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Old 05-05-2007, 02:13 PM
 
Location: St. Louis, MO
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I don't know about you, but as a St. Louisan I know what it means to live in a true river city. We are THE river city of the U.S. The Missouri, Illinois, Mississippi, and Meramec all converge at one point in the middle of the country...St. Louis, Missouri. THere has always I felt been a certain charm to cities along rivers. I have driven on road trips paralleling the entire Missouri and Mississippi Rivers as well as the Ohio River and explored all the great river cities. I've always felt big cities on major rivers hold certain charms that set them apart from other cities. So I guess I'm asking which of these river cities would you vote as your favorite and why? I'm not sure I want to include NYC because I just don't see the Hudson River as being important like the Missouri, Mississippi, or Ohio Rivers. I've always found that most river cities like St. Louis, Minneapolis, New Orleans, Memphis, or Kansas City tend to be very vibrant in culture, well, New Orleans before Katrina hit it. LEt's imagine in this context New Orleans had never been hit by Katrina.

(1) Minneapolis/Saint Paul, MN (Mississippi River)
(2) St. Louis, MO (Mississippi River, Missouri River, Illinois River, Meramec River, Des Peres River)
(3)Memphis, TN (Mississippi River)
(4)New Orleans, LA (Mississippi River)
(5) Kansas City, MO (Kansas River, Missouri River)
(6) Louisville, KY (Ohio River)
(7) Cincinnati, OH (Ohio River)
(8) Huntington, WV(Ohio River)
(9)Wheeling, WV(Ohio River)
(10) Pittsburgh, PA(Ohio River, Allegheny River)
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Old 05-05-2007, 02:48 PM
 
Location: Northern California
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Sacramento, CA
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Old 05-05-2007, 05:01 PM
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Location: Foot of the Rockies
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I think this has been done before.

Pittsburgh has three rivers, not two. The Allegheny flows down from the northeast, the Monongahela flows up from the southeast, and they form the Ohio. And then there is Omaha, on the mighty Mo.
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Old 05-05-2007, 05:04 PM
 
Location: The 12th State
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Wilmington, NC (Cape Fear River)

Charleston, SC (Cooper & Ashley River)

Savannah GA (Savannah River)

I vote for these three river cities due to they still hold onto the heritage of river life and historical buildings that made them into the cities they are today.
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Old 05-05-2007, 05:17 PM
 
Location: NE Florida
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ehhhhemmmm....Jacksonville, FL....
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Old 05-05-2007, 05:19 PM
 
Location: Phoenix metro
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All in Illinois: St. Charles, Geneva, Oregon.
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Old 05-05-2007, 06:35 PM
 
Location: Lincoln, Nebraska (moving to Ohio)
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Pittsburgh is amazing with the downtown next to the river and the hills. The downtown, the hilly topography and the river just complement one another so well.

Also, St. Paul its hilly and the area where one crosses the river into Minneapolis on the south side has so many nice dense trees reflecting off the river. Very, very nice scenery.

I would love to visit La Crosse, Wisconsin also I have seen pictures of their topography and the rivers. Looks very, very nice.
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Old 05-05-2007, 06:47 PM
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Location: Foot of the Rockies
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I would love to visit La Crosse, Wisconsin also I have seen pictures of their topography and the rivers. Looks very, very nice.
It's beautiful. I remember on one of our cross-country trips we bought some sweet corn somewhere in Wisconsin and cooked on a camping stove at a rest area near LaCrosse. Gorgeous setting.
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Old 05-05-2007, 07:50 PM
 
Location: Oregon Coast
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Portland Oregon- It's got a mighty big river going by it plus some other rivers going through town.
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Old 05-05-2007, 08:10 PM
 
Location: Phoenix metro
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It's beautiful. I remember on one of our cross-country trips we bought some sweet corn somewhere in Wisconsin and cooked on a camping stove at a rest area near LaCrosse. Gorgeous setting.
LaCrosse is definitely beautiful, Im surprised so few people live there, really.
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