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Re: Cities that aren't
« Reply #100 on: May 11, 2018, 07:23:16 PM »

State College, PA
is not a college.

It has a state college though, so it hardly counts.

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Re: Cities that aren't
« Reply #101 on: May 11, 2018, 07:25:27 PM »

State College, PA
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It has a state college though, so it hardly counts.

From the OP, then...  Liberal (KS) has a liberal.

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At least, I think there might be.

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One, at least.

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Maybe.
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Re: Cities that aren't
« Reply #102 on: May 11, 2018, 07:37:31 PM »

"Liberal" is unlike "college" in that it can be both a noun and an adjective. So it depends on your interpretation.

Granted, Kansas is a very conservative state, so it's ironic regardless of the technicalities.

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Re: Cities that aren't
« Reply #103 on: May 11, 2018, 08:54:32 PM »

"Liberal" is unlike "college" in that it can be both a noun and an adjective.



Only if you refer to State College as a "collegiate town."
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Re: Cities that aren't
« Reply #104 on: May 12, 2018, 03:41:51 PM »

Neither Iowa Center, nor State Center, are at the center of Iowa.
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Re: Cities that aren't
« Reply #105 on: May 13, 2018, 12:55:41 AM »

Coney Island, NY.  Its a peninsula.

One could say Merit Island in FL is a peninsula, although it was a full island at one time as the construction of the crawlerway severed the Banana River which gave it land to the area off the island.

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Re: Cities that aren't
« Reply #106 on: May 13, 2018, 07:21:22 AM »

One could say Merit Island in FL is a peninsula, although it was a full island at one time as the construction of the crawlerway severed the Banana River which gave it land to the area off the island.

Official histories also say it was an island converted to a peninsula by the construction of the Launch Complex 39 crawlerway, but I would question whether a manmade causeway counts as a true landmass.

I don't normally point out misspellings, but the name is Merritt Island.
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Re: Cities that aren't
« Reply #107 on: May 14, 2018, 02:42:14 PM »

Farmer City, Illinois, always got a chuckle out of me.   :-D
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Re: Cities that aren't
« Reply #108 on: May 15, 2018, 12:12:44 AM »

Delaware, Arkansas - No where near Delaware... or the Delaware River.

Another one that I think about is East London, EC, South Africa. Do I really need to explain this one?
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Re: Cities that aren't
« Reply #109 on: May 16, 2018, 06:56:43 AM »

This may be a stretch:

Vancouver, BC, isn't on Vancouver Island.
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Re: Cities that aren't
« Reply #110 on: May 16, 2018, 07:27:01 AM »

This may be a stretch:

Vancouver, BC, isn't on Vancouver Island.

And in a similar vein, Victoria, BC isn't on Victoria Island (which is in the Canadian Arctic, split between the Northwest Territories and Nunavut Territory, rather than BC).
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Re: Cities that aren't
« Reply #111 on: May 16, 2018, 12:51:32 PM »

Meanwhile, on NBC, during the last 20 years that Johnny Carson hosted The Tonight Show, Ed McMahon's famous schpeil ending in "Heeeeere's Johnny!" used to begin with "Frommmmm Hollywood! The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson".  Only problem is, NBC's studios are on Alameda Ave. in Burbank -- this is in the San Fernando Valley, which is nowhere near Hollywood.

"From Burbank!" wouldn't have jibed well with Carson's regular jokes about Burbank, though.

"Rowan and Martin's Laugh In" made a point of "Beautiful Downtown Burbank".

As a punchline to a joke and/or the butt of a joke, though.
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Re: Cities that aren't
« Reply #112 on: May 16, 2018, 01:20:00 PM »

Farmer City, Illinois, always got a chuckle out of me.   :-D

Why?  Plenty of farmers around there, and that's their city.
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Re: Cities that aren't
« Reply #113 on: May 16, 2018, 01:24:27 PM »

Farmer City, Illinois, always got a chuckle out of me.   :-D

Why?  Plenty of farmers around there, and that's their city.

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Re: Cities that aren't
« Reply #114 on: May 16, 2018, 01:45:27 PM »

So everyone who's single in Farmer City belongs to farmersonly.com?
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Re: Cities that aren't
« Reply #115 on: May 16, 2018, 07:38:53 PM »

State College, PA
is not a college.

It's not a state, either.
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Re: Cities that aren't
« Reply #116 on: May 16, 2018, 09:28:01 PM »

Isle Of Wight, VA is not an isle.

Deltaville, VA is not near a delta, only inlets.

Mt. Olive, NC is nowhere near the mountains.

Kill Devil Hills, NC is literally in the flattest part of the state.

Delaware, Arkansas - No where near Delaware... or the Delaware River.

I'm shocked no one mentioned Delaware, Ohio.
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Re: Cities that aren't
« Reply #117 on: May 16, 2018, 10:32:12 PM »

If you are talking about a state-named city in another state, there is also Wyoming, Minnesota.
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Re: Cities that aren't
« Reply #119 on: May 17, 2018, 09:33:54 AM »

Isle Of Wight, VA is not an isle.

Deltaville, VA is not near a delta, only inlets.

Mt. Olive, NC is nowhere near the mountains.

Kill Devil Hills, NC is literally in the flattest part of the state.

Delaware, Arkansas - No where near Delaware... or the Delaware River.

I'm shocked no one mentioned Delaware, Ohio.

There's also California, Pennsylvania and Indiana, Pennsylvania...also home to the California University of Pennsylvania and the Indiana University of Pennsylvania.

Chase City, VA is not a city - it's an incorporated town. Same deal with Stephens City, Gate City, and Weber City.

Pamplin, VA's name is officially the Town of Pamplin City. (It might be the smallest place in Virginia with a bannered primary route - it has a US 460 BUSINESS all to its own.)
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Re: Cities that aren't
« Reply #120 on: May 17, 2018, 10:40:20 AM »

Pamplin, VA's name is officially the Town of Pamplin City. (It might be the smallest place in Virginia with a bannered primary route - it has a US 460 BUSINESS all to its own.)

Not sure about that. Rose Hill and Ewing out in far southwestern Virginia have Business US 58.
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« Reply #121 on: May 17, 2018, 11:18:48 AM »

Pamplin, VA's name is officially the Town of Pamplin City. (It might be the smallest place in Virginia with a bannered primary route - it has a US 460 BUSINESS all to its own.)

Not sure about that. Rose Hill and Ewing out in far southwestern Virginia have Business US 58.

Interestingly Pamplin has them both beat. Its population is 219; Rose Hill is 789 and Ewing is 439.

I'm actually wrong anyway, though, Eastville beats out Pamplin with only 168 people, and it has US 13 BUSINESS. I have no idea why I didn't remember that from the research I did on the "smallest town with a traffic light" thread...
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Re: Cities that aren't
« Reply #122 on: May 17, 2018, 01:22:42 PM »

State College, PA
is not a college.

It has a state college though, so it hardly counts.

From the OP, then...  Liberal (KS) has a liberal.

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At least, I think there might be.

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One, at least.

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Maybe.
I wonder if Rush Limbaugh would go there LOL! :-D :D
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Re: Cities that aren't
« Reply #123 on: May 17, 2018, 01:24:44 PM »

Farmer City, Illinois, always got a chuckle out of me.   :-D

Why?  Plenty of farmers around there, and that's their city.
Intercourse, PA and up the street there is a town Called Bird in Hand, PA.   :D
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Re: Cities that aren't
« Reply #124 on: May 17, 2018, 02:17:35 PM »

State College, PA
is not a college.

It has a state college though, so it hardly counts.

From the OP, then...  Liberal (KS) has a liberal.

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At least, I think there might be.

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One, at least.

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Maybe.
I wonder if Rush Limbaugh would go there LOL! :-D :D

I believe Bob Dole was from there, so...probably.
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