Jan
12
2011
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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 [more…]

Nov
17
2010
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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 [more…]

Nov
01
2010
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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 [more…]

Oct
24
2010
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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 [more…]

Oct
18
2010
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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 [more…]

Oct
14
2010
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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 [more…]

Oct
09
2010
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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 [more…]

Oct
08
2010
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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 [more…]

Oct
06
2010
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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 [more…]

Apr
29
2010
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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 [more…]

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