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
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...]

Jan
27
2010
0

What is Boston city profile?

Massachusetts State Capitol - courtesy jimbowen0306 - CC-BYBoston is the capital and largest city in Massachusetts and was founded in 1630, by Puritan colonists from England.  The town was later named after Boston, Lincolnshire, England (United Kingdom).  During the Revolutionary War, The Boston Massacre, the Boston Tea Party, the Battle of Lexington and Concord, the Battle of Bunker Hill, and the Siege [&hel[more...]

Jan
21
2010
0

What is Annapolis city profile?

Maryland State Capitol - courtesy Joe Shlabotnik - CC-BYAnnapolis is the capital of Maryland and perhaps one of the more exciting of the small state capital cities.  It is certainly not just another ‘big’ small town.  And there is more to it than being the home of the United States Naval Academy. Annapolis was once even the Capital of the United States (1783–1784). [&hel[more...]

Jan
17
2010
0

What is Augusta, Maine, city profile?

Maine State Capitol - courtesy jimbowen0306 - CC-BYAugusta is the capital of Maine and one of the smallest state capital cities, though rather large by Maine standards.  It was first inhabited by English settlers from the Plymouth Colony in 1629 as a trading post on the Kennebec River and known by its Indian name Cushnoc.  Later the name was changed to Augusta [&hel[more...]

Jan
15
2010
2

What is Baton Rouge city profile?

Louisiana State Capitol - courtesy onealchristopher - CC-BYBaton Rouge is the capital and second largest city in Louisiana.  Baton Rouge dates from 1699, when French explorer Sieur d’Iberville leads an exploration party up the Mississippi River.  Since then, Baton Rouge has been governed by France, England (UK), Spain, Louisiana, the Florida Republic, the Confederate States, and the United States.  Baton Rouge became [&hel[more...]

Jan
07
2010
0

What is Frankfort city profile?

Kentucky State Capitol - courtesy maxpruneau - CC-BYFrankfort is the capital of Kentucky and the 5th smallest state capital city.  In 1786, the area of Frankfort was first purchased and an effort was made to make it the national capital over Washington D.C. It was established as Frankfort, Virginia, and became the capital of the new state of Kentucky in 1792. This [&hel[more...]

Dec
27
2009
0

What is Topeka city profile?

Kansas State Capitol at Night - PDTopeka is the capital of Kansas, was chartered as a city in 1857 and served as a gateway west for pioneers traveling on the Oregon Trail. Topeka is home to the well known Kansas Museum of History where you’ll step back in time and learn all about the land that is Kansas and the American [&hel[more...]

Dec
21
2009
0

What is Des Moines city profile?

Iowa State Capitol - courtesy jimbowen0306 - CC-BYDes Moines is the capital and largest city in Iowa. It was incorporated in 1851, as Fort Des Moines later shortened to “Des Moines” in 1857 and became the capital the same year. Some Des Moines attractions are the Greek Revival State Capitol with its gilded roof, which is also one of the more popular [&hel[more...]

Dec
20
2009
0

What is Indianapolis city profile?

Indiana State Capitol - courtesy jglazer75 - CC-BYIndianapolis is the capital and largest city in Indiana.  It is the third largest city in the Midwest, after Chicago, Illinois, and Detroit, Michigan, and the second most populous state capital after Phoenix, Arizona.  Indianapolis was chosen as the site of the new state capital in 1820 and is the only state capital in the [&hel[more...]

Dec
19
2009
0

What is Springfield, Illinois city profile?

Illinois State Capitol - courtesy aka Kath - CC-BYSpringfield is the capital of Illinois.  Founded in the late 1810s, its most famous resident was Abraham Lincoln, who lived in Springfield from 1837 until he went to the White House in 1861.  Many tourist attractions are of historic sites connected with Lincoln.  Springfield became the capital of Illinois in 1839.  On February 10, 2007, [&hel[more...]

Dec
15
2009
0

What is Honolulu city profile?

Hawaii State Capitol - courtesy kanu101 - CC-BYHonolulu is the capital of Hawaii and the only incorporated city in the state.  All other urban regions are administrated at the county level.  In 1845, King Kamehameha III moved the permanent capital of the Hawaii from Lahaina on Maui to Honolulu. He and the kings that followed him changed Honolulu into a modern capital. [&hel[more...]

Dec
14
2009
0

What is Atlanta city profile?

Georgia State Capitol - courtesy Joe Shlabotnik - CC-BYAtlanta is the capital and largest city in the state of Georgia.  The town was incorporated as Atlanta on December 29, 1847.  In 1868, Atlanta became the state capital. If one is going to Atlanta to see some of the Old South, there will be some disappointment.  Unlike many other Southern cities such as Savannah, [&hel[more...]

Dec
12
2009
0

What is Hertford, England, city profile?

Hertford Castle - courtesy TheLizardQueen - CC-BYHertford is the county town of Hertfordshire, England, the United Kingdom.  In 2006, the area was ranked one of the top 10 places to live in the UK according to Channel 4 TV.  The town of Meryton in the Jane Austen novel “Pride and Prejudice” may have been based on Hertford and according to some, [&hel[more...]

Dec
11
2009
0

What is Dover, England, city profile?

White Cliffs over Dover - courtesy essygie - CC-BYDover is a town in Kent, in South East England, the United Kingdom, and faces France across the narrowest part of the English Channel. Dover’s name originates with its river – the River Dour, via its Latinized form of Dubris. The Romans called it “Porte Dubris.” However, the modern name was in use at least [&hel[more...]

Dec
10
2009
0

What is Dover, Delaware, city profile?

Delaware State Capitol - courtesy jimbowen0306 - CC-BYDover is the capital of Delaware and the states second largest city.  The city was named by William Penn for Dover in Kent, England and it became the capital in 1777. Dover is one of the fast-growing areas in the country, due in large part to the relatively low cost of living. It is also [&hel[more...]

Dec
10
2009
3

What is Hartford city profile?

Connecticut Capitol Building - courtesy cliff1066™ - CC-BYHartford is the capital of Connecticut and the states second largest city.  Hartford was settled in 1623 as a Dutch trading post named House of Hope. In 1636, a group of English settlers led by Reverend Thomas Hooker left Massachusetts and formed a colony. The settlers made peace with the local Indians, who called the [&hel[more...]

Dec
09
2009
0

What is Denver city profile?

Colorado State Capitol - courtesy jimbowen0306 - CC-BYDenver is the capital and largest city in the state of Colorado.  Denver City was founded in 1858 as a mining town during the Pikes Peak Gold Rush and incorporated in 1861. Scratch through the shine of the New-West look of urban Denver and you’ll get a look at the Old West, too.  At 5,280 [&hel[more...]

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