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Old 10-28-2010, 07:35 PM
 
Location: playing in the colorful Colorado dirt
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Mayberry never existed.

They wrote a book about the history of our small" Mayberry like" town.

Parts of it had to be cut cuz relatives of prominant people didn't want anything negative in the history.

EXAMPLE------the city decided , during the depression, any transient passing thru would get a couple $$ and told to keep going. The city prided itself on their generousity.

Cut from the book was the fact that the small town mayor ( owned the major business) would hand them the money, then hide in the brush by the railroad track, beat the guy up, pocket the city money, and warn the guy never to return.

Yup, wasn't " Mayberry" great? ................. sarc
Party-pooper!
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Old 10-29-2010, 03:07 AM
 
Location: Chicago
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One year on our way down to the Busch Gardens in Virginia, we went the back way and came across a very small town, that I swear we went back in time to Mayberry - it was Short Pump, VA.
That's a hell of a name for a town.
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Old 10-29-2010, 05:51 AM
 
Location: South of Maine
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It's the perfect handle for a small town!
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Old 10-29-2010, 09:33 AM
 
Location: playing in the colorful Colorado dirt
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That's a hell of a name for a town.
Look at a Pennsylvania map sometime. They have some goodies!
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Old 10-29-2010, 10:48 AM
 
Location: Oklahoma(formerly SoCalif) Originally Mich,
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"Short Pump" could be another name for "Quickie".
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Old 11-07-2010, 08:12 AM
 
Location: South of Maine
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Mayberry existed in the minds of its creators, and later in the viewer's minds. Much in the same way Norman Rockwell's world existed only in his mind and on the covers of the Post. It was the world the way he wanted it to be. Artistic license is a powerful force....that can create a world!
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Old 11-14-2010, 02:05 AM
 
Location: Metropolis
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Having been in the military I travelled all around the country from late 90's to earl 2000's. Here is a list of what I believe to be Mayberryesque towns. I didn't take income into account because I saw some superb little towns that where upper middle class, in the suburbs and everyone watched out for each other etc... Well here are a few...
1. Ojai, CA
2. Los Gatos, CA
3. Orinda, CA
4. Danville, CA
5. Mill Valley, CA
6. San Anselmo, CA
7. Fairfax, CA
8. Petaluma, CA
9. Sebastopol, CA
10. Ferndale, CA
11. Gresham, OR
12. Duvall, WA
13. North Bend, WA
14. Edmonds, WA
15. Bainbridge Island, WA
16. Vashon Island, WA
17. Gig Harbor, WA
18. Poulsbo, WA
19. Concrete, WA
20. Cheyney, WA
21. Carefree, AZ
22. Evergreen, CO
23. Marble Falls, TX
24. Galena, IL
25. Highland, IL
26. Parkville, MO
27. Union, MO
28. New Haven, MO
29. Woodstock, IL
30. Crystal Lake, IL
31. St. Charles, IL
32. Crown Point, IN
33. Danville, IN
34. Nashville, IN
35. Brookville, IN
36. Charlevoix, MI
37. Buffalo, MN
38. Stillwater, MN
39. White Bear Lake, MN
40. Hudson, WI
41. Cedarburg, WI
42. Oconomowoc, WI
43. Pewaukee, WI
44. Lebanon, OH
45. Granville, OH
46. Franklin, TN
47. Dandridge, TN
48. Madison, Ga
49. Dahlonega, GA
50. Davidson, NC
51. Mount Dora, FL
52. Leesburg, VA
53. Middleburg, VA
54. St. Michael, MD
55. Chagrin Falls, OH
56. Evans City, PA
57. Ligonier, PA
58. Bedford, PA
59. Orchard Park, NY
60. Pittsford, NY
61. Greenwich, NY
62. Milford, NH
63. Meredith, NH
64. Peterborough, NH
65. Concord, MA
64. Reading, MA
65. Manchester, MA
66. Cohasset, MA
67. Medfield, MA
68. Ipswich, MA
69. East Greenwich, RI
70. Jamestown, RI
71. Sandwich, MA
72. Wolfeboro, NH
73. Woodstock, NY
74. Millerton, NY
75. Rhinebeck, NY
76. Cold Spring, NY
77. New Hartford, CT
78. Essex, CT
79. Chester, CT
80. Madison, CT
81. Ridgefield, CT
82. New Milford, CT
83. Litchfield, CT
84. Falls Village, CT
85. Simsbury, CT
86. Port Jefferson, NY
87. Mattituck, NY
88. Warwick, NY
89. Sussex, NJ
90. Blairstown, NJ
91. Hopewel, NJ
92. Clinton, NJ
93. Milford, NJ
94. Milford, PA
95. Long Valley, NJ
96. Pennington, NJ
97. Medford, NJ
98. Hawley, PA
99. Tewksbury, NJ
100. Califon, NJ

Now that's 100 people. Mayberry is alive and well imo...
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Old 11-14-2010, 02:54 PM
 
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Nice list! I've lived in two of the towns and am familiar with a number of them. The ones I'm familiar with are about as close as you can come in real life to Mayberry...

(...and, actually, it's spelled Cheney, WA--and not pronounced like our former VP.)
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Old 11-14-2010, 08:25 PM
 
Location: Arvada, CO
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I like the list too, but I disagree with Gresham, OR and Evergreen, CO.

Gresham: The downtown may fit the Mayberry profile, but the rest of it really reminds me of the older suburban areas of Orange County, CA (Anaheim, Orange, Santa Ana, et al).

Evergreen, CO: Ditto to the downtown, but the rest of it is very spread out. The town seems to be anchored by a Wal-Mart, and the housing stock is either old cabins, new suburban McMansions, or horse-worthy property.

For Oregon, I'd consider Ashland to be a solid candidate.

In Colorado, Fort Collins, Loveland, Longmont, and Greeley (all in Northern Colorado) all have waning () Mayberry qualities.
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Old 11-15-2010, 08:53 AM
 
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Having been in the military I travelled all around the country from late 90's to earl 2000's. Here is a list of what I believe to be Mayberryesque towns. I didn't take income into account because I saw some superb little towns that where upper middle class, in the suburbs and everyone watched out for each other etc... Well here are a few...
1. Ojai, CA
2. Los Gatos, CA
3. Orinda, CA
4. Danville, CA
5. Mill Valley, CA
6. San Anselmo, CA
7. Fairfax, CA
8. Petaluma, CA
9. Sebastopol, CA
10. Ferndale, CA
11. Gresham, OR
12. Duvall, WA
13. North Bend, WA
14. Edmonds, WA
15. Bainbridge Island, WA
16. Vashon Island, WA
17. Gig Harbor, WA
18. Poulsbo, WA
19. Concrete, WA
20. Cheyney, WA
21. Carefree, AZ
22. Evergreen, CO
23. Marble Falls, TX
24. Galena, IL
25. Highland, IL
26. Parkville, MO
27. Union, MO
28. New Haven, MO
29. Woodstock, IL
30. Crystal Lake, IL
31. St. Charles, IL
32. Crown Point, IN
33. Danville, IN
34. Nashville, IN
35. Brookville, IN
36. Charlevoix, MI
37. Buffalo, MN
38. Stillwater, MN
39. White Bear Lake, MN
40. Hudson, WI
41. Cedarburg, WI
42. Oconomowoc, WI
43. Pewaukee, WI
44. Lebanon, OH
45. Granville, OH
46. Franklin, TN
47. Dandridge, TN
48. Madison, Ga
49. Dahlonega, GA
50. Davidson, NC
51. Mount Dora, FL
52. Leesburg, VA
53. Middleburg, VA
54. St. Michael, MD
55. Chagrin Falls, OH
56. Evans City, PA
57. Ligonier, PA
58. Bedford, PA
59. Orchard Park, NY
60. Pittsford, NY
61. Greenwich, NY
62. Milford, NH
63. Meredith, NH
64. Peterborough, NH
65. Concord, MA
64. Reading, MA
65. Manchester, MA
66. Cohasset, MA
67. Medfield, MA
68. Ipswich, MA
69. East Greenwich, RI
70. Jamestown, RI
71. Sandwich, MA
72. Wolfeboro, NH
73. Woodstock, NY
74. Millerton, NY
75. Rhinebeck, NY
76. Cold Spring, NY
77. New Hartford, CT
78. Essex, CT
79. Chester, CT
80. Madison, CT
81. Ridgefield, CT
82. New Milford, CT
83. Litchfield, CT
84. Falls Village, CT
85. Simsbury, CT
86. Port Jefferson, NY
87. Mattituck, NY
88. Warwick, NY
89. Sussex, NJ
90. Blairstown, NJ
91. Hopewel, NJ
92. Clinton, NJ
93. Milford, NJ
94. Milford, PA
95. Long Valley, NJ
96. Pennington, NJ
97. Medford, NJ
98. Hawley, PA
99. Tewksbury, NJ
100. Califon, NJ

Now that's 100 people. Mayberry is alive and well imo...

How big was the police force in Mayberry ?

Most of those towns you listed have a police force at least 10 times bigger than Mayberry's.

That tells me those cities you listed are way too big to resemble the fictional Mayberry.
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