Jan
12
2011
0

What is Columbia, South Carolina city profile?

columbia city profileColumbia is the capital of South Carolina and the state’s largest city.  The city was specifically created to be the state capital by the South Carolina General Assembly in 1786.  Prior to that The Congarees, a frontier fort on the west bank of the Congaree River, was the site of a ferry established in 1754 [&hel[more...]

Nov
24
2010
0

What is California's "City of the Dead?"

california city of the deadCalifornia’s City of the Dead has a little over 1.5 million residents.  About 1500 of those residents are alive. Near the beginning of the 20th century, San Francisco politicians began a campaign to move the cemeteries out of town by promoting the idea that cemeteries spread disease, the more important reason being that they wanted [&hel[more...]

Nov
17
2010
0

What is Providence, Rhode Island city profile?

providence city profileProvidence is the capital of Rhode Island and the state’s largest city.  Providence, founded in 1636, is one of the oldest cities in the U.S. The area was previously occupied by the Narragansett Indians.  Opposition to the Sugar Act, a tax that affected Providence’s international rum trade led to the first violence of the American [&hel[more...]

Nov
01
2010
0

What is Harrisburg city profile?

harrisburg city profileHarrisburg is the capital of Pennsylvania and the states 9th largest city.  Harrisburg was incorporated in 1791, and became the Pennsylvania state capital in 1812. Harrisburg, well, actually two miles west at Sporting Hill, is the site of the northernmost battle of the American Civil War.  And speaking of the Civil War, the National Civil [&hel[more...]

Oct
28
2010
0

What is Salem, Oregon city profile?

salem oregon city profileSalem is the capital of Oregon and the state’s third largest city.  It was founded in 1842. Then it became the capital of the Oregon Territory in 1851, and was incorporated in 1857.  The area of Salem has been inhabited for over 10,000 years. The Kalapuya peoples would gather on the plateau east and south [&hel[more...]

Oct
24
2010
0

What is Oklahoma City city profile?

oklahoma city city profileOklahoma City is the capital of Oklahoma and the state’s largest city.  Oklahoma City was settled on April 22, 1889, when the region known as the “unassigned lands” was opened in an event known as “The Land Run,” one of seven such ‘runs’ to open the state. The city is the nation’s third largest city [&hel[more...]

Oct
18
2010
0

What is Columbus Ohio city profile?

columbus city profileColumbus is the capital and largest city in Ohio and the state’s third largest metropolitan area behind Cincinnati and Cleveland.  Prior to the state legislature’s decision about the location of a capital in 1812, Columbus did not exist. The city was designed from the first to be the state’s capital.  Before that Ohio’s capital cities [&hel[more...]

Oct
18
2010
0

What is Bismarck North Dakota city profile?

bismarck city profileBismarck is the capital of North Dakota and the state’s second largest city.  Bismarck was founded in 1872 and known as Edwinton.  In 1873 the name was changed to Bismarck, in honor of the German chancellor Otto von Bismarck, in an effort to attract German investment.  But the investment was little if anything.  What gave [&hel[more...]

Oct
14
2010
0

What is Raleigh city profile?

raleigh city profileRaleigh is the capital of North Carolina and the state’s second largest city.  The site of Raleigh was chosen as the location of a new state capital in 1788 and was officially established in 1792.  Raleigh is one of the few cities in the United States that was expressly designed and built to serve as [&hel[more...]

Oct
09
2010
0

What is Albany city profile?

albany city profileAlbany is the capital of the state of New York. Was first settled as the Dutch trading posts of Fort Nassau in 1614 and Fort Orange in 1624, was officially chartered as a city in 1686 and became the capital of New York in 1797. It was renamed Albany in 1664 after the English took [&hel[more...]

Oct
08
2010
2

What is Santa Fe city profile?

santa fe city profileSanta Fe is the capital of New Mexico and the fourth-largest city in the state with Albuquerque being the largest.  Santa Fe was originally occupied by a number of Pueblo Indian villages with founding dates in the 11th century.   In 1610, it was made the capital of the Spanish controlled province of Nuevo Mexico, which [&hel[more...]

Oct
06
2010
0

What is Trenton city profile?

new jersey capitol, trentonTrenton is the capital of New Jersey.  Trenton can trace its history back at least 1719, with record of a constable being appointed for Trenton. Boundaries were recorded for Trenton Township in 1719, Trenton became New Jersey’s capital in1790, and the City of Trenton was formed in 1792.  The first settlement which would later become [&hel[more...]

Oct
04
2010
0

What is Concord city profile?

concord new hampshireConcord is the capital of the state of New Hampshire.  The area of Concord was first settled thousands of years ago by Abenaki Indians.   European settlement was about 1727 by people from Haverhill, Massachusetts and on February 9, 1734, the town was incorporated as Rumford.  It was renamed Concord in 1765.  Some of its earliest [&hel[more...]

Sep
30
2010
1

What is Carson City, city profile?

carson cityThe Consolidated Municipality of Carson City is the Nevada state capital.  It was founded about 1843 as the Eagle Station ranch.  In 1858 Abraham Curry bought the Eagle Station ranch and named the settlement there Carson City after the Carson River.  Following the discovery of gold and silver on the Comstock Lode in 1859, Carson [&hel[more...]

Apr
29
2010
0

What is Lincoln, Nebraska city profile?

lincoln city profileLincoln is the capital of Nebraska and the state’s second largest city.  Lincoln was founded in 1856 as the village of Lancaster.  Omaha had been the capital of the territory and when it was decided to move the capital to Lancaster, Omaha tried to block that move by renaming Lancaster as Lincoln.  Much of the [&hel[more...]

Apr
17
2010
1

What is Helena, Montana, city profile?

Montana State Capitol - courtesy jimbowen0306 - CC-BYHelena is the capital of Montana and the state’s sixth largest city. With a main street named “Last Chance Gulch,” one knows one is in the Old West.  In fact, many of the original streets followed the meandering paths of the miners, going around claims and following the winding gulch. As a result, few city [&hel[more...]

Jan
30
2010
0

What is Jefferson City, city profile?

Missouri State Capitol - courtesy jimbowen0306 - CC-BYJefferson City is the capital of Missouri and was named after Thomas Jefferson, the third president of the United States.  Jefferson City was selected as the new capital in 1821. It was first called Lohman’s Landing. When the legislature decided to relocate there, they suggested the name “Missouriopolis” but later agreed on Jefferson City. Located [&hel[more...]

Jan
29
2010
0

What is Jackson city profile?

Mississippi State Capitol - courtesy szlea - CCc-BYJackson is the capital of Mississippi and the state’s largest city.  Jackson was founded as Parkerville, later known as LeFleur’s Bluff.  The city was later named Jackson after the seventh President of the United States, Andrew Jackson, in recognition for his victory in the Battle of New Orleans. In 1839, Jackson was the site of [&hel[more...]

Jan
29
2010
0

What is Saint Paul city profile?

Minnesota State Capitol - courtesy cliff1066™ - CC-BYSaint Paul is the capital of Minnesota and the state’s second largest city.  We have already learned of one state capital city which began as a land scam, now we will learn of one that became capital because somebody deliberately hid the official paperwork that would have made another city the capital. The Minnesota Territory [&hel[more...]

Jan
27
2010
0

What is Lansing city profile?

Michigan State Capitol - courtesy CedarBendDrive - CC-BYLansing is the capital of Michigan, and the state’s sixth largest city.  Lansing is the only state capital to begin as a ‘land scam.’  The city was founded by two brothers from New York who plotted the area now known as REO Town just south of downtown Lansing and named it “Biddle City.”  It was [&hel[more...]

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