example, because they have to be care with polution, but do you have anymore odder?
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Old 11-06-2008, 10:35 AM
 
Location: Thumb of Michigan
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A tie between Harts Creek, West Virginia and Snowflake-Taylor, Arizona.

One is a Mormon-rodeo town.

The other is an osbcure "hillbilly" town way over yonder with a seedy underbelly.
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Old 11-06-2008, 10:55 AM
 
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Jasper, Indiana. A small slice of Germany in America.
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Old 11-06-2008, 12:15 PM
 
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Cairo, IL. A once-important river and railroad town, now inhabited but largely in ruins.
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Old 11-06-2008, 01:39 PM
 
Location: Where the grass grows green
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Coober Pedy, Australia. In the middle of the desert. A town for mining opals and people live in manmade caves in the ground .
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Old 11-06-2008, 04:26 PM
 
Location: Pennsylvania
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Centralia, PA - see link
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Old 11-06-2008, 04:39 PM
 
Location: Piedmont, CA
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I spend 3 months is a small town of 20,000 people in Brazil called Quarai, it sits on the border with Uruguay.

Loved it but it felt so isolated as once you left the town limits in any direction, there was nothing nearby.
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Old 11-06-2008, 05:31 PM
 
Location: Murfreesboro, TN
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Lynchburg, Virginia. Those people were so stupid. I felt like I was in St. Olaf, MN....the town that Rose on the Golden Girls came from.
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Old 11-06-2008, 05:36 PM
 
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Centralia, PA - see link
Here's another one in PA:S.N.P.J., Pennsylvania - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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Old 11-06-2008, 08:54 PM
 
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Dania Beach, FL. Looks like the 60s, feels like the 80s.
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