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Old 11-08-2009, 01:53 PM
 
Location: The land of sugar... previously Houston and Austin
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Old 11-08-2009, 02:02 PM
 
Location: New Hampshire
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I'll throw Portsmouth, New Hampshire into the mix. Not very well-known outside of New England, but a really cool, vibrant, charming, and well-preserved little colonial port city:


























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Old 11-08-2009, 03:06 PM
 
Location: metro ATL
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Astoria, Oregon!
Nah, the Astoria's secret was let out of the bag years ago thanks to Kindergarten Cop.
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Old 11-08-2009, 03:08 PM
 
Location: metro ATL
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I'll throw Portsmouth, New Hampshire into the mix. Not very well-known outside of New England, but a really cool, vibrant, charming, and well-preserved little colonial port city:
Portsmouth looks beautiful. Then again, those New England towns are known for their scenic beauty.
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Old 11-08-2009, 04:49 PM
 
Location: Chicagoland
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Nah, the Astoria's secret was let out of the bag years ago thanks to Kindergarten Cop.
The Goonies was a few years before it.
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Old 11-08-2009, 06:27 PM
 
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Sackets Harbor, NY




http://www.drum.army.mil/sites/about/img/SacketsHarbor.jpg (broken link)







A few others close by in the 1000 Islands region of Northern NY are: Alexandria Bay, Clayton and Cape Vincent.

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Old 11-08-2009, 08:04 PM
 
Location: Southwest Washington
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Nah, the Astoria's secret was let out of the bag years ago thanks to Kindergarten Cop.
Sure, it's been in The Goonies and Kindergarten Cop and Free Willy and The Ring 2... But it's still not that widely known or really acknowledged for how historic and well-preserved it is. You can get a sense of its picturesque setting with the bay and the Astoria-Megler Bridge in the movies, but the actual town... It's still pretty hidden up in the rainy NW corner of Oregon, and definitely a jewel. It's still a functioning port that is at the end of the Lewis and Clark Expedition's trail. It's also the first permanent U.S. settlement on the entire West Coast, settled as Fort Astoria in 1810.
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Old 11-09-2009, 10:20 AM
 
Location: metro ATL
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The Goonies was a few years before it.
Yeah, you're right. How could I forget that? The Goonies is one of my most favorite movies of all time!
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Old 11-09-2009, 02:27 PM
 
Location: Chicagoland
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Yeah, you're right. How could I forget that? The Goonies is one of my most favorite movies of all time!
I just had to correct you because it's a better movie than Kindergarten Cop.

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Old 11-09-2009, 02:37 PM
 
Location: metro ATL
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I just had to correct you because it's a better movie than kindergarten Cop.
You're right! But is Astoria really the single mom capital of America?
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