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
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
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 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...]

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 [&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 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...]

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