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“Queen City” nicknames dotting the map


  Apparently being a queen city was big deal at one time in history given the number of cities that have used that moniker in some manner or another during their history. The list does not include cities with the … Continue reading

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“Brainbelt” cities


I recently completed reading an interested and insightful book entitled The Smartest Places on Earth. Written by Antoine Van Agtmael and Fred Bakker, the book identifies and concentrates on those Rustbelt cities in the North America and Europe that have … Continue reading

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Abbreviated city nicknames


Below is my list of known abbreviated city nicknames. Any additions or corrections would be most welcome. Enjoy! Ann Arbor, MI – A2 Chicago, IL – Chi-town Cincinnati, OH – Cincy Dallas, TX – Big D East Lansing, MI – … Continue reading

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