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Old 11-11-2007, 10:57 AM
 
Location: Scarsdale, NY
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Uhh...murder capital?
lol Isn't that NYC, though? Or do you mean per capita? Philly's so great that even with all those murders it's still considered one of America's great cities... I still believe it's the most underrated city in America.
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Old 11-11-2007, 11:51 AM
 
Location: Pittsburgh Suburbs
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Pittsburgh

City of Bridges
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Old 11-11-2007, 12:29 PM
 
Location: TwilightZone
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Philly's so great that even with all those murders it's still considered one of America's great cities... I still believe it's the most underrated city in America.
Dude you must really love Philly cause I rarely hear any of that!
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Old 11-11-2007, 12:46 PM
 
Location: Boston Metrowest (via the Philly area)
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Dude you must really love Philly cause I rarely hear any of that!
I think you admitted a long time ago that you don't like living in cities, period, so you obviously don't care to appreciate the urban amentities that surround you.

Also, I always find it funny when Philly is accused of being this overwhelmingly crime-infested over cities like Atlanta, DC, and Orlando. According to Morgan Quitno, Philly doesn't even make the top 30 cities for overall crime rate, whereas the other three aforementioned cities do. If we're speaking in terms of cities whose population is over 500,000, then Philly's crime is certainly near the top, but there are plenty of notable cities whose population is below 500,000, so I find that measure rather irrelevant. Interesting, however, how media focus can skew perception:

City Crime Rankings by Population Group
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Old 11-11-2007, 02:35 PM
 
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San Antonio is birthplace of the U.S. military.

Birthplace of Lay's chips.
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Old 11-11-2007, 02:42 PM
 
Location: moving again
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Baltimore - the birthplace of the first american umbrella factory
and the star spangled banner or whatever it is
or where edger allen poe was from, whoever he was
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Old 11-13-2007, 11:04 PM
 
Location: Tennessee
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Memphis,TN

-Elvis
-Murder Capital
-Memphis In May
-Beale Street
-Memphis Tigers
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Old 11-13-2007, 11:08 PM
 
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San Antonio home of the first Air conditioned Skyscraper (22 story Milam)and Air conditioned hotel,St.Anthony Intercontinental Hotel.
First city to use rubber tires on their city buses. ANd barbed wire.How about that, lol!

Last edited by SweethomeSanAntonio; 11-13-2007 at 11:56 PM..
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Old 11-13-2007, 11:46 PM
 
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"Chicago", by Carl Sandburg

HOG Butcher for the World,
Tool Maker, Stacker of Wheat,
Player with Railroads and the Nation's Freight Handler;
Stormy, husky, brawling,
City of the Big Shoulders:

The rest of that great poem here:
Carl Sandburg Poems - Chicago

Beyond that? Birthplace of the Skyscraper.

There are tons more.

My hometown of Sumter, SC? Home of Swan Lake. The only place in the world where you can find all the species of swan in one place. Used to be, anyway.
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Old 11-14-2007, 02:08 AM
 
Location: DFW Texas
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DALLAS..........
Birthplace of the Margarita, Mary-Kay Cosmetics, Neiman Marcus, Morgan Fairchild, Blockbuster Video.
Home of........AMERICAS TEAM, TVshows DALLAS, WALKER TEXAS RANGER, PRISON BREAK, CHEATERS, Southwest AND American Airlines, Neiman Marcus, JCPenney, Frito Lay.

I could go on and on but I don't want to brag TOO much.
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