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Old 12-24-2008, 12:19 PM
 
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Saint Paul's Como Park and Como neighborhood is named after the lake in Italy.
Minneapolis's Camden neighborhood is named after Camden, N.J.
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Old 12-24-2008, 07:03 PM
 
Location: Brooklyn
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Brooklyn, NY--named for Breuckelen, a town in The Netherlands dating back to the 12th century, where a majority of the original Dutch settlers happened to come from.
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Old 12-24-2008, 07:04 PM
 
Location: Back home in Kaguawagpjpa.
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NYC has a bunch:

Manhattan: Harlem is named after "Haarlam" a Dutch city. SoHo can mean "South of Houston St." or could be named after a district of the same name in London.

Brooklyn: Brooklyn is named after Breucklen- a Dutch town. Manhattan Beach is named after Manhattan.

Queens: Long Island City: named after Long Island. Flushing: named after Vlissingen a Dutch city.

That is all I can think of. And I'm not to sure about The Bronx and Staten Island.
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Old 12-24-2008, 07:39 PM
 
Location: from houstoner to bostoner to new yorker to new jerseyite ;)
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One photo per city please....

I'll start.....

'Houston's in Boston


Because they are a chain, no putting your city's Houston's.
I'll see your Houston's and raise you a Boston Market.

Houston also has streets named after universities, most of which I've noticed are in West University and the Heights. Yale, Harvard, and Tulane are three that come to mind. I live near Washington Avenue, and there's a Colorado Street in my neighborhood, too. And Dallas runs from downtown through the edge of the Montrose neighborhood.

http://www.khou.com/news/local/houstonmetro/stories/khou081212_mp_trees-growing-out-of-dallas.58623d0e.html (broken link)
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Old 12-24-2008, 07:42 PM
 
Location: moving again
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the Schifferstadt museum is named after schifferstadt becasue that's where the settler was from. Schifferstadt, Germany, which is one of Frederick's three sister cities
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Old 12-24-2008, 08:25 PM
 
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Oregon City is in Oregon, Idaho City is in Idaho, and California City is in California. That much seems rational, and I "get it". But Nevada City is in California, too....and Virginia City is in Nevada.....and Colorado City is in Arizona, and Washington County is in Utah, AND in Oregon, too.....It boggles the mind, it's just not fair, and it really upsets me. Sorry, I just HAD to 'vent'.....it's a CONSPIRACY......
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Old 12-25-2008, 01:04 AM
 
Location: Georgia native in McKinney, TX
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You've got Atlanta, TX and Dallas, GA to confuse you as well.
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Old 12-25-2008, 01:11 AM
 
Location: Georgia native in McKinney, TX
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How about Indiana University of Pennsylvania and California University of Pennsylvania? Can't those people in PA get original names for their colleges?

Add Miami of Ohio to that list as well.
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Old 12-25-2008, 01:37 AM
 
Location: DFW Texas
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Waco Texas has a bar named AUSTINS ON THE AVENUE......the avenue is AUSTIN AVENUE!

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Old 12-25-2008, 09:00 AM
 
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You've got Atlanta, TX and Dallas, GA to confuse you as well.
Reminds me of the line in "Forrest Gump" where the mentally-challenged Forrest was narrating a letter home to 'Mama', from the battlefield in Viet Nam...."We have all SORTS of fellers here. There's Dallas; he's from Chicago....then there's Cleveland, who lives in Milwaukee. There's my buddy Houston, from Cincinnati. And there's my good friend Tex.....right now, I can't recall just WHERE Tex is from"....

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